Awesome episode! So many great shots of the Ultimate Lifeform! Some thoughts:
-The flying animations were really well done! Watching both the plane and Cars flying around was really satisfying. Aside from a couple shots in the chariot race vs. Wham I think they've used CGI very well so far in this anime. I can only hope that stands look as good and integrate into the animation as well!
-Cars is beautiful. No hom-- YES HOMO
-I didn't like the SFX in the OP. It was cool when the bolas clacked together and the title exploded, but after that I just found it distracting and I felt that they ultimately took away from the flow of the song.
-I don't really listen to dubstep but DAMN it's perfect for these scenes! I have been loving all the music in part 2 so so much
-It would be really sad if they made us wait til August for part 3! Of course I want them to have as much time as they need to make it awesome, but if it's for some annoying reason like marketing then I will be pissed. I mean, if they could make part 2 this awesome without a significant break then I have faith that they could do part 3 right as well!
I'm also excited to see how they handle the end of the next episode. This is definitely one fight that I wouldn't mind if they added some cool shit to it to make it longer, but I also want some part 3 epilogue goodness!
-I like all the little corrections they are making to aid with consistency. Jonathan's star mark was a big one that I was glad they added, and things like having Joseph fly by so that Strolheim could get on are nice touches. Lord knows Araki isn't the best with those sorts of things
Also guys please try to be good about spoilers!
Even if it's for something that happens in the very next episode, it still could be a spoiler for some members. I had to edit some of your posts talking about the later stages of the volcano fight.