I honestly hadn't come across any of these Biden/LL! mash-up pics - I did see an Obama/Nico mash-up pic once that was really well-done (Obama was making a hand-pose similar to the Nico Nico Nii so that was amusing).
So anyway, I looked up "Joe Biden Love Live!" on Google, and... yeah, these are very creepy. I can't help but admire the photoshop skill in blending 2D animated characters with real life people in photographs, and doing it so seamlessly, but yeah, I also have to agree with you on how these pics are creepy and disrespectful to the LL! girls.
His highs include the epic Macross: Do You Remember Love? movie, which really was the benchmark and trigger for series getting a movie. Macross Zero - a lot is good about it but a lot kind of never gets resolved or is very bewildering. Macross Frontier - don't even get me started....
The underlying issue with Kawamori is you can't expect a coherent story for the long haul.
My issues with Acquarion EVOL largely related to the love quadrilateral in it. IIRC, Okada's writing impacted that more than Kawamori's did.
Basically, I think that Okada's approach to romance is a bit heavy-handed for a mecha show. It might work in something like True Tears, but it can overwhelm the story a bit if mecha action/conflict is supposed to be a key part of the story.
That being said, I'm not *that* familiar with Kawamori's work in general.
You know, I honestly do miss the fun/flashy sort of mecha shows that you tend to get with shows like Aquarion EVOL and Valvrave. Yeah, they can be dumb sometimes, and their character/romance handling is often far less than perfect, but they're also very amusing and enjoyable rides (most of the time) and make for great "water cooler/shooting the breeze" talk.
So thanks for the heads-up on the upcoming Aquarion sequel. I'll definitely be looking forward to it (though I hope Kawamori calls the shots more than Okada this time, presuming both are still involved).
Oh boy, something awesome happened in my neck of the woods.
Somebody finally opened in izakaya style Japanese restaurant & bar in SA. Mate of mine tried them out a couple of nights ago and said they were pretty tops. Definitely got several bunches of friends I want to go to that place with.