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Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 anime series cover art
Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2

Season Overview

Kaguya-sama: Love is War season 2 (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai?: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen / かぐや様は告らせたい?~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~) is basically just more of the same stuff that was in season 1. So if you liked the first season, you’ll probably like this one. And if you didn’t like the first season, you probably have bad taste in anime.

Unrelated to the actual review, it’s nice to see that even Kaguya-sama is following the tradition of adding random punctuation to its title to denote additional seasons. Notice how the Japanese title doesn’t actually say that it’s the second season, but instead includes a “?” to differentiate itself from season 1.

The first season of the anime covered the first term of the school year and the summer break. In Japan, the school year begins in January, with the summer break denoting the halfway point. This second season covers the second term of the school year, which is the fall semester.

Apparently, the fall semester is when the next student council election takes place. I don’t think this makes a lot of sense. Really the election should either be at the very end of the year or the very beginning of the following year, not right after the mid-year break. But whatever; let’s roll with it.

So the student council election is the primary event taking place throughout this season. This is important storywise for two main reasons: First, it serves as a minor reintroduction to the current student council members. Second, it introduces a few new characters who want to join the student council.

Aside from that, the only real difference between season 1 and season 2 is the character development that occurs. But rather than discussing that here, I’ll have a full section on it later.

New Characters

The two new characters introduced this season are Miko Iino and Kobachi Osaragi. Miko is a new main character while Kobachi is a new supporting character.

Miko believes that the current student council has become too morally corrupt and is no longer in any position to lead as role models for the other students. She views Shirogane and Kaguya as the most morally depraved because of their apparent open relationship. And she also just hates Ishigami (or does she?)

The only current student council member Miko thinks is worth keeping around is Chika, who she believes is the perfect role model. And as part of her election campaign, Miko chooses Chika to be her vice president should she win.

Chika Fujiwara and Miko Iino from the anime series Kaguya-sama: Love is War season 2
Chika Fujiwara and Miko Iino

Kobachi originally plans to join the student council as well, but it’s later revealed that she doesn’t actually have any interest in that sort of thing. She simply wanted to support Miko in her endeavors. In that regard, Kobachi is like a watered-down version of Hayasaka.

While Hayasaka is completely devoted to Kaguya (because it’s her job to be), Kobachi is devoted to Miko (because she’s actually her friend).

I should also mention that both Miko and Kobachi are first-year students just like Ishigami. I find that it’s sometimes difficult to determine who’s an upper and underclassmen because they all look the same — and their roles don’t seem to be based on their year.

For example, there are no third-year students currently in the student council. And even some of the third-year students who we know of aren’t in high-ranking positions in their respective clubs. Basically, the ranks of junior (kouhai) and senior (senpai) don’t really apply except for when speaking to or about a student older than oneself.

Season 1 vs. Season 2

I know that 99% of people who watched this season will disagree with me on this, but I think Kaguya-sama: Love is War season 1 was better than season 2. The second season definitely had some higher points and some much-needed refreshment with the introduction of Miko, but overall I think it was worse.

On the comedy side of things, it got a bit stale. With the exception of the final episode, basically all of the gags involving Chika were just rehashed from season 1. And I can’t really think of any gags involving Shirogane from this season that I actually found funny.

The character development that happens across seasons 1 and 2 is a mixed bag for me. I think the vast majority of viewers would agree when I say that Ishigami’s development was the peak of the season, and potentially the series as a whole so far. However, I think both Kaguya and Shirogane got worse this season.

Ishigami wearing Kaguya's school uniform from the anime series Kaguya-sama: Love is War season 2
Ishigami wearing Kaguya’s school uniform

Let’s start off with Ishigami because his development is the best. Ishigami’s character arc came in episode 11 when we learned about his backstory. This was not only a way for us to learn why Ishigami is the way he is but also presented an opportunity for him to grow as a person by leaving his past behind him and learning to make new friends and enjoy new things.

What interested me the most about this episode was how it presented a much more realistic drama plot in an otherwise generally comedy series. There’s been drama in Kaguya-sama in the past, but it’s generally been shoujo romance trope drama, not “real” drama.

And lastly we have Kaguya and Shirogane’s development, which was probably the least entertaining part of the series for me. The issue I have with these two is that Shirogane hasn’t really developed at all, while Kaguya has regressed into an infantile-like state.

There’s not really much of the back and forth between these two characters that made the first season so entertaining. Instead, Kaguya does something, Shirogane barely reacts, and then Kaguya goes into her inner voice “baby Kaguya” mode. I just don’t see that as good development. It’s technically development, but not good.

Conclusion

Kaguya-sama: Love is War season 2 is a 7/10 from me. It’s still a good season of anime, but I just don’t think it was at the same level as the first season. And while a third season is obviously going to happen, I’m not convinced that it will be any better.

Also, just to add more fuel to the fire, I have to say that the OP and ED(s) of season 1 were better than season 2. I get that a lot of people like the season 2 OP, but I think it’s inferior in almost every way. It’s probably just a case of recency bias causing everyone to think it’s the best thing ever, just like when Funimation (viewers) claimed Demon Slayer was the best anime of the decade.

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Lupin III (2015)

Lupin III (2015)

Lupin III (2015) anime series cover art
Lupin III (2015)

Series Overview

Lupin III (2015) is the fourth part of the Lupin III series. I’m just going to keep referring to it as Lupin III (2015) though because technically just Lupin III would refer to the first part of the series. Also, Lupin III is the romaji spelling of the Japanese ルパン三世, but I’m using it over the English Lupin the Third because the English title doesn’t include “(2015)” after it.

Hopefully that all made sense. Basically this review is on the 2015 entry in the Lupin III series.

This is the first entry in the main Lupin III series I’ve seen. Before this, I watched four of the movies and The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. So Lupin III (2015) was a bit different from anything I’ve previously seen. However, if you liked the movies, you’ll probably like the series, and the same is true in the other direction.

The main difference here is that the series is much more episodic than The Woman Called Fujiko Mine was. But, that doesn’t mean there’s not an overarching story at all. There were two main arcs from what I could tell: The San Marino arc and the Da Vinci arc. I’ll be discussing the differences between the two later on.

Regardless of the arc, the vast majority of this series takes place in Europe, specifically Italy and San Marino. There are a couple of episodes that take place in France, and even one that takes place in Japan, but overall this is an Italy-focused series.

I know that Lupin is supposed to be considered a worldwide thief, but I still generally associate him with Japan, so seeing him and the gang explore Italy and San Marino was cool. Also, I just think Italy and San Marino are interesting backdrops for the series.

New Supporting Characters

There were four new supporting characters introduced in this part of the series: Rebecca, Rob, Nix, and later on, Da Vinci. Rebecca and Rob are both allies of Lupin, while Nix and Da Vinci are primarily antagonists, though that isn’t always the case.

Rebecca Rossellini is my favorite of the new characters — and not just because she’s a cute girl. Though, if I’m being honest, that plays a significant role. I actually think Rebecca is cuter than Fujiko, which I’m sure a bunch of Fujiko fans will think is completely out of line.

Rebecca is just more fun and she has a better character design. That’s right, I said it.

But looks aren’t the only thing Rebecca has going for her. She’s also the heiress to some wealthy family (I forget exactly what they do). And in her free time, which is basically all the time, she does whatever she wants — including moonlighting as a thief.

Lupin and Rebecca getting married from the anime series Lupin III (2015)
Lupin and Rebecca getting married

Rob is Rebecca’s handler. He serves as her bodyguard, chauffeur, and general assistant. But arguably his most important job is to keep Rebecca out of trouble so that she doesn’t tarnish the Rossellini name by getting caught during one of her heists.

Nix is an agent working with the British Secret Intelligence Service known as MI6. He’s kind of like a more serious version of our old pal, Inspector Zenigata. Zenigata is still around, but Nix takes on the role of a more dangerous adversary.

I will say that the one thing I didn’t like about Nix is that when he was introduced he kept on giving near 100% chances of success for himself and then proceeded to fail every time. You’d think that after a few failures he’d learn that he doesn’t have a 100% chance of success.

Da Vinci is an antagonist in the second half of the series. He’s not literally Da Vinci, but rather an experiment that was being performed by MI6 gone wrong. The best way to think of his personality and abilities though is to think of Kars from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 2.

San Marino vs. Da Vinci

As previously mentioned, both halves of the series take place primarily in Italy and San Marino. However, the first half was much more focused on San Marino, so that’s what I’m referring to when I mention the San Marino Arc. And the second half, when Da Vinci is introduced, is the Da Vinci arc.

I think the San Marino arc of the story was the better of the two. It was much more grounded in reality, though there were still some less than realistic features such as Nix’s superhuman hearing. Once Da Vinci was introduced, it reminded me of the Lupin movies with the superhuman assassins, and I just don’t enjoy that quite as much.

Da Vinci from the anime series Lupin III (2015)
Da Vinci

Of course, Da Vinci isn’t one of those superhuman assassins, so it’s not entirely the same. But he’s still a recreation of a historical figure who has the ability to alter reality through the use of dreams. So again, it’s pretty unrealistic. And the final episode of the series (excluding the special episodes which I also watched) really went off the deep end.

By contrast, I believe the final episode of the San Marino arc (I could be mistaken) was the one in which Zenigata finally captures and imprisons Lupin.

I thought that was possibly the best episode of the entire season. Sure, there were other episodes with better action or story, including a few with some amazing animation. But I really liked how that episode delved into Zenigata’s character and how once he’s captured Lupin, he doesn’t really know what his purpose in life is anymore.

Conclusion

Lupin III (2015) is a good anime, so it gets a 7/10. I liked some of the movies and The Woman Called Fujiko Mine a bit more, but generally speaking, this series was almost on par with them. I think if the second half of the series was more like the first, I would have liked it more.

I also have to say that I really like both the OP and ED of this series. The OP had some cool visuals, and the ED had a great song. I’m not really sure which I prefer at the end of the day though.

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Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 2

Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 2

Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 2 anime series cover art
Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 2

Season Overview

Ascendance of a Bookworm season 2 (Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen 2 / 本好きの下剋上 司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません2) picks up right where the first season left off. But, that doesn’t mean the second season is exactly the same as the first.

The first season mainly focused on Myne’s time attempting to create books on her own and working with the Gilberta Company. Season 2 sees Myne taking her bookmaking operations to the next level, getting involved with other causes she supports, and living as an apprentice priestess within the church.

These changes allow for the story to become much more complex. Inventing books is cool and all, but I think it’s safe to say that most people aren’t interested in the story to watch Myne do that. At least for me, the whole book aspect is just a background gimmick of the series, and the real draw is exploring the world.

Benno and Myne at a meeting in the church from the anime series Ascendance of a Bookworm season 2
Benno and Myne at a meeting in the church

Every isekai anime needs some gimmick in order to stand out from the crowd. Simply being about a character who’s transported to another (often fantasy) world isn’t enough. But that gimmick doesn’t need to be something that lasts throughout the series, or is even at the forefront.

A book-obsessed girl being sent to a world without books was the gimmick here, but the series has become so much more. With everything Myne’s doing within the church, like acting as the orphanage director, learning about the magic of the world, and learning how to fit into noble society, I often forget the initial book concept.

I’m sure these two series have similar audiences, but I kind of view Ascendance of a Bookworm as the opposite of TenSura. This series has taken a fairly bland premise and turned it into something interesting, while TenSura took a unique concept and threw it away after the first episode.

New Characters

The main group of new characters in season 2 is Myne’s retainers. Originally she’s given three retainers by the High and Head Priests, but by the end of the season, she effectively has five. These retainers are Fran, Gil, Delia, Wilma, and Rosina.

Fran is Myne’s head retainer and also appears to be the oldest of her retainers. It’s possible that Wilma, or even Rosina, is around the same age as Fran, though. Fran’s role is to be the primary caretaker for Myne — a job that includes carrying her when she’s ill and advising her on how to properly act within her position.

Gil is the retainer who oversees the majority of Myne’s manual projects going on around the church. These projects include cleaning areas of the church ground under Myne’s control, like the orphanage, and processing materials for Myne’s books.

Delia has an important job, but not one that really seems to be utilized that often. She’s basically Myne’s fashion expert who helps her get dressed up for special church events. As I said, this is a very important job because looks are everything in church and noble society. But I don’t know what Delia does the rest of the time besides normal chores.

Wilma is the one retainer who I’m not sure counts as a true retainer. The first three were officially designated as Myne’s retainers, and Rosina is designated as a retainer later on. Perhaps I’m just forgetting when Wilma was designated as a retainer, but either way, unlike the others she doesn’t live with Myne. Wilma’s primary role is as the orphanage caretaker.

Lastly, we have Rosina, who’s just Myne’s music teacher. She does other random chores when she isn’t teaching Myne to play instruments, but that’s about it. She’s not quite as important as the others.

Comparison to Season 1

Overall, Ascendance of a Bookworm season 2 is better than season 1. I think it’s actually better in every way possible. There’s nothing that the second season does worse than the first season, and that’s what I like to see from series. They should always be improving on, or at least staying at the same level as, previous seasons.

As I discussed at the beginning of this review, the main improvement of season 2 over season 1 is that the series became much more interesting as the world was explored further. We learned more about mana and magic, noble society, and the darker sides of the church.

Of course, season 1 is still necessary. Without season 1 laying the groundwork, nothing in season 2 would have been quite as impactful.

Myne holding a magic item from the anime series Ascendance of a Bookworm season 2
Myne holding a magic item

Mana and magic is probably the best example to use to illustrate these improvements. We knew about mana in season 1. Back when it was introduced, we learned that it’s used for magic, it’s primarily held by nobles, it can cause an illness known as the Devouring, and it can be expelled into magic items to prevent the Devouring.

But all of that is pretty theoretical. We didn’t actually get to see magic used by people until season 2 with the Head Priest and the Knight Order. And while we knew magic items existed, we didn’t actually get to see them in use until the second season as well — such as items used for secret conversations or for connecting minds.

Basically, season 1 introduced concepts about the world in which Myne found herself, while season 2 put those concepts into practice.

And this distinction between the two seasons can be seen in basically every aspect of the series. Even looking at noble society, we knew it was different from commoner society in season 1, but we didn’t actually get to see it until season 2.

Conclusion

Ascendance of a Bookworm season 2 is a 7/10 from me. While I thought the first season of the series was alright, the second season was what I actually consider to be good. I think the end of season 2 mentioned that the anime was going to get a third season, but even if that isn’t the case, I’m sure it will get a third season. And I’m looking forward to it.

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Kakushigoto

Kakushigoto

Kakushigoto anime series cover art
Kakushigoto

Series Overview

Kakushigoto (かくしごと) is a comedy series about a father who hides the true nature of his profession from his daughter. While Hime believes her father is your typical salaryman, Kakushi is actually an ecchi manga artist. Yes, his secret is that he draws lewd, comedy manga.

When the season began, Kakushigoto was my pick for the best anime of the season. Both of the main characters are voiced by some of my favorite voice actors, the original creator is known for other successful manga, and I think the art style is pretty nice.

However, if you’ve read my review of Sing “Yesterday” for Me, you’ll know that ended up being my favorite.

Kakushi Gotou from the anime series Kakushigoto
Kakushi Gotou

The first problem I have with Kakushigoto is that while I do think it’s funny and good all around, it got old pretty fast. There are really only so many jokes you can make about Kakushi hiding his job from Hime. And as I’ll discuss more later on in this review, the second problem with the series was the ending.

Some people believe that the end of a series is the most important part. While others believe it’s the journey to the end that matters more. I’d probably consider myself to be more so in the latter group. A good ending won’t necessarily make a bad anime much better, but a bad ending can definitely make a good anime significantly worse.

Nonetheless, if you’re a fan of slice of life, comedy series, you’ll probably enjoy Kakushigoto. And if you like the Monogatari series, as I do, then you may like Kakushigoto even more because Kakushi is basically just an adult version of Koyomi. He looks the same, acts the same, and has the same voice actor.

Characters

Back in my review of the first episode, I went over the various levels of wordplay that make up both the series title and main characters’ names. Rather than me going over that again, just take a look at this visual created by @HenkukuNii on Twitter.

Wordplay from the anime series Kakushigoto
Kakushigoto wordplay

Kakushi Gotou is easily the best character of the series, as he should be since he’s the protagonist. The only two things he really loves in life are his daughter and his ecchi manga. Though, if it’s for Hime’s sake, he would give up his work as a mangaka in a heartbeat. His world revolves around her, and this often causes him to go to illogical extremes when it comes to protecting her.

Hime is the next best character, but for very different reasons. For one, she’s just cute. But Hime is also surprisingly funny, though she doesn’t mean to be. It’s fair to say that Hime isn’t the smartest kid around, and this often causes her to do or say things that a normal person would never consider.

In Kakushi’s circle are his assistants, Rasuna, Ami, Kakeru, and Aogu, along with his editor, Tomaruin. Surprisingly, Tomaruin probably has more screen time than any of the assistants simply because he’s always messing things up. But even though Rasuna, Ami, Kakeru, and Aogu don’t get that much screen time, they’re surprisingly developed characters.

In Hime’s circle, we have her friends in the Meguro River Detective Agency (a make-believe detective agency started by her classmates), her teacher Ichiko, her babysitter Nadila, and future idol Naru.

Nadila and Naru specifically are both really good supporting characters. Of course, I’m mostly saying that because they’re cute, but they’re entertaining as well. Naru is my Kakushigoto crush, but I have to admit that Nadila is more entertaining.

Comedy or Drama?

I want to start this discussion of the drama in Kakushigoto by pointing out that this is not a drama series. But, every episode does have a drama aspect to it, usually at the very end. The majority of the series takes place in the past, and it’s only through these ending scenes that we get a glimpse into the present.

This drama element was a bit weird for me. On one hand, drama is my favorite genre of anime, and these ending scenes definitely caught my attention. But on the other, I really just wanted this series to remain a wholesome comedy, because I think that’s what it does best.

In the end, the drama didn’t really amount to anything. And that itself also gave me mixed emotions. I’m glad that the drama didn’t lead to anything that ruined the comedy of the series. However, it’s also true that I would have liked a little more payoff for all that dramatic buildup throughout the series.

Hime discovering her father's secret from the anime series Kakushigoto
Hime discovering her father’s secret

But if I had to place the blame for the bad end on one thing, it would probably be that the final episode tried to do too much. It tried to resolve the drama, tried to add in new plot lines that weren’t necessary, and then tried to squeeze in a bit of comedy too.

The result of all that was an ending that felt all over the place while also not really providing a conclusion that solved everything the series had built up.

It was sort of saved by the very last scene of the episode when Hime reveals that she has a secret of her own. But even with that and the one gag I mentioned I liked in my review of the episode, I think the last episode of the series was probably the worst.

Conclusion

For me, Kakushigoto is a 7/10, but I almost want to give it a 6 because of the end. Without the final episode, it’s definitely a 7 though. I’d like to know what other people who have watched the series think of the end, so if you’ve watched it, let me know in the comments.

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Tower of God Episode 13

Tower of God Episode 13

Rachel Spelled Backwards is Satan

Okay, so I was wrong last week when I predicted that Rachel pushed Bam out of the bubble and into the Shinsu “for his own sake.” And I’ve seen a lot of people mentioning how much they hate Rachel for betraying Bam like this. But I don’t really see it that way.

Obviously Rachel was just revealed as an antagonist of the series, but I’m still not entirely sure what her role is going to be going forward. I just don’t see her being an antagonist all the way until the end. She’s probably going to have some sort of redemption arc just like Sasuke Uchiha — which is to say a surface level one.

Also, I have to say this betrayal actually makes me like Rachel a lot more as a character. Up until this point, she had no real personality and there was barely any reason for her existence. But now she’s been revealed as a dynamic character in her own right.

Headon and Rachel from the anime series Tower of God
Headon and Rachel

The way in which this episode told Rachel’s story from episode 1 until episode 12 was also done very well. Everything up until this point was from Bam’s perspective. So showing the events of these episodes from Rachel’s perspective instead was a great way to build up her character in a short amount of time.

And one of the most important aspects of this quick recap of Rachel’s perspective is that it didn’t change her character. She’s always been the person we see in episode 13. It’s just that now that we aren’t viewing her from Bam’s point of view, we see her for who she truly is — as some of the other characters already have been doing.

It’s clear that both Khun and Endorsi have known what kind of person Rachel really is.

Journey to the Top

While I understand that it made sense to show the scene of all of Bam’s friends finding out that he’s “dead,” I think it could have been done better. I don’t know how it could have been done better, but it seemed to be trying to be an emotional scene. And the problem with it trying to be emotional is that it isn’t emotional because we know Bam is alive.

Think of similar scenes from other anime. Any time there’s a scene like that, that’s actually emotional, it’s because the character in question is dead. Or at the very least, the viewers are lead to believe they’re dead. Since Bam is the protagonist of this series, there was never really a question about him being dead or alive.

However, with Bam seemingly dead, the rest of his friends band together to help Rachel reach the top of the tower. After all, this is what Bam would have wanted them to do (if he had actually died).

The challengers of the tower from the anime series Tower of God
The challengers of the tower

The fact that all of Bam’s friends are now climbing the tower with Rachel flips the entire prologue on its head. Does this mean that Bam won’t be climbing the tower with Khun, Rak, and the others? If so, I actually think the format of this prologue was genius.

Normally a prologue sets up your main characters (the protagonists). But if all of these characters are going with Rachel, then we basically spent the entire prologue setting up the antagonist group. Now, I’m not saying Khun and Rak are really antagonists themselves, but perhaps by the time they reunite with Bam, they won’t feel indebted to him.

Maybe by the time Bam catches up with them, they can truly view him as a rival. They wouldn’t hate him, but they would respect and want to beat him. It would almost be the same relationship Luffy and Shanks have.

End of the Prologue

At the very end of the episode we get a shot of what looks to me like Bam as an adult (pictured below). That may not be the case, but since we aren’t told it’s not him, I’m going to assume that’s who it is for the sake of this discussion.

My first question when I saw this shot was, “is this Bam towards the end of his journey, or is this Bam after a time skip that happens at the end of the prologue?” I think either way could work. Foreshadowing a scene towards the end of the series is always neat. But at the same time, I’d like for Bam to be an adult for the majority of the series so I hope that’s him next season.

Also, the Navigator (I forget her name already), mentioned something about Rachel having been traveling without Bam for a while by the next time he sees her. So that seems to lend credibility to a time skip happening after the prologue.

Bam as an adult(?) from the anime series Tower of God
Bam as an adult(?)

What I really like about how this episode ends is that it opens up the story to be something entirely different from the prologue. Bam has a new goal, he might have an entirely new cast of characters around him, and if there’s a significant time skip we may be able to ignore a lot of the more questionable world-building aspects of the prologue.

And before I conclude this review, I guess I should also point out two other possible identities for the person we’re shown at the end of the episode. I’m also entertaining the ideas that it could be King Jahad, or more likely, whoever’s waiting for Bam on the 77th floor of the tower.

Conclusion

As of the writing of this review, I don’t believe a second season of Tower of God has been confirmed. But based on how popular the source material is and how popular the first season of the anime seems to be, I think it’s only a matter of time.

But what did you think of this final episode? Do you think Rachel’s betrayal made her a better character? Or do you hate her now? And how do you think the following seasons of this series are going to differ from the first? Let me know in the comments.

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