For an original anime, it’s expected, but Star Driver does have a large amount of plot holes and problems no-one seems to bring up. For one, you cannot deny that it was only until the last few episodes did Bones decide to put in some work in their episodes rather than have Takuto pull out yet another move he’s never used before against the enemy. We’ve had that crap for 5 or more episodes. Nice to watch and all, but it lacks substance. It lacks style, something Star Driver relies heavily upon.
Plot holes and problems I have with the show are aplenty. It’s revealed that Head’s plan from the start was to use Samekh to travel back in time, even if the whole world must lose their libido. So what will he do back in time? And if he travelled back in time, theoretically , shouldn’t the Earth be reverted too? Or is it just him and the Cybody? Wouldn’t there be some kind of paradox? And what’s the point of going back? To listen to Sam the Squid Hunter? Or to find the random, unnamed woman this man who cannot age found and had a child with?
I also couldn’t believe how mediocre, if not oblivious the characters were. Whenever they met members of the Glittering Crux (who all have funny, distinctive hairstyles and voices, I might add), I always thought they pretended not to notice, but in the last few episodes it is revealed that they have no idea at all. Holy shit. And the last few episodes were reminiscent to that of Angel Beats! – they flipped all the characters upside down. Suddenly, the Glittering Crux abandons all of their past ambitions to help Tauburn. That’s understandable, to an extent. What goes beyond comprehension is the decision to turn studious, hard-working class president and part-time worker Keito into a possessive bitch who desperately craves the love of someone she didn’t give a damn about for 20 episodes. And her purpose in unsealing Samekh? God knows.
And then there’s the whole “hey-I-just-blew-up-your-and-my-cybody-so-let’s-float-endlessly-throughout-space” scenario.” How are they going to go back ? Better yet, how are they going to explain anything? I’d like a follow-up, frankly. Or at least a poor cover-up.
Also, the fifth seal is broken, am I right? So now technically, if they still wanted to, the Glittering Crux could send out another cybody, right? Hmm. There is a lot of ambiguity surrounding the concept of cybodies in this show. For one, where do they come from? What are they for? Why do they all appear on this one island? How do phases work? Why do the pilots have marks? How did they get them? Seeing as how all except one driver came from the island, why is Takuto so special? Not only was his the most advanced cybody, Tauburn could also break into Zero Time as he wished. And what about that costume change? The change in hair colour? How did that have any correlation with the cybody whatsoever? And why in fuck does he shout out that he’s a bishie every time he fights? What, did his grandpa teach him to do that or something? Speaking of whom, Reiji/ Tokio mentions frequently that Takuto was trained for this job. How? Meaning his grandpa probably knew. How? Why?
In the end, the dazzling Star Driver turned out to be your usual ‘let’s save the world’ gimmick plots. This is what many people have complained about, but that’s simply how it’s been from the start. Takuto explicitly makes it clear on several occasions that he wants to destroy all the cybodies. The department names in Glittering Crux even give away their respective leader’s abilities. Guess what Head does. He probably doesn’t even age. Compare his age from the flashback to now.No change at all.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love this show. The only issue I have with this show is that it really leaves much unresolved. For now, we can only watch Tauburn dazzling the stage for the last time.