As you can tell, I haven’t written anything for ages. So yeah. Hi everybody. Hope you missed me.
Well anyway, in case you haven’t been keeping up to date on twitter trends and recent anime series, at the end of Tamako Market, KyoAni released a semi-cryptic trailer with amusingly enough, nothing but Yuuta pinching Rikka’s cheeks and the message: “Contract Renewed”. Reactions to this possibly being the announcement of a second season have varied from “OMG YES I LOVE THAT SHOW SO MUCH YEAH” to “FUCKING HELL SUCK MY DICK YOU FUCKING MONEY-GRUBBING CUM-GUZZLING SHIT OF AN ANIMATION COMPANY! FUCK YOU.” Here’s my take on it.
To start off, let’s see what could possibly happen in Season 2. At the end of the series, Yuuta and Rikka literally ride off into the sunset. IF that wasn’t cliche enough for a quick ending, I don’t know what is, but point is that we know that they were not cured of their chuunibyou. Dekomori goes back to being herself, et cetera. So I’m assuming it’s back to the status quo. Well. What the hell is left then, KyoAni? Are you going to make Makoto get with Kumin? What else is left to develop on…? I mean, honestly, almost all the areas any form of drama or plot development can occupy seems to be occupied already. There’s simply so little potential left in Chu2Koi to add anything at all!
Unless, of course, they add new content. I don’t expect KyoAni to make a K-On style slice-of-life season 2 where all they do is sit in a clubroom and discuss their magic. I can’t imagine what Dekomori and Kumin could possibly do other than do their usual antics. Then again, they never existed in the light novel, so perhaps KyoAni could pull in characters from the light novel. Spoilers ahead: the introduction of another chuunibyou, Satone Shichimiya, opens up multiple avenues for plot development. But I don’t think her existence is enough for 13 episodes, at the risk it becomes draggy and unbearable.
Then again, it might not be a new sequel after all. It could simply be the BD episode that’s coming out in June. Yet it seems unlikely: make a new section just for previewing the BD episode at the end of Tamako Market, of all things? I mean, they even posted this on their Twitter:
#chu2koiWould we make a new clip and Rikka image for just a re-broadcasting notice?! In short, “Contract Renewed!” Please wait for more details!”
So yeah, be prepared for what will likely be the introduction of more cliche points for plot development, such as cheesy love triangles and the awkward drama that arises. To be honest, I liked the first season. I did. But I really can’t, for the life of me, see what another season could bring to the table. What else is there to add on? What else is there to say?
It could also be a giant, elaborate April Fool’s Day joke. Hmm.