Togame is pretty entertaining. Well worth sitting through the show for 50 mins to see her mess up.
But otherwise, Katanagatari was pretty…. “balanced”; the good parts and the bad parts were pretty much equal for me.
For example the dialogue; while it was pretty witty at parts, the wooden voice acting cancelled it out a bit, especially from Shichika. Only Yukarin actually sounded proper, enthusiatic and all, but otherwise Shichika and Koumori were pretty wooden. Mai Nakahara didn’t really get to say much sadly.
Story-wise, pretty okay so far, no gripes on that yet since it’s purely just the introductionary episode.
Art-wise…. while the overall quality was pretty good, the bland directing didn’t do justice to how pretty everything is. I think it’s the problem of all the pans. Pretty much feels like a budget-saving technique more than anything. Rather unfortunate too that the action scenes were short since many (me included) expected a bit more from a show with the premise of collecting evil swords.
Still worth continuing, but I wouldn’t recommend it enthusiatically to anyone yet.