Japanese title: アスラクライン2
Number of episodes: 13
3) Official Site (Japanese)
It has been many years since I watched the first season and I must say that must have been a totally bad decision to set apart so many years before watching a sequel which is a direct continuation of where the story left off in the first season. So me being lazy to read up on what happened in the first season (though I do have some vague memories of what happened), it took me a while to get into the gear of the anime.
It doesn’t help when sometimes the anime does not exactly focus on the main storyline. Yeah, those filler-ish episodes certainly does not help me in recalling the main details of what happened previously and of course that only naturally happened when they began to focus on the plot much more. Turns out I realise why I didn’t watch the sequel immediately as the story is not very to much to my liking.
Turns out this time they are travelling to parallel worlds or alternate universe (sorry I can’t really tell which is the correct one anymore), but I guess at least the story gets to some sort of conclusion and it gets wrapped up in some manner. To be honest, there’s too much of the harem/relationship elements that used up a lot of time even though the main story would have been more interesting in comparison. Well, at least when there’s some mecha action it is still fairly watchable, but there’s really other better mecha shows around. Overall, I am glad I am done with this series and I don’t think there will be any sort of further sequels judging from the ending this time round.
Japanese title: 銀魂’
Number of episodes: 51
3) Official Site (Japanese)
The 2nd season of Gintama – I finished this relatively quick compared to how long I dragged out to finish the prequel. Well, the main driving reason behind it was because I was mostly doing other stuff alongside ‘watching’ this series. After all, for most of the episodes, one does not require too much concentration to get a gist of what’s going on, or what type of joke/parody/references it was trying to make.
Yup, the style is really identical to the previous season which I suppose inherits from the original manga which I have not looked at at all. There are even blatant mentions during the show that it’s not their fault that the anime progression is so slow and they had to resort to all sorts of filler/time wasting elements to fill up the episode content. Some of the episodes were really a put off to me, probably because I still can’t really appreciate the type of style, but there are mini-arcs which are more interesting and I am guessing those are definitely part of the canon content. There are also some links back to events which happened in the first season which strangely is still fairly clear in my head once they started mentioning about it.
There seems to be another series on Gintama but I have decided that I will not be bothering with it. I might consider looking at the movie which was screened prior to the airing of this series and if that turns out good, future movies might be a possibility to be added to my want-to-watch list. That will be something to worry about in time to come, when I actually and finally sit down and watch the movie. Given my current algorithm, I really don’t know when that would be. Anyway, a good benchmark would be that if you liked the original series.
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