Day 14: Least favorite season
Out of the two seasons that I’ve seen, I must say Zero Two.
I like it, I do, but rewatching it last year along with listening to other reviews made me agree with a few of its weaknesses. There were a lot of good ideas, but they were kind of clumsily thrown in instead of deliberately thought out.
And I wish the characters got as much introspection/attention as the first season’s did, and that includes Takeru and Hikari. They practically get twice as much screentime as all the other Adventure characters, but we don’t really get to know them. I still think they’re both great, but to me the season ends with them just being kind of… flat.
There’s nothing wrong with flat characters, though. I love that Daisuke is just that kid who doesn’t have a lot of issues and doesn’t see the need for angst, and I love that he is always that kind of kid. But then why did the writers end up shortchanging Miyako? We don’t really get to see her act out her personality like a lot of other characters got to do, so her character doesn’t seem as solid and her desire in ep. 49 seems tacked on. And this sucks because Miyako could’ve been such a better character than she was if we just gotten to know her more.
Wow, uh… I didn’t really mean to rant! Oops. TL;DR - Ken, Iori, and Daisuke were the only adequately developed characters this season (with Takeru, Hikari, and Miyako unfortunately just being kind of there and occasionally doing some cool/good things). And the second half’s plot could have been less… random. IMO.