I am not fond of card games and all these stuff. Only my brother. I'll get direct to the point, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II (subbed) is the best anime he said he have seen to date. I studied why. With a top-tier appealing story, thorough art that is stylistic yet still a homage to its forerunners former styles, and a truly endearing main cast that watchers will gradually get more attached on towards, this second season strengthens the already good first season, and with it, genuinely breathes new life into this ever-changing franchise.
Revolving around the Barian's, Zexal II has arguably one of the eeriest and intriguing plots of the franchise to date. However, this does not come without flaws. Most find issues in the pacing and execution of this story, and complaints about it can be heard through fans of anime and Yu-Gi-Oh! alike. As the story progresses and the plot unravels you realize the series is a lot less predictable than anticipated, and instead, is actually presented quite well.
To put it into laymen's rapports for readers of this review, think of Zexal I as Clannad, and Zexal II as the after-story. Simply put, it is essentially the pay off to the big build up that is Zexal's first season, and what a pay off it is.
Even though the story's objective is still the same, the presentation is significantly better. We get to see the objective and troubles of together the Astral world and the Barian world. While both worlds want to kill the other one, it becomes surprisingly complex with different sets with different affinities have their own objectives and methods. There are a few plot twists, but they honestly make sense. The events that conspire throughout the characters' journey only makes the emotional add-on to them that much stronger. The one issue I have is the numeron code and its being. To endure any more would make a fuss of some key moments.
The characters are meaningfully better in Zexal 2. Out of Yuma's crew Yuma, Astral, and Shark all get a lot better with Shark being the biggest improvement. Shark's sister Rio also becomes part of the cluster and is more fleshed than the other girls in the group. The Barians are all sole and excellent characters, and in all honesty, they are the best characters in Zexal 2. Unfortunately, they are all surrounded by spoilers, but trust my word; Kaito is a great character while Haruto becomes more open. Orbital 7 remains just as witty as ever.
To really know who these characters really are, watch it. There's only so much one man can say before spoiling everything. I don’t want to be that man right now! Lmao.
Zexal 2 was a much more pleasurable experience than Zexal 1 due to its better plot handling and characters. Zexal 2 is one of the most unforgettable parts of Yugioh that will leave you hanging at your seat getting the exciting feeling the character's emotions, wanting more! At the end of the journey through a revolting swamp is a hidden village of wonder and enthusiasm known as Zexal 2, so I guess this has big chances of a third season!