A rousing finale for Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Garugantia) (Crunchyroll). This gets my vote for the best anime of the Spring 2013 season.
This is another hit for screenwriter Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero). Madoka took the familiar formula of a magical girl series and turned it in a new and original direction. Gargantia does much the same for a mecha series.
I would not say that this is as good as Madoka but only because Madoka is brilliant while Gargantia is merely very good. Madoka is somewhat darker but the range between its emotional highs and lows are part of its greatness. (Gargantia has some dark moments too but they don’t have quite the same impact.)
Still this is a high-quality effort and deserves a wide audience.