"THE UFOTABLE STRUGGLE"
Ever since Unlimited Blade Works was produced, ufotable's overall production went downhill. Their modern anime works lack story quality and having these poor character executions. Tho I highly praised them with their stellar visuals.
As of now, Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu is struggling on pacing, characters, plot and heck, very poor introduction on the pilot episode. Sure, the fight scenes were very fascinating but I just can't ignore the fact that the series already show its major flaws in the first 4 episodes. The show is like forcing you to understand and feel bad for the characters without giving you any major knowledge about them. I've seen other people playing the original game ( mostly are girls ) talking like "Meh, you don't play the game ofc you won't understand it!~","Omg, kyaaah, Tonbokiri my love is here *fangirl screech*"."Stop saying that the show is very confusing, play the game first!~". So what? I don't care about the game, all I care for is the anime adaptation itself. Heck, I didn't knew Fate series was a thing until ufotable produced such great adaptation about it.
The thing is, where is the 2011 ufotable who made such interesting series/movies like Fate/Zero and Kara no Kyoukai? Tho I woudn't blame them fully.
But for now, All I can say that the series lacks alot, noticeable flaws somehow making the series predictable. Although the show is very pretty but I don't know if people would like this show or not. Do I recommend you to watch it? Yeah sure, why not for starters or for you guys who just love action but I won't recommend this for people who takes anime as a serious subject/medium.