As stated earlier, I regret not watching Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka when it first aired in 2014 since I enjoyed every moment of cute girls working at a café. While people had a caffeine-like withdraw after the first season finished airing, when a sequel was announced, people jump for joy since this show is finally coming back for a second season. Does it live up to the prequel? Let’s find out.
The second season is pretty much the same like the first season focusing on the daily life of girls who work at café. Aside from the usual activities, the girls finally broaden the horizons such as going on a trip to Rize’s summer cottage, learning ballet, washing clothes, discovering the rivalry between Rabbit House and Asa Usa An, taking photos of each other, treasure hunting and so on. In short, it’s like the last season, but two times more enjoyable and refreshing.
However, the main draw of the second season is Cocoa’s older sister, Mocha who works at their parent’s bread shop. She is basically the ideal older sister type who is energetic like her younger sister, but has a lot of charm. She took the show by storm when she goes in the Rabbit House with a paper-thin disguise that causes Rize to become suspicious of her, especially when Mocha took out a brown bag that contains flour. Eventually, Mocha cuddle all of Cocoa’s friends, which causes Cocoa to become upset since she is having her older sister status taken away from her. In short, Mocha is irresistible, but it’s too bad that she only shows up for only two episodes. I wished she stayed a bit longer, but we’ll most likely see her again when Cocoa brings her friends over to her family’s bakery in a sequel if there is one planned.
Like the last season, the second season builds on the existing relationships between the girls. While it’s nice to see Cocoa become more of an older sister in Chino’s eyes and more intimate with each other, I’m happy that Sharo and Rize is finally being developed. In the first season, it seems that Sharo felt uneasy about her social status and afraid that Rize won’t recognize her feelings. However, it’s not the case since the second season is chuck full of moments with Sharo and her love interest, Rize, especially when they tried every school club activity together. In short, I’m happy that their relationship developed a bit further since they are my favorite couple in the show aside from Chino and Cocoa.
In short, the second season like the first is a very enjoyable show and I enjoyed every moment of it. Sure, it’s sad to see Mocha go after two episodes, but the show still brings a lot of enjoyable moments mostly because of the character’s interactions in a carefree and light-hearted setting. Not only that, I liked the opening and ending themes in the second season more than the first even though the opening and ending songs from the prequel are still enjoyable too. While I hope that a third season might get announced in the near future, I also look forward for the video game that will come out in two months.
Strengths: Maintains the enjoyable moments and comedy from the first season, but better. Also, Mocha is a very enjoyable and charming character. Lastly, the relationships developed further compared to the prequel.
Weaknesses: Mocha only shows up in two episodes, but aside from that, there are not many flaws that bothered me. ¶