I’ve been a fan of this story for a few years now. Back in 2016 Pontifus let me sit around and read all the volumes that had been published in America. The following year, he came to visit and brought the latest one with him! So watching the show hasn’t been a totally new experience. However, it’s been more fun than I thought it might be. I often don’t enjoy watching anime if I’ve read the manga. It’s just a personal preference. This one definitely layers in a lot of prettiness and good voices and all the stuff you want out of an adaption of your favorite manga.
I wrote a bit about Shirokako before. It was great. I was pleasantly surprised, particularly as the first episode nearly made me quit watching. I thought all the incredible “side characters” would be ignored for the core high school group. I was wrong, and I am happy to have been. Just look at all those people!