Yeah, I thought that show was surprisingly decent. The two leads have great chemistry and I enjoy their dry, witty banter, which helps a lot. Otherwise, it reminds me a lot of Suzimiya Haruhi, with a bunch of kids ending up in surreal/supernatural situations and thinking it's more intelligent and has more to say than it does.
Doogle search led me this article, kinda puts the story in a new light for me. In addition I learned this was written by the same guy who wrote the Pet Girl anime and that thing suuuuuuucked.
They managed to keep my attention so it gets that, whatever little that matters. It is the first series I've binged since Dress up darling and Spy family a few months back, other Cloverworks. I suspect this might be a pattern...I liked the show. I feel like it risked being a little insufferable in the way I found The Detective is Already Dead was but luckily pretty much always landed on charming. I will say, I feel like it never gets as good as the first arc but it remains a watchable show throughout.