Actually I do. I have plenty of words. 421 in fact, many of them being the word ‘fabulous’ and synonyms of said word.
First, since my blog is named after the anime, I’d just like to say that Star Driver is quite a distance away from Code Geass in the realm of the fabulous. Code Geass is in-world fabulous. When Zero swishes his cape about and prances around in front of television screens, he’s doing it on purpose. The legend of Zero is built on his fabulousness and it is acknowledged in world. They even devote an entire character to capturing his fabulousness on camera. In Star Driver, the villains cry out “GINGA BISHOUNEN!?!” completely seriously, unaware how utterly camp they are. They don’t see the humour in the masquerade masks and gaybar costumes they are wearing. It’s in world serious but the creators know what they are creating is the campest thing alive.
It’s a concept that doesn’t really exist in anime, as this post pointed out quite a long time before Star Driver. The show thriving on its own campiness but neither does it take itself seriously. For totally over the top anime, like the aforementioned Geass, they are playing it all with a straight face, so the same rule doesn’t apply there. Neither does it apply to anime people love for the ‘so bad it’s good’ reason, like Umineko. Umineko was hilarious, but was trying its damned hardest to put on a serious show with a real detective mystery. Umineko was total nonsense and shame on you if you tried to take that anime seriously, but that’s still not what Star Driver is aiming for here. It’s camp, fabulous fun. Judging by some of the forums I’ve read, people aren’t able to wrap their heads around that concept.
That’s not to say it did it particularly well. The first 3/4 of the episode were generic, magical high school anime. New transfer student, dorm mistress that thinks too much of herself, big bully older bloke. We’ve yet to see the big busted nurse or the sexy maths teacher who wears her glasses so low on her face that she’s looking through her nostrils rather than through her eyes, but it’s only a matter of time before they appear. There’s not much originality nor any intelligence put into the writing in those scenes. It’s only when it goes totally ridiculous with the GINGA BISHOUNEN and KIRABOSHI~♥ and wide-hipped mechas do we see the episode actually shine.