I’m kind of mad with all of the people saying that Suisei no Gargantia is -at least in the first six or so episodes- just asininely fluffy. Yes the tone of the episodes are fluff but that doesn’t make them obtuse. I think that the main point of them were to show Ledo adjusting to a life he doesn’t understand- a peace he doesn’t understand. Without those first episodes of emotional development for Ledo, without the experiences that made Ledo think of any kind of point of existence outside of the Alliance, i don’t think that the current plotline would work at all. Without those days of ordinary, fluffy, fanservice-y living, the days of him discovering his humanity, killing the Hideauze would never have been debatable for Ledo at all, whether they were evolved humans or no.