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Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season
Having enjoyed the first season, I instantly picked this one up when I got the chance. I was hoping for more of the same however....|
Art, Animation & Character Designs
Not sure if it's me, but I think the quality of the artwork has dropped a bit from the previous installment. As like the previous, it was a bit different and takes a bit getting use to. Character designs were slightly below par as well.... or rather, seemed not as good as the first installment. Also, they looked slightly different. Maybe different set of artists?
The OP was not of my flavor. It was a light alternative (I think) piece with male vocals. Sounded a bit too metro-sexual. The soundtrack was hardly noticeable. Actually come to think of it, it was mostly sound effects or light short clips of musical compositions purely for effects.
Series and Episode Story
The first thing I noticed (as mentioned above) was the artwork and how it seemed to have dropped in quality a bit. At least I didn't think it looked as good as the first installment.... which itself wasn't that great either. However, after a few episodes, I got use to it.... as I did before.
The plot this time around is focused much more on the budding relationship between Kazehaya and Sawako. Actually, to the point where it got pretty sappy and had me rolling my eyes a bit. There was quite a bit of flashbacks throughout the series.... flashbacks to the first season, which sorta took up a sizable amount of time that should have been dedicated to developing the plot further. Instead, it took 12 whole episodes just to marginally develop the relationship betwen our two main characters. Now I'm not saying that it was a total loss.... but rather, it wasn't as interesting as before. Nevertheless, it was still enjoyable watching all our characters and seeing a bit more development between them all.
Overall, it was enjoyable but with a slight let down. Was good, but not as good as the first installment. It's still a watch in my opinion.
Last updated Wednesday, June 15 2011. Created Wednesday, June 15 2011.