Good adaptation is good! I’m glad to say this episode was just as enjoyable as the manga was and maybe even better! They did change the sequence of events from the original manga a bit, but it doesn’t detract from the enjoyment and actually quite much makes it a bit more funnier too.
Tomatsu Haruka is doing a good job as Nagi. Now I know why j1mone likes her so much. Not only does she voice well, she also sings good too! The OP and ED sure did a good job to showcase her vocal talents.
The OP, motto☆派手にね！, is an catchy pop tune which is fittingly accompanied with footage of Nagi singing on stage and uh, pursuing a career in entertainment. I’ll say this is best OP for this season yet, in terms of the vocal and visual synergy.
The ED, 産巣日の時, is at the different end of the spectrum from the OP; it’s a slow, gentle lullaby song, accompanied by calming night footage of the holy tree and a zoom-out of Nagi and Jin, another good synergy between vocals and visuals. I really liked both the songs and now I’m thoroughly pumped for the singles release.
Tomatsu-chan also brings Nagi to life well, capturing the essence of her character well. Hiro Shimono also does a good job as her foil, playing Mikuriya Jin, and it’s not a surprise since he’s pretty well acquainted with roles such as these already. It was sure LOL to watch Nagi’s crazy reactions to Jin’s matter-of-fact explanations. Bishoujo Tochigami Nagi FTW!
Overall, I’m liking the series already, and it only gets better as soon as Zange-chan appears. Hanazawa Kana! \o/