Well Jormungand season 1 is over. Now we all have to wait until October for more episodes. The 12th episode does a great job summing everything up. Valmet finally is able to get her revenge on Chen. I wish they had showed the fight scene it would have been awesome. Was it to bloody for TV or was White Fox trying to save a quick dollars by not animating it? Koko ends up sparing Dominique and his assassins if they told her who hired them. I wonder who it is? Maybe the CIA wants Koko gone.
At the end of the episode we get a new character, George Black. He is a high-up official in the CIA. I wonder what he has to do with Koko. R, one of Koko crewmembers that we don’t know much about is working for him. Could R be a traitor or is George Black on Koko’s side? I guess we will find out next season, which I can’t wait for. Now it is time for me to review the series.
Jormungand’s animation is fine. It has the same sort of style to it that Steins; Gate, Studio White Fox’s previous anime did. The animation isn’t particularly colorful; a very dull color pallet was used for this anime, not that that is a bad thing. The action sequences throughout the series flow perfectly and the animators do a great job with facial features portraying different moods.
Jormungand has a lot of characters, some better developed than others. Koko, Jonah, Valmet, and Lehm are the characters that are the most important to the series. They are all great characters that add their own charm to the series. I loved how unpredictable Koko was; she could go from being an exceptional planner into a cold-blooded killer on a whim. I also loved how naïve Jonah was, he was still so young yet forced to kill. As for some of the more minor characters, I hope to learn more about them in season 2.
The music director had such bi-polar picks in music for Jormungand. There was techno, rap, rock, opera/classical and what sounded like African tribal music throughout the entire series. Also we can’t forget the, her name is Koko she is Loco song. I hated everything about the music at first but it started to grow on me over time. The voice actors also did a wonderful job with their characters.
Jormungand is mostly episodic or made up of 2 part episodes with different aspects of the series tying in throughout the entire series. Every single arc was enjoyable to watch. The series does a good job explaining most things, but there are some loose ends that will probably be explained in the second season. The big one I want to know about is what Koko wanted to talk to the butterfly lady about and what their relationship is.
Jormungand was one of the best anime of the season. It provided a great dose of action/violence wile maintaining a good story line and characters. I am looking forward to watching and blogging the second season when it comes out October.
Okay here is the full version of the her name is Koko she is Loco song for you!!!! The Jormungand soundtrack just came out.
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