White Album 2
Alternative Title: White Album 2
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to ?
Producers: Satelight, Starchild Records
Genres: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
Fall, when graduation is only half a year away.
Haruki Kitahara, the final member of the light music club that dissolved, plays his guitar by the window after school in preparation for the school festival. It was the one and only adventure of a good student who spent two diligent years on his studies.
But when a flowing piano melody and a voice as a clear as bell harmonize with his guitar… He goes from being alone, to being two, then three in the light music club, as the semester he dreamed of, no, hoped for, began.
Finally, a White Album 2 thread \o/
Best pure romance of the season, hands down. Just picked it up for the sake of the first series' awesome soundtrack and I was glad they used the same song as the recurring theme.
Compared to White Album, White Album 2 seems to have more energy so far in the characters and I ended up finding them more lovable. And White Album was giving the vibes of a fully-fledged harem, instead of the two-girl battle we have in White Album 2, which is way easier to develop the characters more.
I didn't know a thread wasn't made. XD
This is one of my favorite romances this season, and I'm currently enjoying it a lot. I was a bit leery going in considering the first WA was terrible and boring for me, but this was has been able to maintain my interest.
I haven't watched the first show yet but I'm quite happy with this one. A main character who is not a douchebag and two very lovely and also different girls.
For now we only saw that Setsuna might've started to fall in love with Hiroki. At least she was quite jealous of Kazusa.
Anyway lookin forward to their performance in the near future... But I am worried about Kazusa. She has reached her limit...
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Damn you Kazusa... The Tsundere is responsible for a moe overload yet again. As if her cute reactions weren't enough, she also wore just a shirt in the beginning...
Apart from that... Setsuna also entered 100% dere mode. It is really obvious that both girls are somewhat in love although Setsuna seems to be more serious about it. I mean she is really jealous.
Haruki will master all 3 songs, including the opening theme of the show, so I'm really looking forward to the fair.
I guess afterwards the real romance trouble will start.
It's rather interesting that the main character has somewhat of a strong personality shaped up, while the two heroines are both unstable emotionally. Kazusa is in trouble even more. I'm guessing that would be the reason for Haruki to feel close to her, as she is weak in the heart despite her tough appearance, needing someone's support more than Setsuna. It's natural, anyway, since Setsuna's problems don't have a base at all, leaving aside her looks.
It's rather difficult to judge anything at this stage, however, since Haruki is completely focused on his guitar play, being to see anything related to emotions.
Did Kazusa and Setsuna just become love rivals on stage? Or was that talking from the flashback?
Anyway that performance was amazing. The show gave me goosebumps. I thought I already saw my favourite keiongaku-bu performance but damn. Those outfits.
All in all my favourite episode so far. That final scene was awesome as well. But now I feel sorry for Kazusa...
It was a flashback, probably, going back to sometime ago, maybe to the time when they apparently "settled" things between.
Or maybe all happened as a virtual dialogue, not happening in actuality, but their thoughts coming into life with just their looks.
One of the best episodes of the whole season, if not the best. At any case, it's up there.
And Haruki was definitely sleeping in the piano room, not getting the obvious hint in Touma's questioning about being a girl or a person.
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaw... Setsuna and Kazusa at the beginning... That was so cute.
The look on Harukis face after Kazusa said that she might get a boyfriend in the future... I guess that really hurt Setsuna... At least the look on her face was rather sad...
Anyway they had a nice vacation... I never expected Setsuna to go into a bath with a guy that fast...
I wonder what the future will bring... Haruki has feelings for Kazusa but does he know that...?
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My prediction: Haruki x Kazusa will happen. It's just a matter of time... Haruki likes Kazusa way too much and not like a friend. He know it too.
The only thing I'm really sad about is, that Setsuna will suffer... Maybe not now, but later. I hope Haruki won't ruin her birthday!
Another thing that is bordering me... Is Setsuna still playing the cupid for Haruki and Kazusa? That's what it sounded like when she said, "If you don't come, it'll just be the two of us" to herself. Either that or she's giving Kazusa one last chance to confess to Haruki so that, I don't know, maybe he'll make a real choice this time.
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Haruki doesn't deserve any of this girls. Trying to convince himself that Setsuna is the only one for him while she was just number 2 all along...
He made himself the victim although he friendzoned Touma the whole f-ing time! He is hurting two wonderful girls because Haruki himself is a damn wuss!
Damn this is pissing me off. <.<
The flashback was "nice". Touma had a tough life... Nobody cared for her real feelings...
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YES! Kazusa! Yu're the girl of the season! He deserved that bitchslap! Damn you Haruki... Damn you!
Kissing a confused and weak Touma like that... Using evertyhing he "learned". That damn...
You deserve better Kazusa! You too Setsuna!
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That ending was amazing. The music and the atmosphere were outstanding. And finally I got to see a great kissing scene.
Apart from that... I hate Haruki. I really do. Yes it is as Setsuna said. He always thought about others and never about himself... But it is NOT okay, to break up like that. He broke Setsunas heart without a second thought.
Basically it is Setsunas fault too though... She knew it was going to end like this... I do feel sorry for her. But basically Haruki and Setsuna were slaves to their own emotions.
I just hope Kazusa has a happy ending. She really deserves it.
Last edited by Skyguardian; November 30, 2013 at 03:55 PM.
As faulty as Setsuna might be, it still comes down to Haruki's shaky feelings. Without firm resolution, he was bound to lose his mind at some point, and he did.
Now, let's hope he can face Setsuna properly after this. It'll be bittersweet, but he should fix this up if he wants to move on with Kazusa.
*Throws his PC out of the window.* Haruki cheated on his girlfriend and Setsuna is like "Well it's all my fault. I never liked you that much anyway." Yeah right. Everybody believed that. It makes even more sense that she sees Kazusa off at the airport together with Haruki where Setsuna has to bear the pain of watching those two kiss... She makes it even worse by clinging to Haruki after Kazusa left...
Result: Setsuna is in love with Haruki, who "cheated" on her with her best friend Kazusa, who leaves one day later. Everybody is unhappy. Wow...
This story is so fucked up. I wonder if they'll animate the second VN too.
Final Score: 8,5/10 The characters are gorgeous, the art was amazing and the OST was way too beautiful. I would play the VN if it was translated.
Last edited by Skyguardian; December 28, 2013 at 06:01 PM.