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Aldnoah.Zero 2

January 26, 2015

One of this season’s most anticipated and advertised shows is “Aldnoah.Zero 2”, the sequel of the excellent mecha anime that aired last summer and ended with an epic finale that had viewers longing for more.

Had initially written off “Aldnoah.Zero” after its first episode, fearing it would be yet another run of the mill Gundam inspired mecha anime, but it surprised me by steadily becoming better with each episode and closing off with a season finale that stunned us all.
Was curious to see if the creators would have the guts to stick to their daring choice. After all, how many series truly write off its two main characters by having them shot dead in the season finale?

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Alas, promotional material for the sequel soon suggested both Inaho and Asseylum survived, which I personally feel is a missed chance for this anime to become unique by writing off the two protagonists and shifting all attention to the antagonists.
Am certain “Aldnoah.Zero 2” still has plenty of good surprises in store for us, but cannot shake the sensation its creators let an extraordinary opportunity go by.

In fact, “Aldnoah.Zero 2” increasingly reminds me of “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2” which while it was an excellent, far above average show with some terrific writing for its main characters and a moving finale, it still failed to achieve its full potential.

Still, wholeheartedly recommend this anime to anyone as it will no doubt become one of the better mecha series of these past few years.
You can watch “Aldnoah.Zero 2” on Crunchyroll.

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