Rosario + Vampire CAPU2
What can I say? This feels like just another episode from the previous season, with introduction of a new permanent character among other things. Kokoa, Moka's half sister nicely fills in the tsundere spot that Tsukune's harem is lacking. The routine remains the same, with True Ancestor Moka popping up near the end to kick ass, though we're treated to a slightly different transformation sequence this time around. To be honest, the only real good thing about this sequel would be the OP and ED theme by Nana Mizuki which have been looping on my playlist ever since the single was released.
I've been suffering withdrawal symptoms due to the lack of FABULOUS and have banked on Black Butler to ease the pain. The result? Like a maiden who got swept off her feet, Sebastian's demeanor and those soul piercing devilish red eyes had me swooning all over. Again, this is supposedly shounen, though it feels more like a black comedy of sorts, as it switches from serious to plain hilarious at a drop of a hat, with some minor supernatural elements thrown in for good measure. But really, I'm just in it for the FABULOUS.
Believe it or not, I was quite the delinquent in school, so I can somehow relate to this show. However, I did not come into contact with feisty girls who would verbally and physically abuse me, which is unfortunate, since I would have turned out to be a better person today, but I digress. Taiga is really just your cookie-cutter Tsundere, who's also a clumsy person to boot, though she resorts to violence to overcome it. As such, ToraDora! doesn't exactly break the mould at this point, but being a masochist at heart, I would gladly put up with that kind of torture just to see how the series fares later on.