First Impression: Kimi ni Todoke second season.

Topic started by Black_Rose on Jan. 17, 2011. Last post by Black_Rose 3 years, 10 months ago.
Post by Black_Rose (1,204 posts) See mini bio Level 11

Kimi ni Todoke is one of my favorite shows, hell, it made it to the top of my “best of 2009” list when it wasn’t even over. So that alone tells you I really, really liked it. Almost a year after the end of the first season, the second season finally starts. And you know what? The first episode did not disappoint.

The thing that appeals to me the most about the series is that it doesn’t rely exclusively on one element and make a whole show out of it like most shows from nowadays. It’s a wonderful combination of a beautiful art style, heartwarming story and charming characters. 


 The art style is still unique and fantastic.     
 The art style is still unique and fantastic.     

The first episode of the second season starts a month after the end of the first, specifically on Valentine’s Day. Our super cute, super shy heroine Sawako is a little more confident of herself and makes chocolates for all her friends, including her crush, Kazehaya. However, she finds herself in a dilemma when she sees Kazehaya rejecting the chocolates of a girl who was confessing her love to him. She starts wondering whether or not her chocolates are truly “friendly” or if there are other intentions behind them, never knowing that no matter the case Kazehaya would accept them because he actually likes her. This dilemma takes most of the episode which is why we mostly see Sawako talking to herself and what’s going on her mind, but the interactions with the key secondary characters are still there, most of them working as comedic relief.

 KnT has always had an undeniable charm, and this episode is no different. The miniature-Sawako that appears whenever she doesn’t understand something fairly obvious is still cute and funny as hell and unsurprisingly, the colorful style hasn’t changed at all.

 The episode ends on a sad note. 
 The episode ends on a sad note. 

It was surprising though, that unlike the first episode of the first season, this one ended on a somewhat sad note. It’s not cut your veins-depressing but it was a nice cliffhanger that will surely make that wait for the second episode so much more dreadful. A new character was also briefly introduced, though we don’t get to see much of him, he looks interesting and seems like he could add a great love triangle element to the show.

The only negative thing I can say about this show is that the opening and ending are rather disappointing. Especially when compared to the songs of the first season. The opening is just bad, and the ending, though not terrible, is not anything special or memorable. 


In conclusion: . 

  • Did I like it? BIG YES
  • Will I keep watching? ABSOLUTELY

Score for the first episode:    

     

  And on that note, I leave you with the trailer for the live-action Kimi ni Todoke, which I didn't even know existed until today: 
 
Post by AURON570 (572 posts) See mini bio Level 15
I laughed that the first picture was captioned as "the art style is still unique and fantastic", when the picture is an obvious reference to Van Gogh's Starry Night painting haha. 
 
Anyways, this is on my list of things to watch! Hopefully I will get to it before I die!
Post by Black_Rose (1,204 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Yeah, a poor choice of imagery but I didn't find many good quality pics. I chose it because it had the miniature Sawako I was talking about.  I do love me the reference though, and after all how many animes reference Van Gogh? 
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