The main characters are a mixed bunch. They're stock types but surprisingly well-fleshed out despite the short running time. One is clumsy (Sakuya), one is sensible (Mary), and one is smart (Tobias). Together, using the character models of Kite, BlackRose, and Balmung respectively, they get themselves into dangerous situations, and together must get themselves out of the same.
The first episode is the standard introduction episode, but if you stick with it you'll be rewarded with more emotional content in episodes two and three.
Music is by Kow Otani, a name many anime fans will recognise. The .hack music is an integral part of the franchise, one that Otani both pays homage to and imbues with his own style.
3 episodes, approx 25 mins each.
3 pick ups of all the things! out of 5