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Chaika: The Coffin Princess - Avenging Battle: Collection 2 (2015/Sentai Blu-ray Set)

Picture: A Sound: B+ Extras: C Episodes: A-

Toru and Akari continue to guard and protect Chaika and collect the remains of the the Gaz Emperor. As no one seems to know why, it is soon revealed that there are many 'Chaikas' who are all collecting the Emperor's remains, the greatest evil wizard in history. Even though the Empire has fallen, not all of Gaz's magic research was destroyed. As they uncover the secrets to Chaika, they discover Empire is not dead and they are pawns in a much larger game in Chaika: The Coffin Princess - Avenging Battle: Collection 2 (2015).

Toru and his (self proclaimed) step sister sister are saboteurs, killers hired to do anything to complete their master's mission, but after the war find themselves without jobs until they are hired by a wandering Chaika. Chaika hires them to help her find and collect the remains of the former emperor (whom has just recently be defeated) after his 500-year reign. However, various other groups and organizations want to stop Chaika because of rumors that she will revive the dead Emperor, but also they want the remains of the Emperor's body because it is super 'psychofuel' for powerful magic.

The story is the usual mysterious girl with a quest against the world with romantic comedy on the side, as was the case with the previous season (see link below). As the story unfolds, it is all a complex plot in which the characters discover they being are used as pawns for the ambitions of greedy men and corrupt governments.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image on each episode is at the top of Sentai's best Blu-ray releases to date, while the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo lossless mix in English is not bad, but the Japanese lossless track is superior, both with Pro Logic-like surrounds putting it on par with the previous Blu-ray season set. Extras include clean opening and closing animations, and trailers. You can read more about the first season at this link...


Episodes this time out include...

The Princess Who Gathers the Remains - Chaika battles a former hero and attempts to shorten her spell chants.

A Wizard's Pride - Both Red and White Chaikas continue to gather the Emperor's remains, Chaika learns of the Emperor's secret research facility.

The Harbor of Phantom Dreams Recollected - Toru, Akari and Chaika enter a seaside town to learn of where the Emperor's secret island might be.

The Writhing Island - Chaika gets captured (again) and discovers an island of demihumans and that she is the results of massed produced clones to gather the remains of the Emperor.

The Emperor's Inheritance - Both Red and White Chaika decide on a temporary truce to defeat Viktor, a former scientist for the Emperor who tries to enslave the demihumans with mind control.

The Castle of Madness - Toru, Akari and Chaika enter a tournament where the prize is one of the Emperor's remains, but they are shocked to discover killing is allowed.

Black Agenda - As Chaika continues with the tournament and attempts to steal the Emperor's remains, they discover a trio of Chaika who was manipulating the tournament to make 'Chaikas' to bring the various Emperor's remains to them.

The Bells of Contention - Companions are forced to fight one another. Chaika is captured (yet again) and Toru is ordered to bring the Emperor's remains if he wants to see Chaika again.

The Throne that Invites War - All the remains of the Emperor are gathered and Black Chaika gives 'birth' to Emperor Gaz. Gaz is reborn more powerful than ever and he reveals that everything was according to his plans.

The Girl Who Carries the Gandr - Emperor Gaz destroys all the floating fortresses sent to stop him. Toru, Akari, Chaika and Fredrica refuse to join his side and instead choose to fight him and end his reign of terror. Chaika sacrifices her memories in order to defeat Gaz.

OVA The Targeted Coffin/Ruins Resurrected - Chaika and company end up in a farce play with the Gillet Squad after them. Everyone ends up falling in mud pits and the girls are forced to undress.

- Ricky Chiang


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