As expected, a Chitoge episode is definitely a nice way to end the second season of Nisekoi.
It seems that the memory loss arc has been completely skipped. Instead, this episode focused on two more short stories. The first one involves Chitoge losing her hair ribbon that she wore. While I admit that she looks pretty good in a side ponytail, I can’t help but feel sorry for her considering how special the ribbon is.
While it’s heartbreaking to see a similar one that she chased after be shredded into pieces, it was heartwarming to see her reunite with it after Raku found it and gave it back to her. Still, I have to admit that I do like the kinder side of Chitoge more when she didn’t have her ribbon.
As for the second short story, it involves her trying to confess to Raku. Of course, she didn’t quite do it in the end, although they went to a ramen shop afterwards. This is kind of disappointing, but expected since she is not fully committed to transform the fake relationship into the real one. This also means that the story will drag on either further. However, it has to end at some point. After all, they only have a little over a year and a half until they graduate.
Aside from that, it’s quite interesting to see how Chitoge’s father met his wife. Apparently, he ordered pizza and Hana delivered them while the gangs were fighting each other. What surprises me more is that she took on not one, but 17 part-time jobs while in school. Yep, she is a true workaholic, which is no wonder why she hardly sees her daughter besides Christmas.
Compared to the first season, while it’s disappointing that there is not much romantic development this time around, besides Haru becoming interested in Raku, the show still manages to be very entertaining. After all, the author likes to drag things out in regards to Raku’s locket and which girl will win.
On the other hand, the second season does address some things that I wanted from the first season such as a Tsugumi episode and of course introducing more girls into Raku’s harem. Yep, we now have Paula and Haru. In other words, the second season did not disappoint with most of the short stories being very entertaining such as Chitoge and Kosaki making Valentines Day chocolates, Marika’s talking parrot and of course Haru becoming protective of her older sister.
While the season doesn’t indicate which girl will win in the end, the short stories are still very enjoyable to watch.
Overall Rating: 8.4/10, B, Good ¶