Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo’s 24-episode run stretched from the end of 2012 to the beginning of 2013 and is produced by J.C. Staff. Half of the Animes I have dropped are from J.C. Staff. Though, to their credit, they have produced good works such as Railgun, Kaichou wa Maid-sama and ToraDora.
I guess you could say J.C. Staff, to me, is like a make-it-or-break-it studio.
So how good of a job did they do for Sakurasou? Have they learnt from their mistakes and built on their strong points or did they let the series implode on their hollow plot and spastic story focus?
Episode 9 was pretty dull, so I decided to do a joint episodic with Episode 10 to make things more interesting.
We get a new redhead character which feels very familiar to a certain famous redheaded character from another show *ahem*Shana*ahem*.
I can think of a J.C. Staff show that’s popular
Oh yeah! We get another episode where we see Kobato!
Episode 7 is here, regrettably marking the halfway point of the season. It still feels like NEXT just started.
So each of the girls asks Kodaka out on the pretense of buying a present for Kobato. But as the show would have it, the whole group goes out on the same day,
So the cliffhanger at the end of the last episode lead to absolutely nothing. Not that the move was particularly surprising.
As a consolation, this time we get lots of Tsudere and Maids!
And Swearing too
I’ve talked a lot about the intros in the previous episodics, so I’ll skip right to the meat this time. Apparently, they didn’t wait another episode before dropping a content-heavy one on us.
Yozora puts Yukimura in a butler suit to try to reduce
his her cuteness, but it looks like Kodaka really couldn’t care less.
They just like to cross-dress Yukimura
Picking up exactly where Episode 3 left off, the episode leaves the question of Kodaka’s arranged marriage with Sena unanswered and transitions into another typical scenario for friends: going to a theme park. It’s a very generic and predictable start.
Moe Moe Moe
Finally, Episode 3 is here and the start is as hard-hitting as the previous two. Maria turns up at Kodaka’s doorstep, jumps onto him and declares she’s running away from home. Before you can say “What…?”, the Opening jumps up and-“BE MY FRIEND! Shiranai furi shidatte!”
This time around, we get to see Kobato!
And not just that, it’s Kobato vs Marina in an Imouto-off.
At last, fans get some of the Kobato screen time that they hoped to get in Season 1. I know I’m happy to see it.
Whether it’s because I like the dialogue between Maria and Kobato or the lush quality of animation, I enjoyed watching the first 12 minutes immensely.
Unfortunately, it felt kind of like a one-off type of thing. The event could be referenced in the future, but I don’t think we’ll be seeing more of that kind of scenes in the season. Continue reading
I love it.
I’ll be frank. Watching Haganai NEXT episode 2 is the most fun I’ve had from an Anime in a long time.
Episode 1 was clearly a pilot; a wary foot being dipped into the untouched pool. But now that they’ve revealed the full development of Haganai NEXT, I think I have my verdict for the series.
What do you mean impossible? It’s MY Anime list!
Boku wa Tomodatchi ga Sukunai is back for a second season named Boku wa Tomodatchi ga Sukunai NEXT. The first season is my favourite comedy show so I have high expectations for the sequel.
After the introductory banter between Yozora, Sena and Kodaka. The Opening hits you hard, proudly showing off the project’s increased art budget. The change in drawing quality is incredibly noticeable. Colours and lines are much sharper and more dynamic. When the camera pans, the motion blur is well fleshed out. It’s quite a treat for the eyes. They also had the resources to animate on-screen text, a full fighting game sequence, flowing water and rippling petals on the water surface. Needless to say, they went all-out in the graphics department.
I can’t hear the OP over the sound of all the money being spent.