Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season
機動戦士ガンダム00 Second Season
Kidou Senshi Gundam 00 Second Season
Four years have passed since the final battle between Celestial Being and the UN Forces. Humanity, having established the Earth Sphere Federation, forms an independent security preservation force, A-Laws, separate from the formal Federation army to further unify nations and the will of mankind. But the reality was the inhumane oppression of misuse of powers, doctrines, and ideologies in the name of unity.
Saji Crossroad has followed the path to becoming a space engineer to keep his promise to Louise Halevy, who in turn was compelled to become involved in Federation government reform and joined A-Laws as a mobile suit pilot during the four-year gap.
Meanwhile, Setsuna F. Seiei, having survived the climactic battle four years ago, witnessed a change in the world due to the actions of Celestial Being. With the defeat of Alejandro Corner, he dreamed of a peaceful world without conflict; but before his own eyes was the reality of the continuing strain on peace, the oppression caused by A-Laws. He decides once more to fight with Gundam, the power with the potential to change the world.
Genre: Action, Drama, Gundam, Mecha, Military, Science-Fiction
Age Rating: Teenage and above (may contain bloody violence / bad language / nudity)
No. of Episodes: 25 episodes
First of all, I enjoyed watching the first season of Gundam 00. The starting of this series is very promising and full of potential. We’re reintroduced to our old characters and even some new characters. A very good starting, filled with actions and informations. Kept the old audience and attracts new audience.
Those secrets/unknowns left from season 1 are being uncovered one by one as the story goes on. However, I found out that the main plot seems to be changed a bit… Unlike the first season, they want to change the world, while in second season, the plot changed to “destroy and rebirth”… However, at the end it doesn’t seems to be “rebirth” to me… its more like “Innovation”… Maybe I should rewatch the series to further understand about the story.
First season, the battles emphasizes on 50% tactical analysis + 50% Gundam = win a battle. I love this kind of battles so much that I could say it has the best gundam battles among the Gundam series. However, in second season, we don’t have much chance to experience Sumeragi’s kick @ss tactical analysis… and the last 1/3 part of the season, it turns out to be 25% tactical + 75% GODLIKE Gundam… Yeah, kinda dissapointed… I was expecting it to be something more astonishing…
If you enjoyed watching season 1, season 2 would definitely be in your watchlist. It may has some weakpoints, it is still a great series to watch of.
I’ll have it rated: 37.5/40
The animation quality for second season, if compared with the first season, it would definitely be better. Wonderful background artwork and character/mecha illustration. The special effects from season one are refined and applied in the second season. The quality is very consistent.
The motions are very fluid, especially the battle scenes are done very well.
Even though the animation quality is very good, but personally, I think that it just reach around of my expectation and doesn’t exceed much of it… The elegance and naturality is there, however the details are not detailed enough.. just like Detail within Details…
I’ll have it rated: 28/30
- “Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi (儚クモ永久のカナシ; Fleeting and Everlasting Sorrow)” by UVERworld (eps 2-13)
- “Namida no Mukou” (涙のムコウ; Across the Tears) by Stereopony (ステレオポニ-) (eps 14-25)
- “Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi (儚クモ永久のカナシ; Fleeting and Everlasting Sorrow)” by UVERworld (eps 1)
- “Prototype” by Ishikawa Chiaki (eps 2-13)
- “TOMORROW” by Tsunematsu Ayumi (ep 14)
- “trust you” by Itou Yuna (eps 15-24 )
- “DAYBREAK’S BELL” by L’Arc~en~Ciel (ep 25)
- “TOMORROW” by Tsunematsu Ayumi
- “Unlimited Sky” by Tommy heavely6
What a huge list of opening, ending and insert theme songs, for a 25 episode anime… Both opening songs give out different feelings, the first one seems to be more rock while the second is kind of “ballad rock”..
While the ending themes are brilliant, personally I think the endings are better than the opening. Especially the first ending, “Prototype”, is one of my favourite song. While the other endings are very nice too, such as “trust you” has a very nice ending animation and it fits the song perfectly. Overall, great and wonderful tracks.
I’ll have it rated: 18/20
If you enjoyed Gundam 00 season 1, you’ll definitely watch the season 2… because… the story is linked… If you liked Gundam metaseries… watch this… stop crazy about SEED..
37.5 + 28 + 18 + 10 = 93.5points
93.5points, MASTERPIECE anime [05/05/2009]
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