RUN! SAVE YOURSELF FROM THIS SHOW WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
The predecessor series started with some lighter episodes, but nothing this insane.
They should have kept Ascoeur's old character design, art-wise (white hair) and personality-wise (basically an expy of Lumière). It both was cuter and would likely be far less grating.
And would have likely resulted in a far more serious series.
At least in Plan 9, the stupidity of the solarbonite bomb explanation was in a movie we were already laughing at rather than taking seriously. This, well,
"I'd ask that this anime start making sense, but... this is the same anime that goes from Hulk!TAMA in one episode to actually trying to be serious in the next."
I think you summed it up pretty well so far. It's a common trait of bad anime.