Alright, checked out the anime adaptation - yup, actually it's pretty much what it needed to be, at least judging from the first ep. The pacing for the first episode is totally faithful to the manga, it really is pretty frantic like that. Everything seems to be pretty much scene-by-scene to the manga; everybody sounds exactly or almost exactly like I thought they would (I find it especially hilarious for a couple of characters like Deus and the little kid diary holder - they sound totally like they did in my head while reading the manga). The bad CG does indeed irk me in some places, like Deus for example. On the other hand, the manga was really not that well drawn either, especially in early sections, so it evens out - the drawing quality here otherwise is really good.
Where I think it'll probably let down compared to the manga is in the department of good ol' ultraviolence. I just don't see a TV anime getting as graphic as the manga does in places.
"...for her, I'm obsolete and unhealthy; but I'm wealthy enough - allow me, lady, to look in sorrow upon this world."