(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 2-disc box set has episodes 14-26(the second half of the series). The first DVD has episodes 14-20. The second DVD has episodes 21-26 and the extras(like Volume 1, the extras are great). The extras are an art gallery & the second non-credit ending(the second half of the show has a new ending!).It also has the Bonus Theaters Magical Girl Lyrical Amila, Video Jack Misa, Pretty Sammy Murder Mystery, and the Pretty Sammy Movie Trailer. The episodes are only in Japanese with subtitles, but don't let that stop you."
Hilarious & touching. A must-see for any magical girl lover!
P. Krug | portland, OR USA | 04/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"At first my opinion of this show was so-so for two reasons: it's a retelling of-not a sequal to-the Pretty Sammy OAV series. More importantly, this is a show that was never dubbed into English, so the only language track is Japanese (with optional subtitles.) As someone who prefers watching anime in English, this was a real bummer for me.However, the show has grown on me over time. This is a wonderful, well told story with lots of great humor. Who cares if it's a story that's been told many times before? Same thing's true for pretty much any genre. Those of you who've seen the first volume already know the basic story. In the second half the Pretty Sammy Vs. Pixy Misa story arch comes to a conclusion. Then we get one quiet episode where Misao is about to play piano for the school festival and Sasami wants to get Misao's father, who's down in South America, over to school in time to hear his daughter play.Next is the concluding story arch. It's much shorter, but like any climax to a story should be, it's the best part in the series. Tsunami has now been officially declared the next queen of Juraihelm, and Ramia is naturally devistated. But then she meets another rejected candidate, Romio. (Think of an evil version of Ayeka from the regular Tenchi Muyo series.) Romio says she wants to help Ramia become queen by causing really bad stuff to happen on Earth and make the Juraihelm council take back the crown from Tsunami. If this sounds like a retread from the past episodes, rest assured, it's not. You see, Romio has her own hidden agenda...What I love best about this second volume is that we eventually get to see Pixy Misa fight along side Pretty Sammy and help save the day. (This time Misao remains in control when she turns into Pixy Misa, although Pixy Misa's wilder personality stays the same.) Even better is what ultimately happens to Eimi, the class president who is always lecturing the other students to follow school rules. But I don't want to say what. Just see it for yourself!"