Lufy, discovered floating lifeless in space, is brought on board a Solnoid cruiser and given another chance at life. Once the hardened warrior, she is shown events that shake her faith (one's own death seems to have a way of changing one's philosophy) and lessening her power as a fighter just as that power is most needed!
Gall Force 2: Destruction is the second installment of the Gall Force series, which started with Eternal Story. It again brings together the talents of director Katsuhito Akiyama and character designer Kenichi Sonoda, who worked together on the first film as well as the relatively more-known Bubblegum Crisis OVA series. Anyone familiar with Bubblegum Crisis will find many elements of the Gall Force series similar, most notably the pacing, character tropes (not just the designs), and general sense of humor.
There isn’t a whole lot to say about this sequel, as it picks up on Lufy’s character almost immediately after where the
first installment left her—which was floating in space after a battle. She is rescued and resuscitated by a passing Solnoid ship, only to find that years have passed since she was left to drift. Her character grows a bit over the course of the next forty-some minutes, and in the mean time, a plot involving star system-annihilating weaponry unfolds.
As might be expected for those familiar with the first Gall Force installment, the art direction of Destruction focuses almost entirely on sterile, sleek hallways of futuristic spaceships and uniquely-designed ship exteriors that bare the prominent stamp of the 80s. The backgrounds are well drawn, and for the most part, quite detailed. Character models are the standard Kenichi Sonoda fare just as the film, so expect more of the same. Directing is quite average but highly enjoyable for any fans of the prevailing 80s method. Animation quality hovers above average with the great designs and consistent level of detail, but overall fluidity of movement is about what should be expected from its time.
It’s aged reasonably well and holds up to repeated viewings, but the plot mechanics and animation style keep it noticeably rooted in the old school. Fans of Eternal Story will no doubt find something enjoyable out of this title; however, anyone unfamiliar with Eternal Story will most likely be turned off by its sudden narrative developments and its dated quality.
Recommended for fans of the original Gall Force, Bubblegum Crisis, sci-fi set in space, and/or older anime in general.
This is the 2nd gall force movie from 1987, wich continues first with the destruction of the enemy homeworld , as well the comeback of 1 crewmember from movie 1, here is were the story goes further and reveals a it more about the war, same animation, same soundtracks and a bit repetitive spacefights with some new persons to introduce ( wich trought the gall force saga are rein-carnations of the 1st gall force persons, only diffrent names) but still quite ok.