So based on first Impressions I have to say this is fairly mediocre, I never expected much from a battle highschool anime to begin with, but the synopsis seemed like it would be above average.
If you like character driven shows I wouldn't recommend this. All of the female cast are just mirrored personalities you've probably seen 100 times before in any other anime.
So with that I was betting the fighting to be it's strong point, but the animation gives it a bit of a handicap unfortunately.
I say this with cautious skeptisism knowing it's only the first episode, but generally the first episode of any anime is a good indicator of what's to come and what I saw has a hell of a lot of still frames in the middle of a sword fight.
I think where this show will draw it's strengths later on is in the way it handles the strategy of how it's combatants fight and the techniques they use.
The stiff animation aside I can see some interesting pairings happen in reagrds to battlin one another..
Another merit is it's music which is quite epic, although I'm not sure it fits with a high school setting.
I'm probaby going to drop this series either way, but maybe I'll stick it out a bit longer to see if it can break away from it's genric mold.