Da Capo II ends

Da Capo II

I’ll be honest here and say that D.C.II ended for me at episode 7 (Nanaka! TT_TT), but I did still watch the rest of the episodes, which to many people’s surprise, took Minatsu’s route as the main plot.

Considering that Da Capo was the ultimate imouto-kon anime, this of course comes as a surprise and probably dashed the expectations of many. But still D.C.II wasn’t too bad at all, and considering the short episode count, it did manage to tell Minatsu’s story out, even if they took quite a number of episodes to actually get in to it. And her story isn’t that bad per se, just a bit rather typical in terms of the issues it was dealing with.

That said, unless you’re a Minatsu or Koko fan (I doubt there are many), D.C. II anime is largely forgettable after watching it, except for episode seven. I’m still happy of course it managed to portray Nanaka well, even if she was merely a side character throughout the series. And of course, thanks to it, there’ll be at least one or two insert single songs courtesy of Minorin to come out.

Addendum: Oh it looks like D.C. II S.S has been announced. Well, not too surprising, but I wonder which route will they focus on. Will they finally go back to its roots and focus on Yume or Otome? Will they throw another curveball instead and do Anzu’s storyline? Will they totally do a slap-in-your-face and go Suginami’s route? I wonder….

7 Comments

  1. maglor Said,

    December 25, 2007 @ 6:45 pm

    I find it very unlikely that they will take any route other than Otome route in the end, but this being a Harem show, most likely progression would be Nanaka=>Yume=>Otome. Only way the studio can get fans back would be to have Nanaka be on the screen for the most of the first episode, and they need Yume to have some moment for the final showdown between Yume and Otome, similar to the showdown between Nemu and Sakura. Of course, they don’t have to follow this old formula, and I do hope they would surprise us nicely here, but in DC2SS case, reusing of the old formula seems to be the one that makes most sense.

  2. Azu Said,

    December 25, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

    D.C.II.S.S.?! Please don’t butcher my waifu Akane again ~_~

  3. Stripey Said,

    December 25, 2007 @ 8:08 pm

    I have mixed feelings about DCIISS since they mangled too much of Yoshiyuki’s character this season for me to be able to enjoy another season of his immaturity. I hope Yume/Otome stories get a better treatnent. :)

  4. ryvrdrgn14 Said,

    December 25, 2007 @ 11:19 pm

    I couldn’t get myself to watch it past episode 8. T_T

    I guess I’ll get around to finishing it if the second season looks promising. I’m glad people like Kurogane review these things by the episode so I’ll know if it’s worth the time to watch the episodes myself. o_o

    I actually prefer to wait for reviews of some shows/episodes before watching them. ^_^

  5. Syaoran Li Said,

    December 26, 2007 @ 12:02 am

    Who cares, is not Kokoro.

  6. And we will have D.C. II S.S. « ~nothing Said,

    December 26, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    […] to Kurogane for pointing […]

  7. matt Said,

    December 27, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

    i thought the series would turn a bit serious about another sakura tree…
    did wikipedia lie to me O.o?!?!?

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