Watching the rest of the episodes, episode three makes it a bit confusing so I agree. For me, the opening/ending with the first episode was enough teasers.
Right, right? It was confusing, because of the opening as well, but we'll just have to wait for the rest of it to make sure what really is the thing.
I love what the anime is doing since it fills the gaps. The manga doesn't have the confirmation of the mom being the one making the boxes and only has Gotou's surprised face when Hime shows him the original boxes (thus the 17-20 boxes are Gotou's work from him learning to sew, cook, etc.). Even with the current episode, there is still no mention or showing of the mom in the manga. Part of her body under the blanket of the hospital bed is the only indirect showing of her. Oh wait, the flashback of the park is shown. So nothing in the present time (the scene of the mom making the boxes is not in the manga), but it is so powerful to convey that she cared for Hime just as much as Gotou.
She's a very well-loved kid, family-related materials are always so nice to watch and talk about. Can't wait for the anime to finally show and tackle the mom.
I didn't like the addition of the women clashing with each other, but I gotta completely agree on how well the comedy is built. I completely overlooked the aspiring idol and didn't realize she was at the exercise competition too.
The women clashing to me is just whatever, it's how Gotou does not care about it being a thing, and at the same time happening in from of him is what I find funny.
Spoiler tag for @WeebyWitch, not sure what you consider a spoiler. The anime is pretty much caught up to the manga because they skip a bunch of chapters with each episode. The mom scenes indicate the anime team discussed it with the mangaka, but yea...probably not going to get a sequel. On the positive side, we are going to get the rest of the series before it gets written in the manga. How they handle jumping 8 years in 8ish episodes is going to be key though.
Room for OVAs and the like are still possible anyway. Not having sequels would not be a bad thing.
...I guess I will emphasize that if you enjoy the theme of the anime, the manga is more of the same with "additional scenes" getting left out.
I mean, it's the about most anime anyway, so I guess I should've expected that.
Maybe it's cuz I'm tired that I'm processing everything as one bit unit so my response is coming out the same way. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I got a really strong feeling that this is a one season anime...I mean the opening and ending are literally teasing the ending/conclusion of the series. That little dog with them at the train station, is in the back of the car with both of them at the end of the closing animation (their hair styles are purposefully shown with Gotou driving and Hime in the passenger seat and the dog happily smiling out the back).
I would LOVE to see OVA(s) too (OADs or whatever the new name for them is now)! But you got me convinced on the positive addition of the women fighting. It further exaggerates Gotou being a blockhead in regards to women. There's just so much content because technically puberty is going to be the biggest transition for them. Are they just going to skip over all of this?! This is probably the best comedic gold since there's so much content to be made. Hopefully I'm just over thinking it, but the positive side of the opening/ending also implies very bad news.
I don't know if this is a monthly or weekly publication, but I know popular monthly manga like FMA and Berserk essentially handled it the same way by having OVAs or movies fill in the gaps.
Oh yea, when I get time (probably tomorrow), I can put together a list of the major characters and their name puns.