Hatsukoi Limited … Well, I watched it. It turned odd enough that I may actually watch another.
The first ep of Cross Game, though we don’t know it at the time, is all prelude. The show sets up an an amusing group of characters and a fourth-grade crush, and it’s quite amusing, only then to pull a whammy and kill off the girl. What struck me most was the boy’s initial reaction to the death. He’s, what? Nine? Ten? And he just doesn’t seem to comprehend it. It’s only later when he finds some tears in him, a quite natural reaction which nicely fits into this unpretentious show. This is one of those series where I suspect the subbers will abandon it out of boredom, but I hope they don’t. It has some potential.