It feels like they're trying to do the same thing with Casshern Sins:
Not enough plot so far, so it still depends. But in any case, its oldschool!shiny.
Hyakko - kirarakim recced the new show based on the first episode and there's a reason I liked Azumanga Daioh, Gakuen Alice, Kare Kano et all. It all comes down to the expressions and timing, lol.
And despite it just being about 4 new girls who got lost in school, it was an excellent intro:
Our man girl has the mos adorable crybaby!expression:
We also have those chibi!moments that can even be found in Kare kano:
This is the character that sold me - jumps out a second story window and for some reason made me think girl!Duo. DON'T ASK ME WHY:
Well, girl!Duo hurts her ankle but then...
We have girl!Heero, complete with monosyllabic answers and intent gaze XD
I like girl!Duo.
Especially when she constantly refers to girl!Heero
And puches a witness to their accidental vandalism...who turns out to be their teacher.
But yeah, it was fun ^_^ First surprise of the anime season!