Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"First impressions are often the most important part of anything, whether it is meeting people in life, watching a new series, reading a book, or even playing a game. They often determine whether or not a person will like what they are seeing and set their expectations on things to come. That is why many anime viewers have a three-episode rule where they give series a chance to unfold before walking away from it; however what if a series portrays itself as something it is not? Well, now that La storia della Arcana Famiglia has been released in English by Sentai Filmworks, we’ll have to see."