Otoboku 2 begins about two years after Mizuho's graduation. The main protagonist Chihaya Mikado was truant at his school because of harassment in the school and of a distrust in men. His mother cannot bear to watch him be in trouble, so she makes him transfer to Seio Girl's School, her old school. He dresses as a girl and introduces himself as Chihaya Kisakinomiya. Chihaya meets another protagonist Kaoruko Nanahara, who once rescued him from a playboy, and he begins to live in the dormitory building. He becomes the focus of public attention due to his attractive face and figure, and due to high grades at studies.
having watched the Prequel Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru, my rating for its sequel revolves around essentially the same guidelines.
the one major factor that was the same in both was the lack of Romance. the title "maidens are falling in love with me" can give viewers the presumption that they are going to be watching a good romance series, but that only appears to be the case in the final episodes of both series.
focusing now on Futari no elder, the overall feeling i got after was finishing the last episode was border lined with "That was cute" or " . . . and
they lived happily ever after". Not that i was unsatisfied with the show, but i was left feeling that there could have been sooooo much more. especially with the relationships of the characters. along side the relationships, many of the characters personalities could have been portrayed a little more, instead of leaving the viewer with one a two impressions. Now stepping away from the plot, if i were too give this anime a score based solely on animation, sound, and art i would give it an 11. the artwork was fantastic, and the music worked perfectly with the soft romantic feel.
Within the 3 episodes you meet the 2 main characters who obviously are the titular elders. Chihaya and Koruko are extremely likable characters, and in some ways complete opposites of each other, for one Chihaya is a male. Now the story does revolve around the actions that involve these two, but the other characters are what act as the foundation for their building friendship, and eventually Romantic feelings as seen in the final episode which was beautifully made, a little too coincidental, but nonetheless beautiful.
My only regret about the anime is that some of the problems,relationships, and pasts of the characters could have been fleshed out more to give the viewer a better understanding of the situation the main character Chihaya was in.
That's the end of my Review and i hope you to watch the anime as well!
Admiral Ackbar is back to his shenanigans in "It's a Trap" part 2.
I'd like to think I'm overly fair with my ratings, a 5-10 scale just equates to a 1-5. Generally short series have the short end of the stick, they rake in nothing but dismal ratings and are average at best. Maidens are Falling for Me 2 has the same pitfalls being only 3 episodes long.
A lot of what I disliked in its prequel or parent story are essentially the same, lack of this and not enough of that.
The story didn't have enough build up time only being 3 episodes long and anything that
short gets royally shagged in the ass and has to totter off stage right. As before the plot revolves around a boy posing as a girl who transfers into an all girls school only to become idolized by the general population. The interaction between characters was the only selling point because 3 episodes just don't rustle your jimmies enough. The drama build up in the last episode redeemed it enough but the reality is the show as a whole is abysmal after episode 1.
I've always been a trap fan, some others won't share that love due to some incident involving lotion and expectations of a vagina. The main character is cute and the rest of the cast is cute, or moe as the common weaboo calls it. The interaction between character is average, nothing amazing or poor just average. The characters are essentially copycats from the prequel so nothing is new at all. The girl's love element really isn't present enough for this to be labeled as such since the main cast knows the situation.
As before, the trap isn't exposed to the whole student body and that pretty much pissed me off. I wasn't expecting a lot from 3 measly episodes but it's just no fun if you can't expose the main event as a fraud. It's like "Rock, Paper, Scissors" It doesn't make sense why they would make paper cover rock, it does nothing to tarnish or benefit the rock. And when you think about it, all it does is leave you with a feeling of boredom after its all said and done.
Most of the animation is pretty stifling, I sense in Japan that school uniforms are generally uncomfortable if dress code is really that bad. Character designs and backgrounds are what you might except from a show about Catholic nuns but shoujo animators tried to bring on the goth loli appeal. I'm no fan of the backgrounds or scenery, combined with the music scores they're almost designed to put you to sleep. I'd rate everything average or below average.
The voice actors and theme songs aren't anything special, performed well but the voice acting was boring. A romance needs more feel, and all these feels were not there. The theme songs won't be going on my favorites anytime soon but they were fair.
Regardless the ending scenes gave this some shining light. After the main characters came to terms with their feelings and own wants you come out with the final end scene kiss and dual election of elder sisters. A change in pace from before but I was still craving that trap exposure. I think we all have a want to live our own lives at one point, by stepping out of your parents shoes you get that opportunity. As for the main character being forced to live the life of his twin sister he ultimately ends up in this situation. They did a good job of focusing on one relationship rather than several and I felt the storyboard writers could have given Chihaya and Kaoruko another episode.
Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru: Futari no Elder had its moments but 3 episodes really weren't enough.
Few days ago, i started watching the anime "Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru". I reached episode 7 out of the 12 it has. I was so bored, I was forcing myself to watch more. At one point, I just couldn't do it. I found out it had a sequel. An ova series, based on the original, but with a different story. I searched it on youtube and after watching a cute shoujo-ai clip, I decided to watch it...BIG MISTAKE. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating, but hear me out.
I have no idea why I was convinced this was shoujo-ai. Because its not. It follows the
main idea of the original series, which is basically a guy, cross-dressing like a girl and attending an all-girls school. Why did I think this was going to be different? I don't know. Just because I am a girl x girl love enthusiastic, I wanted to believe that it would be, well...girl x girl. But let's focus on the story and not my confused little mind. It has a simple story, as I said. At times it got more deep and at others it was just evolving around basic school things. Was the story bad?...Emm...I wouldn't say it was good. It was alright. Although at the beginning I found it quite nice and interesting, later on I found most of the story boring. The only interesting part was for me, the reason why he was crossdressing. That was the part when it actually got my attention. But it was mainly focusing on simple school everyday life. It had romance, which was not really my cup of tea, because I wanted to watch shoujo-ai. And that is not exactly what you describe as shoujo-ai. So, I guess my overall opinion was negatively affected just by that fact. And I tried to let that aside while watching the ovas, but I just couldn't. It was a major turn off for me. Lastly, I found the ending, disappointing and pointless. I felt like it was missing something.
I really liked the art style. Bright colors, nice animation. It was good.
The opening and ending didn't do such a big impression on me. They were ok, but nothing memorable. As for the soundtrack, it was nice. The voice actors did a great job. I really liked Chihaya's feminine voice. I felt like it fitted her as a character, set aside the fact that he was actually a boy...How do you even do such a feminine voice when your a boy?...
I don't know what to say about the characters. For a 3 episode ova series, I feel like the development they got was fair. There was of course more development to the main character, Chihaya, which was satisfying. Kaoruko, a very important character as well, also got nice development. From all the characters, I liked her the most.
So, being completely honest, I'll say that I did not enjoy this anime. The main reason behind this is that I didn't get what I expected. While I was expecting shoujo-ai, I got boy x girl, set aside the fact he was in a girl's form. And maybe if it was truly a shoujo-ai anime, I would have enjoyed it much more, but sadly, right now this is my honest opinion about it.
"Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru: Futari no Elder" is not a great anime. It is rather a mediocre anime. I did not enjoy it but that does not mean you will not either. Maybe it will be a turn off for girl x girl fans, just like it was for me, and maybe it won't. Its all up to your taste. I would not really recommend this anime, but then again, if you are interested in its unique nature, maybe you should check it out. After all, since it is only 3 episodes long, you will only spend an hour with this ova series. Now, if this hour will be worth it...I wonder...
Story - 5/10
Art - 7/10
Sound - 6/10
Character - 6/10
Enjoymen - 3/10
Overall - 5/10
I am not mean in rating animes, but 6 is a relatively low rating in my list.
To tell the truth, this anime adoption of the original vn is not successful, just like most of other vn adoptions.
The art (I won't say horrible) is not satisfying.
The plot, which varies a bit (?) from that of the original vn, is ok.
The character designs from the original vn is great. That's why I give an 8.
Overall, it's a fair ova.
I suggest those who can read Japanese to play the original vn.
For those who can't, this anime may be the one you can watch when there is nothing else