|"Well, back to school."|
The drama in this show is the best part of the story as the drama scenes actually add something to the show... Granted it isn't the best drama of all time and could be stronger but I do gain something from watching the drama scenes. There was some comedy in this season but it was toned down quite a bit compared to the first season as this season was trying to have more of a serious tone. Did I like the comedy? It had it's moments but there were a lot of jokes that were just plain useless and forced.
Characters in this show are alright as they do a good job of making you want to support them and wish their journey well. The characters could've also been given more personality and character as it feels like that we are being given very toned down minimalistic and bare bone versions of the characters, they were more well done in the first season. A huge complaint about this show is that it ends on a super huge cliffhanger and not just that but the cliffhanger was the most interesting thing to happen in this entire series as it teases something great for a third season. Sadly it does not look like that a third season will happen for what ever reason and that does tick me off a little.
Art-work in this show has a basic and clean look and it looks decent with nothing bad that I can say about the look. Character designs are a little generic looking to where you could mistake most of the characters (excluding Medaka) for characters from other shows (like "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (2012 - Ongoing)" and "Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (2006 - 2007)"). Animation in this show is passable through most of the show but there are some moments where the animation looks choppy and slow. The Japanese dub is decent with voices that work well with all of the characters but the acting could've been stronger. There's also a few typos in the English subtitles which is a little weird to see. Soundtrack to this show isn't bad and it goes well with all of the scenes.
In the special features section there were text-less versions of the opening and closing credit sequences. I wasn't really a fan of them as sure they had some decent music and alright visuals but there wasn't anything all that special that hooked me into then. You also get a load of trailers that aired on Japanese television and my feelings for them are neutral as I didn't find anything particularly good or bad about them.
Overall this was not a good follow-up to the first season and nor was it a good season in general. Sure early episodes in this season showed promise but it ultimately ended up being very bland and boring (minus the cliffhanger). If there were a third season to be coming out then I'd recommend you'd rent or watch this show via legal stream so you know what to expect for that season, since this is not the case, I recommend you avoid this and just stick to the first season of the show. Bland and boring fight show that left me disappointed.
Title: Medaka Box Abnormal (Medaka Box - Season Two)
Animation Studio: Gainax
Genre: Animation/Anime, Action, Drama, Comedy
Running Time: 288 Minutes (12 Episodes)
Distributor: Hanabee Entertainment
Rating: M15+ (Animated violence, sexual references)