The episodes continue off from the original series introducing also a new character.
Basically, it continues on about Ledo after the events in the main story where he now works as a diver gathering stuff. The first part is basically breaking into the new character and also showing what Ledo did off screen. The second is a continuation, but both sides have a pretty critical point that made me jump out of my seat.
The sound never really bothered me nor did it really help to the story. Honestly, I gave it an 8 only because I couldn't find a negative point, but nothing stood out.
series that is nearly all about boats and water, I was hooked the second I saw how well drawn the characters are and still am. Every scene of action is wonderfully drawn and every character is drawn to catch every part of them.
We see so much into the new character Leena while also getting a true glimpse of Ledo and Amy which was my driving motion for the entire series from the start. It was flawless, every moment.
Just wow. Eternally I see this as one of my series I'd recommend to anyone since despite the somewhat harsh ending on the second episode, it still ended on a high note and was really wonderful to view.
If this series isn't considered good, I don't know what I would consider good anymore. It appeals to everyone and you can watch whenever and always enjoy the scenes. The second episode really got to me too so was also really enjoyable.
"Far beyond the voyage" is a two episode OVA series for Suisei no Gargantia that expands on the worldbuilding of the original series. You could think of it as a movie that is split into two episodes. It doesn't explore the already known cast any further or go into detail about the Galactic Alliance or Hideauze, but does expand upon the waterworld very nicely.
We get to have a glimpse of the daily life inside Gargantia once more and will see what Ledo is doing after the events of the series. Some clues about the history of the Earth before the colonists left it are revealed.
Meanwhile, we get a flashback about an incident in Gargantia when Chamber was around.
The actual story starts only after these events. It has something to do with the new character, but I won't spoil the details. This storyline is admittedly quite generic, but during its course it allows the viewers to know more about the Earth outside of just the Gargantia. Unfortunately however, it doesn't focus on it too much and only narrates it in a superficial way. But this is still a great thing because the main series never did that and left it only for speculation.
The battles are not many and they don't have the same tension as the main series. Depending on which aspect of the series you liked, it is possible that some may be disappointed with the OVAs. So I say watch it with low expectations.
The animation is gorgeous as always but a slight dip in quality is noticeable in the way the waves are animated during some scenes. The soundtrack is great, calming most of the time. These have always been strong points in the show and this OVA is no exception. The OP and the ED fit the overall atmosphere well.
Overall I enjoyed this more than I expected. Most of the side characters stay shallow, but the interesting world makes up for it. Recommended for the fans and anyone who is interested in seeing more of the world of Suisei no Gargantia.