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4.0 out of 5 stars The war continues, 29 Oct 2012
This review is from: Strike Witches Complete Series 2 Collection [DVD] (DVD)
While trying to make peaceful contact with the Neuroi, a unit of witches encounters a new and more aggressive Neuroi Hive that destroys its predecessor and continues the war against humanity. Meanwhile back in Fuso, Yoshika Miyafuji receives another mysterious letter from her dead father and together with Mayor Sakamoto, journeys to Romagna to reform the 501st Joint Fighter Wing in order to fight the invaders.

This twelve episode second season of the 'Strike Witches' anime is another very entertaining season. The action takes off where the previous season finished and sees the reforming of the Strike Witches as they fight against the new enemy. The animation and the voice acting of the English dub are just as good, if not better than, the previous season (the Japanese is includes as well of course). The comedy in the series is a bit hit and miss with some nicely funny moments throughout but others where it feels like it is trying a bit too much. The season also has a high amount of fanservice which won't be to everyone's tastes.

While the action of the series is very good, much of the focus of the episodes is often on the life of the Strike Witches between battles while training, shopping or trying out new equipment. There are also an interesting subplot that sees Major Sakamoto dealing with the fact that her magical power is steadily decreasing and her attempts to perfect an ultimate technique that could change the course of the war before her magic goes completely.

The only real problem I have with the season, and the series as a whole, is that I feel there are some plot points, characters and events that could have been developed better but this is only to be expected from a twelve episode season so it is only a minor irritation.

Although I would say it probably isn't quite as good as the first season it is still very good and anyone who enjoyed the previous season should also enjoy this one. I would say that the season is worth around four stars.
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Initial post: 15 Nov 2012 20:28:54 GMT
Matt says:
Good review. I agree about characters appearing and not getting much background on them. However the Neuroi in general are so much more developed, instead of being fodder, there are now different types of them with different abilities etc.

This series was also much tamer than the first. The light beam in episode 3 was funny though. You know when they're bathing for the second time and Perine turns around and is about to get in the water. They should of just had her in the water anyway. I think that was episode 3 =/

Okay, episode 3 had some camel toe but still. Kinda funny when they're on the flying brooms. Bring on Strike Witches The Movie dubbed :) It sets up Season 3 as it has a to be continued at the end too.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2012 19:03:07 GMT
I did notice that things were toned down slightly this season, but it is still prevalent.

I will definitely have to check out the movie but as far as I am aware, there is no news on a third season.
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