Otoboku 2 begins about two years after Mizuho's graduation. The main protagonist Chihaya Mikado was truant at his school because of harassment in the school and of a distrust in men. His mother cannot bear to watch him be in trouble, so she makes him transfer to Seio Girl's School, her old school. He dresses as a girl and introduces himself as Chihaya Kisakinomiya. Chihaya meets another protagonist Kaoruko Nanahara, who once rescued him from a playboy, and he begins to live in the dormitory building. He becomes the focus of public attention due to his attractive face and figure, and due to high grades at studies.
having watched the Prequel Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru, my rating for its sequel revolves around essentially the same guidelines.
the one major factor that was the same in both was the lack of Romance. the title "maidens are falling in love with me" can give viewers the presumption that they are going to be watching a good romance series, but that only appears to be the case in the final episodes of both series.
focusing now on Futari no elder, the overall feeling i got after was finishing the last episode was border lined with "That was cute" or " . . . and they lived happily ever after". Not that i was unsatisfied with the show, but i was left feeling that there could have been sooooo much more. especially with the relationships of the characters. along side the relationships, many of the characters personalities could have been portrayed a little more, instead of leaving the viewer with one a two impressions. Now stepping away from the plot, if i were too give this anime a score based solely on animation, sound, and art i would give it an 11. the artwork was fantastic, and the music worked perfectly with the soft romantic feel.
Within the 3 episodes you meet the 2 main characters who obviously are the titular elders. Chihaya and Koruko are extremely likable characters, and in some ways complete opposites of each other, for one Chihaya is a male. Now the story does revolve around the actions that involve these two, but the other characters are what act as the foundation for their building friendship, and eventually Romantic feelings as seen in the final episode which was beautifully made, a little too coincidental, but nonetheless beautiful.
My only regret about the anime is that some of the problems,relationships, and pasts of the characters could have been fleshed out more to give the viewer a better understanding of the situation the main character Chihaya was in.
That's the end of my Review and i hope you to watch the anime as well!read more
Admiral Ackbar is back to his shenanigans in "It's a Trap" part 2.
I'd like to think I'm overly fair with my ratings, a 5-10 scale just equates to a 1-5. Generally short series have the short end of the stick, they rake in nothing but dismal ratings and are average at best. Maidens are Falling for Me 2 has the same pitfalls being only 3 episodes long.
A lot of what I disliked in its prequel or parent story are essentially the same, lack of this and not enough of that.
The story didn't have enough build up time only being 3 episodes long and anything that short gets royally shagged in the ass and has to totter off stage right. As before the plot revolves around a boy posing as a girl who transfers into an all girls school only to become idolized by the general population. The interaction between characters was the only selling point because 3 episodes just don't rustle your jimmies enough. The drama build up in the last episode redeemed it enough but the reality is the show as a whole is abysmal after episode 1.
I've always been a trap fan, some others won't share that love due to some incident involving lotion and expectations of a vagina. The main character is cute and the rest of the cast is cute, or moe as the common weaboo calls it. The interaction between character is average, nothing amazing or poor just average. The characters are essentially copycats from the prequel so nothing is new at all. The girl's love element really isn't present enough for this to be labeled as such since the main cast knows the situation.
As before, the trap isn't exposed to the whole student body and that pretty much pissed me off. I wasn't expecting a lot from 3 measly episodes but it's just no fun if you can't expose the main event as a fraud. It's like "Rock, Paper, Scissors" It doesn't make sense why they would make paper cover rock, it does nothing to tarnish or benefit the rock. And when you think about it, all it does is leave you with a feeling of boredom after its all said and done.
Most of the animation is pretty stifling, I sense in Japan that school uniforms are generally uncomfortable if dress code is really that bad. Character designs and backgrounds are what you might except from a show about Catholic nuns but shoujo animators tried to bring on the goth loli appeal. I'm no fan of the backgrounds or scenery, combined with the music scores they're almost designed to put you to sleep. I'd rate everything average or below average.
The voice actors and theme songs aren't anything special, performed well but the voice acting was boring. A romance needs more feel, and all these feels were not there. The theme songs won't be going on my favorites anytime soon but they were fair.
Regardless the ending scenes gave this some shining light. After the main characters came to terms with their feelings and own wants you come out with the final end scene kiss and dual election of elder sisters. A change in pace from before but I was still craving that trap exposure. I think we all have a want to live our own lives at one point, by stepping out of your parents shoes you get that opportunity. As for the main character being forced to live the life of his twin sister he ultimately ends up in this situation. They did a good job of focusing on one relationship rather than several and I felt the storyboard writers could have given Chihaya and Kaoruko another episode.
Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru: Futari no Elder had its moments but 3 episodes really weren't enough.read more
I am not mean in rating animes, but 6 is a relatively low rating in my list.
To tell the truth, this anime adoption of the original vn is not successful, just like most of other vn adoptions.
The art (I won't say horrible) is not satisfying.
The plot, which varies a bit (?) from that of the original vn, is ok.
The character designs from the original vn is great. That's why I give an 8.
Overall, it's a fair ova.
I suggest those who can read Japanese to play the original vn.
For those who can't, this anime may be the one you can watch when there is nothing else left.read more
I'm going to try and keep this short, especially since the anime is only 3 episodes long. The title is misleading just as one of the other reviewers stated. There is a lack of romance and comedy that one might expect. There is definitely a story there worth seeing, but it isn't realized. The viewer is left to wonder and speculate as to the what happens to our lovely crossdresser. The characters seemed interesting. I found many of the secondary characters of more interest than the leads. How much can you delve into a story and character development in 3 episodes? Therein lies the major problem. Aside from that the pacing was a bit off and that has nothing to do with the length.
When it comes to short series and OVAs I rate them based on whether or not I would be interested in watching a full series with these character. I would watch (attempt to anyway) a full series with these characters. In short it's worth watching if, like me, you were looking for something to waste time or just to watch in the moment. read more