Where being a mailman is the coolest job ever
Is everyone enjoying the Fall season so far? I know it just started, but there’s already so much to watch! One those shows being the second season of Tegami Bachi, which is one of my favourite mangas. It shall be my pleasure to blog about it for the next while *bows*. As always, I shall do my best to please~ kekeke.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume everyone’s seen the last season. Season 2 starts with a recap of the last episode’s events: Lag’s encounter with Gauche and Roda. Gauche claims to be a member of the Marauders (an anti-government organization that steals letters) named Noir who has no recollection of Lag. Lags attempt to get Gauche to come back result in him getting shot by Gauche’s spirit amber. Roda (now in human form) scolds Niche for being a fail dingo and not protecting Lag. Crying his eyes out, Lag collapses.
After the (OMG SO NICE) opening, Lag’s dingo, Niche is piggybacking Lag to safety. Luckily, Jiggy Peppers just rolls in on his badass motorcycle and offers them a ride. I mean, come on. His dingo is a HAWK and his bike is powered by his HEART. And he has a scar over his eye, which automatically makes him awesome.
Gettin’ Jiggy With It drops off Lag to Dr. Thunderland’s clinic, as he’s still suffering from being shot. Lag has a dream (which is actually one of Gauche’s memories) about how he suddenly woke up beside Roda with amnesia. A man named Lawrence (such an evil man, that Lawrence. Man…what a bad villain name) conveniently tells Gauche that his name is Noir and he works for him. Gauche agrees right away, seeing nothing wrong with this at all.
Worst. hangover. ever.
When Lag awakens, he cries, as per usual, and then has a meeting with some other Bees. He explains how he ran into Gauche, but he lost his heart. He couldn’t even remember Sylvette, or being a Letter Bee. After discussing the Marauders for a bit, they send Lag home to get some rest. Meanwhile, Niche is waiting and still seething over Roda’s half-hearted taunts.
Lag laments over how he’s going to break the news to Sylvette on his way home with Niche. Niche is doing her best to both simultaneously prove she’s a good dingo and cheer Lag up. Lag barely even acknowledges her >_< Not even suggesting to fry up Steak cheers him up!
Awwww Steak…don’t feel bad…*I* would eat you!
For everyone who expected more emo and crying, you’re half right. When Lag gets home he’s greeted by a explosion of confetti. Connor, Sylvette and Aria are all there to celebrate the fact that Lag found Gauche. Because even though his memory is gone, he’s still alive. Lag found him, and that’s what he promised to do. It’s quite a turnaround from Lag’s negative thoughts. He’s suddenly inspired, and Sylvette and Lag embrace each other in a teary, mucous-y embrace. Aww? I think?
STFU IT’S NOT MY BIRTHDAY!! CAN’T YOU SEE I’M DEPRESSED HERE??
Zaji ruins in the fun by coming in late and noting Niche’s disappearance in the form of her discarded pantsu. Suffering from low self-esteem issues, she retreats to the top of a building. And just like that, the episode ends. Already?
Must be drafty…
…and then I just ripped the panties right off of her
Steak is the cutest mustachioed mascot ever
Wonder if they get paid for overtime…
Noir in black and white 8D
Maybe you would fight better without a huge animal on your head…
End Thoughts: The amount of recap was a bit excessive, but that might just be because I rewatched the last 5 or so minutes of the last episode of season 1 beforehand. Other than that, I like that the season starts right off the bat with such an emotional scene, it was so sad…After all that time searching for Gauche, he doesn’t even remember him. D= Noooo!!
The rest of the episode really isn’t that exciting, but I guess it’s…okay. The first part is recap, and then the second part is Lag moping and bawwing. I feel like it ended so quickly and not much happened D= This might just be the aftereffect of watching Panty and Stocking prior to Tegami Bachi, which is so action-packed that anything else in comparison lacks action.
Lag still cries as much as ever, so don’t expect him to suddenly change, hahaha. What I like about Lag is that he’s just really sensitive and cries a lot, but he isn’t afraid to get the job done when it comes to it. He may be a crybaby, but he doesn’t run away. Otherwise, he’d be intolerable.
As always, the animation is simply beautiful. The every-starry skies and the lighting…they really did a good job transferring the manga’s style into the anime. Everything is blue and purple, it gives off such a dreamy feeling~ THE OPENING AND ENDING ARE EYECANDY TOO! Delicious, delicious eyecandy. Plus, the songs are good.
Preview: The next episode is called “Underwear and bread”, which sounds like a very unappetizing meal. Looks like we’ll be seeing Niche regain her confidence with the help of…something bread-related? We’re still establishing stuff before getting into more dark and exciting stuff about Reverse, so don’t get impatient!
I really like Tegami Bachi, so I’ll be continuing to blog about this one~