Date A Live II: After Thoughts
I had delayed this for a long time already.
I had seen the first season last year and I even reviewed it. Check it out.
Now, here’s my thoughts about its 2nd season:
DATE A LIVE II
I didn’t expect I would enjoy this one more than the first. Date A Live 2 had less episodes compared to the first season, and I think that played a huge part in my enjoyment with this season. The flow of the story & its pacing seems more consistent. I liked that.
The story continues as Shidou made sure to keep both Touhka and Yoshino happy, and keep Origami at bay. So typical Date A Live? Yeah, but it became more exciting when the new characters were introduced, specifically the hurricane twins and Miku. Compared to Miku’s arc, the twins arc feels a little bit rushed and short but its okay. I find Miku’s arc a lot more appealing after all. I really like that they added a proper villain this time. Its still up in the air what really is the main motive of the enemy, but it sure made me want to check out the light novel itself to know more.
One of the things I liked the most in the series is the importance of Touhka in the story. After Shidou’s sealed her powers, she became into a stupidly cute character I want to bring home. Another thing, she is also obssessedly (I think I just made up a word…lol) in love with Shidou. That’s all her characteristics. Seeing her having a very important role to the story made me happy. She seamed to be the strongest amongst the spirits, I dunno. Last season, I really thought Kotori was the strongest (excluding Kurumi…), but now, hmmm… This definitely made me curious more.
Now, let’s talk about Kurumi. When Date A Live came out, there’s so many people who liked Kurumi. During s2, it intensified. At first, I couldn’t get why people like her. But after seeing her scenes in s2, damn… no wonder she has alot of followers. From being the villain of s1 to a semi-ally in s2, I like this development.
Now for the art & animation. Nothing’s changed. Hhhhhmmmm…though I could say that the animation in the s2 is alot bet than s1. I can’t really point out the difference, but I think its the enjoyment of the scenes. I liked the fight scenes here in s2 compared to s1. For the sound & music, I fairly enjoyed both the sub & the english dub of the series. When I first watch this series, it was in english dub. Around the time of Miku’s arc, there were alot of singing and I find it really weird hearing an english person singing so I decided to switched it to the Japanese dub. I continued watching it like that until the very end. And damn, japanese dubs are the best.
Overall, I really enjoyed watching this season of Date A Live. It didn’t disappoint. Though I still have a lot of questions in my mind, I’m contented of how this season ended. I could definitely say that Date A live is one of the better romance harem animes out there.
That is all for now.
Thanks for reading!!