Bear w/ me now, I never read the manga, and most likely won't continue on to the 2nd season once it airs. POSSIBLE SPOILERS.
The story was your typical bland harem rom-com anime. There was obviously something enticing about it, though, because I watched it through to the end. I wasn't a big fan of the tsundere female lead, however I am a bit biased, because I view tsundere caricatures as filler characters that are very cliché. Why? Because like in this anime, the tsundere often doesn't undergo real character development. It's often never gradual and happens rather predictably. "Oh, I'm in love w/ so-and-so
now." What? You just suddenly decided this, after many years of self-denial and abusive behavior? And these characters expect to be treated like they were never cruel in the first place.
Secondly, I'm just not a harem fan. Again, there's bias...but I don't like how supposedly average or unnoticed guys in school life anime suddenly have all these new girls introduced, often transfer students, that fawn over him for literally no reason. I get that these characters exist so the audience can sort of "step in their shoes," but I'd much rather have a fleshed out protagonist.
Cute, nice, colorful...nothing too special.
I basically highlighted everything under Story...all the character designs have been done before. Nothing new here, not even the family dynamics (check Ranma 1/2).
Despite all that, I found it entertaining. During times of great distress or simply just boredom, it's nice to kick back and watch a mindless anime. This is one of those.