Most of the earlier episodes were focused on making sure that you knew how smart, kind, cute, determined, and competent Ellis was while trying to get you to feel sorry for her at the same time. (and also showing you that Gazer was an omnipotent dick)
Biggest failed Mary Sue I've ever seen. (she started to border on being cute when she was failing at ice skating, but she went back to being the same old Ellis by the time the episode was over)
Something tells me that Night Wizard - Ellis + more Bell + more Kureha would be better.