Man, Maze is SO ’90s. First, the character designs:
Next, the cast: Kotono Mitsuishi, Sakura Tange, Tomokazu Seki…it’s like the only person that they’re missing is Megumi Hayashibara.
And finally, that final characteristic of 90′s anime: it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. There’s a whole load of stuff thrown together. Without checking out the source material, I can’t tell if this is inherent in the light novels or is just another instance of not being a particularly elegant way of turning a whole bunch of separate novels into a single anime.
Now, there’s a whole lot of stuff thrown together in a well, whole lot of different ways. There’s the way that they toss in some mecha, some random sex comedy, and so on. There’s the way that the show starts bouncing between worlds and timelines in a way that’s confusing, but not in the “wait, why are we here?” way rather than some interesting time loop story arc or something. Finally, there’s the whole “Why is Mill naked when she’s inside that robot thing” way.
So while the show is pretty bad, it does have a saving grace: fetishes. Do you like…Sakura Tange-voiced young girls? (And FYI, Wikipedia says that the light novel does her one better by making her a dickgirl). Do you like…genderbending? Do you like…wincest? Do you like…yuri? Do you like…whatever the hell it’s called when there’s both a male you and female you and those are in love with each other? Do you like…being reminded of that weird-ass talent every time you hear the name “Gorgeous”? Ok, maybe I’m the only person that thought that.
Finally, it’s kind of a shame that Maze’s invention of “onee-nii-sama” never became some kind of official slang for traps or genderbender characters. Also, half the time that I heard it I laughed because it sounded more like Mill was saying “onani-sama”.
Would I watch it even if I weren’t forced? The OVA has some of the most inane breast-related dialogue this side of Aki Sora.