My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! (Spring 2015) – The Dispassionate of Hachiman Hikigaya

I love “Oregairu“. It’s one of my favorite romances anime all times. The story and characters really make me feel we came across just like what Hachiman experienced. But, did we really need the second season? And the fact that the light novel will end, it’s not a coincidence if the third season has also been announced. Well, we have come this far and yes, people seem to forget about this series. It’s a sequel people almost forget. This time, the sequel produced a different quality from the first series. So, people say that they don’t like this sequel because of the studio changes. In addition, a less promising sequel is a reason for forgetting this. Plus, the ambiguous and very cliffhanger ending became the trigger of the rampant why.

By far, “My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!” is a school, drama, romance, slice of life, and comedy show which combines all of the things. This time, the story really focuses on three main characters with this love triangles. Phenomenally, Hachiman becomes the triggers of the realism existence from the social outlook at school. With his solitude, he tried to jump in and see how social it worked. As with the first season, this season focuses more on the problems that exist in his school. Like Hachiman, he was an anti-social accompanied by his friends at a club. Every day, he gets lots of requests and problems, especially how he has to deal with Hina Ebina and Iroha Isshiki.

Hachiman becomes a representation of how socialism pretends to play a scenario. He represents how small things could change our perspective on people. There is an ideology from each person, fake society, and people hiding from behind the masks. Silly, Hachiman increasingly fell into the trap of socialism, making him have to pretend with his two best friends, Yukino and Yui. Besides, I like how the chemistry between the two was built. They both like the same person, Hachiman, but Hachiman himself doesn’t want to hurt their feelings. Finally, also, Hachiman tried to open his heart to them so he would not feel alone again. Again and again, Hachiman just didn’t like how he was treated and didn’t want any more lies between them.

This is an emotional roller coaster show. You could say, it throws you out of a roller coaster. The main character, Hikigaya Hachiman, still maintains the ideology of how he becomes a view represents the viewer’s perspective. And I dare say, he is the coolest character in all anime regardless this is a rom-com show. We have Yukino Yukinoshita. Yukino, at first glance, seems like a character who will never like Hachiman and her views will never change. However, she finally fell into the love triangle circle with Yui. On the other hand, she has a sweet side that is unknown to many people besides her intelligence and beauty. In both ways, she was very loyal to her friends and even Hachiman himself was like that.

On the other hand, there is Yui Yuigahama. Yui is a cheerful character who really has feelings for Hachiman. But, this season really shows how she comes across to Hachiman and sees him from the most different side. She is a type of character who is passionate and upbeat but often supports her friends. In the end, she will continue to support her friends and try to never hurt her friendship both with Hachiman and other friends. I think Iroha Isshiki is one of the triggers from the beginning of this season. She doesn’t have anything enough from this season. I mean, in terms of their respective roles. There is Komachi who acts as Hachiman’s younger sister who also has a different important role in the first season. Haruno as Yukino’s elder sister is also an important trigger for the chemistry between Hachiman and Yukino. I think this season has many sufficient sub-characters and in fact, I enjoy this season more than the first.

Studio feel. is the studio who produced this anime. Unlike the first season, this season was at first weird for the design of the character that changed dramatically. But, there are so many details in it and it beyond any levels of quality compared to the first season. Moreover, this is a difficult job for them by first having as familiar with the design in the first season. They also have to be able to turn off Hachiman’s eyes even more dead. The background is fabulous and the art style fitted with the theme as well. The opening theme song is quite memorable and catchy. The voice actings did a great job and the soundtrack, in my opinion, matches the anime characteristic. Likewise, the second season has a slow pace for a romance anime. But, it’s also difficult to get used to if you’re still not too familiar with genres like this.

Bottom line, “My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!” provided a rom-com story with everything getting better. However, the cliffhanger ending is what makes me really think about this series too. A 2-year gap is very long and a 4-year gap is added for the third season. This anime revolves around the social life of Hachiman’s eyes as anti-social. It’s a unique and great show for a romance that people will regret with this series maybe. But, this show really feels you’ve experienced it or even become Hachiman itself. It’s a part of society and victims of a drama. Now, I’m ready for the third season.

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Salman Al Farisi

An Indonesian who loves to watch and read everything. A literary student who likes to write about reviews and essays on Crackdown Review. But, I just wannabe critics who love arthouse than anything.

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