The story continues after the intraschool music competition of the first game and anime series. The budding music student Kahoko meets the brusque boy Etō, the new youthful school board director Akihiko Kira, and the mysterious transfer student Aoi Kaji.
Well, this was... something. After watching Primo Passo, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I was expecting a little more from Secondo Passo. I know, they couldn't do much in just 2 episodes, but I really wanted to see more of what we were used to from the first series.
Anyway, let's see what we got.
It was basically the same as Primo Passo. A guy is going through some stuff and he hears how Kaho's playing her violin and everything seemes to miraculously turn for the best in his life. Well, yep. Don't expect much from this, rather
than a new bishounen going through the same plot as everybody else.
There are two more characters added to the plot, though not unnecesary useful. They were "the bad guys" here, though they were not given enough screen time to actually dislike them.
Also, the plot has a few holes, I had a lot of questions through the episodes.
Awesome change of animation, the scenery was really good all the time, and the characters were as handsome as always. No comment here.
Really beautiful scores played along the two episodes, nothing less to expect from a music anime. The sound effects were more realistic than the ones in the first series, and it was really nice hearing two new soundtracks featuring the beautiful voices of the anime's voice actors. (I must've listened to "You're in my heart" over 50 times by now xD)
As said above, three new characters were added in this mini-series, although they are not developed to the point of reaaaaly liking or reaaaaly disliking them (I know, I know, just 2 episodes). For Kaji Aoi, who was the male lead here, I felt it wasn't enough time to realy get to know him. Rather than being a cheerful guy and having problems with his music, I did not feel attracted to root for him at all. At some point, I was mad at him for getting all the attention of our girl, heh xD
Then, there was the new school board director, Kira Akihiko, who was supposedly the bad guy in all this but he passed just as a jerk, so I really did not give him any attention whatsoever.
As for the third guy (I can't remember his name, though I'm sure it was mentioned once) was simply put there to get on Kaji's nerves, even if he's got plenty of that. He was unnecessary to the plot, in my opinion.
I am really disappointed that the characters from the first series were given so little screen time. I would've wanted to grow some romance between Kahoko and one of them (*ahem* Len *ahem*), but there was no such thing. I got the feeling that they were not important anymore, well, they weren't, but still, I expected a little more action from them, too.
I really love music and this has been really fun to watch, for a fan of La Corda D'oro Primo Passo.
It was sort of ambiguous, but I liked it.
If you liked Primo Passo, you should give Secondo Passo a try, but don't expect it to give you more than you already got.
The first impression I got upon hearing that La Corda D'oro had a secon sequel is that of excitement and I had huge expectations that this sequel will have more Romance and Music plot. Upon watching the first episode, I got the liking on having Aoi Kaji as a new character that will cross on Kahoko's life and her violin. When I reached the part when the new principal chose the 6 concurs (excluding Hino Kahoko) to perform on the ensemble, I got pissed and I also got mad because Hino might be at a lower level than the others but she is the star
of the group who binds all of them together.
On the second episode, I was totally pissed off again because Aoi Kaji almost did take the lead on the whole story, and he's situation only repeats the story of La Cora D'oro Primo Passo. Aoi Kaji's situation is likely the same with Ryou. They don't have to repeat stories all over again. It would be more accepted if Aoi Kaji will be the rival of Len on having Kahoko. It would be more interesting though.
I was totally depressed on the second sequel, but at least I've taken a liking on there new Soundtracks: You're in My Heart and The Score in Blue. Upon hearing those songs, I easily got addicted on them especially the "You're in My heart" (it's like a soft love song).
The second season of La Corda d'oro has taken a new evolution i'd say. The music was taken down a notch due to only two episodes in the season (which suckz) but this season focuses more on the new characters. As always, as Kaho has done with all the other boy characters in the previous season, she helps Kaji one of the new characters, find his confidence or in other words inpires him to play the viola again. A little bit of romance can be found between Kaji and Kaho, but sorry for the fans of Tsukimori or any other characters, no association for the
I loved primo passo and the secondo passo 2 episode special is a HUGE disappointment!! why introduce new characters and give NO screen time to Len and the other guys. It was a waste of time and i would have been way better off not seeing it at all, because it doesnt solve or close anything between any of the characters.