A surprisingly earnest, interesting, and very enjoyable piece that sets the bar for harem anime.
Once you accept that this is an Ecchi with Isekai elements, and not the other way around, it's actually enjoyable. Plus, there's an interesting exploration of religious corruption that was more compelling than what the previous season offered.
A reframing/retelling of the main series that is slightly more condensed, and with a tiny amount of new content/story. Not suitable to watch "instead of" the main series, but to be done after.
An absolutely amazing mystery, crime, drama ride that simultaneously feels very comfortable and very dangerous.
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.