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May 25, 2012

Anime Review: Honey and Clover II

The sequel to Honey and Clover wraps up the entire series and ties up loose ends between the characters. Once again it is another typical romantic comedy slice of life anime similar to its prequel.

Honey and Clover IISynopsis:

The sequel and final installment to the highly popular series once again delves into the life stories and love lives of Takemoto Yuuta, Mayama Takumi and Morita Shinobu. The story continues where the first season left off, after Takemoto's self-discovery journey around Japan. Of course, the love triangles and tribulations they face will continue, and eventually decide the paths to their future.

Review:

What was not answered properly in the first series is explained in Honey and Clover II. Such as the love triangles between characters. Just like the prequel, the story isn't much to talk about; a bunch of guys living their lives in a shabby apartment whilst dealing with love, hate, and everything in between. There were some happy moments, sad moments, and emotional moments. I was glad that this series was much shorter than the prequel and the story was more interesting with some major events that happen in the anime.

The art was the same as the prequel with the lack in fine detail on characters and surroundings. Nothing impressive to mention here. The characters were still unmemorable.

The theme songs were much better this time as they actually made sense and correlated to the story. Voice acting was the same as the prequel.

The characters were the same as before except the character's background story and personality is developed even further in Honey and Clover II. I got to finally understand the though-processes of the characters and how they try to overcome personal problems.

Overall, the sequel was much better than than the first. Loose ends are tied up and we get to see an unpredictable ending. If you have watched the prequel then you definitely must watch Honey and Clover II.

STORY: 6
Wraps up the entire series pretty well with an unexpected ending.

ART: 6
The same as the prequel.

SOUND: 7
The theme songs were much better this time with the occasional background music.

CHARACTER: 6
More character development shown in this series.

ENJOYMENT: 6
I was glad that this was a short series. Any longer would have dragged on the story unnecessary.

OVERALL: 6
Quite a good ending with the same amount of humour and emotions throughout the anime.