Tell me /m/, is fafner any good?
I know this is based on personal preference but I like mugen no ryvius and scryed a lot.
It is pretty good but also not really like either of those two shows, since the only thing they have in common is the character designer who has nothing to do with the shows writing and direction like you seem to think.
Only if you're into SM and suffering makes you hard
>it has whittled down the fanbase
No. Time did that since the sequel happened ten years after the first anime. Who besides hardcore fans would care about a 10 year old anime original mecha getting a sequel?
On the plus side its existence also prompted some people to go marathon the whole series, so there's that.
And it's good OP, but you'll have to see for yourself. Liking stuff with the same character designer doesn't indicate much. The first season starts a little slow, but it's worth it in the long run.