Andromeda Stories 2

January 20, 2008

Reading this volume, I really felt like I was just going through the motions.  There wasn’t really a single thing that grabbed my attention this time around.  We’ve got the exiled prince who is finally contacted by a psychic cult and called on to save the world.  We’ve got the prince’s twin brother, the two still haven’t met, but he is in some sort of nomadic group and has yet to establish himself as notable, or really make any sort of appearance in the story other than a brief catch-up session.

Robots still rule the planet.  Can the humans stop them?  Well, probably, because that’s how these things go.  We find out that not all robots are bad.  We find something out about the mysterious swordswoman from last volume.  Also, we find out that it’s possible the robots aren’t all bad at all, even the bad ones.  Does any of this sound familiar, or even all that interesting?  People who love sci-fi/fantasy hard may go for this series, but I just can’t get into it… the plot, the characters, I can’t get into any of it.  Maybe the conclusion next volume will be fun.

4 Responses to “Andromeda Stories 2”

  1. ame Says:

    isn’t it just a stinking pile of caca? i think so. it’s sad, i really wanted to like it, but the story is just…dumb.

  2. Connie Says:

    Yes. I don’t actually have that much hope for the last volume, there’s no way that all the loose threads are going to be tied up in a satisfying way with just 250 more pages.

    I really hope that we get to read “The Song of the Wind and Trees” as the next Takemiya series if Vertical decides to keep publishing her work, though.

  3. Pirkaf Says:

    Well, I like the 2nd volume much more than the first. The pacing was better and overall the story was more interesting. And I like Keiko Takemiya’s art and layout of panels and pages. But the truth is that I also flipped through several pages of “To Terra…” and it is far, far superior to Andromeda stories, both story and art are simply better.

  4. Connie Says:

    I liked To Terra much, much better, though honestly, neither are really my type of story. They are kind of similar though, I was kind of surprised that Takemiya didn’t write Andromeda Stories. I’d be much more interested in The Song of the Wind and Trees or something less sci-fi related myself, I keep hoping Vertical might return to her work.

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