Published: June 14, 2006
Like the first volume, volume 2 has a sketch on the front coverâ€¦ this time a montage of Ahab and his crew. Again, itâ€™s very busy and conflicts with the volume text. The identical space/space station scene is on the right. The back also has the same design: this time, a full color image of Dew is on the left, with screenshots underneath and the text on the right side. The insert also is identical, containing the same sketched picture as the front cover on one side, with part 2 of the interview on the other side.
The menu is static like volume 1, with the same sketched picture, and music from the series.
The features in volume 2 are identical to volume 1. A clean opening and closing are included, along with previews and credits. Character sketches and concept artwork are included. A second set of character bios can be viewed as well. Also, more terms are included. Again, nothing spectacular. Would have been nice to have interviews or something else.
Lots of noise and dots can be seen all over the video, in pretty much every frame. Nothing has changed since volume 1. Still a decent amount of aliasing as well.
As in volume 1, both sets of audio are good, though the English dub of Ahabâ€™s voice makes it worth watching over the subtitled version. Admittedly Iâ€™m still annoyed by Luckyâ€™s strained raspy voice, and wish they had chosen a different voice actor.
In the first volume of Moby Dick, we are given an albeit slow introduction to the crew and Ahab, and to the plight of Lucky and the quest to find Moby Dick. Episode 5 ends on a high note, with Ahab deciding to hunt for the white whale. Volume 2, unfortunately, ends up being almost completely useless and boring. It literally is 5 episodes of filler. I felt almost like I was watching Nadia or some other series that plods along as slowly and with as much extraneous content. We are introduced to a new character, but in general the episodes focus on encounters with the Federation and other people, a few run ins with ships, and general tomfoolery. The very very end of the disc shows the group arriving in the area of Luckyâ€™s homeworld. Honestly, I could have skipped this entire volume and still wouldnâ€™t have missed any useful information. Iâ€™m really hoping that future volumes wonâ€™t be as full of filler as this, because I was quite bored the entire time.
The characters havenâ€™t been developed much more, although we learn a little more about one of the characterâ€™s father. The animation quality is still good but very clearly low budget. The music reminds me of Alundra, and also the newer Atelier Iris set of gamesâ€¦ very RPG-like.
The audio, video and features make this another above average release, but the lack of interesting content lower the score. Watch this volume if you are into watching filler, or want to see the random adventures of the crew. Otherwise, Iâ€™d probably suggest skipping this volume all together and going on to volume 3.
In the distant future, spaceships (known as whales) are not demolished, they are abandoned amongst the stars and salvaged by "whale hunters". For young Lucky Luck, finding one of the most famous whale hunters named Ahab could be the hey to saving a planet from destruction, but at what cost? Now, Ahab, a mysterious android named Dew and the rest of the gang must set out to find and defeat the white whale, before a countless number of lives is lost...complete anime info