An (Almost) Stunning Conclusion
This is an adapted and edited re-upload of a review featured in an update awhile back
As you may remember, I enjoyed Ajin‘s first season rather well. Check out that review here. I was so inspired, Ajin even sparked a discussion about the use of CG in anime, which I encourage you to check out as well. You can do so here. Naturally, I was pretty excited to see how things would play out in this anime’s second season.
For awhile, I was prepared to say that the second season was better than the first. However, there were a few things that only kept my enjoyment of season two at about the same level as season one. The biggest reason had to do with the lack of a resolute ending.
Everything feels like it is wrapped up nicely but in the last few minutes of the show Ajin decides to setup for a season 3. I’d be fine with this, except there is no season 3. Netflix has a real problem with its original series, and that’s not knowing when to end them. Ajin has been out for awhile, and if they wanted it to be 3 seasons long, then that’s how much they should have contracted the first time. Don’t start up a show like this and then just leave it incomplete when it easily could have been completed.
Outside of this, season 2 offered what I wanted in all aspects coming from season 1. There was not quite as much spectacle in this season, but that much was to be expected. Some interesting ideas and a story that I enjoyed. I would love to watch more, granted it ever got made. I’d recommend watching this one despite the non-ending and give it about the same rating as season one, an 8/10.
What did you think of Ajin’s second season? Did it live up to your expectations or lose its immortal charm? Let me know in the comments below. If you enjoyed this article, leave a like or share it with anybody who may be interested. I hope to see you back at the site soon!