>>12308992>>is this show actually serious, or is it supposed to be funny?
Both. Don't go in expecting some kind of serious political drama or Farenheit 451 the anime (I loved the reference to that book, by the way. Calling it the Prophecy cracked me up).
The show takes its premise seriously because the characters take it seriously but it also mixes in plenty of humor and light hearted moments. I think it works pretty well.