The battle against Tendou Kodzunu is over, and the Magami Five begin to look forward to their senior graduation, hopefully planning for their adult futures. However, life in Tokyo is not at peace...
The underground assassin group known as the Twelve Heavenly Generals of the Martial Fist begin to move against those protecting the city from demons. Normally rumored to kill criminals that the mundane law was unable to bring to justice, the Martial Fist now set their sights on Tatsuma Hiyuu, Kyouichi Houraiji, Aoi Misato, Komaki Sakurai, Yuuya Daigo, and Hisui Kisaragi.
What is the purpose of this cruel turn of events? And who ordered the hit? New threats emerge as others awakened to powers unleashed by the Ryumyaku seek out the Magami kids - and old friends now return as enemies.
Destinies will collide as the Stars of Fate begin to merge; Yin and Yang will meet. And soon the shadowy figure pulling the strings will reveal himself, in an effort to raze Tokyo to the ground and awaken the Vessel of the Golden Dragon.
If you're reading this, then you've most likely already seen the first season so I won't talk about that. This may sound like a rant of nonsensical rambling, but this is how I give my review, or rather critique.
Although for the second season, they fill a lot of holes that were left from the first season, however brought about new ones until the bitter end. S2 fails in comparison to the first. I hate anime that end abruptly in the middle such as a character never being seen again, or they were last seen doing this but don't say what happened to them. This is one of those anime titles.
The story was okay, being that they incorporated fantasy, supernatural mythology, epic action, and some romance, but that's the only reason why I rated it up to 7 as I start from 10 and deduct what I don't like. With the last two episodes, they sort of explained more in depth of the characters backgrounds to accompany the main story's, but not the main story itself.
What I didn't like was for some eps, after each episode, they skip right into the middle of the next one, and go back to where they left off later. I can understand this form of story telling in short stories where they commonly start in the middle and tell onward, but with anime it gets complicated when you jump back and forth continuously, leaving the viewer not knowing what just happened and confused half the time.
I've no complaints about the art and sound as they were top-notch, but the characters of the story aren't expressed very well. The reason being they either don't go too in-depth for certain characters, or go too in-depth for other certain characters, and also the order of which they do that; they need to get their priorities straight.
With anime such as this that has graphic bloodshed, there are bound to be deaths. However continuously I've been seeing more and more series do this: killing off the characters that would have been better if they lived, and letting certain characters live that NEEDED TO BE KILLED & STAY DEAD!!
Although only a fragment of the whole story, at times I've thought the original romantic character relations that were supposedly canon were great, but they decided to put it all in a blender with new ingredients and see what comes out of that. It's like putting tomato in a fruit salad. So obviously I was left with a disgusted taste from seeing little progress, or too much, or misdirected characters portrayals and where the creators were going with this all.
On a side note: the series ends at episode 11. Episode 12 is more of an extra or OVA you'd normally see packed with DVD specials. Another fault I see is they should have directed their efforts or attention towards a more complete rounded ending in the last episode, instead of an extra that the main series could have done without.
My overall enjoyment is high because of my satisfaction for the art, sound, action, and favourite voice actors/actresses(seiyuu), but only average for my disappointment in their story telling and characters.read more
This is a great sequel, personally, I think that this is way better than the 1st season.
Unlike the first season, (with 1 main antagonist and him sending MINIONZ after the heroes), this season shows off TWISTS and more action!
The story was pretty original to me, even though most shounens are the same (High school kids fight evil!). I liked the overall story, even though in some parts I had a difficult time understanding what was going on.
The characters in this anime are great, and this season showed the audience more character development and origins. Although some characters are "common/typical", this anime managed to add more personalities to characters, showing more variety.
The art and sound are A+, I've never seen such great artwork and music before, and through Tokyo Majin I've gotten to listen to such a great band(ACID), and the OST. The fight scenes,(Thanks to the wonderful animation) were all action packed and kept me on my toes.
Although I really wanted more of Alan Claude in the story, this will stay in my favorite anime forever.
This needs more watchers though, seriously. read more
I found this second season to be a bit more coherent and powerful than the previous season. It opens up with a bang, with a mysterious organization, some very interesting build-up, and delectable fights (the choreography and animation for Tatsuma's fights are always so graceful to watch). Although the story seems to progress too quickly (especially with the anime's fondness for never really showing how -anything- ends except with a few flashbacks in the following episode), at least it tries to tie together the various plot strings from both seasons as it heads towards its climax.
We get new insights in characters' pasts as well as character development. The middle half of the series wades neck-high through angst and more angst, before closing out with a rather sudden and unfulfilling ending -- at first glance. Nevertheless, I think the ending did a great job in closing out this seemingly unfinished story and leaving the viewer (at least, me) with a sense of closure and fulfillment, simply by focusing on the characters rather than the plot.
Well truth to be told, if you are reading this.. then you've probably watched season one and anxious to see what season two is about. Well season one is started out pretty good. Starting with a fighting scene on the very first episode really hooks you in. However that is how this entire franchise is going to be like.
I can see how it's very allure to watch this anime with all the suspense they give you and the mystery provided. Like how at the end of season one, many mystery has not yet been solve, which cause many more question. Season one was pretty good is the aspect of sequence of events and moments of suspense. This anime is very short anime with very very short arcs. Season one was the longest where we get to see every character and then near the end focused on one character which is "Misato Aoi" Season two however is full of confusion and just plain terrible. But at the very least the producer tried to fix it. Here's why....
I will say this season two contains a better story, more mystery and increased in suspense but the procedure or the events weren't executed to reach the satisfactory point. The first 5 episode arc was about this Justice assassination organization. If was an pretty good intro to the mastermind of the destruction and is gave us what should we expect to see in the next few eps. However it wasn't executed properly. The characters weren't properly introduced, the producer tried to deepen our knowledge of the character but not to the full therefore leaving us back to square one. A lot more characters true identity ore motives came to light but it had no connection to the story at all. Like the second arc, Stars of Fate, the four guardians were even given a reasonable amount of screen time for us to get to know them as the guardian. I know it's suppose to be unknown but they shouldn't at least gave us a hint that they have met before or at least encounter.(talking about the Alan Claude). The most terrible thing about this anime is that they completely ignore the strong point of the anime is the fluid fighting scenes. I actually looked forward to the fighting scenes but instead they made the enemy way to powerful and that somehow instead of close combat it's more like a one hit KO or a super powerful beam. The last episode of season two is even more despicable!!
The ending of 23 was awesome, very strong, very powerful but they complete ignore the fight and went back to the aftermath or the ending of the show instead of slowly guiding us through it. People want to see the fight but they didn't show us what we want. It's like trying to watch a movie but half way through at the FREAKEN CLIMAX they cut us off and show us the ending. The worst part is they realize what they've done and just added a small cut scene of it. The last two episode of season two is a sort of a bonus for us to get a better feel of the characters and a little more of the aftermath, but honestly disappoint me because I'm pretty sure it could've been inserted somewhere in the actual season as a part of an arc instead of a bonus, for more effect. It's like they are trying to fix things up.
The music and art i have no complaint about, they were both drawn and inserted very nicely, characters personality very much suit how the character are drawn.
Honestly if you were going to watch this season and hoping that the mysteries from the first season were going to be solved and unravel then you are looking at disappointment!! SERIOUSLY!! However if your just looking at anime just to kill some time and like action and suspense mainly appealing to shounen viewers then this may be the one for you but don't expect to much from this!