Last summer, I watched the whole first season of Dog Days while on vacation in two days. Although the story was average, it’s still a fun experience as the characters had enjoyable personalities along with the idea of a friendly war. Despite the mundane ending, it was fun and had charm. With the second season, I expect things to become more exciting as Shinku brings his childhood friend, Becky with Shinku’s cousin, Nanami to that fantasy world.
Like you would expect, not much happens in this episode as it starts where they left off from the first season. One of the interesting things I noticed is that the second season is being aired during the summer while the last happened in spring of last year. It’s a nice way to set the mood of fulfilling Millhiore’s promise.
As for the cast, they make a grand return. Even my favorites, Ricotta and Yukikaze came to welcome him back. Not only that, they were even crawling over him to get a piece of him. His reaction was rather hilarious, although I kind of felt bad for Becky. If she witnessed this, her reaction won’t look pretty at all. Even so, Éclair also shows up to welcome him back with her usual self. While some wish that he would go out with her, it’s becoming unlikely considering that his childhood friend is here and a somewhat established relationship with Princess Millhiore.
On the other hand, the second season might become interesting with Nanami and Becky taking part in the now friendly dogs versus cats versus squirrels wars. We will most likely see how they will get developed throughout the course of the show. Sadly, this means that some characters will get less screen time, which is evident with Brioche being demoted to commentator. This might change, but it’s something I can live with.
Overall, the second season of Dog Days have a good chance to become better than the last. As they say, Seven Arc’s shows tend to get better with the sequel as seen with Nanoha. Then again, it might backfire if the flaws don’t get addressed. Regardless of the outcome, I admit that Dog Days 2 will be entertaining as always with a three-way recreational war with each other. ¶