A simple slice of life with very impressive artwork quality. Cute girls doing cute things, but with less "anime nonsense" and more loving tribute.
An absolutely amazing mystery, crime, drama ride that simultaneously feels very comfortable and very dangerous.
Public (and private) opinion and belief are often swayed most by what would be convenient, helpful, exciting, or easy rather than objective truths.
A more intentional, palatable remake than the original. Characters get a bit more depth and the story as a whole is treated with a bit more respect.
Like most short pieces, it's not phenomenal but it's short enough that it's not a waste of time. Hits its groove after a few episodes.
While definitely an "Early 2000's shojo anime" there is a lot here that really endures (and endears) that makes it worthwhile as more than just an important contextual piece, but an excellent exploration of growth through trauma.
An interesting mystery and exploration of truth with strong classically Japanese cultural spirits, albeit with somewhat shallow and annoying characters at times.