Rikka practices for the 2014 SaiMoe tournament…
I guess you need a new character in a second season of a show? That’s generally what happens, but the quality of those characters is sometimes up for debate. So how was the new addition to Chu2koi this week?
Magical Girl Introduction
The store-bought wand takes away, I think.
As D-Lan pointed out from last week, we had a stalker stalking the stalkers, and this time she actually shows up at school. Yes, she was meeting Rikka last week, but this week, we finally meet Satone Shichimiya (voiced by Juri Nagatsuma, who also did Hazuki in Koe de Oshigoto), the girl who inspired Yuuta’s Chuunibyou back in middle school. And Satone really does have it bad, arguably as far gone as Rikka (or maybe even more) and calling herself ‘Sophia-chan, the Magical Devil Girl’.
Mahou Shoujo Cosplay Interruptus
So of course when Satone crashes Rikka and Yuuta’s school and calls out Rikka over the PA, she and Rikka immediately get into a battle which is evenly matched. Another good battle from KyoAni, this one ends in a draw when Yuuta interrupts them. And of course, she lives just upstairs from Yuuta and Rikka, in Rikka’s old apartment (convenient coincidence that…). And her parents work late so she comes over for dinner and gets the full story behind Rikka and Yuuta.
Threat or Catalyst?
Warning! Danger Will Robinson! Overload Imminent!
So is Satone a threat to Rikka and Yuuta’s relationship? Or is she someone who will push them closer? Despite Rikka’s worries about her, the real result seems to be the latter. Satone seems to support Rikka going out with Yuuta, and even supports Rikka’s persona. In short, it seems like she’s more interested in having a friend with chuunibyou than an enemy. She even teaches Rikka and Yuuta a new trick (her old trick with Yuuta) about touching noses. And she gets him to ‘revise their contract’, with Yuuta promising Rikka that he won’t get close to any other girls but her.
But is Yuuta starting to feel some pressure to be even closer to Rikka? He certainly had a nice dream about her, and even if he tries to deny that’s what he wants to do, I’m sure part of him does want to do that. See his blushing when he nuzzles noses with Rikka? His happiness at that? He really does want to get closer to her. Of course, I doubt this anime will take it too far, I’ll even be surprised if there’s a kiss between the two of them this season.
This could have gotten a lot more embarrassing with Rikka in his room…
A feeling of dread, huh? Are they going to have something bad happen with these kids? It’s hard to imagine what it is, but Shinka’s sure going on the full court press to find something out. And can Kumin actually get a power up sometime and be more of a chuunibyou friend? Or will she always just kind of be that extra person hanging out and having fun?