This is another show that I actually haven’t managed to finish yet, but Gatchaman Crowds is a show so good, there is no way around it for this segment. Not only is it the year that I finally own the first season on Blu-Ray, but also the year that we were finally blessed with a sequel and oh god did it live up to the hype everyone had built up for it. Gatchaman Crowds: Insight was one of the most thematically filled shows I have seen so far, ranging from Individuality, the importance of arguments and much much more and the best thing about it, it dealt with pretty much all of them incredibly well. None of them were forced, none of them felt out of place, it just fit with the story itself.
The character writing itself was amazing as always. The characters you were supposed to like, you loved. Characters you weren’t supposed to like you didn’t like, but you didn’t hate them either as the show always was considerate enough to explain everything about their point of view to you. Hajime herself is energetic as always and although most of the season just kind of feels like we are waiting for her to take action she was once again absolutely amazing and probably one of the very best characters of the entire year. This becomes even better when looking at her relationship to a particular returning character from the first season, which I found to be absolutely amazing.
In short: Gatchaman Crowds Insight was one of the very best shows of the year and of the past years as a whole and if you have not checked it and it’s first season out yet you are, like many others, seriously missing out!