Is it any good?
short answer: yes
long answer: animation ranges wildly from pretty good to cardboard tier, but story is good, setting is promising, politics is intriguing enough, and characters are appealing enough
I had fun with it, but I'll fully admit the budget and animation was lacking.
The story was great, but everything else was decent to mediocre.
Generally speaking when a series has this many episodes, animation will suffer from time to time. But thats a necessary tradeoff for the amount of content you're getting, compared to the typical 13-and-done 1 cour series.
>Characters are appealing enough
How do I get rid of this depressing expectation of repeated character personalities? Every time I watch an anime, I say, "Oh look it's Spike from Cowboy Bebop". Or, in this case, "Look its your basic anime teen straight out of high school with so much plot armor that nothing could stop him"
I refuse to participate in your endless loop of failed character creations. You are only allowed to turn off your brain while watching HOTD, Elfen Lied, Nichijou, and the like.
If a show is offering an adventure with a main character going through trials and tribulations while gathering a band of trustworthy subordinates to achieve his goal, at least make the cast of main/secondary characters interesting.
>"mmm I'm far too high class for you"
>"I only live to serve the king"
>"I'm the shady guy of the show"
The novels by Tanaka Yoshiki are great.
The manga by Nakamura Chisato is decent
The anime by Animate Film is decent.
The manga by Arakawa Hiromu is pretty good.
The anime by Liden Films is utter dogshit.
1990s had some pretty character designs.
Watch the original OVAs.
Or better yet, read the novels.
How to cockblock like a pro.
This. To be honest the characters are plain cliché after you watch LOGH, but they aren't as bad as a regular shounen.