OP here. see i wasn't going into this because it was yuri. i made the mistake of thinking the wikipedia plot summary had any real relevance to the show. say what you will, but wikipedia has yet to fail me in this regard until now.
"Kannazuki no Miko is the story of Himeko and Chikane, the reincarnations of the Solar and Lunar Miko, respectively. They are two high school girls going to the prestigious Ototachibana Academy of Mahoroba, Japan. When an ancient evil rises once more, the girls are plunged into destiny as their long-sealed personas awaken to defend the world against the Orochi. When the Orochi awaken, it is the first day of October (the godless month), which just happens to be Himeko and Chikane's birthday. The first Orochi who tries to kill the Miko is Sōma Ōgami, the boy in love with Himeko. However, after a blinding flash of light brings him to his senses, he rejects his fate and vows to defend Himeko against the other Orochi. The Miko must awaken Ame no Murakumo in order to combat the threat while Sōma repels the Orochi efforts to kill them."
SEE? THAT ACTUALLY SOUNDS INTERESTING (to me)! and above the plot summary where it says "elements of magical girl and mecha themes help carry the plot" i figured that meant there might be a robot or two thrown in for good measure not the ridiculous and awkward as fuck mecha scene i just saw in the first episode.