As we make our way into the story, we are introduced immediately to three characters. The main character, Raku Ichijou, supporting character Onodera, and deuteragonist Chitoge Kirisaki. They give enough background to determine the roots and the personalities for everyone of them (well, except Onodera really). Raku seems to be a character that is constantly within a hostile environment, so he longs for stability and peace, but he is also love stricken by the promise he made so many years ago. Onodera seems like she has a big interest in Raku and is pure at heart, but harbors a secret that may-or-may not alter the course of events at some point. Chitoge seems to be a girl that excels at most everything (on the outside), yet she does not have nearly as perfect Japanese comprehension as she stresses and is rooted in mystery (until the end of the episode).
Raku and Chitoge make for an interesting plot twist at the end, especially considering their chemistry throughout their interactions in this episode and the background that each of them possesses. This plot twist effectively sets up the first dynamic conflict that will be present throughout the entirety of the series, and also acts as a building point to what looks like a slipstream towards what the final episodes of the entire series will look like. However, we cannot be too sure on that.
I do not really have many bad things to say since they give each character a unique personality, clearly lay out what the plot is suppose to be, and setup a twist at the end which allows for the plot to advance in unusual ways. Such an awkward situation that cannot be avoided presents a type of randomized factor that I cannot actively predict, even if I know for sure what the end result might be based on previous anime (such as Love Hina, as I mentioned earlier). All-in-all, it was a pretty decent way to start an anime and I will see how it plays out from this point forward.
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