The fun of a new season is just watching a ridiculous amount of first episodes to try and figure out what you like. There is the 3 episode rule, but with so many series you have to pear down a little to even decide what series will get that many episodes. So first episodes really are important in giving a first impression. Flare will say right now that Golden Time did a great job of giving that kind of good first impression. This wasn’t a series he thought much about when skimming summaries, but the episode itself delivered just fine. He doesn't normally search around for romance series, but he has a feeling this show is going to be a good one overall.