A surprisingly earnest, interesting, and very enjoyable piece that sets the bar for harem anime.
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.
An excellently executed delight with fantastic characters, warm fuzzies, and a fascinating dive into the cosplay hobby.