Decent first ep but I expected seiyuu girls doing seiyuu things rather than miracle stones doing miralce things.
Reminds me of Iroha in many ways - nice, detailed backgrounds (even though they're 90% CG but so was Iroha and it still looked beatiful), healthy mix of cute girls and drama. I'm okay with that, I can get my diabetes inducing cuteness elsewhere.
Fun fact: loli Rin and loli Yuka looked better than they do now. I'm a fan of hime cut (well okay, it's not a hime cut but it's close) but Yuka looks too grown up now, she lost her loli charm in transition. Short her would fit her personality better.
And wavy hair should be long.
But man, hearing Sawashiro Miyuki only makes me wish they gave her a leading role instead of amking her voice a background character. Each time I hear her her voice sounds a little... um, more abrasive? There's this harsh, rough quality to it now, something that wasn't as noticeable a couple years ago. Reminds me of Omigawa Chiaki a little (of course it's not even close to being as high).
Christ, watching people bite ice cream makes me writhe in pain. My teeth would kill me should I ever try anything as reckless.
>Needs less silly drama.
I imagine it's pretty close to what happens between IRL teenage girls. Of course any second now Tohno's realism sensor will go off and he'll shoot me down saying that if he wanted realism he'd go stalk some real middle schoolers* but again, you get tons of infantile 4 girls doing cute things shows, why not add some drama and angst to just one of them (on regular basis, not just the 'obligatory last episode drama').
For the time being I'm fine with it. I doubt they'll turn the drama up over time, too.
Then again, I can't really say I don't understand why some people dislike it. You can't please everyone I guess.
*Just kidding Tohno, don't get mad at me.