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Jormungand: Perfect Order Ep. 1

Initial impression – doesn’t miss a beat

Autumn 2012 (12 episodes) (more info)

Jormungand returns with all the attitude, charisma and scheming that made the first half great!  And I’m excited to see some new developments already proceeding nicely.  It’s a little too early to tell, but it seems to me that the first half of this series was about getting the characters well introduced and the story established in a slightly episodic method reminiscent of Cowboy Bebop.  And now that we understand what’s going on, it would seem that things have gotten serious as already a lot of the pieces from the first season have come together to form a bigger web of black market deals, bitter grievances and complicated political wrangling that sees Koko as the pivotal key to the success of any number of ambitions—not least of all Koko’s own goals, which she’s still keeping close to her chest.

Beyond that, this episode of Perfect Order ensures that the hard-nosed atmosphere with well-timed comic relief has not suffered during the three month break between seasons and we’re in for an awesome conclusion to an insightful and action-packed wild ride.

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