Sunday, November 14, 2010

Anime — Strike Witches 2

As hinted by the ending of the previous series, further adventures of half-dressed alternate- WWII aces; despite not being quite popular enough to stop the original studio going under, the franchise was considered worth taking up.

Unfortunately, much of the charm of the first series -- the copious period references, and character driven episodes -- was lost in favour of even more bath scenes and tacky comedy. When, finally, an attempt at plot and drama wobbled into sight in the last couple of episodes, it didn't have any foundation to rest upon.

Overall, rather disappointing for being pretty much what the premise would lead you to expect, and no more. Will I watch the inevitable third season? Probably.

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