SO Grand Blue finally aired and one thing i can say is that the animation-style is pretty good but for some reason Iori looks kinda stiff(expression wise) and different from manga. Also i appreciate that they have not censored the butts.
Facial expressions: SO the facial expression are very important in Grand blue and i think they have managed to get it right but they have not nailed it. It still look kinda out of place sometime or forced. There also times when they have nailed it but these moments are quite rare.
Other characters don’t look different than the manga so that’s good.
From what i saw in the first episode i am not disappointed. Sometimes the comedy felt like it was being forced unlike in the manga. I am being a bit more critical of the anime because i love the manga and there are somethings which the anime is not getting right, it is not something that can be just pointed out. These flaws are minor but they are creating a difference in the enjoyment factor for me. The first episode was based on 1st and 2nd chapters of the manga and i enjoyed the episode but not as much as i enjoyed reading those two chapters.( I have reread the chapters at least 5 times).
The anime adaption is really good and i will continue watching it. Honestly it is much better than i had expected it to be. The Manga is on just another level though.
Here are some screenshots!