Even though this is the second half of the series, I will be talking about both part one and part two of the Godannar anime. Since both of them are the same whole overall storyline. If you have read my first review you'll notice that its about 90% the same as the first. This was unavoidable because both season one and two are both equal parts of the same pie. And really only differ with the actual music.
Well this version picks up after the cliffhanger of the first season, its much better since the story is more fleshed out this time, and it starts
to concentrate more on the story. Basically the whole series revolved around these creatures called "Mimesis" that seem to be attacking earth for some unknown reason, and its up to a select group of mecha style fighters (most of which contain exaggerated busty women) to save the earth from this threat. Though even in the end we never really know why earth was being attacked. Instead its nothing more than mech on mech action (which isn’t too shabby actually) and up close shots of the female’s body. The character development is pretty low as well, with the exception of Anna, Goa and Mira.....we never really get much story from the other characters. At least not something that will actually make you want to care about them like you normal would, not to mention everything in this series feels very generic. To its credit though the action scenes are pretty descent, and the mecha designs I actually found kind of neat. No real story here, but the fighting parts and fan service might keep some into it. Oh and this series actually does have a descent ending.
Same as the first, but easily the best part, all the character and mech designs are all very well done here. They both boast colorful and detailed body suits and armor, and you can tell that each one went through some thought on how to give it flare and appeal. The backgrounds are also nice, you get some pretty lush environments, from the deep jungle scenes, to the large city scape ones. Very nice to look at, though some may be turned off by the extremely robust bouncy women, as all are very exaggerated in this respects.
There has been a tweaked version of the first seasons tracks, decent enough, even though you really only get one catchy background track (which is a non-vocal version of the opening), but other than that however, there really isn’t much to say about it. The opening theme was pretty darn awesome though, you get this raspy male pop singer that has a pretty distinct voice to him, though I doubt it will appeal to a major part of the audience, it still is and interesting tune. Ending theme was okay, and played as a somewhat low key melody, but nothing really distinct about it.
Well all the characters are likable, and there are literally tons of them in this anime, and I can promise you that you will not even get to know half of them, as they tend to only pop in when needed, and never any other time. Now you do get some actual back story and character development with about three or four of them, and even that is pretty shallow. Though I did kind of like watching Ana and Goa interact with each other. Its one of the few series that has both leads already married, and a big part of the show is all about them trying to keep things together. Nothing too special, but it will probably catch your eye.
Bottom Line: 7/10
Well if you already started the first half, the second one is a little better story wise. While there are a good portion of things that just didn’t work out to distinct this title from other generas like it, it isn’t really a bad series either. And this second season does improve on thing quite a bit. Watching Goa and Anna interact is pretty fun to watch as always, plus there is actually an ending to this that ties up all loose ends. A much needed improvement.
Great character design
Good action scenes
Homage to old school mecha
The amount of fan service may bother some people
The story starts of like a traditional mecha anime with war involving giant robots but the truth is the story is mostly centered around the characters. I personally liked this approach very much.
I really loved the artstlye, It seemed prety unique. The the colors are very vibrant.
I voice acting was handled very well. Brett Weaver's (Voice of Nabeshin from Excel Saga) voice was perfect for Goh. He truly excels at being over the top. I was also nice to hear hilary haag ( Voice of Rosette
Christopher from Chrono Crusade) as Anna, she along with everyone else did an amazing job.
I really liked how the music felt so nostalgic, I thought it was good overall.
I enjoyed how every character got at least one moment in the spotlight. All the characters were likable and fun to watch.
I liked the over the top moments, they reminded me of G-gundam and Gurren Lagann. This show has lots of epic moments the make it worth watching.
There's nothing about this show that I strongly disliked. The action, animation, voice acting, and music were amazing.
It takes off where it's prequel left off. You must have seen the prequel to understand the storyline. They g into more details of the story, but there are a lot of things left unsaid. The characters are better explained than in the prequel. Some of the characters still get to your nerves though (in reference to my review on the prequel). The robots have nice designs and new attacks are introduced to the different mechas.
It is better than the first season, although it's totally dependent to it. It seems to be more worked and better developed, with good art and good animation. Romantic,
a bit cheesy, ending.
If you already watched the first season, I recommend you to watch this one as well.