Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpucho Tou 2nd Act: Another Unfinished Business

Just like the first series, Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpucho Tou 2nd Act ended without a complete resolution. I know the story itself is long. I'm kind of glad that they didn't just make a 50+ or 100+ episode series becaue I'm not sure I can hang that long. I do however have problem with them ending the second segment of the series in episode 10 and then throw in 2 review episodes. If the segment ends at episode 10, let it end at episode 10. But don't throw out two random worthless review episodes so the time slot can be filled AFTER the series has ended. There are plenty of places I can think of in the middle of the series that those two review episode can be put in. But they chose not to, instead, dangling them at the end of the series.

Having said that, my score card is not going count the last two episodes as part of the series. I will rate it base on the first 10 episodes:

(Full score is 5)

Drama: 4.5 (Interesting story, more so than the first one)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 5 (Just great)
Art/Animation: 4 (It's not the style I like, but still good)
Sound/Music: 4 (Matches the animation quite well)
Character: 4.5 (Good character development)
Plot: 4.8 (Very well planned out plot development)

Re-watch value: 4 (Loses some of the surprise elements, but still good)

Overall (not average): 4.8

Recommendation: Highly recommended, but you'll need to see the first series first. (I know the English sub is slow or even impossible to find. But definitely keep an eye on it. If nobody is subbing it anymore, well...let's just hope ADV Film (the studio licensed first series) is putting the second series out as well.)

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