Sep 22, 2019
LegendAqua (All reviews)
More teasing from Takagi-san the Teasing Master ROUND TWO.

So LA really won't go to deep into this second season of Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san as it's ALMOST same as usual for Takagi and Nishikata's game of teasing.

With the things have have "changed" as it were, well though the first season teased at Takagi's romantic forwards through teasing, it felt like Takagi's romantic teasings were even more prominent this season using her teasing for the romantic teasing towards Nishikata and in turn Nishikata has sorta loosen up but still competitive at wanting to win as the teasing game as a result. The three girls of Mina, Sanae and Yukari does insert themselves but spectators into some stories between Takagi and Nishikata's teasing game and of course and especially Yukari starts to think their teasing isn't teasing but actual romantic advances as a result. Finally is that two new characters come in and they are a couple, that of Hamaguchi and Hojo who are pretty much characters doing their own thing, until Hojo finds out about Takagi and Nishikata as a thing.

Really the formula of Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san hasn't changed, Nishikata finds a new game and tries to find an advantage to win against Takagi, Takagi ALREADY know her moves before had and make it backfire, add in romantic teasing, Nishikata trips up...Takagi wins. but much like LA says about No Game No Life's expected wins, it's not the destination but the journey and this is more or less the romantic teasing of Nishikata realizing he like Takagi and that's kinda why LA kept up with Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san in the first place, plus the entire notion though predictable is interesting from this perspective at least.

Yes because of it, the comedy has turned predictable in lieu of romance but that's ok to be honest.

LA won't say much about the animation and voice cast cept that the animation once again done by Shin-Ei Animation did seem to give their character designs a much sharper tone to them and as for the voice cast though they have their reprising roles, Aoi Yuuki as Hojo was unexpected.

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 2 is more or less the same formula but seems like they directed their attention towards the budding romance between Takagi and Nishikata more in this season, adding in the teasing games as a setting and we have the seocnd season. Really for LA at least expecting more feels like asking too much from Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 2 as it does what it does and it does itself well, flaws of the comedy being predictable and all.

Nishikata always loses, Takagi always wins but they get more time together...but Takagi-san is the Queen of Smug.