I watched s-Cry-ed because Spoiler: The Panel at NYAF said that this is what it is about:
Let me show you my balls/My balls let me show you them aside, s-Cry-ed was sufficiently AWESOME and somehow managed to not have one of Sunrise’s trademark fail endings. Hisashi Hirai even managed to make some creative character designs that don’t look like every single other character that he’s ever made (Straight Cougar, etc.) I guess it was really just around the time of Gundam Seed or Fafner that he started getting totally interchangeable. And while we’re on that topic, I have lol’ed at how all the characters in Erogane no Linebarrels now have GIGANTIC boobies seeing how after seeing Infinite Ryvius, s-Cry-ed, and both seasons of Gundam Seed, he totally had never done that before.
So seeing how this is a series about ballz, BURNING PASSION (also, lololol at Emurgy and his GaoGaiGar-esque Alter), fighting, and an incongruently cool soundtrack, why on Earth would Hinano have burned this? Oh wait, that’s why. Duh. It’s the Gatekeepers Rule: action series are OK just as long as there is a kiss in one of the last 3 episodes.
Would I watch it even if I weren’t forced? Of course! They had me at “ballz”.