I can’t think of a better way to start the new season than with a slumber party!
With only a single season falling between the first and second installments of Kimi to Boku, the first episode starts up with meandering conversation stylings that I’ve come to associate with the series. While some people might find the random conversations boring, the way the boys spent the first several minutes of the episode bouncing tangerine facts off each other feels very realistic, and is something I’ve found myself engaging in more than once.
There’s also a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor immediately following the tangerine conversation in which the boys actually interact with one of the cats that represents them in the cut scenes, which I probably shouldn’t have found as funny as I did, especially Chizuru insisting that the cat looked just like the twins.
The slumber party (held at Kaname’s house completely against his will) was worth it just to see Chizuru with his hair down; it makes him look a lot younger and absolutely adorable. But aside from the fangirling over his hair, I sincerely enjoyed the astronomy tie-in, and was more than pleased that everything shown was factually accurate.
We get to see the astrology myths illustrated by the boys, my favorite being the Gemini myth of the twins Castor and Pollux. It’s an extremely overdramatic myth, and to see Yuki and Yuuta acting it out was hilarious, not to mention the very exaggerated reaction Chizuru and Shun had to the less than happy ending. The other story illustrated was the one of Ursas Major and Minor, which was shorter, but lead to a funny conversation about the love lives of Greek gods (always a great topic).
This was a great way to kick off the start of the second season. We get a chance to be reacquainted with the boys, and there isn’t a whole lot of heavy emotion as far as the plot goes. Just easy and carefree, exactly what a premier for a show like this should be. I’m anxious to get further in, because all the girls I loved so much in the last season appear to be resurfacing! I can’t wait!
GO Rating: 4/5
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