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Biggest Letdown of the Year
on June 19, 2014
I loved the first 12 episodes of the show. I published a glowing review right here on Amazon. I had gargantuan expectations going into the second season. I expected guns blazing, rocket launchers and Valmet slicing her foes to ribbons in almost every episode.
Instead, I got a whole bunch of wordy expositions and recycled animation (come on, everybody already knows about how Jonah was recruited into Koko's service). Instead of competent villains that could give our heroes a run for their money (and scalps), we had a handful of worthless army rejects! Hex's cruelty and ruthlessness were showcased in the first two episodes, but the third (which concludes her arc) was lacklustre, to say the very least.
The next three episodes take us to Japan, where Jonah gets to meet the other children from his orphanage. The chase/gunfight combo is ruined by the punching-bag quality of the posse's opponents. The final arc showcases Koko's plan for world peace, but this is predictable and dull.
The worst portion of this 12-episode slug has got to be the unresolved conflict between Valmet and Karen Lo, although side characters R, Tojo and Wilee do get significant screentime. That's something to look forward to, at least.