To Your Eternity Season 2

To Your Eternity Season 2

To Your Eternity Season 2 anime series cover art
To Your Eternity Season 2

Similar to Season 1

Overall, To Your Eternity Season 2 (Fumetsu no Anata e Season 2 / 不滅のあなたへ Season2) is similar to Season 1. The biggest difference is probably that this season isn’t split into character-specific arcs. There are two major arcs, and neither follows a single character.

These arcs are what I’ll call the Uralis arc and the Renril arc. About half of the new characters come from each arc. But, the Uralis arc is more like Season 1 than the Renril arc. This is because the arc doesn’t take place in a single location. The Renril arc does, though.

If you enjoyed Season 1, you’re going to like Season 2. I rated them about the same, in the end. But, I don’t think the best parts of these seasons are the same. What made Season 1 good was the drama — it was an emotional ride.

Kahaku talking to Fushi from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2
Kahaku talking to Fushi

If you’re looking for the same level of drama from Season 2, you won’t get it. And that’s because of the change in story format. It’s because each arc isn’t following Fushi’s interactions with a single character. There are good characters. But, we’re not getting an arc for them to develop and then die a tragic death.

Still, as I said, this season is just as good as Season 1. So, how does that work if it doesn’t have the same emotional impact? It all has to do with those good characters I mentioned.

In Season 1, a good character might only last a few episodes. Take Gugu, for example. His arc was my favorite in Season 1 and he was my favorite character. But, once his arc was over, Gugu was gone. Season 2 is able to do a lot more with its characters because it’s not constrained by arcs.

Good, New Characters

I can’t talk about the new characters and not start with the best one, Bon. More specifically, his name is Bonchien Nikolai La Tastypeach Uralis. He’s the eldest prince of the Uralis Kingdom but isn’t the crown prince. That would be his younger brother.

Why isn’t Bon the crown prince? Because he’s a bit too eccentric. And I’m not referring to the feminine way in which he carries himself. I’m referring to the fact that Bon speaks to dead people. When nobody else can see who you’re talking to, they tend to label you as crazy.

Of all the characters in the series, so far, Bon is the most fun. He’s the most interesting character, by far. And his personality makes him enjoyable to watch. Unfortunately, that personality of his changes in the Renril arc. But, he’s still Bon, so I still like him.

Messar and Fushi from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2
Messar and Fushi

Of course, Bon isn’t the only new character. There’s also Kahaku, a descendant of Hayase from Season 1. That’s right, Hayase didn’t die when the Nokker attacked her at the end of the season. But, while I liked Hayase, I can’t say I’m a fan of Kahaku. He tries to be helpful, but always just makes things worse.

Then, we have Eko, the cutest character of the Season. She might even be the cutest character of the series. I think I like her more than March, Parona, Rean, etc. Eko doesn’t speak and she carries a large, clay pot around. That’s her whole thing.

Finally, there are Messar, Kai, and Hairo. These are three soldiers recruited by Bon to serve as Fushi’s allies. But, they’re unlike any other allies Fushi has had so far. Why? They have the ability to become immortal themselves. These 3 are Fushi’s first immortal allies.

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Unsure About Season 3

Based on the end of Season 2, I’m not sure if I’m going to like Season 3. I’ve seen some manga readers say the series should have ended after Season 2. So, it seems like Season 3 isn’t as well-liked. And, I can understand why.

Before I get into what we know about Season 3 (from the anime), I need to spoil the end of Season 2. At the end of Season 2, Fushi learns about his ability to revive people. He can revive anyone whose soul hasn’t moved on to the afterlife.

That means he can’t revive everyone. For example, Parona’s soul moved on, so he can’t revive her. But, he can and does revive March, Gugu, and Tonari (and Oniguma and Liggard). So, some of the most beloved characters from Season 1 are back. That’s pretty cool and isn’t bad on its own.

Bon, Fushi, and Kahaku from the anime series To Your Eternity Season 2
Bon, Fushi, and Kahaku

Where things start to get a bit sketchy is what comes after that. Fushi abandons his friends and sets out to make a utopia on his own. By that, I mean he eradicates all the Nokkers. And once he does so, he plans to revive his friends once more.

At the very end of the season, we see Fushi a few hundred years in the future. He’s in what appears to be a modern city, but with his vines everywhere. And, this is where my uncertainty comes in. Will To Your Eternity still be the same if it’s in a modern setting?

I have a hard time believing it will. The dynamic between the characters and the world they’re in will likely be different. And, I’m going to have a hard time not feeling like this is someone’s To Your Eternity fan fiction. I’m not very optimistic about it.

Conclusion

To Your Eternity Season 2 is a 7/10. That’s one point lower than I gave Season 1. Season 2 just didn’t have the same highs that Season 1 had. It’s a good anime, but I personally preferred the structure of Season 1. Gugu’s arc is still peak To Your Eternity.

Oh, and something else I didn’t like about Season 2 is that it uses the same OP song as Season 1. That song was alright with the OP1 visuals. But, I don’t think it fits with the OP2 visuals all that well. At least there was a new ED for this season.

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