I loved it, one of the best fanservice shows I've ever seen in that it focuses on so many more aspects of cuteness and attractiveness than just tits and ass. It was also an incredibly beautiful show, both in showing off its beautiful characters and in terms of animation, OST, backgrounds, and atmosphere. I found it interesting how many tricks they used to make the show look so good, and how well most of them were hidden. There's more CGI here than anyone would notice at first glance, and while I have mixed feelings about that in general, there's no denying they did a great job with the visuals.
I also really liked the character designs. Some people found them off putting but I found them really expressive, attractive, and fitting for the tone of the show. They feel supernaturally cute in the way that anime girls should.
I agree that my biggest complaint about the adaptation was that it suffered from character bloat. I'm lucky in that my favorite girl (Usagihara) got lots of screentime, but I still felt like I wanted to see more of everyone else. I mean, Akebi's pink-haired friend had what, 3 very short scenes? Same with the tiny blonde girl. My second big complaint is that Akebi as a character felt a little *too* perfect. It was never enough to bother me in the moment but looking back I roll my eyes a little at how all the other girls basically worship her, especially when they did such a good job at characterizing the side characters and giving them believable flaws, aspirations, and personalities.>>3807
My favorite episodes were the one where they hang out in Usagihara's dorm, the fishing episode, the one where Akebi gets stuck in the rain with glasses girl, the people-watching ep with the bug girl, and the one where they hang out at the mall. I think I liked this show best when it was focused on the friendship aspect of the characters.
For fanservice the best episodes were the one where they all strip in the gym, the lewd selfie episode, and of course the swimming competition.
For emotional impact the episode with the guitar girl, the chubby tennis girl ep, and the finale were the best
Thinking about it now another wonderful thing about this show is that I don't think it ever had a bad or underwhelming episode tPost too long. Click here to view the full text.