Ever since the airing of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes in the fall of 2010, I never expected it to become the most entertaining comedies of the season. When a sequel got announced last year, I naturally got excited since I wanted to see more hysterical moments between Milky Holmes, the Genius 4 and Gentleman Thieves. As you expect, it’s the same show that we come to love, but taken to the next level. (Image Source)
For a show like Milky Holmes, it’s mostly based on various gags and random comedy, driven by the cast. In addition to the existing characters, we got introduced to some more, most of them coming back in the last episode such as Koron and Buta, who ultimately becomes the villain in this sequel. Aside from that, it’s rather difficult not to laugh because everything in the show is just outright hilarious. Episode four is probably the epitome of producers going high on some kind of drugs. You need a really active imagination to have the girls ride a mud boat, get locked up in prison, and have prisoners singing a musical while picking up sea slugs. I can never come up with something like that, unless I hallucinate.
Compared to the first season, there is more mystery solving and serious moments. This ranges from finding a pervert that wears a trench coat and finding a bomb on the train. Although the detective work never gets taken seriously, it ultimately leads to more lighthearted moments with the cast goofing around while they investigate. In some instances, there were moments of drama as shown when Aresene destroys the whole academy after she lost all hope on Milky Holmes. Also, Buta becoming the “God of Lard” and almost obliterated earth also gave a similar feeling despite Milky Holmes regaining their powers and sealing him away for good.
With the second season of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes comes to a close, I admit that the show definitely has a lot of personality compared to comedies. The main reason it succeeds because we don’t know what they have up their sleeves. When I watched the first episode of the second season, I never expected Milky Holmes to give up detective work for something random as farming. I bet nobody thought of that either when they watched it too. Creating jokes on that level takes a lot of creativity and I praise them for that. When they decide to make a third season, I hope Milky Holmes will regain their toys permanently so we can see some badass moments and possibly go into a battle against Mori Arty, the other villain of the show. I know I’m dreaming, but I’m rather optimistic since a third time is a charm.
Final Series Rating: 9.2/10, A, Very Good
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