The only highlight is actually Wilhelmina trying to cook. Seriously, the way things go, it’ll become a clone of School Days. Already some of the guys in niconico are calling it “Flame Days”. Though unlike scumhead Makoto, Yuji has enough power to actually defend himself and kick some ass.
Anyway, from the preview, it looks like they’ll incorporate some scenes from novel volume 8 into this Hecate story.
But seriously JC STAFF, just concentrate all your resources into making a series of Shana movies that are faithful to the novels, just like the first movie. Stop wasting time on useless fillers not even written by the author himself. Watching the same Clannad episode five times is a better way to spend time than watching this filler even once.
Right now, the series feels like mindless fanservice for Hecate fanboys. (Not that I’m complaining too much though. :D )
I am really surprised by the SLOOOW pacing this season is having. I remember that at least in the first we had some Tomogara-slaying action to complement the slow pace, but in this one we have “Ultra Donkan” Yuuji being the most dense anime character in recent memory; “Angsty” Shana and “Yappari Korosu” Kazumi trying to make sense of their jealousy (Shana I can get, she’s new to loving emotions, but Kazumi??) and basically failing to deliver a credible performance; “LOL” Hecate (come on, it’s her) being the only interesting character so far….even though she has like 3 lines per episode. Plus there is no Flame Haze action on the horizon for at least 3 episodes, so we’ll just have to hang in there.
I really hope they fix this soon and start moving the story along or this’ll just drive away impatient Shana fans.
I agree with Kinny, I really did watch the same ep of Clannad 4x and it was more entertaining then this filler x.x; SnS II seems to be really meh. All the “OMG WHAT IS THIS EMOITION?!?!?!” is really getting to me. I mean, if you don’t like it DO SOMETHING! Hideing and backing down while Hecate puts the moves on Yuji is even worse then being there.
Speaking of doing something, Shana and Yoshida ought to take a leaf from Tanaka. Upon seeing Oga-chan being conscripted into Yuji’s harem, Tanaka promptly abandons Satou and Margery and goes to retrieve her at once from the Evil Mistes Harem King.