Stunning! Mystery and horror abound
Joel Jankiewicz | Dauphin, Manitoba Canada | 05/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was pretty impressed with the first volume of Divergence Eve. With this second volume, we cross over the half way point, and are greeted with more mystery, betrayal, and a little murder to boot. The mood of the story grabs you, and it won't let go.The animation, once again, is top notch. The 3D animation is fairly the same as the animation on the first DVD, if just a little better or sharper. Once again, despite the character design for the women being 'big' for fanservice, it's not a big issue if you concentrate on the story. The character development is TOP NOTCH! With Misaki and the rest of the team trying to become the best replacement pilot for Seraphim, the girls wish each other to succeed, but also at the same time fail, as each wants the position badly. This is realistic as who wouldn't be thinking this way? But a horrible event causes a tragic moment to occur, which leaves one of the cast to make an important choice. We also are given more info into Misaki's existence as to what she may possibly, or what she is afraid of becoming. She is also haunted by the death of her father, and how her past is coming to back to get her, literally! In order to find out the answers, a trust will be made, followed by betrayal, and the beginning of the horrible truth awaits Misaki.ADV films rails you in with the 2nd volume, and I for a fact have been railed in to wait for the 3rd release to this splendid series. The japanese voices match fairly well, and a solid performance is once again delivered from the dub cast. As mentioned, despite the particular character design in terms of how the women are drawn, this series is actually impressive with a great plot, excellent character development, and a good chunk of action. Highly recommended to anyone who picked up the first volume and enjoyed it."