Let me reinstate what's fundamentally wrong with this show: here we have a revelation of how Earth is in some interstellar war. Great, that's what the show is basically about. How did we find out about this? Through a principal office meeting that feels more like a teacher-parent meeting. Now that's what's wrong. I can guess that Lagrange is trying to aim for the same angle as Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure where something big is working in the background while the onset is more or less all fruity and light-hearted. But it just feels wrong: there's no sense that the world is in grave danger. If anything, it feels like this is all one big playground.
It's weird, but I get the feeling they did it on purpose. I think the reason they'd have is that they want
the tone of the anime to be light-hearted at this point. Think of what it would have been like if it had had a massive impact, I would have thought that there'd be a large mood whiplash. I don't think that was particularly well done, but it's not as bad as you make it out to be (or at least that's what I feel).
Anyway, I dislike Muginami, partly because of her trope personality, but her actions annoy me as well. Also, I really hate the cliched "Wow.... look at the new maid, she's amazing
, I don't even think I've seen a real woman before now...". It annoys me so much, of course, the similar reaction with Ran should have annoyed me as much, but I found it slightly more amusing. It's fairly novel for an anime character of her personality to be useless at most stuff, or I have just forgotten a whole load of characters. I like Ran, she is the least annoying of the three pilots at the very least, though it's more that I've just decided to like her. It happens.
I think the show is relatively good, sure it had atmosphere issues, but with the aid of the incredibly low expectations I had, I'm liking this. Compared to Symphogear, this stuff is ****ing fantastic.
I've mentioned this before, but the Opening is fantastic, and it's a combined effort of the music and the animation. This Opening as a whole (i.e. not the just song) will probably be one of the best this year. I've said it, just a month in. I think it's a safe bet.