Since Nisekoi became very popular, it is expected that a second season will eventually be made, especially since three original video animations got released since then. With that, does the sequel lives up to the original? Somewhat.
The second season continues where the first season left off, focusing mostly on various short stories. The first half focuses on introducing Paula along with some funny antics such as Marika’s parrot, Valentines Day chocolates, Chitoge’s mother and Paula’s appearance to name a few. The second half of course introduces Haru, Kosaki’s younger sister as she, Paula and Fuu enter the same school the others as freshmen. Will Haru fall for Raku as she tries to protect her older sister? Also, will there be any progress with any of the girls that have an interest in him as well?
Like the first season, Nisekoi is pretty much more of the same with Raku having to deal with various antics from his ever-growing harem. The only big difference is that the focus is not exclusively on Chitoge this time. In other words, we finally got a Tsugumi episode, which I anticipated with Paula, her fellow hit woman showing up. Also, I have to admit that Chitoge’s mother, Hana was out of this world. There is no wonder why everyone is afraid of her, mostly because she is very demanding even though she still loves her daughter. She shows this after Raku convinced her to spend time with her daughter after being her secretary for a few days.
Of course, there is Haru, who is now my second favorite girl besides Marika. She is the exact opposite of Kosaki and acts cold towards Raku since he looked at her panties by accident. While it is clear that she is falling in love with him even though she denies it like any tsundere would, it is a good change compared to her older sister, who has a very difficult time expressing her feelings towards Raku.
Although the second season had a lot of funny, enjoyable and heartwarming moments, I was somewhat disappointed with the progress Raku made. Aside from getting the locket back to have it stolen by Haru and given back to him shortly after, he absolutely have no clue how to open it. Given that the sequel only focused on various short stories, it is expected that things will stay in the status quo, aside from Haru and Paula joining his harem.
While it was disappointing that Raku have not picked a girl yet or advanced his relationship with Chitoge, this is expected since the author of the manga loves dragging things out. With that, I was not too disappointed by how the sequel ended even though I wished that Haru had received more screen time. I expect that once Raku hit his last year of high school, he will start resolving his feelings while finding hints about the past about the promise he made to a girl. In short, I would not mind a third season of Nisekoi mostly because it had a lot of fun and hilarious, mostly for Raku being extremely dense.
Overall Rating: 8.4/10, B, Good
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