We are back again with the surprise return of the gay horsies. Would they retain the same level of intense competition and, more importantly, yuri power from last time? Let us find out.
We kicked things off with a flashback of an adorable Tokai Teio pony watching her heroine Symboli Rudolph in awe as she became a Triple Crown Champion. The young Tokai aspired to one day become as awesome as her heroine.
Back in the present we got a Team Spica roll call starting with the two new leads of the show, Tokai Teio and Mejiro McQueen.
Yup. Everyone’s back. Wait. Is someone missing? Hmm.
Satono Diamond and Kitasan Black.
Always nice seeing new ponies. Plus these two will play important roles this season based on the trailer. They were given a tour as more familiar side-horses appeared around the academy. I wonder if the one screaming another horse’s praises down a familiar stump will go somewhere later? At the end of the tour Black and Diamond professed their huge fangirl power for their respective guides. As Teio saw her young self in Black she wished both ponies the best of luck.
I knew I forgot someone. She better not be absent for most of the season. Come back to Japan and don’t spend all season competing in Murica unless we get an episode of you training over there.
I mentioned this when I added S2 to my Watchlist. Keep Teio pining for Rudolph and don’t break up Gold McQueen. Pretty please with sugar on top?
The main raivarus of the season.
After a training montage it was time for Teio’s big race for the Double Crown.
Teio ran a strategic race, picked her spot and tapped into the Speed Force for the win!
All seemed well as Teio channeled her inner Rudolph.
However, this was only Episode 1 and things couldn’t go swimmingly. Otherwise this would be a short season so the writers were like “Let’s throw in another injury angle”. We’ll see where that goes next time.
Good premiere. Looking forward to more.