Well this is something worth watching for sure. I just watched Freedom and enjoyed it, so this is a good followup. I'm not sure if something like this will keep my interest for four more cours if that ends up being true, though. Hopefully A-1 can keep up the quality for that long. I noticed some parts of this first episode that seemed a little sketchy for something by them. They were minor and unimportant scenes, but I wouldn't be surprised if an unusually long running time is the reason.
Avatar: Tomoya Okazaki from Clannad/Clannad After Story (courtesy of Jun Kuga/Fudce from The Fandom Post)