>'Cause when I think "whimsical, light-hearted wordplay," I think of
>that show. :)
"I thought this was going to be a cute schoolyard romance with lots of moe(j, 'cuteness')!"
"Well, a lot of things did moeru...(j, 'to burn')"
Actually, Mai-HiME and Mai-Otome both have the same kind of mood-whiplash thing going on that Arpeggio does - both of them do sixteen episodes of charming comedy, take a hard swerve into Deep Serious in episode 17 (although Otome preserves more comic relief moments), and the roll through that territory for a while before blasting their way to a triumphant heroes-victorious conclusion.
"V, did you do something foolish?"
"Yes, and it was glorious."