The whole Moid thing is pretty Tatsuo Sato-y. I enjoyed it but the way it ended seems anticlimactic, to say the least. But I enjoyed every bit about him in the final episode, it’s just great stuff.
If it isn’t clear, I enjoyed parts of the ending, but overall it feels a bit empty because most of the key emotional themes and plot lines wrapped up in about the 2/3-way point. What was left was the mumbo-jumbo plot/setting stuff, and they couldn’t clean it up all the way. The show did keep up its enjoyable style and writing, but it could’ve been a lot better, I think, even for a 「めでたしめでたし」 end.
I think I get the picture. And he’s going to be about the only one who enjoyed the series.
Steven quit early with the following synopsis:
When you really come down to it, it’s a moldy plot. How many shows have there been where a teenage girl is drafted into piloting a mech in order to save the world? I’d need a calculator to add them all up, I think.
It’s an age-old debate on the ability of anime to reinvent itself, really. Even the idol anime, blowssoming so powerfully in these days, was hinted back in 1980s. Or to take a better example, I loved AnoNatsu and could not stand Onegai Sensei, which proves conclusively to me that better repeats exist. Still, right or wrong, IMHO he was lucky to exit in this case.
Ah, now I really want to see the next episode! Hopefully this won’t turn into another blunder like Sora No Woto or Fractale.
The lulziest part is… That post was the only one. He did not even post why he quit, and frankly I do not want to write about it either.
Stilts posted quite a bit around the finale, underlining with:
I feel like this post has meandered in an unintuitive, jarring, and off-putting manner, which is perhaps appropriate for this episode (…)
Back when it posted, the article gave me a false hope by spoiling that lesbians were fake. But of course it was actually a bad sign, as I understand now, because the pandering was completely meaningless.