It's passable drama but only to a certain extent and can be seen as forceful by seasoned viewers. However I heard Darker than Black Season 2 is significantly worse. Just looking at the visual output between Eureka Seven's 1st and 2nd season shows that. This show will leave you with a taste of more at the end of each and every episode. And to other fans who might feel the same way i feel, id like to say that why in hell did they make it so that 'suo' gets sent to that paralled world with july. But of course, like the plot that went from a simple action-romp to a contrived metaphysical mess, the show's ending brought with it an unneeded plot twist that negated all the fun that Hei brought to the table. Despite this flaw, one redeeming quality was that most of the adult characters were handled with some semblance of maturity.
The music for the series is composed by. Which brings us to the biggest issue plaguing the show: its inability to provide answers. I'm afraid that was just someone posting their personal hopes and rumours. Now, what barely got the job done, however, was the characters themselves. It is in this sense that the police pursued a scientist named Shinoda Chiaki. As the series progresses more information is inevitably revealed, creating good plot exposition and allowing the story to move at a decent pace and keep each episode interesting. Together with them appeared 2 more life forms, Dolls and Oracles.
What is the end goal of the syndicate's operation? Still wondering why they brought on an augmented sky that warped into the new one? But for reasons beyond comprehension, instead of trying to provide a solid answer to its mysteries or even using it to flesh out its world's lore, they threw that all away. Still wondering why contractors and dolls became a product of this? The series was also aired in on , Animax's English language networks in and from December 2008 onwards. . Why do the stars correlate with contractors lives? Various nations and organizations around the world train and utilize Contractors as spies and assassins, resulting in violent battles for valuable objects and information. Is this correct and should I just be satisfied with the way season 1 ended or should I watch season 2 anyway? There's a chemistry there that couples the visuals with the audio wonderfully. And in a way, that's the best way to describe this show, in a nutshell: fun but nothing beyond that.
As for me, I took away the cool ass fights and audiovisual treats. And not to mention the twins who work for 'madame oreille' said that a new gate has opened. Each Contractor has a corresponding fake star, which reacts to their activities. She plays a bigger role by being a proxy for the viewers to see both sides of the growing conflict in the show. Instead of getting a decent successor, we're instead given a half-baked effort that couldn't stand on its own.
Since contractors and dolls alike are devoid of irrational feelings and have no moral compass outside of calculated thought, it doesn't leave room for any kind of development or growth or personality, for that matter. Involved in the mess of politics and war between the contractors, she seeks out on her own quest to find her missing twin, Shion. At , Funimation Entertainment announced that they had licensed the second season. Especially toward the end where the main plot runs into each new arc. I found nothing here but unsubstantial fights and cheap attempts at fanservice. They were omnipresent and ominous, guiding their pawns across the chess board, with Hei simply being another piece in the game.
The defining scene: horrible side character creation 1, dreadlock kids, sobbing and venting to horrible side character creation 2, his crossdressing dad, culminating in being more likely to make you laugh than cry as he sobs and whines into his cake. As for the information that they don't give us, a definitive answer to any of the anomalies that occurred in the story remained one of them. Well, despite the consistent pace, since everything is told in a semi-episodic mini-arc format, there isn't really any true progression to talk about. It's only when he's tasked with a mission that his electric Batman persona reveals itself. Other non-instrumental songs were written by and performed by tracks 8, 10 and James Wendt tracks 14, 19. Much like a supporting character, July was an example of some nice character development, and his relation with Suou was charming to watch.
But enough about Hei, time to discuss my personal favorite from the bunch, Huang. Enough of bashing the characters though - onto the story. The info will grow through the story and new parts of them will reveal. There are already other reviews that detail exactly how the plot is stupidly aimless and bereft of basically most of the useful details it should have, so I am not going to rehash that. He simply became a puppet of the poorly written screenplay, being inserted whenever the writers saw fit.
Starting off with Suou, a determined and strong girl entwined between living a life as a human or a contractor. Overall 9 Story 9 Animation 10 Sound 10 Character 9 Enjoyment 9 Darker than Black, what an adventure it has been. Looking for what show an image came from? So take that for what you will. Still trying to decipher this show's bullshit?. And that would've satisfied me a hella lot more then seeing July and Sou in their parallel world, and Hei and Yin walking in the stars or whatever. And while I can't offer it much credit, an aspect of this season that might register with some was the new choice of music. For instance, it goes more into Hei's and Yin's relationship and you get to see Hei in a new way.
Overall 6 Story 7 Animation 7 Sound 7 Character 3 Enjoyment 6 I'm not really one for writing long reviews of anime I've watched, but I felt that I had to say something about this one. It is a very unique telling of the story and hard to put into words, but that isn't a bad thing. Where this series really shines however, is the characters. They view the existence of Contractors and Dolls as a threat to their power and unknown to the Contractors and Dolls actively working for them, their goal is to use all this Gate-related research to discover a way to commit genocide on the Contractors and Dolls, to prevent any challenges to their authority. Hei and Yin then leave for Hong Kong. You know you have a problem when the show's cat has more of a personality than the people in it.
What purpose does it serve? And for what you may ask? I've counted no less than 17 ads while viewing the show Code Geass has nothing on this. The nature of the contract however requires them to give back each time they use their power. And if that wasn't bad enough, she was degraded to becoming a contrived plot-device halfway through the series. Huang, to put it simply, is your hard-ass. The show kept on insinuating that there're answers to come, by dropping little nuggets of information throughout the narrative but that simply never exfoliated into anything in the end. Despite the fact that the contractors are supposed to be unemotional, each character still manages to have a unique personality which often even enhanced by this fact.