「思い出うごうご」 (Omoide Ugougo (7.5))
While it may have been a little slow for a first episode, I’ll give the writers props for not making it so otaku focused as the first season’s was. That and I’m still impressed with how much they managed to pack into a mere 3 minutes.
A Pretty Good First Episode
Making its return after a one season break, Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken returns to pick up right where it left off. Bringing back our adorable but dorky couple Kaoru and Hajime, we finally get another chance to get a peek into their everyday life. Hajime is still otaku as ever while Kaoru seems to have relaxed a bit more since we last saw her. Then again, if I recall correctly Kaoru is supposed to be pregnant so if anything I kind of expected her emotions to be a bit exaggerated if anything!
Jumping to episode specifics, this week did a nice job at giving us a closer look into some of Kaoru’s somewhat delinquent past. Besides reminding us that she actually did dye her hair blonde after marrying Hajime, it looks like this senpai of hers was one tough cookie. I mean, I can understand punching a hole through a wall but throwing someone completely through bricks? Sounds kind of scary!
While the show may still only be a mere 3 minutes per episode, I’m happy that the sequel hasn’t strayed too far from the original. If I had to raise one complaint, and this is more of a subjective one than an objective one, it would have to be the rather somber tone the ending sequence took. I absolutely loved the first season’s ending song (sometimes even getting a little teary when something heartwarming happened through the episode) and had that full version on repeat for a really long time. Then again, I can also understand if this season is trying to show us the transition from newlywed to a seasoned family since both the bar and their outfits are pretty fancy.
In either case, I’m super happy to see this show come back for another season and I hope you’ll be here with me as we watch Kaoru, Hajime, and whoever else may be on the way live their lives!
P.S. On a side note, unless we were getting trolled by the ending of the first season, Kaoru has to be pregnant, right? I mean, she’s a notorious drinker and there wasn’t any alcohol in sight as she ate that ramen. Also, how can you not love how they managed to fit in tons of sex somewhere in the first episode like they did last season?
P.P.S. Let’s try to make this one of the most popular shows of this season \o/
ED: 「ゆるがぬふたり ～愛の賛歌～」 (Yuruganu Futari ~Ai no Sanka~) by カオウとハジメ (CV:田村ゆかり ＆ 鈴村健一） (Kaoru and Hajime (CV: Tamura Yukari & Suzumura Kenichi))