1. Awesome opening theme. It’s remniscent of one of the Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei endings and it even has an 80s style drum machine.
2. The best Rie Kugimiya performance ever. Not that I usually hate her, but her Taiga definitely stands out as great to me.
3. J.C. Staff taking themselves seriously. They are a great animation studio who has produced boatloads of well animated series, so it’s nice to see them putting in all their effort instead of something horrible like Shana.
4. All the trappings of a great romance – memorable and fun characters and quick-moving development and relationships. It’s not just your average moe show, it’s a full-fledged rom-com. That sounds stupid, but go watch, say, ZnT. You’ll understand.