Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2 takes place 100 years after the original Harukanaru Toki no Naka de story. In the past that is, very little time has gone by in the future. Kyou, which resembles Kyoto in the Heian period, is in turmoil because of a power struggle going on between the emperor and the retired emperor, and the people of Kyou are falling into desperation, fearing the coming of the end of the world. Karin was walking with her friends when suddenly she is brought by the White Dragon to the land of Kyou. She was chosen as the new priestess of the White Dragon and she must fight against the evil with the help of her guardians while meantime, she keeps having visions of a mysterious man...
This is basically the same story as Harukanaru 1: Hachiyou Shou but told differently with some details changed. Akane was brought into the other world by herself, the hachiyou were all originally from the other world. The hachiyou do not just blindly follow her simply because she's the miko, but she has to try to earn their respect in order to get their help. While there isn't a lot of character development (it is only 3 episodes), there was already more character depth than what I got from the enter 26 episodes of hachiyou shou. There is conspiracy, political tension, personal crisis/turmoil for the characters
(eg: fighting between duty and personal choice). I am very sad that there is only 3 episodes with no continuation.
In my opinion, this is a better story than Hachiyou Shou, and I would have loved for them to continue this version into a fully fleshed out TV series instead of hachiyou shou. The plot is more believable, the characters are more in depth, and the art is better.