Ever have a romance anime end right when the lovers finally confess their love after a long agonizing courting period? Ever wish to see how the lovers spend time together after their declaration of love? That is the purpose of this uneventful anime, pure slice of life anime. It still manages to make every episode enjoyable...kinda. The ending of the last episode is incredibly open, true to the nature of the series. Truly, this anime is nothing but a slice of life - a view into the everyday lives of the characters, with no unusual problems.
Although this is a sequel, expect the pacing to
be even slower than the first Ai Yori Aoshi. In fact, even less happens here than the first time, so even though you've seen the first installment of Ai Yori Aoshi I'd say this sequel probably won't add much to it. It's not bad, but definitely not as good as the original series. Not much happens other than the introduction of two new characters not seen in the original. Expect an almost complete lack of plot. This is a mellow series - even mellower than most slice-of-life - so obviously avoid if you're looking for action, intensity, and other stuff you won't find in any slice-of-life anyway.
Characters are as likable as they were the first time around, so you'll like them again this time around the same way.
Major points off however, since there's a lack of resolution at the end, which seemed to be something the series was hinting at the entire time at the very least.
Oh em gee. I didn't think it was possible! A sequel that is BETTER than the original series! Well I guess there's a first for everything.
The story picks up 2 years after the ending of Ai Yori Aoshi. Kaoru, Aoi, Tina, Taeko, Miyabi, and Chika still live together and Mayu is still the daily guest. Everybody's a little older but pretty much the same. There really is no time in this sequel for the story to drag as the series itself is so short, so the story moves along at a nice pace. Every character gets a "love-episode" with Kaoru, and each episode was very
enjoyable to watch.
Beautiful! Beautiful colors, beautiful animation. Just outstanding. There isn't as much ecchi in this season, but there still is some, but not as over-done and badly portraid as in the original. The eyecatches (the things that split the episode at where the commercial goes) run long though.
The opening theme, "Takaramono" is just lovely. If you liked "Towa no Hana" then you will like this. "Towa no Hana" is played once during the course of the series though ;) The ending theme, "I Do!" isn't as enjoyable. The special ending theme, "Presence", is also decent but not my favorite. The original soundtrack is pretty much used with a few new tracks.
Every character is developed further, particularly the character of Tina Foster. There's really no new characters except for Chika's friends.
Completely enjoyed. Enjoyed it a heck of a lot more than I enjoyed the first season.
If you have seen the first season, then don't hesitate for a moment to watch this. It is better than the original, and the story is moving. Just know that you might wanna buy a tissue box =]]
Well, this is a show that pretty much takes place pretty much right after the first one. I was really surprised that they felt they needed to make a second season with just how odd the fist one turned out. It just didn’t feel needed in my mind. It’s the same stuff that was going on in the first happening in the second. A little romance, Comedy, Drama… and Kaoru and Ai never seem to get a break.
Sadly, they sometimes make Kaoru seem a bit even more like a pervert then he should. I know its normal for a guy to have those thoughts but
sometimes they make it out as though he has even more of a perverted mind at times. The sweet and innocence in the story messes up when they do that.
The animation is pretty nice, pretty similar to the first one. Not much to talk about in that regard. It looks like every other romantic comedy out there. Large eyes, bright colors, nice looking girls all around one normal looking guy. Each character looks exactly like the role they are supposed to match.
The dubbing is… well the same as the first again. I like that they kept it consistent but then again, they matched it way to close to the Japanese translation. Sometimes even some of the words don’t seem like they are used right.
Just because it really has not changed at all, I have to give it the same rating as I did for the first. It’s slightly bland but a good watch if you liked the first.
I think the critics have been unfair with this anime. It's true that is a romantic Harem anime where all girls are in love of one guy and that one is very recurrent in many anime is this kind. However I've seen other anime Romance and Harem that simply I don't mind to make a review. Aoi Yori Aoshi shows that an anime doesn't special effects or fantasies to become a masterpiece.
It can say that in its genre is undoubtedly one of the best anime with a very positive message about the perseverance, the value of real friends.
Positive aspects: It show the traditions
of the Japanese culture and the contrast with the modern world habits (SIMPLY I LOVE IT!!).
Also it shows how hard can be the Japanese culture. I know many people love Japan and for vacations can be fantastic. However, studying, working or living there is not for everybody and I think this anime gives that message always in a positive way, of course.
Despite the protagonist is an student. This is not the typical high school anime. in fact the protagonist is a university student close to graduate and with short projects in mind.
Negative aspects: There were unnecessary chapters that sometimes made the story bored and there si not a conclusive ending.I know the anime was created in 2003, nevertheless at that time service that now provide Funimation, crunchyroll, VRV were not available, and as a result many great anime could conclude with a great end. I think Ai Yori Aoshi has all necessary elements to become a master piece with just making a third season.
In the early-mid 2000s, US licensing companies were involved in numerous anime Production Committees. It didn't go so well for them. This year, several US licensors are trying their luck on Production Committees again. Will it go better this time?