In all sense of the word, this Chinese made Jap-Sub short, with the 2nd season, is everything I love about the 1st season and rightfully so.
But...if you're here wondering why the quality this time around isn't as good as it should be, there are some caveats. Firstly, being a 2-cour, it's hardly as engaging as it should have been compared to the 1st season which was just 1-cour, it had just the right amount of stuff and fluff that it stands out and makes it mroe enjoyable. Secondly, the music, or rather the OP chosen. Being a Chinese myself, I don't despise Chinese music all
that often (and even so when it comes to Chinese iterations of anime), but the song is mildly OK at best, and it kinda daunts on me that how I wished Brian The Sun would come back for another song. Granted, his 1st season OP was very memorable to me so much so (not just for My HeroAca fame) that his song is the first instantaneous reminder of this funny comedic short.
Regardless of my complaints, Fanworks really still delivers as per series such as the now-popular Aggressive Retsuko, Honobono Log and more. Really glad that they came back to do another season, and is a 2-cour which is twice the fun, twice the comedy and twice the hilarity!
A good series that while I prefer the 1st season over this, but by no means it slouches however. Still a good time to waste about 72 mins of your time binge-watching this to the end.
You know you're knee deep in anime when you see a story about 2 siblings, and can give it credit for not focusing on questionable incest relationship.
When I saw the first season of "Please Take My Brother Away", I was surprised for several reasons.. other than it not being a story about sisters that do lewd stuff to each others. The first one was the art. As this is a short anime which episodes are around 3 minutes in duration, the original art style and simplistic animation made it truly stand out.
The second was definitely the comedy as I made several friends watch the
first season by simply showing them a scene about eating pizza. It was definitely the funniest eating scene that has ever been animated. Rumors say the restaurant owners still don't know where the last pizza slice went.
However, it's now time for the 2nd season, and its best part is already the fact that it exist. Thanks to Fanworks (the studio behind several other short comedy series such as Aggressive Retsuko and Honobono Log) for once again making sequels that needed to be made.
It starts with military training and gorilla warfare memes, followed by auctions and fund rising bidding wars, and more badass eating scenes which are even more over the top than before. All of these end up being a disaster because -you guessed it- no one took the brother away.
As a conclusions, in case some more abstract comedy is needed, head to your closest whatever and give the first season a try. As it's only around 30 minutes in length, it will be a fast one. Then come back to the perfectness that this second season is... or don't, I don't really care.
the second season started off not as strong as the first, with a bigger emphasis in the first few episodes on Shi Mao being violent. But after episode 12 things began to change. Shi Mao and her brother develop a better relationship and we see more of their friends. The plot begins to get so funny and relatable, and the characters are written like you'd expect normal kids to be, except a bit more clueless.
I enjoyed being introduced to the class rep and how sassy she was and seeing the kids be kids.
The music this time around was
one thing I could never come around to liking, it just was annoying and the first season's OP was much better. Overall I'd rec this to anyone who wants a light hearted, funny and short anime to watch.