In the far future, the human race advanced to space, and prospered. However, Jikushin ( earthquake of time and space ) which occurred suddenly intercepted all networks, and all the civilizations were reset. However, the human race begins to revive, and enters the prosperity age of The Second by the Transvaal imperial country which rises at the center of the galactic system. The science and technology before the civilization was reset, that is, "Lost Technology" was considered to be god`s task. And, it came to be worshiped by the priest who was called "Tsuki no miko".
On the other hand, a certain guard fleet was stationed in the frontier of the galactic system. Though it was the seemingly perfectly ordinary army, the team composed only of the woman called "Angel Corps" existed in this army. They controlled the spaceship which was called "Angel Frame" which was the relic of Lost Technology. And, they collected the lost technology by using the angel frame, and carried out the duties to manage them. They were not the elite pilots, but Angel Corps was rather an eccentric person`s group. Arms mania`s Forte, costume player`s Mint, taciturn Vanilla, showy Ranpha and Milfeulle who likes cooking ... Every time, they cause a big trouble in the mission.
I was surprised no one had ever written a review on this series and that it is not more popular than it is. Galaxy Angel Z is the sequel to the original and contains the same likable cast detailing their insane adventures. This show is pure comedy, totally random, and quite silly. Yep I loved it.
Story? We don’t need no stinking story! There is none, I mean no plot at all besides the basic premise which is their role in the Angel Brigade in search of Lost Technology. This is such an important part of the story that most episodes rarely
even mention it. It doesn’t matter a bit. The episodes are just insane and random, so much so that they feel fresh and original. The episodes are pretty much totally independent of each other too and you could basically watch them in an order you wished. So if you’re looking for story this isn’t your show. Its comedy and it does that very well.
The Angels are great characters. There isn’t any character development but the show does a great job of defining their personalities and using it for the comedic elements. Another thing in this shows favor is the limited number of characters. Basically the entire cast is the Angels, Volcott, and Normad. This is a good thing because the episodes are short (12 min) and it lets us get to know the characters through the humor. The angels are not particularly unique but they are just so well done that you got to love them. Milfeulle is the ditsy klutz, Forte the butch gun toter, Ranpha the sporty beauty, Mint the loli cosplayer, and Vanilla, well the perfect vanilla bland emotionless robotic type. The cast fits together perfectly and there is just a good chemistry. Forte and Ranpha are probably my favorites and they are really the most over the top characters in the show.
For an older show I find that the art really is strong. The colors are very bright, cheery and vibrant and I think reflect the tone of the show nicely. The music really stands out too as both the OP and EN songs are so silly and cute that they match perfectly. Voice acting is strong as well and I felt all the voices fit their characters perfectly.
Overall this is a very good show. I don’t have too many negative things to say about it but I don’t give it a top score either. It’s so insane that sometimes you get lost and don’t know what’s going on. Perhaps some of it is a culture difference. Though anyone who likes wacky comedy should watch this show. It probably won’t appeal to everyone, but this is a nice sweet innocent show that relies on genuine humor without using echii to make it funny.
A great continuation of the Galaxy Angel series. Fantastic episodes that are broken down into 10-13 minute shorts. We're given a lot of great comedy again, making Season 2 an absolute must watch, but Galaxy Angel Z takes a turn and introduces some very real tense moments. The episode with Forte and the Silent Soldier was down right not a comedy; introducing dark, scary, tense and entirely different emotions from what we normally get in a Galaxy Angel episode. The stark difference works really well too, as the episodes that go in the opposite direction from the standard Galaxy Angel
setup seem to act like backstory and of a more serious intent.
The story is once again, for the most part, non-existent, though it makes Galaxy Angel focus on the harder things like character interaction and actually being funny, something that Galaxy Angel does really well.
Sound and music design is very 90's, with a lot of sounds that seem to come from many different shows. It doesn't hurt Galaxy Angel, but it's not exactly the best either. Ambient sounds are good though, as are the sounds of guns and other things. Opening and ED are really nice to listen to once again.
The girls are still really cute and with Galaxy Angel Z, we see more depth and information about them than ever before. Mint and Milfuelle continue to be super adorable and mega cute, my favorites!! ~
It is more of the same that was present in the first season of Galaxy Angel. However... the show has improved, and contains some very well written non-comedic episodes. Music has also improved and is less annoying. Characters are mostly the same.
Overall (if you haven't watched the first season for some reason). This is mostly a "silly fun" kind of anime that talks about some sort of all-girl special force that is supposed to be doing... something? Finding lost technology? Fighitng crime? Protecting justice? I'm not entirely sure. But instead they usually end up in some sort
of messy or silly situation instead.
Detailed breakdown below:
The story has improved compared to the first season. While first season mostly had a story that didn't really standa out in any aspect, this season features several episodes with a serious or mysterious atmosphere, which are surprisingly well written. There aren't a lot of those episodes - 3 or 4 of them total, but they're memorable. The rest follows the same pattern, like the first episode - girls dealing with some situation they've gotten into. There are more references to toher anime as well.
The story is episodic, and doesn't really have an overarching storyline. I think the episodes could've been watched in any order without any negative consequences.
Same art as the first season. It looks relatively low budget, and does not really have a lot of details going on. It is not as bad as, say... Narutaru was, but they're definitely trying to reduce animation budget when they can, even though they don't really ever go overboard with cost cutting tricks.
Doesn't really stand out, but the annoying electronic tune from the first season is, thankfully, gone. Music is okay. The music that accompanies "serious" episodes is actually good, but it is rarely utilized.
They're okay. Basically, everybody has a role/stereotype or archetype they adhere to and they try to stick with it. On an occasion the anime shows other side of the character, but there isn't much character development going on. In the end, it is a gag anime, so this is understandable.
I liked it more than the first season. The serious episodes were surprisingly good, especially the one called "Silent Enemy".
This is no masterpiece, but I'd recommend to check it out when you have the time. The show is fairly clean too, meaning no gore and fanservice in it. So, mostly silly fun kind of thing, with occasional sprinkle of seriousness.