Seeing as there is no review for the second season, I felt it obligatory to write one. I am doing so on a shoddy laptop, so forgive me for any grammatical errors.
The second season continues where the last left off. I will admit that the final girl shown causes a little confusion as to how she was doing what she was doing at the end of the first season, considering her position in the second, but it is a harem anime about magic, so I got over it. The biggest difference between the first season and the second is probably the tone.
The first is a little more slapstick (despite having some serious situations), but the second immediately gets heavy, but in a good way.
What separates this from just another harem anime is the way Jiang handles himself and the situations around him. Despite slightly lacking subs, I am constantly waiting for the next episode. Hao Yi is not only relatable, but intelligent and hard-working (when he chooses to be) as well. I get so fed up with the same character tropes in harem animes, especially for the main protagonist! The girls all have unique personalities and their own quirks and less than ideal situations of their own that leads to interesting viewing. There are many things to praise this anime on, and in my opinion, not too much to be overly critical about.
Add the fact that this is a Chinese anime, and it gains more appeal, personally. I enjoy hearing the different names, accents, and language compared to the rather stale, ubiquitous Japanese voice acting and dialogue.
If you have seen the first season and are even remotely questioning seeing this one, please do give it a watch. If you liked the first even a little you surely will like the second just as much if not much more (like myself).
Ok, so I just finish watching this sequel of Aishen Qiakeli-ing, and frankly it ain't that bad. but it ain't that good either, but then again they really gave it a very good try, so:
Mediocre 5, Story:
Well, as you know , them Chinese basically took any anime that has a harem theme in it and adopted it for their own, it was pretty much as the same as any Jap anime that has a harem thing , but to them Chinese that kind of plot would be called " Xiu Luo Chang" which is basically a kind
of plot where two or more women or men would compete for one person on the romantic level.
Good 7, Art:
Ok, so here the setting is in College, so it was pretty much good that this doesn't follow that quintessential school uniform, in fact the school uniform is only , limited to this anime's web manga version. Fanservice is only limited to Zitong, swimsuit fanservice, only in the 1st episode only on a one time shot and it wasn't on the frequent basis. Also, the illustration of the characters since they're not in high school uniforms kinda accentuate the characters personality, like Zitong's outfit that makes her this lady of class that serves as wife material or an ideal girlfriend of such gentleness and of refine stature. Tang Xuan a tomboy whose girly side is hidden by her aggressiveness, Xueli Ouyang a typical goth loli with a very dark side that one should avoid at all cost, Lin Yang who personifies as this typical girl Xueba which is Chinese for nerd who is your everyday girl whom would serves as your wife who will serve you as her husband and make babies with.
Good 7, Sound:
I've rated it a 7 cu'z it ain't everyday that we get to watch an anime like this were the seiyu's were Chinese. And not to mention the opening theme Aishen Qiaokeli Jinxing Shi (爱神巧克力进行时)" by Wu Jiaying that kinda give one's anime viewing a whole new light.
Poor 3, Character:
Ok , tbh I really hate it when producers Tencent Animation and BiliBili decided to alter the main character Jian Haoyi's backstory in fact his character varies from the web manga to the 1st season to the sequel , you see in the web manga, he is a tsundere there who hangs out with his fellow high school classmates , in the 1st season he is this Xeuba who doesn't like trouble in fact he does avoids contact with anyone and btw in the 1st season the setting was in high school thought the students there wear no standard high school uniform......ok so back to Jiang Haoyi, in the web manga there isn't any mention of his parents line of work, in season 1 his father is a salary man while his mother is a housewife, in season 2 his both his parents were working in law enforcement. But in both the Web Manga and in the sequel is shown that he lives alone and his parents were busy with their jobs as if they work 24/7 which is quite ridiculous to even think about it when in the 1st season he doesn't live alone, but the thing that was constant about Jiang Haoyi was that he can fight when push comes to shove, he has a watcahmacllit special relationship with a MILF Miss Jie and that he is indeed a Xueba and that he really did give way for Xueli to be on top on when she was still sane...sort of, and that he has a friend Zeng Dong, those were the only thing that Tencent animation and BiliBili hasn't change. About the girls, in the web manga they're portrayed as high schoolers and so as in the 1st season but n the character lvel most still maintains their characters like Zitong Xia, Tang Xuan, and Lin Yang still maintains their character. However Xueli Ouyang , though she still maintains her character in the web manga up to the 1st season , here in this sequelm we het to see her backstory as how she becomes this obsess psychopath whose weakness and fear is a certain Du Yuze who happens to be her Xenzhang or Sempai in Japanese, way back when she is trying to make Haoyi jealous but instead things turned ugly for her when she was dump on site and in front of everyone. And in this sequel we see two new addtion to Jian Hoayi's harem, one is Sandy who is not in both season 1 and in the web Manga and Ling Xiaotu who competes his harem as a loli element. Of course let's not forget Mea Tata and her backstory, in the web manga and in the 1st season we only knew her as this bungling cupid who somehow is partly responsible for Hoayi's predicament and now we knew that she admire the president of the candy factory in heaven and that she has this fellow cupid who is in love with her , but much to his chagrin, she doesn't like him, but her backstory ends early without us even knowing as to what happen to that cupid that was chasing Mea Tata and that head Cupid in heaven, I guess will know in season 3 cu'z there were indications that there will be.
Good 7, Enjoyment:
Let's face it watching this chinese anime for a change was something else, and this was probably the best one there is which runs for at least 13 or 15 mins long, and even if the genre were the usual, it wasn't always we get to see something different this time around.
Good 7, Overall :
I guess by Chinese standards this is as good as it gets, it maybe the usual but then again any time soon we'll be enjoying watching such Chinese anime soon the same way we enjoy watching Jap anime........谢谢你们所有人
希望看另一个续集, another season???? why not.
After enjoyable first season that ended with sequel teaser, I had pretty high hopes for this one. And while it kept the “freshness” resulting (probably) from being chinese anime, I’m generally disappointed.
I felt like this season was considerably weaker than previous one. Without going into overly detailed comparison, I’ll just focus on the most noticeable points, both good and bad:
Bad drama. Too much and too over the top. Villains were just cheap and cheesy. I actually liked how girls problems were shown and solved in first season, but here it wasn’t fun to watch.
Useless and forgotten elements in story. Without spoiling too much, I mean
things like Hayoi’s arm being broken at the very beginning just to be perfectly healthy a scene later, or two new characters introduced and doing some stuff that never led to any consequences. While the latter might be a setup for sequel, it doesn’t excuse the way it was executed.
Good harem members interactions. What I mean here is that, the dynamics between girls change and they notice others and their feelings. Too many harems (especially visible in VN adaptations that mix routes) fail at this and reduce girls’ interactions only to comedic bickering.
Characters’ main selling points were ignored for the most part, wasting a lot of their screen time. Old cast (Zitong being main offender) got too much focus, despite not getting any real development.
Overall anime kept some of the things I liked, but general quality of story feels much lower.
When it comes to art/music, it also doesn’t look that great. Or rather it “looks” pretty bad.
Animation had a lot of bad moments. Characters walking as a static element just jumping up and down and moving through screen. Hentai-level movement details. Reused scenes. Yeah, it looked cheap.
Overuse of special effects to hide flaws in art. Sparkles, leaves flying through whole screen and such. They sure are pretty, but sometimes it just got too sparkly.
And what’s up with their clothes? I understand character design, but seeing them having same outfit in every situation, especially considering how unusual they are, looks really out of place.
Music used during some scenes worked really well. I love when anime changes BGM to fit tone of a scene.
What music is missing, is variety. We got a singer heroine, but all her singing is just “la la la” and when she finally gets to sing it’s… opening song. Pretty disappointing. And why all of them have the same ringtone?
It might look like I’m just complaining and throw in some positives here and there. Don’t misunderstand. It’s still a fun anime and absolutely worth watching if you liked first season. The above are just my observations as a fan of harem anime who also happened to have soft spot for this specific title.
Story: so the anime pretty much starts where season 1 (in a sense) ending with Sandy falling from the school roof and wanting Hayoi but sandy didn't want to live anymore cause of the way her life was (not gonna spoil what happened with sandy) so after that with sandy you really just get a bunch of stuff with all the girls and hayoi weather it be Hayoi finding Xuan crown in time for a con or finally finding out to what happened to make Xueli the way she is to them getting lost in the woods cause of Xueli and to Mei actually having
feeling for Hayoi that's pretty much what you in a sense get for the story (kind a bummer but still the story is decent)
Art: will say the art is really good from the background to the character design and so one they did really good job this time around with everything in it.
Sound: The Op i actually liked in the second as for the Ed eh personally i wasn't a fan of it but oh well as for the voice actors cant say anything else expect they were really damn good here.
Character: Hayoi is the main male character and well has his harem but hes honestly not a scaredy cat (sometimes he is but not all the time) when it comes to it he knows when to handle certain things which i liked this dude for a good main male character. Yuan is one of the many female leads honestly to describe her she pretty laid back and just pretty cheerful only real things that i can really say about her but she is a good character. Tata is another female lead and well she is a spirit or a magical person who follows Hayoi around (also no one can see her just him) cause of the cupid's chocolate is the reason why she follows him around to describe her i mean she is pretty nice but she can get annoying to Hayoi at times otherwise i did like her. Xueli is another female lead and well shes the only person who in fact didn't eat the cupid's chocolate she always loved Haoyi at first she wasn't always like that to hayoi they were always rivals but childhood friends at the same time but as time grew she began to love Hayoi and see well became a yandere cause of her change in attitude to describe her well she is a yandere always wanting to be with him again loved her character (im a fan of the yandere type to be honest). Xuan is another female lead and she can become kinda bossy and a push around hayoi but always has the soft spot for him she also cosplay's as well she is kinda a pushy one to describe her she can be nice but she kinda is a Tsundere in that sense. Xia is the last female lead and well she is the first person who ends up meeting Haoyi in the anime not really having friends she really likes Haoyi cause of it she is a really happy and go lucky person and is again is just a really nice person all around. (pretty much copied and pasted my review of the characters from the 1st season sense they basically act the same here) Sandy is the last character her and she is a singer and or pop start and she also ate cupids chocolate and and she likes haoyi she is pretty much a happy girl overall and a sweet one as well.
Enjoyment: What i liked: i personally like the anime for the comedy and for all the characters being here and for the art to the music being really well done and also for the tense moments being actually really well done here. What i didn't like: the comedy is here and there so which is kinda disappointing but not a bad thing also you think Sandy might be in the anime a lot RIGHT wrong she is barely in the anime expect for 1-3 and also a little bit of 14 and that's it like ok then why have her has a character to being with like shes more of side character to me if anything those are my only real complaints well maybe the Ed as for me not liking it as well.
Overall: ill give this a 7 (might change it to a 8 honestly but will see) as for the anime while the comedy is here and there the comedy does it job pretty well actually and all the characters being here is a damn good thing as well i personally liked season 1 maybe just a little bit more than season 2 but this season was actually pretty good maybe it was a tiny or a little disappointing but again loved this season so i wouldn't call it a bad second season or anything like that this season was still pretty darn good for me i would recommend it for sure also a 3rd season might becoming as well for how it ended so i cant wait for that whenever it comes.