Kannagi Crazy Shrine Maidens DVD 2
About Kannagi Crazy Shrine Maidens DVD 2
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens 2 contains episodes 8-14.
Are you one of Nagi's worshippers?
Nagi emerged from a wooden statue that Jin carved and she is supposed to be the physical incarnation of the local deity spirit of the town of Kannagi. Nagi is now living with Jin and with his help she is supposed to cleanse the "impurities" that plague the land.
Living under the same roof with a goddess is not easy for a teenage boy. Ever since she appeared, Jin's life has been complicated and there's been weird rumors going around about his relationship with his friend, Daitetsu. But things aren't so simple for a goddess as well, while Nagi questions her own divinity and disappears looking for answers.Will Nagi find her own meaning?
Special Features: Textless Ending, Trailer.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Ratings & Reviews
The fun keeps on going until an abrupt, yet satisfying conclusion appears.
Continuing from my review of Kannagi DVD 1, DVD 2 picks up swiftly from where DVD 1 left off from. Karaoke, interesting 'couples' and other shenanigans appear, but a more serious tone falls upon the world of Kannagi as more mysterious happenings caused by Nagi in the first episodes of DVD 1 appear. I'm actually pretty pleased that the seriousness is pretty well balanced by the funny, which dominated the majority of the first DVD. As Kannagi draws to a close, a sentimental and somewhat revealing finale finishes off the series, though somewhat bittersweet, yet satisfying. Viewers looking for a continuation of the plot will be pleased with this next installment as well as those more interested in the comedy aspect.
I realize I forgot to talk about the cover art and the format of the releases in my other review, so I'll do so now. The cover art, I feel, is lush and gorgeous. I have not actually recieved mine as of writing this, but they seem to be larger than a normal DVD, which is odd due to their only being one DVD. This makes me hope for a booklet of some sort included, due to the fact already in some of the early streamed episodes at ANN included unfamilar terms that would need to be explained. However, I think this would look lovely on mine and anyone's shelf. :)
A hot topic is the sub only feature of the Kannagi DVD's which for some 'strange' reason, is the deciding factor in whether or not people will buy it. I prefer listening to dubs when I have anime in my own personal collection, but I feel if I enjoyed it already in English subtitles, that won't change, despite that I feel a Kannagi Dub would be great, I can see why they wouldn't bother. As well, can we miss something we never had? Well for now, the only way to combat this decision is to support your favorite shows, and though it's not garaunteed that it will get a dub, it could mean further shows have a better chance at being dubbed. And there isn't even any reason why not to buy Kannagi DVD 2 because until Sept. 8 you can get a free t-shirt! Who doesn't love free stuff?! It's quite stylish, though I wish it came in a more fitted size, but hey whatevs.
On a more indepth look at the art club characters, the ones that have the most roles/stand out the most are Takako, the club president, with her bizzare style and personality which complements well with Akiba when he goes on his rants about otaku. Many funny moments are of them going back and forth over otaku-like things. The others however are lacking and are more like gags really, sometimes they grow lackluster. However if you are a Daitetsu fan (which I really am not) there are some episodes that relate towards him, though I find that these tend to be more bland of the Kannagi episodes, or atleast his parts. He just gets on my nerves.
The Ending (trying to be spoiler-free) and the extra 14th episode: The Ending I felt, though there was stuff leading up to it, felt somewhat disjointed, partially because of the carefree manner Kannagi had beforehand, but was still well done in all of it's worth, though I wish they hadn't ended on such a melancholy and less crazy note. However, I guess that's what the 14th episode is for. This was not aired during the original run, so I haven't even seen it, but I'm assuming from the looks of it includes the antics of the art club and is more lighthearted.
Overall: Continuing antics of the gang, with added Dramarama, and then switching back to light hearted fluff? Well whatever it is, it's still just as entertaining and if you have already bought Kannagi DVD 1, then get DVD 2!! You'll even get a free snazzy Kannagi t-shirt before Sept. 8 :D What a steal!