Strike Witches - Season 2 - Episode 2 - Review: "Ep 2"

The second season of Strike Witches kicked off fairly well and decidedly reminiscent of the first season in that it was rather quiet and subdued. Most of the time was spent on having Yoshika and her friend talking about the future and then trying to get into contact with Mio to understand what's going on with the new apparent Neuroi threat. Unsurprisingly, the two end up getting back into the groove with each other and set out to Europe to see what they can do. Having a mystery letter from Yoshika's father only heightens the curiosity about it all and has her ready to head back to the front after so much quiet downtime and a return to normalcy.

With the first episode being so quiet, the second one largely focuses on the action. Their trip with Hijikata is uneventful for awhile, but as they get closer to Romagna the naval fleet they caught up with finds themselves under attack from one of these new Neuroi. Interestingly, the fleet thinks they can take it down with their weapons and they have a pretty good array of them. With no Witches attached to the fleet, it's all they can do since they can't exactly get away either. With Mio and Yoshika watching, it's amusing that Mio has had Yoshika rub off on her and she ends up being the daring one by taking one of the Strike units even though she doesn't have the ability to create a shield anymore and head out into battle.

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