Posted by psgels on 28 March 2010 with categories: Anime Reviews




It’s extremely rare for a comedy sequel to be better than its predecessor. Most of the times, the best jokes are already exhausted, the characters have gotten dull, it takes its style too far, et cetera. Here is one, though. The first season of Tentai Senshi Sunred was a nice super sentai series parody, but there were a number of episodes that just dragged on or weren’t funny. The second season isntead is much more consistent and hilarious.

Tentai Senshi Sunred 2 doesn’t just show that it has plenty of ideas for a second season, it also shows that it’s been saving its best ideas as well. It cleverly makes use of the build-up and character introductions that became rather boring in the first season, and uses them to back up these jokes. The jokes often revolve around a silly monster that Sunred has to battle, or a ridiculous plan of his ‘arch-rival’ vamp that just makes no sense, but a lot of the humour also comes from the monsters themselves as we’re introduced to some hilarious problems that they’re worrying about, like their own identity as a monster, or just every day problems that become just hilarious when put into the context of this series, considering how nobody seems to find it scary that a bunch of random monsters walk around.

There still are a number of monsters that just aren’t funny, like the two moles, or the animal soldiers also tend to drag at times, but overall Tentai Senshi Sunred succeeded yet again with its unique brand of humour. Take a regular slice of life setting, and make it the centre stage of a battle between a hero and an evil organization, sombining a huge amount of realism with a huge amount of stupidity with a combination that works perfectly.Sunred himself always provides a great chemistry with the rest of the cast as just about the opposite that you’d expect of a fighter for justice, and the rest of the cast all plays their part wonderfully.

Storytelling: 9/10 – A much larger percentage of the jokes hit the spot compared to the first season.
Characters: 8/10 – Excellent chemistry between them, plus a number of lovable monsters.
Production-Values: 7/10 – Still very simple and basic animation, but the character poses are very detailed and expressive.
Setting: 9/10 – The detailed and strangely realistic dialog really made me buy the very take on the super sentai genre.

One Response

  1. Gunslinger says:

    My god i marathoned this series lately and it was so hilarious. This time it was a lot better without the host dog and the animal soldiers parts were quite small too

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  • justwandering
    (Monday, Jul 6. 2015 03:21 AM)
    so, do you ever think about stop doing it? Or for how long you intend to keep it up? Anyway, this situation seems weird as hell. He doesn’t communicate at all but still keeps the site afloat? Aren’t you afraid that one day he might just change his mind and close this site without warning? Because he could do that if he wanted to…
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Jul 6. 2015 02:28 AM)
    *People are free
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Jul 6. 2015 02:27 AM)
    @Justwandering, Don’t feel much of anything really. Not even sure why I do it. Habit or hobby I suppose. Nope, hear nothing from psgels. People are few to come on but my control of the site is limited so I can’t give people accounts. All I have is the password to someone else’s account that could be used by others.
  • justwandering
    (Monday, Jul 6. 2015 02:07 AM)
    how do you feel about managing the site on your own so far? Do you still have contact with psgels? And, would like if someone else offered help to write stuff for the site? Like reviews and such
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Jul 6. 2015 01:52 AM)
    @Justwandering, It’s possible psgels does still care about the medium but rather has gotten tired of blogging it. It’s understandable as it’s a very time consuming hobby and he likely don’t have time for it anymore.
    Still he must care somewhat seeing as someones paying for the upkeep of the site.
  • justwandering
    (Sunday, Jul 5. 2015 11:24 PM)
    hmm… tired of the medium huh. Yeah, sometimes I get burned out too, too much crap, not enough good ones. I can’t seem to let go, there is always a couple of series keeping things afloat for me.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Jul 5. 2015 10:55 PM)
    @justwandering: Yes Aidan is the only one upkeeping the site. K-off is too busy with life responsibilities, Ninjarealist had a crisis of confidence, feels he’s not cut out for it, lighteningbolt just vanished. Psgels is tired of the medium and has a larger social life now.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Jul 5. 2015 10:30 PM)
    I hold no love of Jun maeda anymore after angel beats and little busters. And come to think of it I only ever got emotional once in clannad but never cried. Toei did a better job that kyoto animation with the key works, I agree with flawfinder that they had an antithesis to maeda feel about them, the toei adaptations.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Jul 5. 2015 10:25 PM)
    It must have been the music that got the sales.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Jul 5. 2015 10:23 PM)
    the minute I watched of symphogears second season had a mad loon of a scientist jumping arounding laughing like a saturday morning cartoon villain, it was so bad I just laughed.

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