Aaaaaaah. When I saw the Bahamut series was 22 episodes into a second seasons, I decided to purchase Anime Strike. Just like Genesis, I was stunningly surprised that a story consisting of the stereotypical details of any fantasy adventure, MAPPA produced heartfelt characters, believable strife, and a gratifying ending (one that because of Season 1, I was not expecting at alllll). I was expecting the worse with a female main character, even though Genesis didn't (much) annoy me in the way of fanservice, but the show did me something better- it evened the fanservice out- which is all I can really ask for.
Another thing about this show, is that it was able to make me laugh through my tears. Just like Genesis and really just like any good show. It gets tiring being sad all the time and I get burnt out knowing that no one will be hurt or completely deserving of a shoddy fate, and Virgin Soul did it. I'm lucky to be able to binge because I wasn't ready to have my heart teetering on the edge all season like I did for the last two episodes.
Some cons. Uh... I'm not one to constantly think about something that is going to happen. I don't do much guessing- just hoping. But looking back on what had happened, some of the more observant viewers would be disappointed in some of the relationships and Ex Machinas that come into play. Also, if you're not familiar with the Bahamut stuff, you might be turned off by the ending. Other than thaaaat... Nothing! Loved it.