Steel Angel Kurumi 2

Kotetsu Tenshi Kurumi 2
Also Known As: SAK 2
Genre: Drama
Format: 12 Episodes
Allegiance: m.o.e/WOWOW
Director: Takahashi Naohito
Vintage: 2001
Intelligence Agency Report by: Orax
Taking place 75 years after Steel Angel Kurumi, Kagura Nako is the descendant of Nakahito from the first series. Following in his footsteps, she and her best friend Uruka stumble upon some old tunnels leading beneath Nako’s house. Upon arriving at the end they stumble upon Kurumi, the Steel Angel. It just so happens Nako accidently kisses Kurumi and activates her. Agitated by the situation, Uruka gets jealous of their relationship and she gathers as many resources as she can to her command to get rid of Kurumi and return Nako back to her. However, by resources I mean Saki, another Steel Angel.

Field Agent Report by: Orax
Overall 4.25

Take every character from Steel Angel Kurumi, make them female and lesbian and you might begin to understand what to expect from Steel Angel Kurumi 2. Not that I have anything against lesbians, but how SAK 2 treats the subject matter is a complete joke.

The worst aspect of SAK 2 is that they don’t even try to improve the franchise at all and instead head toward some sick male’s fantasy. Steel Angel Kurumi 2 pretty much can stand by itself and has no real connections to the first series except having some of the previous characters. Since SAK 2 takes place 75 years after the first series, all of the angels have completely forgotten the events in the past. Because of this, most of them go through the same plot elements that were shared in the first series. It’s so mind numbingly boring seeing the same things repeated over and over again, and the plot doesn’t really help much either. The main character wants to be the best violinist while Kurumi tries to make this possible. This story is so over dramatized that I couldn’t help but laugh at several of the characters who thought that a violin competition was a matter of life or death. By the end I can confidently say I lost precious hours of my life that I want back.

Steel Angel Kurumi 2 has only two good points about it, and one is that the art has improved, but it’s not like you’re going to watch this series for the art anyway. The other point is SAK 2 actually did something smart and kept the very catchy opening song from the first series since it was the only thing I looked forward to while watching this abomination.

The ecchi is still here, for better or for worse, but don’t watch this, not even for the ecchi. Unless you like a lackluster romance between two women with a similarly lackluster plot, do yourself the favor and do not pick this up.