I finished watching the 3 OVAs of this series last Friday, so just in time for the TV show to start. I really liked the OVA, but I also realise that it told sort of a prequel story that might not impact the events of the TV show a lot (aside from Chise’s background in general, that is). I also really liked how the OVA looked, but I also knew not to expect the TV show to look as refined. And it didn’t, but in my opinion it still looked really good for a TV anime. I guess that’s the effect that nice character designs, backgrounds and art style in general have.