Strike Witches 2 begins

Strike Witches 2

Oh shi–

Mmmm, more pantsuless witches.

First season was a surprise hit for me despite the odds and judging from the premiere, SW2 looks set to equal or better it’s predecessor in terms of pure action, although whether it will keep to the light-heartedness of the first season remains to be seen. At least, along with the change of production studios to AIC, there is a noticeable upgrade of production quality as well.

Generally though, the first episode was pretty light in content, basically serving to reintroduce everyone to the situation of the 501st Strike Witches, the new impending Neuroi threat and Yoshika generally healing injured animals that seem to lie around pretty commonly wherever she lives (like a bear, lol). Pretty light on content but it does show that AIC’s team ‘gets’ what Strike Witches is about and knows what to enhance without detracting from it’s original too much.

Ah, maybe I am too optimistic about the show, but so far, I’m hoping it’ll be an enjoyable ride till the end. Look at Nanoha, A’s was easily the best of the trilogy!

P.S. Semi-finals for ABT are ongoing now, please vote for me who has miraculously reached this far!

4 Comments

  1. metalsnakezero Said,

    July 9, 2010 @ 5:52 am

    I really like how season 2 started out and hope for it to continue this goodness.

  2. Zyl Said,

    July 9, 2010 @ 11:18 am

    GONZO to AIC but still the same director. Series composition has shifted from single person to a team though.

    Not so sure about the comparison with A’s which was wonderful IMHO because of how opposing Red Team’s motivations were revealed to be PURE LOVE, something I don’t think we’ll be seeing wrt the Neuroi.

  3. //\ Said,

    July 9, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    Actually, the official credits (on the Japanese website + Japanese Wikipedia) for Season 1 also indicates a team in charge of series composition. Also, Episode 1 of Season 2 was written by one of the S1 writers, so the same people are probably in charge.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they contracted much of the crew from Season 1, so we shouldn’t make a big deal over the change in studios. After all, It’s the talent that defines the team and not the banner they happen to work under.

  4. Yi Said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 2:31 am

    The animation does look a bit better and it seems that more about the neuroi will be explored in this season, which perhaps means more plot. And it hasn’t lost the pantsu or the yuri. SW is setting out to be a really good series judging by ep. 1. That makes me happy.

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