Re: Episode 5
So it looks like after the introduction/setup arc, we get a couple of episodes with each character before they can be reunited and start on the rest of the plot. Well, Morgiana and Alibaba are together right now, so maybe Alibaba will be in the next one a little. His humorous lines in the preview implied that he would basically be sitting this out despite being present. I like all the characters enough at this point, so this all seems fine to me. I do look forward to seeing it all eventually come together, but it looks like these "side-stories" of sorts are in no way insignificant.
Avatar: Tomoya Okazaki from Clannad/Clannad After Story (courtesy of Jun Kuga/Fudce from The Fandom Post)