Ah.. one of the shows that started my blogging hobby. The three-year delay really hasn’t been kind to my memory. Now I think I gotta go back and rewatch the second season, but luckily, the entire first episode is basically a memory refresher course plus setting the new direction of the series as well.
For one, Shana feels a lot more mature now that Yuji’s gone, but otherwise the rest of the cast hasn’t felt like they’ve changed much. Really, there’s not much to pick on this episode for me, except for the beginning teaser, which unfortunately was already aired earlier haha.
One good change though is the music of the show. KOTOKO’s still doing the OP, but with supercell’s ryo doing composition, the song is feels really fresh yet still retains the general feel of the Shana OP’s so far. ED is totally different now with ALTIMA doing it, going for more of a dance number than the reflective feel of the ED’s in the first two seasons. Song isn’t bad really, but I guess it doesn’t feel right as an ED. I guess it did make an interesting mood-setter for Yuuji’s ascension to the Seireiden’s throne though LOL.
P.S. Welcome back, Eclipse!