I'll be honest, I didn't realize this was a sequel. In hindsight it makes sense despite my lack of impression of the prequel which i watched some time ago. This show was an interesting and sometimes confusing mix of dark theme and light scenes. it honestly felt rushed and compacted. they had at least 24 episdodes of plot that was condesned into 12. I liked the mc, he was an interesting take on the naive about the world yet earnest archetype that I found very compelling. althought he often felt more like a side character compared to the dawn witch or even his two companions at times. I would attribute this again to the show being rushed. The actions scens were quite detailed and intesnse yet we never really saw a true bosss battle play out but then again there were few circumstances for one. overall I'd say its worth a watch if you are into fantasy action anime in general. those looking for the school life aspect might find themselves disapoiinted and those looking for an intense drama might themselves a little let down. Yet those looking for something thats somewhere between an iyasiki and something espesically dark like blood + will find themselves satisfied.