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Amagami SS Plus
(Two episodes watched):|
I didn't remember all that much about how the various arcs of the original series had worked out, but this second season seemed modestly entertaining as Ayatsuji decides to run for President of the Student Council and drafts Junichi to be her Vice-President. The problem is, another candidate has done the same and engineers a scandal to break up their romance and thereby hurt Ayatsuji. But why didn't Junichi just refuse to run alongside the other girl as well? He doesn't particularly want the job even if Ayatsuji wins the election. But thankfully enough effort and talent was devoted to this show that I wasn't left just rolling my eyes, and instead was modestly curious to see how things would work out. That curiousity lasted for one more episode, as the first short arc came to an unremarkable conclusion. The apparent 'scandal' never amounted to anything, and quickly was forgotten. If this is the sort of reward which I can expect for the time and effort which I expend on watching this show, then I found that I wasn't looking forward to eleven more episodes of the same stuff.
Last updated Thursday, March 08 2012. Created Monday, January 16 2012.
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Amagami SS Plus
[Score: 75% = "Rent-"]|
Every girl's arc gets a "six months later" continuation this time (with two of the original arcs having ended with marriages several years later, for these the "sequel" is to be inserted into the time line at an appropriate position). Given that most of the romances have been settled already this sequel has less drama and thus a hard time to earn a "Rent" rating from me. But focusing on slice-of-life this time wasn't a bad decision, and in the end I'd say it worked.
Still, this sequel should be recommended only for those who liked the characters of the first season and want to know more details about their life, i. e. those who would also read the various Amagami manga releases or listen to the audio dramas (both of which I'm doing).
Visuals are like the prequel; both songs are not that special but I began to like the OP over time. Slightly less fan-service than during the first season (with the exception of episode 13); fewer repetitions of events in every arc, so there's more space for a story, and two episodes per arc are an adequate length for it.
Last updated Thursday, April 05 2012. Created Friday, January 06 2012.
|TBS Website for the series (japanese)||http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/amagami/|