Chihaya Furu at a glance

Chihaya (the character) reminds me of a favorite of mine, Nodame. She's got this tomboyish, selfish streak intertwined with a charming, but weird, prodigal personality. Her character alone is worth the price of admission, so far ... it's been an interesting introduction to her world, but sadly enough I don't feel very drawn into it and whether or not the story will stand out in the end is still undecided to me.

This anime has the potential, but if I had to weigh it against something recent like Usagi Drop, which ultimately proved just 'moderate' despite a promising run, I'd probably choose the latter. Good luck, Chihaya, gambate.