Also called Snow White with the Red Hair, I've been interested in this manga series in general before the anime came out; I just never got around to reading it since it was still ongoing. This is without a doubt one of the most shojo-est anime that could ever be created, lol. But I say that in the best way possible, since I just love the characters so much. My boyfriend was actually interested enough in it to watch the the first season with me, and now we're slowly catching up with the second season, which is still ongoing. The slow burn and plot is killing me. XD
I started watching this because my friend recommended it to me, and boy was he right. After watching a couple of okay anime series that included harems, this one was a breath of fresh air. For one, the protagonist isn't a rash, young teenage boy; Itami is a 33 year-old otaku who works in the Self Defense Force as a means to support his hobby. He is the opposite of your typical hero, and it's great, because he's full of contradictions. He's incredibly smart but lazy and great at fighting and tactics but always trying to find the most peaceful solutions. And he always ends up saving the day and getting rewarded when he doesn't want to.
All of the other characters are great as well. They have their own backstories and unique identities which are slowly revealed, and they're not dumb either. I liked how there wasn't any insta-love for any of the girls in his harem; everything happened naturally where they learned to trust him on their own terms. The best part is hands down the comedic moments spread interspersed between all of the heavy politics and killing though.
But yeah, I watched the first season within a day or two and convinced my boyfriend to watch it, too. He loved it. Now we're eagerly waiting to watch the new episodes of the second season every Friday, lol.