Anonymous: wrote:First episode is not crap. It ties the whole series into the loop and you can watch it infinite times over and over again.
It's not only crap in the generic-anime-crap kind of way, it's literally so bad it put me off from watching the series. Berserk was sitting on my hd unwatched for a long time. A horrible intro into an otherwise superb anime.
That, and it's bad even in a storytelling way as certain highlights in the story would work even better without the first episode due to viewer being unable to deduce future information from it. It doesn't even establish anything about the world or the characters because it's the future, and the actual series happens in a completely different setting. I'd recommend anyone to skip the first episode completely until you've watched the series, and if you can honestly say that, it means it's utterly crap, blank and pointless.