Yes, the official airing isn’t till tomorrow morning, but there was a Nico special airing earlier.
AkaSaka is your standard VN-anime adapatation, centering on romance and girls, and it clearly shows in the episode. Long story short, boy meets girl, does something stupid to said girl making her angry, and now boy has to live with girl. Simple is always best, amirite? I must point out that the episode starts off rather unexpectedly with guns and explosions before going in to the real deal though. I have no idea what was that about though.
Eh.. impressions wise, this looks like a nice romance show if they pull it off wisely. Pacing was quite good, no abrupt introductions or crazy scenes until the part where guy makes said girl mad. Our lead, Nagase Junichi (Junichi again?!) is quite the badass, even having a “Genokiller” legend attributed to him during his middle school days. He seems to be a bit impulsive when dealing with girls though.
On to the girls, we have quite a pantheon here. Main girl, Katagiri Yuuhi, is a full ojou-sama, and played with Rie Kugimiya. Kinda awesome hearing a polite Rie Kugimiya. She’s done so many tsundere roles, I got rather surprised when I didn’t hear her raise her voice nearly the whole episode, instead speaking in a really soft and polite tones. Of course, it isn’t Kugyuu if it ain’t tsun-tsun, so the inevitable happens near the end. I just hope it’s not gonna end up like Shana, Nagi or Louise type tsun though. We already have Toradora for that this season.
Then we have imouto Nagase Minato, who looks exceedingly like Nanoha with that one-sided pigtail hairstyle.
It was sure weird to hear Hirano’s voice from her though, even more so when I suspect Aaya’s trying to imitate a bit of Yukarin in her voicing has Minato… or maybe I’m just overlapping the images of Nanoha and her together a bit too much. She’s the serious type, doing all the housework and chastising her brother.
Another one introduced is Ayanokouji Karen, voiced by (surprise!) Emiri Katou. She’s the stuck-up ojou-sama. Tsukasa Kiryuu(Inoue Marina) is the active classmate, while Shiina Mitsuki(Rie Tanaka) is the student council leader. Not much screentime for the three of them. Mitsuki’s hairstyle is… interesting though.