So in one fell swoop, I finished Honey and Clover and its second season, finishing a process that took over nine months.
My opinion of it wasn’t always as great as it was when I finished it. I found everything about the show to be way too slow: the pacing, the talking, the walking, etc. The only other show I put on-hold because of slowness was Casshern Sins. This is coming from someone who watched all of Aria.
To add to the problem of the slowness, I didn’t really like the cast of characters. They all bugged me in some unexplainable way. I don’t expect anyone to understand where I’m coming from, since it’s likely a product of my own crazy logic. Yeah, they managed to get me to care later on, but boy were they irritating at the beginning.
I also didn’t like the comedy relief. This usually consisted of Morita doing some crazy thing and everyone going AH MORITA-SAN WHAT ARE YOU DOING. It wasn’t particularly hilarious to me. And those jarringly sudden changes in mood were not helpful either.
Where the whole thing turned around for me to make in enjoyable was when they started to try doing something about their various problems instead of wallowing in melancholic monologues. What do you know, it’s interesting when stuff actually happens and there’s some movement.
And it’s a damn shame that Hiroshi Kamiya couldn’t voice Takemoto in the last episode, because that was weird as hell.