You are a fool if you fail to enjoy this because of the animation. Period.
Watched all 12 episodes in one sitting, I just could not stop watching.
I'm going to, against my better judgment, reveal a bit of myself in this review; not like many will read it anyway.
As a single father of 4 at age 42,ive totally given up and lost any hope of discovering pure or true love. I'm not talking about the genuine love or dedication between child and parent. I'm talking about me, ever, allowing myself the risk of pain, to love or be loved.
This anime hit extremely hard in the feels. This is one of a few anime I've ever seen a glimpse of what, I feel, genuine love must look like. And, I shall cherish it.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."
This is a love story through and through. For me, the above quote encapsulates the primary romance in the anime.
The characters are simply wonderful. Each one just oozes personality and there is a reason for the viewer to love, hate, pity, or cherish them. Please pay close attention to the subtle messages in the WAY the characters say things. Especially Alice.
Top 3 favorite anime of all time for me.
Honestly, I personally feel the Ecchi tag should be removed. Nothing in the entire show is "perverted" or "raunchy". Not judgements either, I love ecchi. It has its place. But this is not ecchi. If I'm wrong, it's the most pure hearted and tastefully done ecchi I've ever seen.