"I hope those of you who have better writing skills would chime in on this one as well".
Hmmmm, Iím on episode 5 of Strike Witches 2.Ö
I guess Iíll be the first to say this, Iím disappointed with the changes they have made.
It seems like they watered down everything that made Strike Witches Fun to watch.
I guess showing underage Breasts ( a long with others that are older ) a few times is more expectable
then showing close up shots of the front of a girls panties ( sometimes with Camel toe )
So far ( it seems ) when they do decide to show that, they show a broomstick being pushing up into that same underage character.
( thatís the most extreme shot so far )
For the first time watching Strike Witches, I started to feel a little pervy when I realized when and for who they are saving those kind of shots for.
Iíve noted that she ( Yoshika ) is the one that seems to get most of the lower body shots.
Itís like they didnít want to take the time to animated the kind of camera angle shots that made Strike Witches
so fun to watch, and was what pushed itís sales & popularity ( I think )
Or take the time to Animate all the girls and their panties, because outfits on "most" of the characters have gotten longer,
therefore making it unnecessary to animate the underwear
What shots they do show are very few and fast and less detailed, this is especially true with the Aerial fly by shots
And the Snaggletooth Girl with the white & Blue undies ( Francesca )
seems to be getting all of those, but it doesnít matter since theyíre so fast it defeats the purpose.
( I guess they thought it would be impossible to make her outfit longer )
Instead they thought that having a few bath scenes showing Breast & Butts
would compensate for the, what I would call a drastic change between the two Seasons that Iíve noted so far.
I get the impression that they wanted to maintain the 17+ rating but do it with less animating ( = less cost ) But.....
I for one liked the way they did the Camera angles, and the fun, flirty way they did all of the panty shots.
* I donít need to see bare Breasts or Butts, whatís so Fun, Flirty, Teasing, Silly, Alluring or Imaginative about that? *
What I mean is it's like a Person poseing Nude rather than in a Bikini.
The bikini is better, because without it, what is there left to imagine, think or wonder about.
*There is no reason to guess what is behind Door number 1 if the Door is made of Clear Plexiglas*
How I feel about Strike withes 2, is the same way I feel about Expendables 2.
Letís just say, Iím not looking forward to putting the Expendables 2 DVD next to my copy of Expendables. ( I loved Expendables )
In fact, Iíd be surprised if that DVD ever makes it onto a shelf in my House.
Just like I have and love Dead Space Downfall, but I quickly got rid of Dead Space Aftermath.
I know there are two other Anime that Iíve done the same thing with. ( canít recallíem off the top of my head )
Iíll finish watching Strike Withes 2, but at this time ( Iím at episode 5 ) I donít think Iíll hang onto it.
Everything bout it so far, says it was made cheap & fast, and storyline and dialog isnít as good as the first one ether.
* Yes I know it looks good, and maybe even better in bluray, but thatís not where Iím coming from or talking about *
I think Iíll have to stop watching Strike Witches 2 for a while, and watch Strike Witches just to cheer myself up.
(about 3 hrs after I first Posted )
I must say I feel better after writing the Post.
It sure made watching episode 7 mush better than if I hadnít vented in the above Post.
Episode 7 is Season 2ís variant of the missing panty episode from Season 1. ( it was very funny )
See it, Smell it, Touch it, Taste it.