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:
Alternate Title: Gochumon wa Usagi Desu-ka??
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, Yuri
Number of episodes: 12
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.
-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.