Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me ( I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying 2) is an anime short that really doesn't need any extensive elaboration to really comprehend. Adapted from the manga of the same name and getting enough buzz to garner a season 2, those that are fans of the 1st installment would be treated to the same charm found here. It's a short that conveys a very simple yet sweet tale documenting the everyday lives of a married couple learning to cope with each other despite their obvious differences. The biggest highlight of this show comes from seeing their daily interaction among themselves played out to comedic effect and also the small snippets of heartwarming romance thrown in to wrap everything up.
Hajime Tsunashi, husband to Kaoru Tsunashi, is a self-proclaimed otaku, and as one can imagine he's the source of all the comedic mishaps and shenanigans that the couple find themselves dealing with on a day to day basis. Because of his status as a otaku the writers use him as a conduit to channel meta humor and direct references to other licensed anime series and franchises. This brand of humor, while not uncommon, adds a certain spice to most of the short 3 minute runtime, as viewers who spot the references are treated to in-jokes. Kaoru Tsunashi can be best described as the voice of reason and an outsider to her husband's mentality. Like the title implies most of the anime/manga references and terms her husband speak off flies over her head. The biggest draw to her as a character is seeing her learn to appreciate her husband for his hobby despite being oblivious to it all. While the setup and relationship may seem slightly too optimistic at times the show still manage to include moments of doubt in their compatibility and show the ups and downs of being in a relationship. While it's all glossed over with lighthearted sentimentality, that's always been the goal and tone the show was going for and shouldn't be penalized for it.
With returning characters from season 1 such as Youta Tsunashi, the husband's cross-dressing brother and Miki, employer and friend, the show carries over the same humor that it was known for with much ease. It's a continuation that flows right into this season without any noticeable changes to throw viewers off.
The artstyle is also the same with a light "fluffy" children's color book kind of aesthetic and passable animation to wrap it all up. It helps to add to the show's overall carefree tone and makes the content more palatable. As far as the soundtrack is concerned it's virtually nonexistent. They're mostly just background noise than anything substantial and only serves to help sell the imagery but nothing else. The ending however is a nice feel-good piece that really help to tie every episode together.
With such a short runtime per episode I never felt like the show overstayed it's welcome. It was short, heartwarming and always left me with a smile. While not always memorable it was still nothing I really find myself disliking.
I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying 2 is a nice continuation of the 1st and one easily recommendable to those that sat through the 1st season. With a short runtime it never feels like it's impeding on your viewing schedule and can serve as a nice change of pace to switch things up every now and then. Unfortunately it's not something that really sticks with you as the short runtime also keeps it from being nothing more than a uplifting time-passer but it's still a short that delivered none the less.
Short Episodes?! Nah.. Forget that.. *clicks on it anyway* That’s how season 1 reeled me in. The here come season 2. The story has got to be dry by not. WRONG. What is this sorcery? Why does the ‘next’ button does looks so attractive?! How does a teenage school kid still doing he's major exam relate to a couple? How does one find this anime interesting? *Gasp* Maybe this anime is a gate way to heaven, or a devilish trick to make you buy their merchandise! Wait they don't have any merchandise.... *Derp*
I wouldn't refer to the plot of this anime as consistent. It’s just couples having funny flashbacks and making fun of each other. But wait! MATTEEEEEE! One of them is an Otaku..... Seems familiar, MATTTEEEE!!! One of them isn't?! hmmmm, How does this work? And wait..... More characters, with unseal mash ups?! *brain explodes* This anime is honestly entertaining and humorous. Maybe some episodes may not make you even grin, but it's just interesting to watch. For those of you who like it when anime is quoted, well this anime has plenty of that, so luck star fans will love this, However the point is, if you want to have a break from an intense action, a hard day at work or you have nothing left to watch, this anime will keep you entertained and it a great transitional form going to an intense sad anime like Tokyo ghoul to a new anime you found that may be romance or comedy, It calms you down and stimulates you. But wait? It doesn't have a consistent story... so why? There is a bit of continuation from previous episodes, but it's mainly just a short anime to cheer you up, like a YouTube upload, it's cuts the cr*p and you get pure comedy and romance.
The art is nothing special. It's chibi, what do you expect? season 1's had taller characters and a different style of drawing, Season 2 is similar but they seem different, nevertheless the art fits in contexts to the story, so there is no criticism, but I can't give it 10/10, because it's not fate/zero (It's animation isn't jaw dropping) It's go basic chibi characters, but the backgrounds do blend well with the chibi's unlike some chibi anime where you get really bad quality background and you see no effort put in the drawing.
The sound fits in context, and is used at the right moments making scene more hilarious and interesting to watch, but it's not extravagant so once again I'm not giving it a clear thumbs up, I'm just giving it a honourable mention.
The characters are unique in a way and the mash up of people with different personalities is one of this anime's strong point. A midget and a lanky tall guy, an Otaku and a plain working woman, an otaku and a homosexual eccentric brother. It's Just really interesting to watch how they get along. And Instead of creating illogical reasons for why they are still together, we see a logical yet hilarious reason to how the characters cope with each other. An we don’t have rich Otaku's and well paid business women, not we have an otaku who starts off as unemployed and works, not for the sake of he's wife who suddenly falls ill mid-season *Joke* but he does it to be able to pay rent. REALISTIC. But funny in terms of the way he gets he's job and does he's job.
Did I enjoy it? Hell's yer. I mean I come home and watch some intense anime and after a while I want to play a game or too, after the game I can't get back into sync with the anime world and this helps me get back, It enjoy it so much it feels like the 5 minute episodes are 10 second long, this anime just hit the net, there was no hype at first, but it gained popularity quickly for a reason and if you like slice of life or rom-com or just want to calm down form an intense episode of Naruto (well It's not like Naruto is that intense anymore) then this anime is great and you will enjoy it.
I wish I could give it a nice shiny, golden 10/10 overall, but i still and criticism and due to its genre and story it's potential is bottle necked, but if you want to enjoy you self and just want my mark about of 10 for enjoyment then 10/10, they you go. This anime looks like it could hit 6 seasons if it wanted to and if you watch it you would see why.
Story - 9 Art - 8 Sound - 8 Character - 8 Enjoyment - 10 overall - 9
Firstly, let me start of by saying that this is my first review, so it might not be as good as other reviews.
Also, I'll try my best not to include any spoilers at all.
Ok apart from that. I would love to say that the second season of Danna (because title is too long) is honestly unexpectedly even more enjoyable than the previous season, which was why I felt compelled to write this review in the first place. I mean I do have better things to do with my time.
Moving on, so why do I like this show? To sum it up rather quickly, because this is one of the only shorts that actually is entertaining to watch and explores the region of what happens if one is an Otaku and somehow manages to get in a romantic relationship.
Having watched many other titles in the same genre as this, I can honestly say that this show given the 3+ minutes that it runs, really did a great job as compared to many other titles that wast 20+ minutes to achieve almost nothing cept slapstick humor and many other pointless scenes.
Why does this title stand out?
Let's start with some strong points.
For a 3 minute short it definitely did it's job by portraying the protagonist, Hajime in the "correct" light. At least how most Otaku males are (me included). Many jokes used in the show also shapes what kind of person Hajime is and really brings light to this series. On the other hand, we have Kaoru, a working-class office woman that (for some reason) is always seen at home with Hajime. She somehow decides to marry Hajime and BAM, the start of this show.
The daily interactions in this show are truthful and not overly exaggerated like how other Animu and Mango would show, the classic "fat otaku" desperately yearning for a young girl. However Hajime is just seen to be a normal male trying to make the best out of his relationship and to make Kaoru happy, sometimes with his otaku antics that serves also as great humor points.
The art is pretty average here, nothing special. Some flashback episodes of when Kaoru was still younger had really "ping pong the animation" type of animation which is kinda...bad. Other than that it's pretty decent and absolutely watchable.
The ED of the first season was good. The ED of the second season was great. This is really personal preference so nothing much to say here. Soundtracks used in the actual series are minimal, which I really liked, as it does not interfere with the conversations between Kaoru and Hajime or other characters. When Hajime or Kaoru is deep in thought, there is a cue for some good soundtrack, as seen in Episode 12, which does compliment the series, making it great to watch.
Well....I'm saying this again but for a 3 minute short it really did quite good a job by shaping almost every character. The light-hearted humor in this show is really stress-relieving and just makes you feel...good. There's really not much of a "serious" plot for people expecting something like Steins;Gate, but still it really is enjoyable.
Definitely. This is one of the only shows of this season that caught my eye, other than my other favorite, Oregairu. It really kept me wanting for more every week after I watch the latest episode, simply because it really IS enjoyable.
TL;DR Lighthearted humor of life between Otaku and Office wife, season 2.
11/10 would watch again. :P
This heart-warming series about an otaku's amazing marriage to a mostly-ordinary girl continues into season 2. Like the first season, the majority of the show is composed of 4-koma like short events, which are often humorous. The show doesn't exploit the discovery in the last episode of season 1 as much as I thought it would. Regardless, it does a great job of continuing the feel-good relationship-based atmosphere of the first season. As usual, the first season is mandatory as there isn't any character exposition.
Expect the same as the first season, not really the prettiest thing out there but it does the job. Like the first season, expect the subject matter to be a bit on the mature side- including quite a few dirty jokes.
Also very similar to the first season, the show has a nice ED and average BGM. The voice talent is very good for something this short.
What really matters in marriage? Is it okay that other people say that it won't work? How do you get through a bad argument? The show gives some playful insight into life after marriage, as well as some of the characters' pasts previous to their vows. The overall message is very positive, and it feels like an attempt to get more Japanese folks to marry and also the next step.
As with the previous season, expect episodic episodes each with its own theme. There isn't much in terms of episode dependency so don't worry too much about spreading it across multiple viewings. There isn't as cute of an ending surprise as the first season, unfortunately.
There's some nice episodes that focus on character flashbacks, expanding on how they met and other meaningful events in their past. Their relationship is already very well established compared to, well, every other show out there, so don't expect too much dynamic progression. Still, there definitely is great chemistry here.
The entertainment to viewing-time ratio is very good, if you liked the first season there's no reason not to pick this up. read more