drums please, Fab.
Not an easy feat living up to its predecessor especially without Masaaki Yuasa’s involvement but this did the job well enough. The visual transition is pretty much seamless, it has the same likeable characters and off beat humour but a much different and linear structure this time.
It’s not nearly as nuanced nor experimental as the original but still good fun.
With the amount of content cut out this ultimately felt more like a greatest hits adaptation by focusing purely on the prominent scenes; this inevitably affects the pacing but I think it’s mostly fine.
I think they did a great job with art, characters and tone. This really should have been 2 cours though.
Even with the extra episode I have no idea how they are planning to tie up all those loose ends. It’s pretty unique and has interesting themes, but I’m not a huge fan of the parallel world shenanigans, personally felt that the show peaked around episode 7 or so.
It’s alright considering the production issues behind it.