It has taken me a while to blog about the second season of Chaika The Coffin Princess, Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle not the least out of lack of interest. Hardly. Since I do find the story development and character development one of the strong suits of this anime franchise.
The animation to truthfully disclose has let down a bit here and there considerably but when it comes to anime sometimes the story is what matters most and how appealing your characters are not just the look of it. Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle has kept its story-telling pretty consistent throughout so far and the character development just as much. I mean there is still Akari being intrusive between Chaika and Toru’s blooming romance so there is that.
Toru Acura from Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle | CV: Junji Majima
What I worry most is the way the story may develop when it comes to its conclusion. When you have an action, Fantasy, or serious Science Fiction anime work the ending really does make or break the series. If it does not make it you can be guaranteed it will leave a bad memory in your mind. More on that later if you decide to read more of this written piece.
Episodes 3-5 were mostly essential in trying to build up how Chaika could possibly go about looking for ideas of who she is. Guy was the perfect helper since he is already deeply involved with the mystery of the Chaikas. By Episode 6 there is the shocking discovery, finally, of Chaika herself. Quite surprising. With a further addition of a curious and mysterious new character.
In Episode 7-8 we do realize that Guy has never really been on White Chaika’s side. He has always been into it for himself. So his goals and how it might affect the prime characters might be the focus of the story with the end of Chaika so close. Still with new enemies coming forward from the Chaika duplicate problem itself one wonders how this could tie together along with Emperor Gaz’s fortune.
Shin from Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle | CV: Takahiro Sakurai
Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle Final Thoughts on Episode 8-Review
Read further but take into account that from this point on its more like commentary and episode analysis so there might be spoilers.
Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle certainly has my attention. There is much to enjoy on how stable the storytelling is for the series. So here the scripwriter and or storyboard directors deserve much praise. They have kept adding action scenes which does seem to drive most anime fans crazy.
Chaika Trabant | CV: Chika Anzai
There is also the high cuteness factor of all that is Chaika Trabant! Yet they still keep it relevant by concentrating on the story.
The thing that worries me and is not light matter is they need to start making more revelations and to start to reveal the overall end for the series. Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle is only 10 episodes, after all. This would also give the series a way to sink in to the audience and if there is any need for the 10th episode which is the final one then they can use that too further wrap things up. It is a tricky thing but if more time is put off it could be more problematic. Let us not forget there is a total of 6 mysteries. They are the: Fate of the Chaikas, The role for Emperor Gaz’s Fortune, The Mystery of Guy, The Legacy of Emperor Gaz, what will happen next between Toru and Chaika Trabant, and what will happen next between Gilette and Vivi. Toru and Chaika!
Pretty sure of all these things it will only be possible to cover so much even then. Who knows even if in a satisfying way at that.
The closure to the series is what worries me the most and that is what occupies my mind the most. Time will tell as it continues to simulcast this Fall.
This really does it! Completed doing episodic coverage of Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle. Still a full anime series review is planned. For later, though.
Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle (10 episodes)
Season 2 of Chaika The Coffin Princess known as Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle
The year is 1604. On the continent of Verbist, an age of war lasting for three generations finally ended with the fall of the northern nation, the Gaz Empire. In addition to legitimate knights and soldiers, the militant forces sent to battle included wizards, saboteurs, and mercenaries, totaling 620,000. What’s more, three airborne strongholds and massive numbers of magical weapons plus beast and dragon cavalries were added to the ranks, ending in the annihilation of the Gaz Empire, which had been deemed “the root of all evil.”. Credit: Crunchyroll
Director: Souichi Masui
Animation Studio: BONES
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Action
Licensed streaming and home video rights in North America: Streaming via Crunchyroll. Licensed by Sentai Filmworks.
Available to Watch: Crunchyroll.com | Simulcast on Wednesdays 1:35 PM EDT
Available options for Premium and Free Users. Free Users must wait a week later. Also recent news for you Australian anime fans. Hanabee, an Australian anime streaming website, and anime distributor licensed the rights for Season 2, so you Australian watchers may also watch Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle. Source: The Fandom Post
Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle-Opening [OP] Theme song
Shikkoku wo Nuritsubuse by Iori Nomizu
Really liking the visuals when it comes to the OP and ED.
Chaika The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle-Ending [ED] Theme song
Watashi wa Omae no Naka ni Iru by coffin princess (CV: Chika Anzai, Saeko Zougou, Iori Nomizu)
The visuals for the ED have an interesting surprise when you do watch them.