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Da Capo II SS – 01

OP Sequence

Da Capo II SS   OP   01 Da Capo II SS   OP   02 Da Capo II SS   OP   03
Da Capo II SS   OP   04 Da Capo II SS   OP   05 Da Capo II SS   OP   06

OP: 「サクラ アマネク セカイ」 (Sakura Amaneku Sekai) by yozuca*
Watch the OP! Mirror 1, Mirror 2

Da Capo II SS   01   01 Da Capo II SS   01   02 Da Capo II SS   01   03
Da Capo II SS   01   04 Da Capo II SS   01   05 Da Capo II SS   01   06
Da Capo II SS   01   07 Da Capo II SS   01   08 Da Capo II SS   01   09
Da Capo II SS   01   10 Da Capo II SS   01   11 Da Capo II SS   01   12
Da Capo II SS   01   13 Da Capo II SS   01   14 Da Capo II SS   01   15
Da Capo II SS   01   16 Da Capo II SS   01   17 Da Capo II SS   01   18
Da Capo II SS   01   19 Da Capo II SS   01   20 Da Capo II SS   01   21
Da Capo II SS   01   22 Da Capo II SS   01   23 Da Capo II SS   01   24

Summary:

Yoshiyuki wakes up one morning to find Otome and Yume on his bed, watching him sleep. They look like they’re about to kiss him as punishment for oversleeping, but it is at this moment that Sakura wakes Yoshiyuki up from what was only a dream. The real Otome and Yume are waiting for him outside, and after a discussion that results from how Yoshiyuki doesn’t have lunch for today and how they don’t have time to cook him something, the three head to school. In class, Maya leads the planning for the Christmas party and what they want to do for it, so Anzu suggests a puppet show. However, Suginami puts up the idea of a haunted house and convinces all the boys in the class to vote for it. With the voting even between the two ideas, Yoshiyuki gets to cast the tiebreaker, and he ends up choosing the puppet show. The class immediately begins to prepare, and since they have the leading roles, Yoshiyuki and Koko try to practice. However, the script leads them to talk instead about their past relationship, and Yoshiyuki apologizes to her again. Koko doesn’t mind and admits that she doesn’t really understand love or dating either, but she still has a positive outlook for love as she continues to mature.

Yoshiyuki walks home that afternoon with Nanaka, Koko, and Wataru, and he finds out that the band hasn’t practiced lately because Nanaka has been busy. They also haven’t found a new guitarist to replace Yoshiyuki due to Wataru being picky. Later, over dinner, Sakura, Yoshiyuki, and his sisters talk about his class’s play, and Otome insists on helping him practice. They spend much of the rest of the night doing so, and during a break, Otome comments on how good a story Anzu wrote. Otome admits that she had once tried writing something like this, but it made her realize how she lacked talent. She refuses to show it to Yoshiyuki though and tries to claim that it is not around anymore. Yoshiyuki, however, can guess where it is, so Otome forbids him from entering her room. After some more practice, Otome leaves to return home, but as she is walking away from Sakura’s house, she senses something from the nearby sakura tree and lets a petal float onto her hand. As she clutches it, she gets the same feeling again and realizes something. Sakura meanwhile has returned to the island’s giant sakura tree with a very worried look on her face.

ED Sequence

Da Capo II SS   ED   01 Da Capo II SS   ED   02 Da Capo II SS   ED   03

ED: 「僕たちの行方」 (Boku-tachi no Yukue) by CooRie
Watch the ED!: Mirror 1, Mirror 2

They previewed these songs a while back on the official site, and while I didn’t think much of those samples, I like the clips they used for the actual OP and ED a little more. I still think it’s pretty standard as far as Da Capo music goes though.

Well, I’m happy to see that there’s a lot of time being spent on Yume, Otome, and Sakura from the get-go, particularly Otome. That says to me that they’re not likely to waste time in getting on with the main story, though it seems like there are some hints that they might do some stuff with Anzu’s character. I’ve still got a little hesitation towards the title in general because of the first DCII series (which I still don’t think was worth it), but this is a step in the right direction. To put it another way, with the main character/sister relationship focus and all the sakura tree mysteriousness, this finally feels like a Da Capo story. Now we get to see if the main story is actually any good, and I hope the tidbits I’ve learned from random spoilers don’t ruin it too much. Regardless, I’m tentatively planning on following this again, though I’m not going to commit to it until after some more new Saturday shows air next weekend.

April 5, 2008 at 2:13 pm
24 comments »
  • April 5, 2008 at 2:19 pmtokko

    Yeah, new season of Da Capo

  • April 5, 2008 at 2:27 pmsetsuke

    The season seem more serious than the 1st one with again seem to heavily due to the sakura tree again, this one could be better than D.C.S.S. Hope this one wont be dissapointing.

  • April 5, 2008 at 2:32 pmshugima

    seems like it’s going back to the beginning. good to see

  • April 5, 2008 at 2:33 pmflashmagi

    but, but, what about nanaka.
    man, all the shirakawa singers get no chance

  • April 5, 2008 at 2:39 pmsomeone

    want to watch or not..
    want to watch or not..
    want to watch or not…
    want to…or not..
    want…or….not….

  • April 5, 2008 at 2:40 pmrelentlessflame

    “seems like it’s going back to the beginning.”

    That works on so many levels, if you think about it. ^^;

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  • April 5, 2008 at 2:43 pmdivine|s

    Mmm, the sakura tree is back in the picture, so I’m definitely going to watch this one. Personally, it just doesn’t feel right to drop the series now after following it this far.

  • April 5, 2008 at 2:43 pmSensei-kun

    groping in the first episode? well, they sure know how to get my attention xD

  • April 5, 2008 at 2:46 pmbakaneko

    Wow, at least the screenshots look very pretty.

  • April 5, 2008 at 2:46 pmdivine|s

    Also, it looks like Show Spoiler ▼

  • April 5, 2008 at 3:25 pmKit-Tsukasa

  • April 5, 2008 at 3:58 pmuguluck

  • April 5, 2008 at 5:37 pmmutio

    “With all the Sakura and sakura tree stuff, it finally feels like the story is on the right track.”

    This sounds like “ah well, the same as usual, so I might just watch this”.
    If you don’t like it to much and blog something else. It’s not like that you HAVE to blog this.

  • April 5, 2008 at 5:51 pmSadamitsu

    Hope they take the Otome route

  • April 5, 2008 at 5:57 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    MORE DaCAPO WTF!?

  • April 5, 2008 at 6:17 pmShinji103

    Now this is something I wouldn’t mind waking up to…. http://randomc.net/image/Da%20Capo%20II/Da%20Capo%20II%20SS%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2005.jpg

  • April 5, 2008 at 7:38 pmAlgester

    finally game proper routes… they would eventually would have to end up with yume or otome at the very least… about sakura something will indeed happen to her…
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  • April 5, 2008 at 10:10 pmnoname

    Finally, the sakura tree …Here we go again …

  • April 6, 2008 at 12:48 ammysterious

    always give up at ep1 for da capo series, well i will try to stay longer for this series to see what it turns out ~____~

  • April 6, 2008 at 3:12 amVent

    Argh!!! With Yoshiyuki out of the band it seems like the Nanaka route is closed for good or at least the least likely to happen. It seems like the focus will be on Otome, Yume and Anzu (in that order). Why can’t a Shirakawa get the happy ending for once?! Oh also, I hope a certain grandpa will make a guest appearance. All in all, it was a pretty okay first episode.

  • April 6, 2008 at 3:58 amLevantine

    didnt GS Destiny’s 3rd OP have the same name as the ED ?

  • April 6, 2008 at 8:54 pmBAKABAKASHI

    uber booring *yawn*

  • April 8, 2008 at 6:41 amGaret

    Algester: finally game proper routes… they would eventually would have to end up with yume or otome at the very least… about sakura something will indeed happen to her…

    Have you actually PLAYED the original Da Capo II game or were you simply reading spoilers from other sources? Because from what I understood of the game, that was certainly not what actually happened to Sakura… :p

    But I am excited to see Sakura featuring almost like a main heroine in the OP (appearing both first and last). The fact may hint that her arc would be included in this season (quite possibly one of the best arcs in the original game, which in my opinion, surpasses even Otome’s story :)).

  • April 10, 2008 at 3:25 amJenose

    - -); this is the time to cheer for….
    just something that i tell to myself again…

    Red Hair Sukoi~!