Our lovable male lead is finally back as the sequel to Amagami SS starts. It covers the after stories of each girl’s arcs backwards, which consists of two episodes. For that, the focus is on Tsukasa, right where we left off in the last season if you ignore the two specials from the last season.
Needless to say, I liked how Junichi maintained the same level of perverseness. As shown with Tsukasa scrubbing his back and her eventually slipping, it was perhaps one of the most hilarious moments to start an episode with, especially when her towel slipped off shortly after. Sadly, Miya interrupts his dream when she wakes him up. To sweeten it even further, he takes a photo shot of Tsukasa for her presidential poster and that also gave some funny moments. He basically directed her to do some rather suggestive poses. When he told her to take off the socks, you know that she was very furious by the look of her face. Still, I’m glad that he didn’t change from the last time we saw him.
As for the elections, it became very apparent that Tsukasa and Noriko are now in a competition to win Junichi’s heart. In real life, these elections can get downright dirty, especially with the circus of negative campaigning and mudslinging going around in the GOP nominations that are going on now. When you add love into the mix, it gets a lot worse, especially when it involves a love triangle between one man and two girls. With him walking into Noriko’s trap and her forcefully kissing him, it only means one thing… This class presidential election won’t look pretty. Then again, he should have acted tough and said NO in front of her face rather than falling into her love nest.
From my first impressions of the first episode, now I can relieve my fears of the sequel being a retelling of the first season. Aside from that, Miya’s attempt to get Sae elected looked a bit silly. Still, I feel that Tsukasa won’t let this go without a fight. From the looks of it, Noriko will get some of her wrath while Junichi might end up getting a big slap on his face. ¶