I loved this idea of a monster school and loved all the different characters and their abilities, I liked Yukari as she was super cute, Mizore’s Dad was a snacc and of course I loved the interaction between Kou and us as he always would break the fourth wall to speak to us as well as some of the girls.
I just wished that Tsukune just got with Moka but the others would interfere but their friendships were so nice and funny. Overall: really good
As many might know Gonzo is known for making a few really good shows; some decent stuff; a bunch of mediocre to bad anime; and Rosario + Vampire Capu2, a show so bad it inspired Miyazaki to state that “anime was a mistake”.
Right from the start you can tell this show must have been some sort of bad, late april fools joke directed to the manga fans because about ¾ of the anime are bad filler. The worst offender is the 8th episode, which is just 22 minutes of bunch of unfunny short sketches.
There’s also next to no progression or character development until the last ¼ of the series which suddenly follows the manga and in a single episode develops the plot and the characters a lot more than in the previous 9 episodes.
Animation-wise is still as good as the first season (AKA it was decent) with its trademark overabundance of panty shots, boob jiggling, and male gaze (Funnily enough some of it was addressed in episode 8 but as expected it all amounted to nothing). There was next to no variation in the character’s design and they remained on model most of the time.
The OST was forgettable to the point I can’t remember any single track of it. The opening and ending were better than the ones in the first season but they still were a bit generic and nothing worth listening more than once. Voice-acting was fine like in the first season.
In short, skip this abomination and go straight to the manga. This dreck is not worth your time.
Disclaimer: Many braincells have been valiantly sacrificed in the watching of this anime
Based off memory. Also, spoilers.
Alrighty then. This is one of the first anime I've ever watched, so, emotionally, I have a connection to it so I can't just, hate it. But I can hate it for not following the manga.
The story of Capu2 was a bit, per se, bland. It lacked a lot, but at the same time it was striving for the right anime original goal.
Looking back at Capu2, the animation looks pretty....................... meh. It's not something I'd cry over or particularly love, it's just " :| ".
I'm going to say it clearly: no. Bad opening. Bad ending. That's a personal opinion. Take your pitchfork somewhere else.
Even if most of the characters seemed a little bad, there was some good character. The MC (forget his name) and the main girl (forget her name) are the closest in their relationship to each other. The MC, however, is falling for the white haired version of the main girl (true vampire form thing), so I mean, that spices it up a bit... right? No? Ok.
Just as vapid as season 1, but it seems like they abandon any pretense of a plot from the very start of episode 1. Which I can deal with; I watch this particular anime purely for laughs, and season 2 provides them in abundance.
Not gonna say much beyond this, but... hearing a "grown-ass woman" launch an attack called 'Breast Missiles of Rage' is the single most epic moment in entertainment history. FTR, I realize this is an anime, made in Japan, a society held to a 'different moral standard' than us 'Murikans. So I just laugh and appreciate the gotdayum show for what it is: exaggerated cartoon T&A with plenty of comic relief peppered in.
This season feels like a improvement over the first in many ways while dropping a few other aspects. Thankfully the improvements outweigh the drops by far and made this season a lot better in my view. It is still heavily ecchi based so keep that in mind if you are planning to watch.
The artwork feels updated and modern compared to the first season which is what my main dissapointment was. The ecchi has improved thanks to the higher quality artwork, this time around there will be full nudity with proper detail on the female chests compared to the doll format chosen for the first. That may be odd to comment on and be happy about, but for those that enjoy proper artwork or ecchi, it is an important detail to get right.
Next improvement and this one was very important to me, comedy! This season is extremely funny compared to the first, at least for episodes 1-10.
The sacrifices in return is any real aspect of story or romance. There is quite a bit of story depth in episodes 11-13 but before that the episodes are very random and don't link up. Assuming you have watched season 1, this shouldn't be a large surprise or difference since story wasn't its main focus. We do see character development continue on (in more ways than one) along with the addition of one new character, the families of the main group, and the bat gets a lot more involvement this time!
There are quite a few songs sung throughout the season which was quite neat, a bit of a change of pace.
The romance part of the anime has mostly turned into a comedy based romance at best, at least until the last three episodes where it gets pretty deep.
We don't see many monster battles anymore either as we instead change to family feuds which are actually much more entertaining and actually contribute better to the whole relationship development.
Nonetheless, it is only a 13 episode season, choices had to be made and the choices were for the best based on entertainment and enjoyment factors.
The only bad thing about this season really is that it marks where this show ends as there is no season 3. There was plenty of material to work with and could have went on without issues. I enjoyed Rosario to Vampire a lot more overall than I had originally expected.
By this time the story has strayed so far from the source, it can hardly be called the same thing. Though it does, albiet very, very vaguely, finally suggest some changes to Tskune near the end and that he can face some things on his own, it is very much too little too late and a very weak and poor attempt at that. It is so, vague and weakly done it is hard to really know what the heck is going on. Yet since it strays so much from the source and so poorly at that, it seems like the story arcs have no real footing. The second season centers too much around this silly harem idea and does so way more strongly than the manga. It makes the girls in the series seem foolish, weak, stupid, and/or desparate. Maybe the series writers by this time either all left or were themselves so fed up that they just driveled on standard manufactured cliches to fill the script pages. Most of the episodes are pretty weak compared to even to season one and also seem to go no where. it is even hard to really understand or find any story arcs like there were in season one and the manga. The stupid bat seems to take on a stronger more central role and he does not even exist in the manga and in season one he is mostly just a narrator. Either role is way better than as a central character. There is really no meaning or meat or substance anywhere in season 2. It is almost a hack job rip off of the ruined mess that season one was. For the most part, there are really no story arcs in common with the manga from season two though there is some, vague though they are, resemblences to the story arcs in the manga to season one. Season one might have been a failed half hearted underskilled effort to retell the manga, but season two doesn't even measure up to that.
Story: The story of Rosario to Vampire Capu2 follows on a year after the first season. The newspaper club members are returning for their second year. What follows is a season which builds on the core characters as well as the progression of Tsukune and Moka's relationship. The story varies which each episode, much like the first season, while having a main arc (the main arc in the first season was more to do with Tsukune attending a high school for monsters and introducing characters, while this season focuses more on those characters as well as Tsukune and Moka). The story in the individual episodes for me was generally good, although certain episodes I feel had a weaker story than others, especially in relation to the main arc.
Animation: The animation is much like the first season, though the characters seem to be a bit more active in their movement and poses. The greatest difference between the two seeasons animation wise is the opening sequence, with the dancing at times proving hypnotic.
Sound: The sound is relatively the same. Sound is rarely bad in anime in my opinion (unless it is a particuraly bad dub, which Rosario to Vampire Capu2 thankfully isn't)
Characters: Putting personal preferences aside for a certain 'cold' character I like, the characters in this are generally good. The main cast from the original are joined by a few newcomers, all of which are good characters that fit into the world. Certain episodes focus more on certain characters, and it is in these episodes that the show really shines for me. The fleshing out of characters and the simple fact that the spotlight is not constantly on Moka (something I didn't really like from the first season) is refreshing and adds a certain endearing quality to the season. The only part that lets this category down is the bits where the series reverts to the formula of simply having all the female Newspaper Club members fight over Tsukune.
Overall: Overall, this series is really good. For fans of the first season, Capu2 simply builds on the foundation, bringing new ideas and new scenarios. For people who weren't too keen on the first season because of the Harem elements, Capu2 DOES keep those elements, but tries to explore the characters more as best it can. A must-watch for Rosario to Vampire fans, a 'save for a rainy day' series for everybody else.
Just as repetative as the first season, with little development to the one dimensional characters. After watch each episode for ten minutes, nine times out of ten you can guess exactly how it's all going to end
"A series with splendid animation and soundtrack but poor storyline."
Many many things have happened in the first season which was loosely based on the manga original, so logically we are expecting the storyline of Capu2 to continue from where season one left off. In fact, many many things do happen in Rosario + Vampire Capu2. They include the very exciting and daring (in the sense that they are pissing off the fans) censored fan service, more censored fan service, and still more annoying censored fan service. In terms of actual Rosario + Vampire story coverage, Capu2 literally got close to none with a few minor exceptions.
Similar to the previous season, Capu2 is also considered episodic (each episode is one mini standalone story). The "monster of the week" which received numerous criticism also returned though this time most of the "monsters" do not have much of an evil intention thus making most battles seem even more ridiculous (pointless) than before.
Unlike the first season which still semi followed the story from the manga, Capu2 is almost purely fillers as evident in episode 6. To wrap it up, Gonzo pretty much taken out all the actions in the story and replaced them with censored fan service (how can it be called fan service if they are censored with a bear?). Obviously fillers unrelated to the actual story tend to make fans unhappy, but from another perspective it can be rather refreshing at times because even manga readers wouldn't know what might come next!
Upon watching this anime, perhaps the first thing you'll notice is the supreme animation quality. Whether you are new to this series, or a fan from the manga original, the artwork in the anime is without a doubt impressive. It should be added that the animation quality throughout the series is very consistent, which certainly means a lot for a show intended for fan servicing.
When compared to the first season, the OP and ED are certainly at the same level in terms of quality, thanks to our beloved Nana. It is plain evident that the OP and ED clips no longer relates to the story (unlike season 1's OP and ED which give hints to certain aspects of the plot), which is actually a good thing for this season since the production crew never had any intention of following the story anyhow. So a good OP and ED that matches their theme (ie. fanservice) would do the trick.
Give Nana Mizuki tons and tons of credit for her amazing job well done for performing the OP and ED as well as being the CV for Moka. As stated in my Rosario + Vampire review, Nana has an amazing ability to sing thus allowing her to win the “Best Musical Performance” award in the first Seiyu Awards.
I was quite surprised when writing this review that there were hardly any character development in this season. Not only are the characters' hidden abilities STILL have yet to be included in the anime, but nothing really changed from the first season's ending (as expected from a filler series). Season one definitely did a better job in this department.
The second season is a joke compared to the first one. The last couple of episodes absolutely suck and are hugely dissapointing. Do your self a favor and dont watch the second season.
Wow... I was surprised to see a second season of a Harem comedy actually outdo the first for me. The second season contains alot of fan service (I thought that was why people watched these kind of series anyway?), but the storyline actually put on some big boy pants and stepped outside of the episodic way of life it had been living. (If only a little ;])
Story: 7 out of 10
In my review of the first Rosario to Vampire season, I actually gave the plotline a 4 (the lowest of all categories). The reason I did so was because there was no actual "plotline" and moreso just an episodic collection of character introductions and almost kisses. The second season - at least to me - cleared this up quite nicely.
Although they still have TONS of episodic storylining (What the hell was up with that one episode with the 20 or so mini-arcs for the characters? How dumb), RtVCAPU2 actually filtered out into a solid linear storyline the last few episodes. Even if it was predictable and cliche, it at least showed that it could bite when necessary. The only thing that irritated me is that Aono still has not kissed one of them. He's looking less stoic, and more sexually confused every episode :[
Animation: 8 out of 10
I personally feel as if the second season really stepped up its game in the animation field. Not only did they come otu with a pretty awesome opening song and video, they did much less "budget shots" and worked on their action scenes nicely. A scene I personally remember is (SPOILER) when the human world is watching the sky break.
Sound: 6 out of 10
Sound was a poor field in both series, mostly in part due to the lack of music in the majority of the series. The saving grace for season 2 though, was the shift in both opening and ending song. Voice acting was still done well, with my personal favorites still being Kurumu’s "Yahoohoo" or Moka's "Capu-chuuuu".
Characters: 7 out of 10
Smart, intelligent characters that grow throughout the series was NOT something you could fin in the first season. Every female lead was completely stuck with a stereotypical single-mildest, and never grew as characters. This was changed in the second season.
In the second season, every character has an arc that lets you sympathize, and (pardon the lciche) fall in love with them. During the final episode, Kurumu and Aono have a conversation, and you get to see Kurumu cry, and it just absolutely breaks your heart, and you can't hlep but root for her (that is until the next female shares her sob-story of course :p)
Overall: 7 out of 10
Overall, Rosario to Vampire is still not an impressive series, and if you are as against Studio Gonzo (as most people are), you probably will not enjoy it. However, if this light-hearted Harem comedy is your flavor, I do highly recommend the second season. It is a definite upgrade to the first.
Story -- 5/10 There's not really any big storyline in Capu2. Instead, each episode as is little story. This doesn't suit some of you so if your a big fan of good storylines, don't watch this anime.
Animation -- 7/10 There's actually pretty good animation, better then the first series.
Sound -- 6/10 Nothing special to report, there's good and bad voice acting
Characters -- 8/10 As in the first series, the characters is where this anime is the best at. You will hate some characters, love others and some of them will make you laugh.
Overall -- 7/10 Overall I think this series is better then the first one, there is more diversity. I recommend this to anyone who likes to watch this type of show, it will make you smile.
NOTE: Read the manga, It's awsome!
Definitely my favorite romance genre anime, this is also my review for Rosario Vampire 1 & 2.
Rosario Vampire is about a normal boy named Tskune who goes into a school for monsters, meets a beautiful girl called Moka and then meets other girls and they all start fighting over who will be Tskune's girlfriend.
Rosario Vampire is just to good for me to explain in words, all I can tell you is that if you miss out on this you have no idea what you're missing out on.
Moka is the cutest and most beautiful anime girl I've ever seen in my entire life, I hope season 3 will come out one day. Mokamokamoka OMG so beautiful and cute ^^ You definitely can't miss this anime if you like romance anime.
Oh how badly I wish I was Tskune.
Upon reading the manga this anime was based on, I loved it. And after watching the first anime which I wasn't exactly happy with since it diverted a lot from the original manga I thought that the second season would finally draw back to the manga plot and reveal some of the plots and secrets as shown in the manga.
How wrong I could be...
It was yet another season of pointless comedy, fooling around and cheap attempts of a story line. Even with a new character the anime was boring with almost all episodes being pointless and having no development in the story line at all.
It was only when it came to the last few episodes or so that the creators of the anime decided they needed an actual plot and so they tried to cram it into the last episodes which was a failure.
The first season may have been rather bad but compared to the second season which was a waste of time to watch in hopes of something interesting happening, the first season looks great compared.
The animation itself was good as always with modern anime, I did find a few moments a bit too bright and some sequences that were repeated could have been altered so as to not be the same over and over but otherwise like all anime now a days it was alright (although not exactly the best I've seen so far).
Although I didn't like the anime itself I did enjoy the music - especially the opening. I don't have much else to say about this category.
Sigh. Once again the anime is a let down in this area. Throughout all thirteen episodes, there didn't seem to be one bit of character development. Sure, they tried to make it seem like there was within the short plot they forced in the last few episodes but to be honest by the end they were all in the same spot as in the beginning of the season - with the added help of an extra character.
For a moment there is an episode or two focused on a certain character in which by the end it seems they have matured in some way but unfortunatly by the next episodes they seem to be the same as usual.
In all I wouldn't recommend this anime at all. If I were to write a review on the manga then my opinion would be much different but since here I am writing about the second season of the anime I can't think of many positive things to say which is unfortunate considering the potential it had - After all, a school set where various supernatural beings attend? Surely. they could have thought of some better events that what they broadcasted.
All in all, I give this a low rating of four. If I could I wouldn't have bothered watching this anime at all which is rather harsh coming from myself but I'm being honest in my views.