Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi 2 is basically continues where the first season left, if you've been keeping up with the manga. There are three main stories being told. One is that of former lovers, broken apart by a rather stupid misunderstanding, finding each other again after a couple of years. The other is of a thirty-year-old dude who likes good looking guys and ends up with one, but his self-esteem generally sucks because he /is/ thirty and his boyfriend is pretty much sex on legs. The last story is of two childhood friends, one ends up falling for the other and you know what happens next. ;)
Out of all the yaoi or shounen-ai series out there, the anime adapted from Nakamura's works still stand to be the best. They have enough emotion and depth to actually count as a love story and not just some fujoshi's wet dream. The first episode actually made me cry. Don't judge me. I totally feel for Ritsu/Masamune.
Gah, the weakest point of almost every anime--the art. But compared to other yaoi/shounen-ai series--I'd probably give Sekai-Ichi a 9.
I like last season's ED theme better but I'm pretty sure the new one will grow on me soon. The OP has the same atmosphere as the other season and those of Junjou Romantica. Jumpy. Happy. Lovey-Dovey. The BGM are wonderful, as always. Making me cry. *sniffles*
I don't know about you guys but I love all of the characters. Even Ritsu. Heck, especially Ritsu. I honestly don't understand why people hate him that much. If he isn't always so hesitant, then this series would've ended quickly.
And Masamune, but that's mostly because I've read manga. There's an extra chapter there about his and Ritsu's high school ~*affair*~; it's gives him more depth. Without it, he'd be pretty much like the other tops Nakamura writes.
Really. How can this be explained? Two boys making sweet, sweet love? Um. Yessss. But seriously though, that's not Sekai-Ichi's winning point. :) It really does have katons of sweet moments that make your stomach flutter. For that, it's very hard to jack off to.
Continues from the first season,the story isn't a complex one but it is interesting with all the misunderstandings about the past and the characters.(7 Good)
I personaly like the art and have no problem with it but there is quite a few people who don't like the style and say the characters look too similar.(7 Good)
I acually like the OP and ED more from this season than the first one,up beat happy kinda songs that I enjoy listening too but that being said there isn't any memorable background music in the acual anime.(6 Fair)
Very well formed characters that is a joy to watch with there up's and down's.
I enjoy watching every episode,as soon as it ends I'm waiting for the next one!(8 Very Good)
All together if you like BL anime then this is a very good and entertaining anime for you that will leave you begging for more!(9 Great) read more
Any straight man who stumbles on this without looking at the tags will instantly realize his testicles have shrunken multiple sizes, carved a hole in his pelvic region and formed something called a uterus. From that day on the realization hits him, **** man, what happened.
I watched the first season of Sekaiichi Hatsukoi for shitts and giggles but mainly to fulfill a dare with a friend to determine who drops out first. Minus the "scenes" the story actually works out fairly well, the arcs are in an order that is easy to follow for someone with half a brain. The art is pretty much your typical bishounen style that attracts females and fags alike, although its not my cup of tea. It is a pretty good air freshener from the usual content you see, from a day to day basis in your classic perverted shows aimed at under aged virgin male teenagers.
Being well, not gay I can't say im warming up to the characters, I can tolerate a trap but thats a trap, the level of deception is well, cute. The uke types are a bit tsundere in my opinion but what the hells a tsundere anymore? Your typical female? The wife? Sarah Palin . . . oops.
I can get used to the awkward as hell moments that would make this funny to anyone that gets them, awkward is traditional and its funny. To me thats the enjoyable part, watching someone deny something then cringe over it with a face that would break nails.
This is a girls world boys . . . wear a cup
Comedy aside, lets get serious. Homosexuality, seen and loathed by people worldwide, especially in the religious sect of our word. It has no place nor bounds, it is rejected by law and society as a whole. The world spits and casts rocks at you as if you were a plague or virus that would otherwise need be eradicated. You feel like reaching out yet no one will be there for you, they would all reject and hate you because you are sexually oriented differently than friends and family. Coming out of the closet really seems that difficult. However in the world of anime you have a vast fanbase dedicated to "Gay". The typical fangirl and your ordinary boy with fantasies involving 2 fine women, yes its out there, and yes there are a number of shows that cater to these fans.
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi is a series based off the manga Sekaiichi Hatsukoi of course, it is a spin off of the series Junjou Romantica and it the features and cast are practically clone like. Same author, same triangles, same well . . . a lot. Here we have our three different relationships, the editor x editor, our author x salesman, and another work x work type basis. Its your typical romance; lovey dovey and what not. Jealousy and attraction all around and of course one person of the couple has the more feminine feel to them, I mean there has to be a catcher right? The series itself does not catch my eye in any line personally, any fangirl however will be instantly attracted to this hence high views. The series, and spin offs themselves I feel are better rated than they deserve partially due to the lack of male audience even though its not the target audience. You either like it or you don't. read more
Hm, it kept me watching for the BL but that's really it. Actually watching it sort of ticks me off because there are tones of better yaoi out there that get one or two half a$$ed OVAs, desexualized series, post poned, given a low budget manga voice acting job, or just plain ignored. While cookie cutter BL like this gets 12 full animated episodes and two seasons. I don't get it. I just don't get it. Maybe stuff like this is considered "safe" in their world of nothing happening storylines. Where the uke must constantly deny his attraction while the Seme becomes a sappy idiot who will wait on the uke forever and turn down any man who comes his way. Safe are the stories that are nothing more than the "problem of the week" for the characters. "I saw my boyfriend talking to a woman...I guess that's much better than him being with a man, he MUST like HER because she's a woman" or the stereotypical best friend who is perfect for a guy in every way BUT will never get the guy he wants.
Seriously, been there, done that, and bought the T-shirt! How many of these SAME BL stories are going to get recycled and turned into craptastic unfinished shows while beautiful yaois like Ai no Kusabi gets pushed to the back burner?? Geez!
Can we please get some of Miyamoto Kano or Mizukami Shin stuff made? What about Complex, Sakura Gari or the beautiful Zankoku na Kama ga Shihaisuru. But nope, I guess I have to wait for anything this mangaka farts out just to get animated BL. *eye roll*read more