People's lives have changed because of VR and AR, and an competitive sport has born from these technologies called CB (Circlet Bout). CB can be competed between two schools and became an e-sport that decides the wealth of the schools. It also became the real ability of the school, which depends on not just the students' academic skills, but also on the data based on the sport ability, art, skills, etc.
One look at this, and I'm telling myself: "I'm fine if this series is overlooked, since it has nothing on its plate, other than the VR-AR gaming aspect that this show has to offer."
In every true sense of the word, this is obscenely, objectively one of the most boring, uninspired shovelware of the season (alongside Pastel Memories). So why bother having game adaptations that only spur people to play the game when the anime adaptation is making less weight (much less fewer people watching) about it?
To be fair, the Eastern and Western world, in terms of gaming, both scenes are literally the same, and yet
different. On the Western side, large majority of games cater to many audiences in the biggest of sorts (e.g. consoles), but in the East, while a majority thinks like the West, the mobile side of gaming is a totally different industry, thanks to many game companies asserting that Japan's mobile gaming is literally quite big, and almost majority of that never crosses over to the West.
And that's the case for literally every recent game adaptation, including this one. The TL;DR is that you can skip this show no problem. Watching this is like recapping every series with a protagonist who comes in with a blank state, learns something as per 1-2 episodes quick, then gets roped into the action and then competition ensues. It's oh-so-predictable, and don't even account for the characters either with their egoistic selves. That is something last year's Harukana Receive did, but it fleshed out characterization in the simplest of ways whereas Circlet Princess literally just cried out "troupe or cliché, let's move on!" to the point that the staff didn't care much for it, and it shows.
Just didn't care much for this one, but being a completionist, shall endure to the very end.