I wanted to say that despite DEEN being DEEN this season was more or less as good as S2 but I don't like lying. Then again the downgrade wasn't anywhere as big as I expected it to be.
The DEEN QUALITY was there but overall it wasn't as jarring as I expected it to be. Of course it looks ass compared to S1 but that's what happens when you exchange Satelight for DEEN.
Unfortunately the anime itself was worse than S1, too. It started off relatively well but the second half's focus on Rudy & Co. was probably enough to put some people to sleep. But if you think about it S1 is exactly the same - it starts out with Shiroe, then adds the newbies about halfway in and focuses on them for a while and then goes back to Shiroe for the finale.
I just wish they'd stick to Shiroe, Akatsuki (who was - somewhat surprisingly - a fairly good lead for a couple of eps) and then give some screentime to other 'important' characters like Kanami or Kureha.
So yeah, what went wrong in this season wasn't as much DEEN being garbage as it was the source material being lackluster. The whole moon plot is dildos, too.
I'd totally watch another season, though. I ended up complaining about a lot of stuff but in the end it was still fairly enjoyable watch overall. I wonder what made them decide to go for two more cours considering the sales of S1 were lackluster to begin with. S2 isn't any better.
>On the other hand, the new girl is pretty cute.
Ha. But yeah, I like Tetra quite a bit.