One of the most anticipated sequel to the hugely popular Himeya Senran Kara Koi Bo Bekkin anime is Bunny Girl Senpai. The series first began as a hit after it was shown on the Japanese television in the early 2021, and since its debut in American DVD and Blu-ray it’s become a smash hit among fans of the anime. If you’re one of those fans, be prepared to be spoiled. This review will explain everything you need to know.
A year has passed since the events of the first season, and Hyaho has fallen in love with Rokka. The cute yet annoying rabbit girl, Rokka, becomes her favorite pet, while she misses her home with her human boyfriend, Tazuna. When a mysterious and powerful boy shows up, wanting to save the beautiful but innocent bunny girl, Hyaho agrees to help him bring her back to reality. However, things do not go as planned and they are soon pulled from the clouds by an unknown force. There is a slight chance that they crash landing on earth, but luckily they survive the encounter. After a brief battle with zombies, they get rescued by Keiji (Chihiro Maru), a boy from a faraway town.
Keiji, who is obsessed with anime movies and anime cartoons, decides to take them into his own personal world. In this new place, he names Rokka the “Bunny Girl Senpai” (Rokka means ” Bunny Girl in a Colored Hat” in Japanese) and begins studying them. This is when he learns that the reason for his transformation into a weird witch-like being has something to do with his traumatic experience in puberty syndrome. And in the bunny girl senpai movie, he finally learns that he must defeat the disorder or face her demise.
But before he can do that, he must first battle his strange surroundings and battle his strange friends. Some of his other friends include the evil boss of the anime department at school, a giant monster and a few other weird creatures. I say that there are a lot of weird and wonderful creatures in this bunny girl senpai movie that I didn’t care for.
The characters like Rokka the bunny girl senpai is one that I found annoying since he was introduced very abruptly. He didn’t get a decent beginning either. The rest of the cast was fine, but some of the female characters were just not appealing to me, especially futaba.
I really wanted to like the second season of the anime, but even though I did, I can’t say I was disappointed. I mean, let’s be honest, at the start we don’t know much about our main characters, and we barely see them. But I still wasn’t sure about the premise of this review. So let’s get into it.
The premise of the story is that Rokka (voiced by Kazuya Kakizaki) is thrown into a world of fantasy by his former human self, Honoka ( Mari Minegishi). Since Rokka has the power to turn into a bunny, he decides to live as one for a brief time with the help of Honoka. However, when the two are separated due to some unfinished business, Rokka is forced to work on his own, going against his own human nature. This is where the anime adaptation of the light novel begins. I admit that at first the story seemed a little dull and it doesn’t make sense how the story progressed, but that eventually wore off and I was engrossed in the story.
I would say the biggest difference between the light novel and the adaptation is the animation. Not that the art style is bad, but the change from traditional to the more modern look really added some class to the movie. I especially loved the changes made to Honoka’s design and the different style of battle she had during the climax of the second season. I’m looking forward to seeing the follow-up to bunny girl senpai season 2!
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