Gundam 00 Season Two Review

The second season of Gundam 00 was recently completed. If you read my Gundam 00 season 1 review you would know that I enjoyed it very much and was looking forward to season 2. The second season mostly lived up to my expectations but it wasn’t perfect a few things I did not like but all in all it was a joy to watch.

A-Laws vs Celestial Being

Season 2 picks up a couple years after the happenings of season 1. The majority of the nations of Earth has come together to form the Earth Sphere Federation, with a peacekeeping force called A-Laws above the regular army tasked with destroying terrorists and keeping rogue nations not a part of the alliance in check. Not surprising A-Laws evolves into the evil doers and Celestial Being returns to action with their famous disciplinary stick code named Gundam. A few of their first tasks are to return their team to full strength and introduce the twin drive Gundam and successor to Exia, Gundam Double O.

I hate the innovators

Familiar faces return and Saji, Louise, Graham, Sumeragi, Ali Al-Saachez, Seigei and the “immortal” Patrick Colasour just to name a few. The second season of Gundam 00 is overflowing with action and multiple catastrophic global events (I wished for that at the end of my season 1 review). The problem that surfaces however is the story and reasons behind a lot of what goes on in the second season seem tacked on and there isn’t much character development. Ribbons Almark and his ban of innovator shemales made crappy villains but there was never a dull moment when Ali Al-Saachez was on screen. Setsuna matured I the second season to not seem so childish and robot-like and I actually liked him this time around enough o call him my favourite.

Underwhelming ending and Upcoming Movie

Season 1 and season 2 of Gundam 00 is equally enjoyable I think with the first season doing a good job of introducing and partially explaining the Gundam 00 story and season 2 expanding that story slightly with a few interesting plot twists, lots of action but an underwhelming main villain and generic final episode. Look out, there is a Gundam 00 movie coming in 2010.

Thank you for reading! have you seen the second season of Gundam 00 yet? Looking forward to the Movie? Check out the anime and manga section of the gallery for a couple dozen Gundam 00 season 1 and 2 images.

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