I dont know if this is a reboot because it looks like diferrent from the first season but it is still linked with the season 1, but its definitely better than the first season. but it feels that the anime isn't only about umaru doing stoopid s*it and that's good, those 2 episodes are very entretaining and i'm definitely look for more, i can't see anything that is bothering me other than kirie still retarded imo. it isn't the anime of the year but it looks like a good show if you want to see something just to relax. if you didn't liked the
first season i dont know if i can recommend it to you but it worth a shot.
Ahh, Umaru, some people love ya and some people hate ya but most importantly you keep your bond with Kirie, Ebina and Sylphinford and annoying the hell out of your bother Taihei! If you didn't like the first season, I suggest you skip this, most of the story's are still Umaru talking with her friends and getting to know them better, little things like Kirie is afraid of the dark and Sylphinford is a huge weeaboo and her big brother Alex works with Taihei, these little small things expand the characters and even make the characters a
bit funny in certain situations. The character interactions have also expanded compared to the first season with having unexpected character interactions that make Umaru even more funny.
While Himouto! Umaru-chan R's story doesn't change from the first season, the character interactions still seem fresh and fun! There's really no character in this show that I dislike and the ones that were mediocre from the first season [Sylphinford, Alex, Taihei] are already a lot more fun and creative in the first couple episodes. While we don't get deep into the three characters of Umaru, UMR, Komaru and Umaru herself, he get to see them each an equal amount of time per episode. "Komaru" is the stay home Umaru who's very lazy and doesn't do much for her brother Taihei, UMR is the Umaru that bonds with Sylphinford the best and Umaru is the Umaru persona in which she's a popular girl that has a group of three other friends. Besides her version of Komaru being less bratty and mean towards Taihei, there's no difference between Umaru's personas which isn't a bad thing but I feel a little bit disappointed.
My favorite character interaction of the show has to be Umaru's gaming form "UMR" and Sylphinford known as "TSF" in the gaming world and that is expanded upon here when UMR even goes to Sylphinford's house and trains her to win a soccer (or Football to non-Americans) tournament even if Umaru is facing her team. Speaking of characters, like I said the show does improve when it comes to characters. While theres still one character I find one note, and that's Ebina due to how boring she is but how "interesting" her character design is but besides the lame Ebina-chan, the other characters are perfectly fine and even better from the first season. Sylphinford is more fun, Umaru is less bratty, Taihei is less bland and annoying and Kirie is opening up to people more.
The music has definitely improved from the first season, the OP and ED songs feel more creative and fresh and it makes me want to get up and dance with Umaru and her friends. The art style hasn't changed much besides the fact that some things have gotten a little chopper, like Kirie's skip animation in the third episode, but as long as those animation errors get fixed the style has improved a little bit!
Final Thoughts After Three Episodes: Better then the first season no doubt, the characters are a lot more fun, the music is better and the animation looks great! If you gave the first season at least a good rating, I recommend watching the first episode to see if this show is your cup of tea because I know Umaru-chan isn't for everyone
This looks more like a reboot to me, except with one upside—more goofier than the first season. Umaru-chan herself is starting to realize her laziness, and the other characters—they feel more characterized than before.
Don't expect new characters—it's the same thing, except twice as better. We get more screentime for the side characters (like Sylphynford's brother) and more relaxing scenes. We get to see more of UMR, and we get to see Taihei and Ebina-chan together.
The art style is the same thing as it was before, and the sound is also the same thing as it was before. I liked the opening and ending songs more
than the previous one, though.
Umaru's laziness is still there, except twice as lazy (and twice as hate and murderous intent I want towards her loli side).
My overall enjoyment for this show is great, it's because it's greater and have more fun than the first season. This is a good anime to watch when you're bored, if you don't have any problems with Umaru, that is.
It's okay to watch the first season, because I think this isn't a second season at all—more like a reboot.
Umaru-chan is back with her wackiness from the first season, and from what was seen, hopes to be another good season (formula replication from New Game!!)
Again, I've never watched the first season, and looking at preliminary episodes, just like New Game!, am tempted to watch after the whole series end in December.
Continuing the antics from the first season, Umaru Doma, along with her older brother Taihei, seems to be your typical model student with a good personality But once she reaches home, the chibi-ness of her personality shows out, always relying on her older brother, frustrating him lots and lots.
Based on the manga of the
same name (which is popular too, AND NO SPOILERS since the episodes revolve around the manga at random), fans of Season 1 won't be disappointed here.
All the characters are back to reprise their roles, and holy hell is it wackier than before. Umaru has her real self and alias (UMR), the typical whiner at home and perfection outside, her older brother Taihei as capable as he is, Ebina still crushing on Taihei, Sylphyn as TSR (when with UMR) and her competitive spirit and Kirie, whom always have a great affection towards Umaru.
Regardless of how these characters become, expect a good show roundabout.
Just like New Game!, Doga Kobo went with the route of rebooting their older series in the hope that the sequel seasons will be better than the first, and they proved that with the former, and now the latter.
So both the art and animation aspects are upgraded to look more modern while keeping the originals intact, again Doga Kobo has done a wonderful job on maintaining what the original was and made it even better.
The OST also went through a nice upgrade from the first season, and they are not my favourites but are enjoyable to listen to as it poses the wackiness of the series progression.
Verdict (after Ep 4):
It might seem like the whole universe of UMR is around wackiness, but that's how the show entices people to watch, and Season 2 is no different. Regardless whether you want some time to chill out, this is a series that's highly recommended.
Now I have to watch both New Game! and UMR Season 1 after this...