This isn’t really news per se, it’s just something that I was thinking last night while I was watching the first episode of the Second Season for MOZU. Whenever I was watching the First Season I always kind of felt the same way and there are a few reasons for this. First off, the cast is great. You’ve got Hidetoshi Nishijma, Teruyuki Kagawa and Yoko Maki forming a team for one, and a lot of solid actors as supporting characters. The other thing about MOZU is probably (what I assume) a very large amount of funding making up the budget. It’s a collaboration between TBS and WOWOW so you’d have to think it’d have deep pockets with two networks supporting it. In both seasons everything(including the fighting, explosions and even the acting) felt very real. I’d probably even go so far as to say that it felt a little bit more authentic than most movies I’ve watched.
Probably the last thing is the previews at the end of an episode for the next episode. They go for like almost 3 minutes each and at the very end of each one there’s a screen showing the date for the next episode. I don’t think I’ve really ever seen this kind of promotion for anything but a movie. Which all makes me kind of wonder why they didn’t make MOZU a series of long-running movies. I was really impressed with the first episode for the Second Season last night and it finally looks like viewers are going to get some answers about who or what Daruma is. I would have been pretty annoyed if the drama had just completely ended without touching on that or giving more details about the Grack-Alpha mission. Is anyone else following this drama religiously like me? If you have anything to say feel free to leave a comment below.