I watched the four episodes of Re: Creators that are out now and overall, I'm enjoying it. The animation and the music are pretty good, the type of fictional characters are relatively fun and as Cyclops said, the way they react to their circumstances is interesting. However, from the four episodes out, 1 + 2 were definitely a lot of fun and rather interesting concept-wise. 3 +4 though, were a lot more frustrating, for a rather simple reason. Spoiler The meta balance of a piece of fiction that deals with characters in it being aware that they are kinda fictional is always very hard to hit. Can't really name anything from the top of my head that didn't screw something up on that front and this is no exception. On one hand, it's super interesting to see someone who is used at the staples of their medium, i.e. the magical girl being used to more tame fights coming to terms with how fights work outside of her world is really interesting and compelling. Having a character who just heard that someone they trusted is a traitor and is going to die (or is someone else important going to die?) go "well, i shouldn't know" I felt an immediate disconnect connect with. Even more, it felt OOC from her, even from what little we know about her. Basically, we're having three factions so far: The ones who want to protect the world, i.e team good guys, the ones who will destroy the world for various reasons, good or bad i.e team bad guys and the cool character who is neutral about all of this, at least so far. The problem here is, team good guys or team author wank, despite their interesting circumstance feel off and weird because of their, to me at least, contrived stance on the whole fiction thing. NPC girl being happy that people will have fun playing the game she comes from which makes everything in it worth it is such a bizarre outlook, it couldn't possible be weirder. Who would be happy with that? Oh yeah, all the suffering in my world is worth it if some jerk who shelled out 10 bucks on steam is mildly entertained for five hours. The "hero" who saved their world was some asshole sitting on his couch in his underwear shoving cheetos in his mouth and probably skipping most of the dialogue. It doesn't seem like a normal/human/understandable reaction. Guess the character isn't a normal person to begin with and all that but while that might explain her views, it doesn't make the character any more compelling and in fact lessens her, imo. Same with the mecha princess girl without her mecha. Her decision to not "read ahead" in her own story seems so bizarre. Her kingdom or whatever is in danger, one of her friends is a traitor and information on all that seems kinda important, seems to be someone who was truly invested in all of that would want answers. Sure, we know it's a story but to her despite all of that, it should still be real and matter. Which is why team villainy seems more relatable so far because the princess there, her priority is still her world and her people and doesn't that make a lot more sense? Even if they are being lied to/manipulated. At least she seems human. That said, we are still only 4 eps in and I am curious on how this will go on. So yeah, worth checking out overall but have some doubts so far. Hopefully things will be made clearer and explored more in-depth.