So, I'm going through my pile of animu since I can't sleep anyways and god hates a coward.
I was surprised how awful this is after watching 6 episodes. Most of the points have been expressed already but I was really hoping people were being somewhat over critical and maybe the anime would improve if I gave it the benefit of the doubt. It's such a dry and dull use of a magical post-post-apocalyptic school setting and almost all of it is due to the excessive nonsensical exposition and the unwillingness or sheer inability to show us what they mean rather than just telling us in long... long technical speeches. This is Star Trek Voyager levels of bullshit. That, and my eyes glaze over every time the protagonist is on screen. He's such a supercilious and stagnant character who is dully invincible and yet gets to act all broody and deep, I want to beat him over the head with a tire iron.
I could kind of accept the above if they made the supporting cast more... flamboyant? If the protagonist is the stale perfect one then everyone else can be colourfully flawed and engaging, they can have hijinx and such. I'm not the hugest fan of the A Certain Magical Index or A Certain Scientific Railgun, but regardless of the series' flaws at least the cast is vibrant and full of life. Here, they're so tame, so not the main character and thus unimportant. I still don't even understand Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere but at least some of the characters appealed to me, sort of. In Mahouka, they could appeal to me, but the writing simply doesn't care about them beyond their immediate purpose in the narrative. They're insufficiently realistic - lacking compelling complexity or depth - but aren't over-the-top enough to find them viscerally entertaining otherwise like most comedic characters are.
Like say, the sister.. Miyuki, the incest shtick aside she's got this whole over-protective fawning younger sister thing going on and that has the possibility of humour and conflict... but it's not really being used at all here. Stuff happens regarding him, she has some tepid reaction, and he calms her down. I could see it becoming a more substantial source of conflict later, should anyone actually ever threaten the protagonist at any point and she has to intervene or face life without the person she's completely dependant upon. The problem is that all her faith in him is entirely warranted and only she can be at fault for not believing sufficiently in his perfection... and that isn't interesting - that's a religion. Nor that he blithely accepts her mindless adoration as an emotionally distant dick of a god. It isn't perceived as a character fault on her part or something that they call out, and yet it's so alarming - not in the incest panic sense which could actually be interesting if it went anywhere - but that she has such little agency as a human being.
The action is pretty, at any rate.
Anyways, onward and upward to Coppelion.