Sena and Yozora want a peaceful season two…
Today is the best day of anime ever with the return of Boku wa tomo or better known as Haganai season two! Last season kind of ended on a strange turn with Yozora chopping off her hair and Kodaka finally remembering she was his childhood friend, but things also developed between Kodaka and Sena at the same time? Even though I think most of these pairings feel more one sided than anything…and like last season Kara is joining me for the fun, so look forward to our awesome posts!
Foshakuri is back! Karizzel? Whatever. The main point is that I’m finally back to tagging a show with Fosh again. Man, it seems like it’s been forever ago since Lagrange aired. Anyways, it’s season two of Haganai and that means more of Sena and Yozora at each other’s throats and hating each other’s guts. Isn’t friendship wonderful? Oh, and I guess it’s the return of the other socially awkward characters as well. So on to the fun~
The Melancholy of Kashiwazaki Sena
Double meat for the win! Wait never mind just a troll.
Rika-“Behold my greatest creation! Mt Sena!” Sena-“Not sure if this is real or a horrible joke.”
I think most of us are fairly familiar with the character interactions from the first season, but this new season is slowly showing us the other side of our favorite faces! Like why did Yozora team up with Rika just to troll Sena with that alternate hairstyle? I was starting to wonder if Yozora promised to do something perverted for Rika later. While that was going on I thought it was kind of funny when Yukimura started to sneak his way over to watch the girls play with Sena’s hair which makes me believe the creators are trying to make him more of a girl this season? Either way it is nice to see some character changes and I would think that Maria and Kobato might get along this time…just kidding I don’t think that will ever happen between them. Judging from the opening I guess we will get three new characters named Hinata Hidaka, Kate Takayama and Aoi Yusa? I wonder what those three add to the already massive cast of characters, but I know one of them is related to Maria and one of them is the student council president; however, as the saying goes more the merrier, right?
Well, this was nice kind of introduction to the characters again after the long break between seasons. I don’t know if it’s just because of the break and this episode in particular, but Yozora is definitely less of a mean spirited bitch, and Sena is much less of a haughty oujou-sama. They still have what made them unique from last season, but it’s definitely been toned down. …On the other hand, it seems like Kodaka is still viewed as the scariest person ever (yet with an adorable ringtone) outside of the club and then everyone’s go to guy inside the club. It looks like from the OP that there are going to be a few new characters (like that nun that looks like an older Maria) and then some of the old characters are going to go through changes. It looks like Rika ditches the ponytail and glasses?! …Well, she certainly seemed uncharacteristically subdued this episode. I mean, the only off colored joke came from Sena’s butler person. In any case, the club and characters certainly seem much more friendly around each other. Even Yozora and Sena …to a certain degree. Stalking can be considered friendship, right?
What the hell is going on?!
Kobato-“Ku Ku Ku…I…am…not…feeling…very…moe…today.”
Kodaka-“Uh what the hell is going on!?” Sena-“Oh just screenshots from season one…”
Besides the continued trolling of Sena every day, things are strange because we have Yozora saying sorry to Sena for messing up her hair and Sena’s dad apparently still spanks her? Uh I think that is kind of weird way to punishment for someone her age? Wait never mind every anime character is fifteen or something, but that was not even the strangest moment of the entire episode…I just could not stop laughing when Kodaka entered Sena’s bedroom and then he saw the celling covered in random pictures of Yozora which left me saying WHOA WHAT THE HELL? I know that scene was in the preview so I was not all that surprised; however Sena actually bought a wig off Yozora so she could smell it every night? I think there is some serious Yuri in the future. I know the ending video shows the famous red thread of fate thing for Sena, Kodaka and Yozora! Hopefully we get some drama or hints of romance between someone at least.
Romance in the Air?
Manly bath time with Kodaka
Manly bath time is the best. …Er, I mean, this episode seemed to have a lot of focus on Sena. Maybe this is setting up for some sort of romantic plot movement for her, Kodaka and Yozora? The OP and ED certainly seem to be saying that the two girls are the most likely contenders for Kodaka. Now that we’ve gotten the childhood friend plot out of the way, I think (hope) the chance of romance is likely. Or at least characters going through that awkward stage where they don’t realize that they like each other and attribute it to other things like illness. That’s still progress in my eyes. Pegasus certainly doesn’t seem like he’d mind if Sena and Kodaka got together. I really wouldn’t mind either. I’ve always liked Sena as a character , despite her being the stereotypical fanservice character and Yozora has always been too mean for my tastes. …Plus there’s the fact that Sena has the greatest anime father ever. Maybe Yozora will mature this season and redeem her character for me, but until then, I’ll be Sena biased.
Fun with meat
Father daughter time…wait…what…
I expect a lot of plot growth in the future~
Sena is very good at video games.jpeg
Sena plotting her ultimate revenge or lusting over Yozora you decide.
Season two starting off to a great start even though most of it followed Kodaka hanging out with Sena at her house and the reveal of her new obsession over Yozora? I have no idea what the creator has in store for us, but whatever it is I am really curious! I forgot to mention while Kodaka stayed over with Sena I thought it was hilarious that her father joined Kodaka in the bath? That whole scene was funny and a bit serious with hints that Sena is being bullied? NOW WHO WOULD DO THAT? The only character that was kind of left out was Kobato who stayed home. Overall, it really is quite nice to hear Misato Fukuen, Kanae Itou, Hanazawa Kana, Yuka Iguchi, Marina Inoue, Ryohei Kimura and I think Tofu and fans of Hisaka Youko because she is playing a new character! So yeah more of the same from the first season with some new characters thrown in for random fun, but I AM SO EXCITED! I love this crazy ass series, oh and enjoy this extra meat service picture from Jrow!
I had forgotten how crazy Haganai could get. The hair was one thing, but Sena’s Yozora obsession? I’d love to see that stalking play out in future episodes. The only thing the episode felt like it was missing was Rika’s crazy antics, but it was funny enough as it was. I don’t think this was a plot episode (though we did see a lot of Sena’s ‘plots’) as much as a reintroducing the character’s episode and showing that there are no huge problems at the moment. Maybe the flags raised with Sena here will pay off later, but mostly it just seemed like the episode was saying that these people started off as socially awkward, but here they are (kind of) getting along. Sena is comfortable with Kodaka at least. There was a strange lack of Yozora for the episode though. Maybe that will mean something later on as well since she’s the other main heroine. Oh well, for now things are peaceful, exams are coming up, and it’s life as usual for the characters.
Enter the mind of Yozora the insane puppet master.
Wait Maria has a sister?!