I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
Well hell, this was sadder than I expected it to be. And I continue to be torn on this series. I'm enjoying the characters and world, but the action scenes are incredibly hard to decipher. I feel sorry for the animators who, for the anime adaptation, had to somehow turn the action into something that makes sense.
How the heck did the giant blade thing come out of those tiny Lunarian pores? It literally wouldn't fit, and I couldn't see a way it might have been folded up. One panel was empty Lunarian pores, and in the next panel there was suddenly an enormous spikey weapon thing.