So I recently bought Baten Kaitos Origins, a prequel to the game Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean. Freaking awesome series. I haven't even gotten past the first disk yet, but that is probably because I am taking my time with it. As for the new characters, they are very fun to watch. Especially Guillo (though I can't decide whether that thing is more feminine or more masculine since it is made to have no gender) who is always arguing with Milly and compares stuff to animals in the game.

The main bad guy in the original game was a short, tubby man named Geldoblame, who is now on your side during the prequel game (only he's taller and not fat, yet he still seems gay). So far the main bad guys have been these weird monsters called Umbras.

The only weird things that I have noticed so far is that characters like Lyude and Gibari from the first game seemed to have gotten their names from their fathers (who are named Lyuvann and Rambari respectively), Now I'm just waiting to find out that Xelha's mother's name was Bella or something like that.