These past few weeks, it’s actually the only series whose episodes I’ve been eagerly waiting for. It’d been an agonizing wait.
The first time I watched season 1, I thought then, this series is something I won’t rewatch in the future. How wrong I was. I did end up rewatching the first season. That’s how charming it is.
It’s not in the mold of Macross where I get all nostalgic and drool over the Valkyries and stuff. What SaiMono gives me is a certain calming effect that only a slow-paced series can generate. It’s something not easily explained though. (And I won’t try to.)
Now back to season 2. The most interesting development from the series for me is the fact that she now has a rival in Jyuusan-hime. It’s not a real rivalry in the sense that both are really going after Ryuuki, though. I’d really be surprised if in the end she doesn’t end up marrying Ryuuki.
There’s also the surprise that Ensei also likes Shuurei. I never thought he’d held special feelings for her, and now he gets to spend more time with her. I surely will miss Tan-tan though.
We also see the face of another formidable enemy, Ou Ki. He is probably the most difficult foe that Shuurei and Ryuuki will face. But the showdown will have to wait for a season 3. Until then, I will have to be content with replaying Hajimari no Kaze in my head. 😀