I don’t know how it happened, but I watched the last episode yesterday. It feels weird, not only because I watched the second season within a few days, but also because the ending itself was weird. I won’t spoiler it in this review though, but if you haven’t watched the first season, reading this might be a spoiler in itself, so… SPOILER WARNING(!?)
The second season picks up where the first one ended. Quite literally. The difference now is though, that the left-out characters from the first season now play a bigger role, and the new Amazones and her Tengu turn out to be a part of the growing cast. It’s funny how they all work together so well, and it feels like the new characters have been there since the very beginning.
This time, Kou’s father is not the main problem, but a trip to Venus is. Nino tells the others how she has heard from her parents, and now she wants to go home again. By going home, she means the planet Venus of course, and most of the riverbank residents want to join her on that trip, and find a new home on her planet. This results in hard training with the help of Sister, where they need to live in a room with one another for almost a week, and also lose weight, as the rocket can only hold 500 kilos of weight.
As we get new characters though, we also get new backstories, of which I found Billy’s to be the one I’d like to know more about. The old characters also get a bit of story added to them, but I don’t feel any wiser as to what they did in the past. Although we get to know Whitey a lot better, and I like him a lot more than in the first season because of that. Due to various circumstances, we also get to see more of Maria, which is something I welcomed, as Sister is my favorite character of them all, and if you watched the first season, you know how their relationship works.
To be honest, there is nothing more I can say about the second season, as it has its roots in the first one, which I already reviewed. I don’t want to spoiler too much either, which is hard not to, if I keep writing about what happens. If they go to Venus or not, and who that shady person from the first season is must be held a secret! So go watch it if you haven’t already, it sure is worth it. I actually laughed more during these 13 episodes, as the characters were all established and well-known.
I’m sorry for not writing that much, bear with me please. Go watch it, and tell me what character you like the most, as there is bound to be at least one likeable character for every taste 🙂