It's been two years since brilliant hacker Takagi Fujimaru has helped Japan's Public Safety Special Third Unit to save Tokyo from a deadly virus. Now a new nuclear weapon threatens Tokyo, and his abilities are needed again.
Bloody Monday is known for it’s suspense and this second season was able to keep it up in an almost flawless way.
Takagi Fujimaru (Falcon) is leading a normal life now. His friends are in college and everyone seems to have moved on after the incident, but a new crisis is threatening Japan; a nuclear bomb is heading for Tokyo where it will destroy the city and kill millions of people.
The 'old actors' are reintroduced. Miura Haruma plays the lead again next to Sato Takeru, who became more important in this second season. Fujii Mina is back as Asada Aoi, Falcon's friend, and Kawashima Umika plays Takagi Haruka, Falcon's little sister.
We are also shown that the terrorists we have encountered in the first season are back! (Narimiya Hiroki as the wonderfully twisted J and Kichise Michiko as the sexy cold-blooded Orihara Maya), but we have new villains too.
The first episode gives just a bit of time to get used to the characters again before racing into a new story that is as complicated as exciting and thrilling.
Who has to do with who? Who will survive and who will not get out of this maze alive?
I was very excited when I heard there'd be a season 2 of Bloody Monday. I found season 1 to be exciting and amazingly done. However, I have to say I was quite disappointed with season 2 in more ways than one. It was enjoyable but there were so many flaws it frustrated me. I think the more episodes I watched, the more irritated I became.
I think the thing that irritated me most were most of the new cast members. The terrorists weren't as enjoyable to watch and I didn't really like them like the first season's. I really disliked THIRD-i's new chief (or whatever he was), Hagiwara Naotaro. I found him annoying and unconvincing in his role.
One question ran through my mind time after time is why in the heck didn't Falcon learn how to DEFEND himself? After going through all that in the first season, how come he didn't even learn how to hold and shoot a gun? If it were me, I would've taken self-defense classes especially if there had been terrorists after me (and they were still LOOSE) and I was still "hacking" (which should've actually been called cracking since crackers are the ones who break into systems to damage it, or break into computers to get information, etc. Hackers are ITs and such where it's their job to "fix" computers, etc.).
One more thing, on episode 1, Asada Aoi didn't have to die due to Falcon's hacking to stop the bomb. Kirishima Goro had *threatened* to throw J and the bomb into the water. So why on earth did he not throw the bomb into the water at the very beginning? They would've been saved!
Anyway, despite its many flaws, this drama still had amazing action scenes. I really hope they'll finish it off and have a special (not too sure about another season).