It was WAY too fast paced for a first episode. I hope they slow things down later..
My thoughts exactly.
Now I don't fault them at all for trying to cut P4's lengthy opening sequence short-- after all, this is an anime, and that kind of story telling wouldn''t have worked
That being said, even as someone who played the original game, I had a hard time following what was going on. The scenes jumped around like crazy, Chie, Yosuke and Charlie accepted what was going around them WAY too fast and I think they completely failed in showing off Dojima and Nanako's dysfunctional relationship. I think if they had 5 extra minutes, they could have made the scenes flow into each other more elegantly and adress some of the rather important plot points they've skipped over.
The show looks very nice visually, though, and the Izanagi sequence was pretty damn badass. I dug it, but I'm not sure if its good to watch for anyone who isn't a P4 fan.
Agree with everything you said. Call me selfish but I don't care about the people who are coming into this new. To me this is pure crack cocaine fan service, plain and simple- HOOK IT TO MY VEINS.
We're getting 25 more episodes of this. I'm feeling pretty happy right now; let's all be jerks together.