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Neo Angelique Abyss ~Second Age~

Continuing from season 1, I bring you my review for season 2!

Name: Neo Angelique Abyss ~Second Age~

Japanese Name: ネオアンジェリーク Abyss ~Second Age~

Air Date: July 6 2008 – September 28 2008

Studio: Yumeta Company

Episodes: 13

PLOT

Continuing where the first season left off, the sudden increase of Thanatos with the disappearance of the Aube Hunters has now left Arcadia in ruin. Desperation reigns high as the Religious Organization fights to battle the Thanatos. Six months had already past since Hidamari mansion burned to ashes, the Aube Hunters, once hailed as heroes, is now blamed for the appearance of Thanatos. Nevertheless, hope still exists for the reappearance of the Queen’s Egg one day, who will become the savior of Arcadia. Unknown to many however, the Aube Hunters have actually been silently waiting for the awakening of Angelique, who has been asleep the entire time.

I wanted to do a review on Kaichou wa Maid-sama! instead but I had to literally drag myself to the computer in order to finish my posts on Neo Angelique. My eyes are drooping as I type this so I’m sorry if there are any spelling mistakes or if some things don’t make sense at all!

Don’t worry Misaki, I’ll get to you and Takumi eventually!

First Impressions

I wasn’t really bothered if I watched this or not but I had to finish the Neo Angelique series before moving on. I wanted to know what happened to Nyx. When I was watching season 1, I pretty much knew what was going to happen but I didn’t know what would happen afterwards. It was weird seeing him with all that weird facial stuff, it was in a way… paranormal I guess? xD

Was I really scared of this?

Daisuke Ono has returned, hurrah! I was so happy hearing his voice again, oh how I’ve missed you Hyuuga! Same goes to Rayne and J.D obviously, I could never forget about you guys (^_^;)

Angelique is probably in a deep sleep because of the shock from the revelation that Nyx is Erebos. I get that but… 6 MONTHS?! That’s a bit much isn’t it? I thought she was dead rather than unconscious! I wouldn’t keep those bishies waiting and worrying. If one of them gave me a kiss then I would certainly wake up, it’ll be my own tale of Sleeping Beauty .。゚+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ノ゚+.゚。sorry, fangirling mode switched on again!

I was hoping that the director will wrap up everything and fill in the gaps so that I don’t have to think of crazy stories in order to complete the story myself. And no cliffhangers please, I’ve had enough of them now.

Midway Impressions

*Keeping eyes open*

Now that was unexpected… Mathias used an artificial chip. You do realise that those things were destroyed for a reason, what a douche! LOL. I just called him a shower in French…how I know that is unknown xD

The plot makes more sense than the first, it has more action which is good! I think the director must of heard some complaints about there being a lack of action and I’m glad they’ve taken opinions on board, shows that they really care about their fans and audience \(^o^)/

Give her the cold shoulder! She’ll leave you anyway…

Overall Opinion

Season 2 was a lot better than season 1!

The animation was still flawless, the opening and ending songs were both catchy and the voice actors were amazing as always!

The characters were more developed than the first season. Angelique got more guts as she took up sword fighting lessons which made me happy and she sacrificed everything that she had -friends and a normal life- to become the Queen. I think that she has found true strength in herself and in others but it was sad to see that she can never see everyone again – I was bawling my eyes out… okay, not really but you get the picture xD

Damn you Angelique! Why did you leave the bishies behind (ノ`д´)ノ〃┻━┻ out of all things, WHY WOULD YOU LEAVE BEHIND A GROUP OF BISHIES?! The ending really disappointed me AND it was left on a cliffhanger AGAIN. I am still raging about it after all this time…

Bernard, Hyuuga, Rayne, J.D and Nyx- don’t despair! I’ll stay here for you because I love you (๑´ლ`๑)

Don’t be so shocked Rayne! I was telling the truth when I said I’ll never leave you!

Jet-san has feelings! Hurray, this calls for a celebration \(^o^)/ he was so adorkable when he discovered his feelings for Angelique ♪───O(≧∇≦)O────♪

Neo Angelique overall is an okay series. I say okay because season 2 was much better than season 1 as there was a better plot, more action and better character development. Season 2 still had predictable events like season 1 but it was less obvious. The characters were more developed and showed more of their history/past than season 1 and now their feelings for Angelique become more apparent. Whoever still wants to continue watching the Neo Angelique saga after season 1, this is a must for those who can’t get enough of the magic and fantasy of reverse harem!

I’m sorry that this post was shorter than all of the others, I’ve been trying to do last minute homework before going back to school ( ಠ_ಠ ) I promise that I will try harder next time!

It may take some time for the next review to come out so please bear with me… the next review will be for Kaichou wa Maid-sama ❤

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Neo Angelique Abyss

This is the first season of Neo Angelique, the second is Neo Angelique Abyss ~Second Age~.

Name: Neo Angelique Abyss

Japanese Name: ネオアンジェリーク Abyss

Air Date: April 6 2008 – June 29 2008

Studio: Yumeta Company

Episodes: 13

PLOT

While the young Angelique lives out her days peacefully in her school, attacks from the monstrous Thanatos has been increasing everywhere else. Two Purifiers show up one day, men with the power to exterminate the Thanatos. One of them, Nyx, attempts to convince Angelique to join them in their work, as she has the power to be the only female Purifier. As Angelique hesitates, a Thanatos shows up in their school. Nyx and the other Purifier, Rayne, fight a losing battle. With her classmates falling prey to the Thanatos, and the Purifiers beaten to submission, Angelique’s desire to save everyone awakens. She became the only female Purifier in their land of Arcadia, the one known as the ‘Queen’s Egg’.

Neo Angelique was made by the studio that did La Corda d’Oro so I knew that the animation would be beautiful. And of course… MORE BISHIES! YAY \(^o^)/ plus Daisuke Ono plays Hyuuga which is a bonus because his long hair reminds me of Azuma Yunoki from La Corda except it’s white (^^)

I must not focus on the bishies, I must focus on the series itself!

First Impressions:

The first episode went straight to the point and introduces the characters and situation. Angelique is at an all girls school who has ambitions to be a doctor after her parents. Nyx is a kind gentleman with high class and Rayne is a hot bishie who blushes easily (๑´ლ`๑)

Who doesn’t love a red haired bishie?

The Thanatos are… strange creatures. I want to murder them!

As usual, the animation is beautifully done! That’s what I expect from a romance anime but it’s a bit too sparkly you know what I mean? I know it’s for a female audience but it’s still an overuse of sparkles – what’s your excuse? It’s a shoujo anime… oh wait, it is xD

Midway Impressions

Angelique has conflicted emotions so I understand how she feels. She’s fighting to protect everyone so she has a lot of burdens on her shoulders. The amount of pressure must of been hard to deal with, thankfully the other hunters cheered her up – that’s what they’re there for! I sympathised with her hardships. As a whole, I like her character. I thought she would be annoying at first but I really like her. And her cat Erwin is adorable and when he hisses at Nyx, it’s a massive clue for the end of season 1.

Nyx and Hyuuga were so sweet when they called her “mademoiselle” or “Angelique-sama” (*´ω`*) – my fangirl mood went through the roof! I was watching this when my brother was in my room so he must of went ( ಠ_ಠ ) whenever I was squealing at Hyuuga.

Rayne is in denial. I swear to God that I will hit him! But I won’t since it will ruin his beautiful face. He’s clearly in love in Angelique – why don’t you say/do anything?! You two are perfect for each other ❤

J.D has a really sad past. It must be hard for him to live in the world, after all he is a ‘doll’. Even though he’s a doll, he’s a human in my eyes and I’m glad he’s gotten emotions. He’d be a real lifeless doll ( ಠ_ಠ ) his character design reminds me of Ryotaro Tsuchiura from La Corda… wow. Loads of characters from Neo Angelique look a lot like the ones from La Corda! They’re not copying are they?

Bernard is pretty hot for someone who’s 30, I didn’t know he was 30 until I saw the official photos O_o

Oh Bernard (๑´ლ`๑)

The settings are wonderful though, it’s truly magical!

Overall Opinion

The story was simple so it didn’t interest me enough. Select the best warriors around and fight evil – sounds ok but it didn’t grab my attention. I was hooked on the last few episodes as things got darker and more serious rather than the lighter and happier tone at the start so it was alright. The romance was a bit shallow and didn’t develop as well as I thought it would so I was upset… where’s the love guys? The climax wasn’t much of a shock mainly because I guessed that Nyx was Erebos halfway and everything was pretty much predictable xD

The animation was good through most of the series. I liked the character designs for all of the characters, and they were unique enough that you wouldn’t mistake one for the other. The action sequences weren’t anything special though since this is a shoujo series. If the fighting was heavy then this series would be okay for males too.

The opening and ending we’re really cheesy but it’s adorable and catchy so it was enjoyable. Plus the opening was sung by the voice actors who played Rayne, J.D, Nyx and Hyuuga \(^o^)/ Daisuke Ono has a lovely singing voice! Background music was decent, not that great.

Why does Hyuuga have pointy ears? It’s really weird so I thought he was an elf (※థэథ)∵.*.∵

The voice actors were perfect for their characters. They were the reason why I started watching this anyway! Yuichi Nakamura is Jet-san ~kyaaa, low sexy voices are the best 。゚+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ノ゚+.゚。

Neo Angelique was okay overall in terms of animation and characters but the romance was lacking. If you’re a big fan of romance then you’ll be left disappointed when you watch this.

Next post for the second season of Neo Angelique is coming so stay tuned! It might be better than the first season. Here’s to hoping!

And here’s to hoping for more bishies… I can’t live without them