Oh yes, it does get better. Basically the main male protagonist is very smart and use his smartness to maneuver around the battlefield. And it isn't all happy.
By your nickname, I assume you have already watched Rouroni Kenshin's anime. I enjoyed the series (I even made a costume and cosplayed as Kenshin), but I didn't like some things at the end...Mob Psycho, Alderamin, Taboo Tattoo and a bunch of continuation like Arslan, Soma, etc.
Bog order is a big joke
I personally like anime in space, especially if it involves traveling in space, so I like Heroic Age. I don't really remember about it tho, so probably not a standout mech anime like Evangelion/Rahxephon/Gundam/TTGL/etc.
There's so many Anime with that trope : nobody ever cares to explain anything despite they have all the time in the world, and they already waste lots of time talking useless shit.
Re zero is one of the few Animes that is not like that.
That's the nature of episodic anime. Basically there are not too much variation between the episodes, but sometimes that is what the viewer wants, more of the same. Of course in Ranma case, it is a dumb thing being repeated over and over, but people like that. Just enjoy the stupidity of that show (also the fanservices and sometimes fancy fights )
Ok, I watched yesterday evening. Yes, strange.I've watched Utena long time ago and all I remember is the strangeness (in a good way). If you've watched the series (and you like it) then you should watch the movie. It is a retelling, thus different. Still strange.