Gatchaman CROWDS Insight: Inbound serves as a short prologue for the second season of Gatchaman CROWDS, known as Insight. At barely over 14 minutes long, it's a fun action-packed fun addition to the series in which Rui - on presumably his first outing as a Gatchaman - Hajime, Joe and Sugane are given a few minutes to shine in a pretty spectacular mid-flight fight sequence: they must protect the prime-minister from the mysterious Red CROWDS at all costs.
It is hinted that these new digital entities have appearead as a backlash against the ones established in the previous season, possibly brought forth by a new alien menace. Hajime also gives mention of a new Gatchaman whom we are given a couple seconds to see right before the end credits.
We also see Katze, now stuck inside Hajime's head, as he tries to negatively influence her and fails when Hajime puts her witts to work.
This ONA is definitely entertaining and it sets up the second season nicely.
The animation itself is the same as with the first season, but the CGI felt slightly off, though it didn't really bother me.
Soundwise, the catchy OST is once again used to hype up the action and the voice acting does not disappoint.
It's a quick and fun prologue, that might not seem entirely necessary, but should not be overlooked.
And the greatest thing about Inbound? There's little to almost no Pandaman! read more