272nd G-View: Is The Order a Rabbit??

And so the second season of the last of “the moe trifecta” had concluded. How did it fare? Let us find out as we take a look at Is The Order a Rabbit?? Emphasis on the second season having two question marks instead of one.

Here is the review of the first season:

Is The Order a Rabbit?

Is The Order a Rabbit 2nd season

Alternate Title: Gochumon wa Usagi Desu-ka??

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, Yuri

Number of episodes: 12

G-Rating: 11/10

No plot summary needed for this season as the show is more of the same from the previous one but with the content that makes the show loved by fans and viewers who enjoyed it cranked up to 11.

-The humor is stronger than before with more references besides the strangely traditional Metal Gear Solid ones. This does mean there is a lesser focus on coffee and tea so for aficionados of food and beverages that is a bit of a bummer.

-The girls are cuter and more active than ever. The ChiMaMe Squad (Chino, Maya and Megumi) got a lot more screen time together. Even though Aoyama Blue Mountain mainly makes quick cameos in almost each episode she still feels as important to the cast as before. Viewers even got some surprise reveals about her. Tippy’s mystery remains unsolved but it does not need to be solved in all honesty. At least he got an interesting event of sorts. Besides the regular cast being at the top of their games we also got new characters debuting this season with one in particular stealing the show despite her blessing viewers for only a short period of time. Her impact became legendary. Other surprises include the reveal of certain parental units, which is personally more than welcome.

-The show’s strong emphasis on familial bonds between both friends and relatives continued this season, showing viewers the importance of family and friends (specifically sisterhood) and how much a kind and caring environment can bring joy to anyone even if it the happiness does not reflect one’s definition of it or how one would envision a happy environment and family being like. For more on the show’s message check out my self appointed chef, Marina-chan’s post discussing this topic.

-The music and animation looked similar but somehow surpassed the previous season’s. While this season’s OP was good I still enjoyed the first one’s more. The ED’s super catchy though.

Speaking of the ED, for viewers who have yet to watch the show, pay very close attention to the ending sequences in episodes 1-10 because one member of the ChiMaMe Squad will challenge viewers to a game of rock-paper-scissors so make sure to practice beforehand.

Destined to love

-Of course we must, as always around here, talk about potential yuri in shows. GochiUsa 2 was no different as it too was cranked up. Sharo/Syaro’s quest for love and other yurific surprises can be found on the show.

Before ending the review let us look over “the moe trifecta” once more and see how they rank among one another:  Kiniro Mosaic is the gayest,  Non Non Biyori is the most tranquil and serene and this show is the funniest. That is how I see it.

Overall GochiUsa 2 is as glorious as I hoped it would be and more. The humor, animation, “d’awww” moments and yuri were cranked up to 8000. A must watch for fans of the previous season, girls club aficionados and open-minded animeniacs.

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Yuri and Slice of Life are my anime passion.
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27 Responses to 272nd G-View: Is The Order a Rabbit??

  1. cirno9fan says:

    Definitely better than the first season! Really stepped up their game!

    Very much noticed there was a much stronger focus on the ChiMaMe squad. It was a nice change. But, well, I felt like the final episode was a bit disappointing. I still really liked it, but it just felt like it was missing a lot of things. And of course, there’s the Mocha incident. Still, even with those bumps, it was a big improvement over the first season, and I look greatly forward to a third season! (assuming it happens…)

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  2. makotachi says:

    This season just built on the first. It was a wonderful addition to the series. I just love everything about it so much. Such a sweet and charming show. I’m hoping we get a season three though!

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  3. chikorita157 says:

    Yep, the second season is definitely better than the first, although the prequel was very enjoyable as well. Still, I’m glad there is more SharoxRize and of course Mocha, who is a very enjoyable character.

    Still, can’t wait for another season and of course the game as well.

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    • OG-Man says:

      It’s like one of my tweet peeps said: they accomplished the impossible, which was making a better sequel to an already great prequel.

      Hopefully we’ll get one someday.

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  4. themarrowbook says:

    The second season of GochiUsa was cute and enjoyable as ever. Thank you so much for reviewing!
    In fact I enjoyed the last episode, because of Cocoa being improved as a sister to Chino as well as being funny. We had Mocha-nee in the end, too.

    As for “the moe trifecta”, I mostly agree with you. I personally found KinMoza funnier, but GochiUsa has indeed stepped up in terms of fun during S2. Cuteness is another advantage of the show, which was kept if not improved.
    It seems that each of the three shows explores different aspects of love. I think KinMoza’s aspect is “love at first sight”, NonNon’s “senpai-kouhai admiration” and GochiUsa focuses on “sisterly love”. It’s ironical (yet understandable) that only true sisters in GochiUsa are Cocoa and Mocha.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Precisely. Cocoa had leveled up a lot as a kickass onee-chan to Chino by season’s end. Good stuff.

      That’s fine. I did say it was how I saw it. If you found KinMosa 2 funnier then that’s cool too. Very astute observation in regards to the forms of love expressed on each show.

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  5. randomredneck says:

    Cocoa has a hot sister, and a hot mom.

    Super way to end the season.

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  6. elkat4 says:

    This anime is fun and adorable. I’m already missing it. While I can hope for another season, I’m not going to hold my breath. It’s better to expect nothing and be rewarded with the unexpected than to expect something and be disappointed to receive nothing. But if we do get another season, I hope Ao Yama’s editor gets more screen time (and a name).

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  7. The Otaku Judge says:

    I think this series is gearing up for a dark ending. Cocoa will marry Chino, but unknown to her Tippy used his powers to switch bodies with his granddaughter.

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  8. Star Light says:

    I’m so proud of Kiniro Mosaic and Gochiusa, they really know how to please their fans. These are top must-watch-anime of mine.

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  9. mutopis says:

    this season felt too short. I hope we get another season!

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  10. John Hayabusa says:

    Another fun comfy CGDCT anime has ended. Love every second of the show. Even if Syaro/Rize and Cocoa/Chino are OTPs, there are so many shippings to support.

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  11. yurimylove says:

    Nice review, as always dood!

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  12. Dimdom says:

    I enjoyed this series, season 2 better than season 1 😀

    I think GochiUsa will there be a third season because Blu-ray sales is very good, Blu-ray volume 1 reach 12.5k in 4 days (2nd best selling anime of Fall 2015 after Owarimonogatari) 😀

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  13. K says:

    And thus, the last my Cuteness Triumvirate has ended. I enjoyed this season as much as the last one. I liked that Maya and Megu got more focus and Mocha made a huge impact in the short time she appeared.

    That was an interesting comparison you made between this, KinMoza and NNB and I more or less agree with what you said.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Hopefully the wait for the next batch of trifecta goodness won’t be long.
      I assume you too thought KinMoza was funnier, which is fine if that were to be the case.

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  15. fireangel says:

    Could you explain why this anime is not in the “dessert” section? i personally think it’s even close to “main dish” section cos the story-line is all about yuri and brings me feelings similar to Yuru Yuri, except that the intensity is somewhat low.

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  16. Mauron says:

    Just finished this. Cocoa x Chiya was my favorite ship, even with Cocoa’s sister complex moments. I’d probably go with Lize/Rize (I prefer Lize, since it fits the tea better) x Sharo/Syaro/some other spelling that doesn’t make me think of Jaro and the ChiMaMe squadron afterwards.

    It needs a manga translation now. Seven Seas? Yen Press? Is the Publisher a Viz? Anyone?

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