Anime is saved.
This is one of my favorite manga, and wow, the anime was better than anything I expected. It had the perfect pacing, not too slow and not too fast. The casting was right on target.
And oh my God, the faces. Absolutely perfect.
Only one complaint, and it may just be my memory. Perhaps they open up more later on. But from this episode, the two main characters kind of came across as assholes. Totally insincere, devoid of empathy, just plotting to get what they want and willing to toss anyone aside to do so. Perhaps it’s just the few stories we saw this episode. In the manga, this isn’t really the case— they do have ridiculous amounts of pride and are kind of cowardly. But I didn’t think they were quite as awful as humans as it seemed after watching this episode.