Himouto! Umaru-Chan [Review]
“Umaru Doma is a model student who has a hidden side: when she gets home each day, she puts on her hamster hoodie and turns into a sluggish otaku fond of junk food. As Umaru continues these daily antics, the friendship between her and her classmates—Nana Ebina, Kirie Motoba, and Sylphinford Tachibana—deepens, and more and more interesting events begin to unfold. Of course, these events give rise to numerous questions. What did Nana ask of Umaru’s brother Taihei? Who is the mysterious girl with the diamond hairpin? And most important of all: why does this girl seem to know Umaru? These questions and more will be answered in Himouto! Umaru-chan R!” -MAL Rewrite
Himouto returns for another season are you ready for more anime, games, snacks, and cola!?
With the way the first season ended, made the anticipation for the second season that much greater. Himouto Umaru-chan continues to stick with the life-of-life feel with a little bit of character and story development to keep us invested and excited. Though I have to say, the amount given was quite unsatisfactory. Don’t get me wrong, the moe and the comedy of the show were top notch and it was very enjoyable to watch. It’s like being offered a slice of cheesecake but you’re only allowed to eat ONE bite. The rest of the cheesecake is there and you’re aware of the fact that it is there but again only allowed one bite. If anything, this season created even more questions than the first one did!
Artwork & Animation:
The art continues to charm us with its very adorable artwork and animation. There is a slight improvement in both animation and artwork when comparing to the first season but other than that it’s the same as before.
Lots of character development not only for Umaru, but for the other girls and the guys as well! There’s a mystery behind a lot of these characters, although masked very well through the moe and comedy.
Sound (OST & Voice Acting):
Both opening and ending themes stuck to the same sound as season one and they’re both as cute as ever!
Although I complained a lot about the story development, overall the second season was still very enjoyable! I loved seeing the interaction between the girls and I felt like I could relate to Taihei to a personal level!
Overall: Score 8
Season two came back with flying colors and although there wasn’t as much story development as I would’ve wanted to see, there was a lot of character development! The art and animation continue to be as cute as ever and let’s hope that there’s a season three and that it’ll answer all our questions!
Best Girl: Nana Ebina
Ebina was best girl in season one and continues to retain her title as best girl in season two. She’s the most innocent girl in the show, right next to Sylphyn, and of course, her shy yet brave personality hits you right in the kokoro!