“Tell me there’s more to it than that.”
Well, sure, but you can boil down lots of shit to the most basic tropes and it’ll sound pretty dumb. “Sakamoto desu ga?” is basically “Gary Stu has stupid hijinks in high school” and it’s easily one of the funniest shows of the last decade. What fills in the gaps is what matters here. And in this case, it’s a whole bunch of weird, interesting characters, intruiging worldbuilding, and some of the best animation I have ever seen.
Okay, mostly that last one. Seriously, this show gets so far on animation alone. The characters are passable, the story is interesting enough, but if it weren’t one of the most gorgeous shows I have ever seen, with some of the best action animation in mainstream anime productions (seriously, this show looks better than One Punch Man. This show looks better than My Hero Academia. This show’s animation quality is closer to shit like Princess Monoke and Your Name, that’s how gorgeous it looks), it would be pretty thoroughly average. The characters are pretty stock, the story is interesting if a bit impenetrable, the worldbuilding is really interesting but could just as easily shake out to be dull as hell if the reveals don’t work well…
But my god, the action. The show makes the best of the incredible animation talent on hand. The pitched battles with the titans (and, yeah, by the way, these giant zombies are fucking terrifying and the show pulls no punches on how lethal they can be, or how hard they are to kill) are absolutely stunning to behold.
So yeah. This show is by no means an instant classic like One Punch Man, but as far as popular schlock goes, it’s really decent popular schlock, bolstered by insane production values. If you aren’t sold on it by the first episode or two, you probably just won’t like it very much - it’s certainly not for everyone.