Galaxy Fraulein Yuna Vol. 2
-- by Peter Cahill
Sometimes guys don't understand why some girls don't like to be
called cute. It should be flattering, right? If you see GALAXY FRAULEIN 2
you can't help but use the word cute, and that association should give guys
an idea as to why some women may interpret "cute" in a less than flattering way.
the robot, eats enough to make horses nervous and ends all her sentences
with "desu." You don't need to speak Japanese to know that's not normal.
Misaki is the diligent cop who is duped into helping the villain frame Yuna.
She does, of course, help rescue Yuna in the end, very nearly sacrificing
herself to save the girl she wronged. Fraulein D is the villain who is,
predictably, trounced by Yuna with the help of close to every other
character in the show.
story is all fluff. It's predictable but funny, with a certain
charm that comes with the genre of cute little girls with powerful weapons.
As with other members of this genre, GALAXY FRAULEIN doesn't take itself at
all seriously and carries just enough plot to serve its purpose: to show
pretty young girls in pretty armor doing silly (but pretty) things to make
isn't much new here, the characters are basically stock. Yuna
is the powerful but flaky one who can't stay serious for more than 3
consecutive seconds. She is falsely accused of the villain's crimes. Yuri,
animation is very good, and that's important for a show like
this. Everything looks crisp, clean, and colorful. The girls are all
bouncy, the ships are sleek, and everyone has their own distinctive hair
color for easy identification. The wild takes are somewhat restrained and
there isn't too much super-deforming, but there's a lot of falling over and
other embarrassed reactions to punch lines.
whole thing moves very quickly, almost too fast. It seems to be
paced so purposely, but at times I wanted to go back and see something
again. And because I was reading the subtitles, sometimes I had to.
in all it was a slick, funny show. Definitely light stuff;
there's no drama or human condition, no deep messages here. It's just fun,
laughs, and action. Watching GALAXY FRAULEIN is mostly eye candy. It's not for
everyone, though. My roommates would've become violently ill if I'd shown
them this tape, since they have a low tolerance for cute.
you like giggly, adolescent heroines who squeak in fifteen
year old voices while leveling cities... If you saw ICZELION and said to
yourself, "That was fun, but I wish it hadn't been so serious..." then
you'll love GALAXY FRAULEIN YUNA2.
But if you want more than skirts, big hair, and ribbons for entertainment you may want to avoid this piece of fluff and go
for something heavier.