Ah Takagi-san, quite the spectacle to watch. When the first season aired a while back, it seemed like it would be just another anime. Thankfully, I was mistaken and it really delivered. If you've watched the first season, you would understand what I mean. What made this anime so great was the way it conducted itself and brought forth such raw emotions as you watched two kids have the time of their lives.
In this day and age when the focus is centered on having the best art quality at times, Takagi-san might not be the best there is, but the animation itself holds up well.
Sound is pretty decent too, but what really makes it stand out among a sea of similar anime is the characters. You can't help, but love the characters and their faults. You have Takagi who's always doing the teasing while Nishikata is always on the receiving end despite doing his best to prevent them.
While each episode follows a simple formula and one can easily conclude that Nishikata maturing a bit and ignoring provocations or grudges would help him greatly, it's also pretty honest in how things are presented. The anime is episodic in nature in the sense that there are various stories presented in each episode, but there are still some small developments along the way and previous events are referenced to help maintain some form of continuity.
All in all, if you want a relaxing quality anime where two kids are trying to outwit each other, this is the anime to try!
First of all if you didn't like the first season of Takagi-san just don't watch this season because it's the same show but if you liked the first season you'll probably like it too.
To be honest I really liked first 5 episodes of the first season because it was fun to watching Takagi and Nishikata's relationship. But after the episode five I realized this show doesn't make a new thing. All episodes based on the same two formula so I got bored too quickly.
Takagi tries teasing Nishikata and she succeeds.
Nishikata tries teasing Takagi but Takagi outsmarts Nishikita's outsmarting.
like different art styles in anime. I like 3-gatsu no Lion's and Devilman Crybaby's art styles but this anime's art style hurts my eyes. All characters' heads are looking ready to explode.
Like all her works, Takashi Rie did a great job on this one too; she's an amazing VA. But other VA's aren't that good. Especially Yuki Kaiji. Yuki Kaji is an amazing VA and I love his works on Todoroki, Eren and Johnny Joestar (ASB and EOH) but he's not as good as on childish voice actings like Koichi and Nishikata. I've suffered while I'm listening Nishikata.
Only interesting character is Takagi because any other characters have no work on this show. Nishikata is only a tool for Takagi's tease and supporting characters are... I forgot their existence.
This anime doing same thing again again again again again again again and again so I got bored too quickly.
this Anime has been my source of pleasure for a long time now. since season 1 whenever i watch an episode it just fills me with joy and satisfaction.
this anime isn't the kind of one that will blow your head out of big unpredictable plots, it wasn't made for that, so if you are waiting for that kinda thing to appear, then you're just wasting your time.
this anime is perfectly simple and because of that it's a little repetitive in it's events but it's also enjoyable.. and a lot. the story as i said is very simple but you can always feel of it's progression
to it's final goal, so the building of it is being done so well in my opinion. except that in season 2 the progression went down to 0% after it ended in season 1 like 60 or 70 % but i still think it's moving faster towards it's goal in season 2, and of course by goal i mean the confession.
now speaking of the characters: nothing really changed from season 1, i don't know if it's intentional by the writers or what but the character developing is almost zero, unless they are changing and i can't see it.
but still characters as they are, are really great, Sanae,Yukari, and Mina the supporting trio are really funny and they give the anime a nice impression i think.
and as for Takagi-san, who's one of the most adorable anime girls I've ever seen, she still has those really cute and calming looks she gives to Nishikata that you can see in how deep the feelings she has in her heart. what she has is the pure love i believe! Nishikata is still that insecure boy who's always enjoying (unintentionally) Takagi-san's teasing.
the art is decent there's nothing wrong with anything in it just as we can expect from the classic studio Shin-Ei
sounds are awesome starting from voice overs to osts to op and eds, the soundtracks always hit me in the heart and give me goosebumps also my top voice actress Rie Takahashi is really doing a great job there.
that's how i feel about the anime thanks for reading and i hope it was helpful for you!
Season 2 is about much of the same as the first, but with more of an added "push". If you have seen the first season, you can see clearly there is a clear progression from what has happened and subtly climbs from there with every new encounter. The main character can be annoying, but compared to season one, you will notice a very slight change of character for the better. The anime is a perfect representation of young love and character growth without the use of unnecessary scenarios such as love triangles, harems, "anime-logic" without escaping the bounds
of reality. Sometimes I feel this anime can be overbearingly wholesome and that is what makes this anime so good for what it's trying to be.