Happy holidays everyone, I hope you’re enjoying them. To end of what has been a very inconsistent year for me, I give to you… What could possibly be my final review for the year. Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! Double, a second season not worth watching. Allow me to explain.
Now, did I expect, Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! Double to knock my socks off? No. But I did expect it to be a little better than what it turned out to be. I mean, let’s be honest, the latter half of the anime was all about the Uzaki family. It focused heavily on them as a whole, which I wouldn’t have minded if they didn’t dedicated half of the anime towards them. Do not get my wrong, they are all interesting and entertaining characters, however, seeing them every episode, day in and out, got really tiring really fast.
Furthermore, I thought that the relationship angle between Hana and Sakurai felt very out of place, almost like it was forced upon us as viewers. I understand that like all things nowadays, Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! is just an adaptation so they’re following the original source.
However, like all things, adaptations cannot cover everything in the manga and will often times leave out important building blocks to a relationship. This could be the case for Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai, maybe the studio decided that in order to meet deadlines or what have you, they had to leave out a few things deemed ‘unimportant’ to them, but important for the greater story.
Alas, I’ll never know because I simply do not believe that the characters are interesting enough, nor do I believe that there is enough content to pull me in. Let’s face it, the relationships that have been developed are not anything special. Like I’ve mentioned already, everything that has transpired throughout this second season felt forced and out of place.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I do not believe that Hana and Sakurai make a good couple. I don’t see it. To me, I think they’re a little too different to even entertain a relationship, maybe that’s me. I just think they work better as best friends rather than partner and partner.
At its core, Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! Double is a second season where they do a relatively poor job at pushing and developing a deeper more intimate bond between the two main characters. One day, we see Sakurai and Hana trying to figure each other out and their deeper feelings while also trying to maintain that friendship they already have. The next day, you see them not making any progress whatsoever so you have the Uzaki family and others step in to help advance a mutual relationship that isn’t even there.
That is what frustrates me the most about this second season. This half-ass progress, followed by the supporting cast imposing their will the desired outcome. Nothing about it felt natural, everything felt artificial, fake and rushed.
Am I disappointed? Yes. Which is why I think my title is true, Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! Double, is a second season not worth watching. Might as well stick with the first season and call it good for the day.
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