Re: Episode 1
And, for anyone 100% unfamiliar with the franchise, the anime is based off of a side-scrolling, hack'n'slash 3DS game (two games) published by Marvelous.
Well, first episode was enjoyable even if the narrator did get annoying closer to the end. But, the whole thing just felt like an intro from the game.
Character designs were nice to see in motion (man...that Katsu-nee shirt when she transforms), animation was really good and fluid (hopefully it can still be decent as the series goes on) and it was a nice intro to the girls and a little bit of our antagonists.
Hoshii Miki from The iDOLM@STER looking delightful as always.