No Need To Fear in Granblue Fantasy
Except perhaps fearing that maybe Granblue Fantasy didn’t need a second season as we more or less walk through the same beats as season one without really adding anything to the plot. And maybe that’s fine because season one was enjoyable enough, but the rinse and repeat of land on island, determine there’s a problem caused by a primal beast (or a human messing with a primal beast), before Lyria puts on a light show and saves the day is possibly running a little thin at this point.
And that’s probably the whole review of the episode except that we don’t actually get to the problem solving part here. The crew of the Grandcypher are fleeing the empire, again, and choose to enter the mist and land on the misty island where they realise the ship is damaged and the instruments are out of whack. While Rackman and the older crew members look at repairs, Gran and the others opt to go find a village and look for food (I’m not sure if this is them being helpful by removing themselves or if they just really like food).
They then find a village where a whole bunch of zombies live and apparently 100 years ago an epidemic was wiping out the village but a ghost ship showed up, they all became zombies and that’s it. Only the ship apparently also occasionally eats the zombies so one wonders why they are all so happy about things.
Naturally Gran and the others aren’t just going to leave it alone. Even if their airship could leave, which apparently it can’t because it will end up back at the island, they’d stick around to figure out what is going on. And that was before you threw the invisible girl into the mix who Lyria can see and then made appear to everyone.
There’s not a thing wrong with this episode and yet it really wasn’t all that interesting either. It was more of the same and more of what is expected from Granblue at this point and to be honest I just wasn’t really feeling it this week. Hopefully next week will be a bit more exciting when they face off against the ghost ship/ primal beast.
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Images from: Granblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2. Dir. Y Umemoto. MAPPA. 2019.