Hey doods and pees. Welcome to another episode of The G-Views. Summer vacation and the PS3 have taken much of my time away from blogging so for those following me on a daily basis (All 3 of you) I’ll do my best to post stuff more regularly but I won’t make any promises anymore. I made far too many and have yet to keep all of them. For now, make due with the long overdue Milky Holmes 2nd season review.
It’s not one of my best but if you’re interested, here’s the G-View of the 1st season.
Number of episodes: 12+1 Special
G-Rating: 9/10 personal sense of humor. Overall, 7/10
Last Spring I mentioned 3 comedy anime I picked up (Macho Nichijou and Kill me Baby) and of all 3, MH2 is the one I enjoyed the most.
What can I say about the show that I haven’t already said in my review of the last one? It’s basically more of the same, times 9000! It’s funnier, the few fight scenes there are, (Yes, there are battles on this show) are more hilariously epic (Especially the final one. I don’t care what anyone says, this guy is as epic and memorable as Light Yagami in terms of legendary anime villains.), Henriette’s breasts are gloriously bouncier, but most importantly, it’s more random and stupider. It was so stupid in fact, that I went back and watched the 1st season a 2nd time and enjoyed it twice as much as the first time I saw it. There wasn’t a single episode in the 2nd season where I wasn’t forced to laugh. The show’s humor speaks to me. This is the kind of mindless comedy I enjoy, from Milky Holmes constantly getting Rat’s name wrong (Ra’s Al Ghul FTW!) to Kokoro repeatedly smacking Sherlock in the head with a golden mask every time Sharon calls her Kokoro-chan. Kokoro’s still my least liked character but it’s so delicious watching her get hurt.
Without spoiling what happened near the end of season 1, not only is the Detective Academy in danger of being condemned and demolished due to the police solving more crimes than them but also the only four students who have the power and prestige to save the school, have not only lost their Toys AGAIN but also suffer from lack of interest, short term memory and regressed intelligence. In short, our heroines are more gloriously mentally retarded than ever. Suffice to say, the DA’s screwed. Of course there’s more to it than that but you’ll have to see for yourself.
The slapstick humor here works better for some reason compared to Kill me Baby and Macho Nichijou. The fact the main cast are related to legendary detectives and thieves is interesting but still completely irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. The show is meant to make you laugh, not give you epiphanies or topics for deep discussions.
Like last season, the closest you’ll get to any yuri subtext here is the relationship between Sherlock and Henriette. There are others (Not as apparent as last time) but the bond between these two is undoubtedly the one that sticks out the most once again. It’s not as relevant because it isn’t shown as frequently but it’s there when it does get screen time, the bond I mean. Don’t believe me? Ask Black Rocco.
Animation and music remain relatively unchanged in terms of quality, which is a good thing if you ask me. It’s colorful, cheerful, bright and most of all, randomly insane, like the show itself.
Characters: Short and sweet description of the 3 main groups because none of them have changed much since the last season.
The Milky Holmes 4 from left to right: Hercule, superstrength Toy and still incredibly shy but incredibly curious about eroticism at the same time. REALLY CURIOUS! Nero, annoying, selfish and greedy tomboy, who loves to eat a lot( more so than the rest of the team). Her Toy manipulates all forms of metal. Cordelia, still my favorite character on the show. Tends to lose her sanity when in the dark, loves expressing her joygasms (or most emotions for that matter) through opera singing and is gloriously bizarre. Her Toy gives her foresight. Sherlock, the airheaded and caring klutzy leader. Her Toy gives her telekinesis, usually using barriers.
The Gentlemen Thieves from left to right: Stone River, Stern member of the group who has both impressive swordsmanship and the immobilization Toy. Twenty, the extreme narcissist armed with playing cards, his mirage Toy, decent Engrish and erecto nipples (They’re WAY more frequent this season. Hoo boy. Female fans seem to like him). Rat, youngest member who uses bombs and the Flame Toy. Milky Holmes still can’t get his name right. Henriette, aka Arsene, still the seitokaichou of the Detective Academy, leader of the GT and a woman I would want to have sex with if she were real. Her Illusion Toy has increased in power, enough to become real attacks.
The G4 Police Force from right to left: Soft spoken, sharp tongued computer expert with a sweet tooth. Kung-fu, goth attire loving chick, well endowed beauty with both athleticism and a surprising moe side. I already explained how I feel about Kokoro but to sum up her character: Self absorbed shorty with a superiority complex and obsession with gloating about her self proclaimed ever increasing intellect. In reality she’s just a brat, which is both her charm for some, and annoyance for others.
In conclusion: If you enjoyed the 1st season’s random humor and craved more of it times 9000, your wish is granted in this season. If you’re the few that actually thought a show with the name “Holmes” in it actually involved mysteries and were expecting a thought provoking epic, “Points to the exit”. This show won’t give its viewers epiphanies, nor is it a psychological wet dream, it’s a comedy starring four idiotic super sleuths along with a cast of oddballs and a busty 2D babe I want to have sex with if she were a real person. Nothing more, nothing less.