I never expected the original Master Mosquiton OVA to be any good, but it was surprisingly goofy and fun. They tossed so much weird stuff together (let’s take some steampunk and then uh, a moonbase and uh, vampires in Egypt, and then go on a cruise with people speaking that goofy gaijin-style Japanese, and now we’ve got some dominatrixes fighting, and how about making the villain Rasputin?) that forget expecting it to work; I couldn’t even fathom the thought processes that came up with it. But somehow, it worked.
The series, on the other hand…yeah. This was one of the worst sequels that I’ve ever seen. It was as nondescript as the first one was eccentric. The setting, the characters, the storylines, everything. I can barely remember anything that happened outside of the fact that the first 1/3 or so involved them in a school setting (doing nothing in particular), followed by 1/3 in a variety of cliched settings (oh look, the standard beach episode where people get jobs at a concession stand), followed by 1/3 of trying to shoehorn in some kind of conflict. Oh yeah, and along the way Inaho and Mosquiton pick up some sidekicks in the form of Duke Nukem, a pre-op werewolf, and some random annoying loli and shota. Blegh.
And the QUALITY! I personally like cel animation more than digital animation because I feel like it has a lot more personality, along with the fact that when you’ve got a real budget it just looks great. Digital animation, however still has a massive plus: you can make cheapo anime look infinitely better. I mean, look at the above image! They don’t even shade the characters!
Would I watch it even if I weren’t forced? Yes, I would have on the strength of the original and then been massively disappointed.