Magic Knight Rayearth DVD 12 (Hyb): Live
Lindsey ^_^ - Aug 22 2005
Rating: Not all that good.
What happened to the story?
I was thrilled with the first season of this anime, so I eagerly picked up the second. Having read the manga (and loved it), I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Boy, was I wrong.
It starts off the same--the girls go back to Cephiro, reunite with their friends, and are once again called upon to save the realm. But this felt more like a fanfiction than the actual series. I'm kind of a stickler for canon, and while I expect embellishment and differentiation from the manga...this was ridiculous. Where did the story go?
Furthermore, there were subplots flying all over the place, and a few characters that almost felt like they were just...there. And the themes shifted a bit as well, so instead of the friendship theme that set season one apart, we're dropped right into the middle of Shojo Romance-ville. Woo, yay for overdone themes. And furthermore, one entire couple (my favorite, of course) was completely dropped, and she was hooked up with someone else, leaving me scratching my head.
I tried. I really tried to like this. But it just wouldn't click for me. I'll stick with my MKR manga for this second arc.
(On a bright note, Mokona still rules!)