Ah Takagi-san, quite the spectacle to watch. When the first season aired a while back, it seemed like it would be just another anime. Thankfully, I was mistaken and it really delivered. If you've watched the first season, you would understand what I mean. What made this anime so great was the way it conducted itself and brought forth such raw emotions as you watched two kids have the time of their lives.
In this day and age when the focus is centered on having the best art quality at times, Takagi-san might not be the best there is, but the animation itself holds up well.
Sound is pretty decent too, but what really makes it stand out among a sea of similar anime is the characters. You can't help, but love the characters and their faults. You have Takagi who's always doing the teasing while Nishikata is always on the receiving end despite doing his best to prevent them.
While each episode follows a simple formula and one can easily conclude that Nishikata maturing a bit and ignoring provocations or grudges would help him greatly, it's also pretty honest in how things are presented. The anime is episodic in nature in the sense that there are various stories presented in each episode, but there are still some small developments along the way and previous events are referenced to help maintain some form of continuity.
All in all, if you want a relaxing quality anime where two kids are trying to outwit each other, this is the anime to try!
First of all if you didn't like the first season of Takagi-san just don't watch this season because it's the same show but if you liked the first season you'll probably like it too.
To be honest I really liked first 5 episodes of the first season because it was fun to watching Takagi and Nishikata's relationship. But after the episode five I realized this show doesn't make a new thing. All episodes based on the same two formula so I got bored too quickly.
Takagi tries teasing Nishikata and she succeeds.
Nishikata tries teasing Takagi but Takagi outsmarts Nishikita's outsmarting.
like different art styles in anime. I like 3-gatsu no Lion's and Devilman Crybaby's art styles but this anime's art style hurts my eyes. All characters' heads are looking ready to explode.
Like all her works, Takashi Rie did a great job on this one too; she's an amazing VA. But other VA's aren't that good. Especially Yuki Kaiji. Yuki Kaji is an amazing VA and I love his works on Todoroki, Eren and Johnny Joestar (ASB and EOH) but he's not as good as on childish voice actings like Koichi and Nishikata. I've suffered while I'm listening Nishikata.
Only interesting character is Takagi because any other characters have no work on this show. Nishikata is only a tool for Takagi's tease and supporting characters are... I forgot their existence.
This anime doing same thing again again again again again again again and again so I got bored too quickly.
Unfortunately Takagi-san 2 has been a major disappointment, as many have talked about already the writer's put forward the same two scenario's for each episode.
1) Takagi pick's on a near mentally challenged kid with a serious gambling addiction
2) The kid with the serious gambling addiction tries to win against Takagi and loses in the same way every time
How he loses
Step 1) He watches anime and thinks that somehow if he act's like an anime character it will make him beat Takagi even though that hasn't worked not once in year's of trying
Step 2) He makes the challenge and Takagi accepts while making him nervous
They start the challenge and Nish start's to think too much
Final Step) Takagi does something that make's Nish embarrassed, he thinks and then he does something that makes him loose, no matter what he is doing or how impossible it is for a human being to actually be distracted like that every time.
The episode with the arm wrestling and also episode 6 have been the worst, they really make it look like Nish actually does have a serious mental disability and that Takagi (A normal IQ human being) is actually picking on him because of his unstable mental condition.