Oh damn. I just finished binge watching the entire first cour after stopping at Episode 2 and letting things build up. Jesus H. Christ. This was an amazing adaptation. I honestly didn't mind the pacing, and thought that the studio did a great job with it, especially with things that required a big exposition in the books. The studio was able to interject little explanations that gave us just enough info rather than the big info dump. Some of the slower parts of the books, the studio sped through which I thought was a good decision. The next set of volumes are much more interesting than the third for sure (which covered the beginning of the Demon continent).
And Eris is still my favorite. She's a little rough in the beginning, but she grows and gets so much better as we continue on. I loved the background music for her in the earlier episodes which had a "horror movie" sound to them. LOL. I absolutely can't wait for the second cour to hit.
Another BIG issue that I've encountered is that I now want to re-read (or is it re-re-re-re-re-re-re-read at this point?) the novels again. I just finished doing a re-read like 7ish months ago, but I want to go back AGAIN. LOL :D