Rika-“Welcome back! It’s time to get ultra happy! Whoops wrong anime…”
Welcome back friends to another hilarious episode review for Haganai and I hope you are enjoying the second season as much as me, but I think the first episode failed to impress even the diehard fans much like myself! That said, hopefully the second episode gives us something to have fun with right Kara?
Yeah, I’m not really feeling the craziness that the first season brought. The new nun character wasn’t all that spectacular this episode either… Luckily, we had Rika back to her old self and Sena driving herself into a corner, so there’s something. Maybe Haganai just needs some time to warm up before we go back into what it used to be.
Crazy perverted science time
Rika-“You want to do what to me Kodaka-senpai? Oh my…” Kodaka-“Wait! I didn’t even say that!”
Rika-“ALL HAIL THE POWER OF MAGICAL GIRL SCIENCE!”
Scientist themed anime characters seem to be a huge hit for me lately and most of the readers know that Rika is one of my favorites from Haganai because she has a huge love for giant robots, but she also has a very over the top personality that ALWAYS dives into the perverted side of things. This week we learn even more about the perverted scientist as she reveals that she doesn’t even need glasses? Wait what you mean THEY WERE FAKE the entire time? Also I can’t forget to mention that Rika with her hair down was really fantastic even though she looked a lot like Yozora from season one. Besides that bit of random fun, Rika managed to get everyone to watch a BL themed anime called Homo Game? Those parts were so damn hilarious because of Sena and Yozora’s reactions. Part of me was waiting for Yukimura to start hitting on Kodaka for a similar relationship; however since Rika introduced this new world to Yozora she is going to push her to watch more BL anime? I can only say good luck with that new science experiment.
A Possible Love… Line? Triangle? Square?
Rika teaches us the importance of a good BL story...
I don’t know if this is just me seeing what I want to see, but it really does look like they’re hinting at Kodaka possibly maybe having more romantic involvement this season. Not just with Sena and Yozora, but they even threw Rika in there this episode. I would have never imagined that if she dropped the megane and ponytail that she would have been Kodaka’s type. Maybe if she dropped the dirty jokes and became a little more… subtle, she’s be a serious contender. Maybe something tragic will happen later to further this, but I quite like Rika’s character the way she is, so hopefully nothing happens. As for Sena… well, things are going on as usual. I think she’s just a bit too caught up in her rivalry with Yozora to seriously go after Kodaka. She may have a bit of a crush, but I don’t think she’s going to do anything about it soon. Now Yozora definitely seems like him too, but her case is that she’s a weird mix of forceful and shy. She’ll stumble around asking Kodaka to compare test answers with him, but if she’s not doing that, she’s demanding that everyone else (or normally Sena) do as she says. I still like Sena and Kodaka better as a couple, but I do have to admit that Yozora does have a charm to her. …Yeah, I wonder how this will progress over the season.
Fun with MEAT
No one gets between Sena and her love for Kobato!
Sena’s ass is such a camera hog.
Maria-“I swear to god I will bite your boob next time!”
I think that explains why she hasn’t been around lately…
There was not a whole lot to talk about this time since the first half focused more on Rika showing off that random BL anime movie to everyone? We did get a chance to meet Maria’s older sister who is absolutely insane just like her younger sister, but everything got kind of serious when she started to talk about Maria’s life before she became the club advisor? That was nice even though I know the core of Haganai is the comedy bits. Then again I don’t really mind when Haganai switches gears and goes for serious chatter instead of slapstick humor, but of course there are hardly any serious things to talk about besides possible romance between Kodaka and Yozora, unless Sena suddenly gets serious about hooking up with Kodaka? I suppose anything is possible at this point. I should mention that whenever I hear Rika aka Misato Fukuen get all perverted talk on us I can’t help but think about her voicing Cure Happy/Miyuki on Smile Precure and that cracks me up every time! So what did you like about the second episode?
So is Haganai going to turn into a fight between BL and GL? I can’t say that there was that much substance to the episode, but it seems like Haganai is planning to continue on with random club activities for now. I have no problems with that. Having Rika force a BL movie of everyone was was pretty funny. On to the more serious side of the episode (other then what I talked about above) I don’t really have much to say on Maria’s older sister either really other than she’s pretty well endowed for her age (though which anime character isn’t?) and she just seems like another background character there with no real plot relevance. She provided us with a sad story about Maria’s past, but I could really care less about Maria’s character and have a hard time picturing her as the lonely child genius when she has no common sense. Oh well, I guess on the plus side, she’s not just a comic relief character now and has a bit of backstory to her. So yeah, overall it was a pretty good mix of comedy and a bit of backstory. The mix of genres didn’t really seem strange, so good for Haganai.
Kobato is going to be in only four episodes.
Kobato finally appears.