Once again after a short break I am continuing my blogging for the Fall 2008 season with a new series Rosario + Vampire Capu2. You may be thinking that this is a rather weird show to blog, however, more people will watch a harem, ecchi anime than they would have you believe in forums and blogs. Lets face it, these show keep getting made because well, lots of people watch them. The harem is made fun of as one of the most loser genres out there, but is seems many “losers” watch it, and I’m sure the fan service only helps it. Okay enough rant, beginning blog now.
The show opens up playing happy music (sounding like something from a 1950’s commercial) showing Moko Akashiya (the main vampire girl) riding on a bike. We get a random panty shot, and then see that Tsukune Aono (the main male protagonist) is riding beside her. They go into one of those lovey dovey scenes similar to the first season where they repeat each others name about three times each. Suddenly Tsukune blushes and ask Moko if she wants to suck his blood again, obviously a big sexual innuendo for you know what. Moka replies “No, it isn’t about sucking blood this time.” She then proceeds to jump on top of him knocking him off his bike.
They land in a field of flowers with a background that looks like they should be living somewhere in the deep mountains. Tsukune is lying on top of Moko and asks if its okay and we hear one of the most popular lines in harem anime, “If it’s Tsukune it’s okay.” HAHAHA!! That’s priceless! Harem shows are so funny!
Tsukune is lowering himself to kiss her when he peeks an eye and freaks out because there are all sorts of bats around her and Moka’s vampire form has appeared instead. For those of you who don’t know from the first season Moka is a vampire however, she lives life like two separate people. Her regular form, and her form when she turns into a vampire. It is essentially two people in one body, and often the vampire form of Moka refers to the human form as a separate person. However, that was only when the rosary around her neck comes disconnected from the chain, which didn’t happen this time so I guess it’s something new she can do.The vampire form of Moka greets him and seems intrigued that he does want to kiss her. She tells him to think over his decision again, and kicks him in the groin, and launches him in the air. Again for those of you who don’t know when Moka is in her vampire form she is EXTREMELY powerful. We then learn that Tsukune was in a dream and he had fallen off his bed.
It shifts to Tsukune’s mother cooking eggs for breakfast, and you can hear him running about in a frenzy because it seems he’s late. He skips breakfast, and frantically is in a hurry to get back to the school. The school is a boarding school so it seems it is the beginning of a new semester or year. As he is running out of his front gate it appears there is another girl (new to the series) who is human (Tsukune calls her Kyo-chan) that wanted to talk to him because she hadn’t seen him in a long time. He blows her off and doesn’t even look back as he shouts sorry to her and keeps running. She is obviously angry about not being able to talk to him. Looks like another girl for our simple, male hero in the story.
We are filled in on typical background information from Tsukune in monologue form, like his name, age, and we find out that it is a new school year and he is now a second year high school student. We learn that spring break just ended and he is looking forward to the new year. The bus driver who is driving him to the school for monsters (Youkai Academy) asks him if he’s doing well, and is impressed he is. We get more random panty shots as they talk as the video shifts to girls riding on their bikes to school in skirts. The driver tells him to be careful of danger. The bus drops him off and Tsukune reminisces about him being at the same spot where he first met Moka. He hears a bike going by and becomes excited thinking that it may be Moka, however it is a different girl who crashes into him.
As they are recovering from the crash Tsukune accidentally touches her chest causing a helpless little moan to come out which I’m sure 99.999% of the viewers had a trickle of blood come out of their nose. We go into what I call “daydream mode” where Tsukune comments on how cute the girl he just crashed into is. However, in a rather comedic moment “daydream mode” is quickly stopped and the girl very angrily yells at Tsukune how much longer he plans on touching her. She kicks him off of her while calling him a pervert in the process. However, she realizes that he has a very nice aroma coming from him, and she licks his cheek. (More nosebleeds ensue I’m sure) Strangely enough after she licks him she kicks him asking him angrily what he wants to do to her. It seems she may have split personalities. She tells him to go to hell and leaves.
The scene shifts to the front gate of the school with Tsukune wondering how everyone was doing. It shifts
into fantasy mode showing Kurumu (a succubus at the school) holding the captivation of another female student, as the other female student rubs her face in Kurumu’s rather large chest. While at the same time Yukari (a loli witch) has two girl gasping over how cute she is. Tsukune appears demanding what the girls are doing which immediately gets the attention of Yukari as she throws the girls away from her and runs toward Tsukune, but is stopped because Kurumu’s chest smacks her in the back of the head as she runs toward Tsukune as well. She jumps on him wrapping her
legs around him and smothering his face in her chest exclaiming how happy she is Tsukune remember her. Suddenly Mizore (an ice woman) throws an ice shard at Kurumu’s forehead from behind a tree, asking her if she intends on suffocating HER Tsukune.
Kurumu stands there in a daze with the ice shard still in her forehead with blood squirting out of her forehead. Suddenly Kurumu comes to and makes her long claws appear asking Mizore if she intends on ruining her and Tsukune’s reunion. Mizore fires back
by turning her hands into ice claws and getting ready to fight with Kurumu. It is stopped by having Moka run up telling the two not to fight so soon after seeing each other. Tsukune says Moka which causes them to go into “daydream” mode, much to the dismay of Kurumu, Mizore, and Yukari. They tell each other they missed each other, and then Moka says she can’t really hold back anymore and bites him on his neck. In response Tsukune says crying this is the second time. In confusion Moka says, “Second time?” All of the sudden first year girl students start cheering about being able to see the famed Moka.
They trample over Tsukune and surround Moka with googly eyes. The first years then talk about how awesome all the senior girls are such as the cute, super smart Yukari. The big breasted Kurumu, the cool and attractive Mizore, but out of all of them the most beautiful and capable Moka. They completely surround her and smother her. In all of the commotion of her being touched by tons of girls she says the famous,
“NO! you can’t touch there!” line. She is then carried off by the horde of girls. In the aftermath the other three girls are standing there dumbfounded, with Mizore crouched over Tsukune (who is still laying there in shock from being trampled) smiling and poking at him. Kurumu exclaims her excitement since she’s in the same class as Tsukune this year, as it shifts to the classroom at the same time. Moko is there, so is Yukari, and although she doesn’t say anything Mizore is there also. It figures he would be in the same class as all three of them, typical harem.Their homeroom teacher, Ms. Nekonome, (the cat lady) their homeroom teacher from last year, enters and wishes them a good year.
The show shifts to all of the students at their shoe lockers and the girls lockers dump out several fan letters each. Mizore then reads on of her letters for everyone to hear and it says we are both alike we are both stalkers can we be friends? I thought it was funny, the letter is from a girl named Araara Kashiko. Reasonably so, this freaks everyone out, although Mizore seems to show no discomfort. Moko as expected has way more letters than everyone else, they literally come pouring out of her locker, and she becomes buried by a rather large pile of letters.
There is a unique letter than stands out because it has the face of the bat who narrates the show
sometimes. The letter says that she will finally be getting to meet Moka, she can’t stop thinking about her, so before the opening ceremony she wants to take Moka’s life. Obviously this gets a very stunned reaction from everyone. (Except Mizore once again) It picks back up with everyone in the newspaper clubroom and Tsukune telling everyone it’s probably just a prank, but Moka says she’s still scared. Kurumu and Yukari say it’s time to bring in the freshman, while Mizore wonders where their club president is. They believe he’s probably taking perverted pictures again. (In season one their club president took pictures of girls in the locker room and such, and even framed Tsukune once, but their okay now) It turns out he is doing just that, scoping out the freshman looking for beautiful girls among them. He sees a girl wearing knee high socks (the viewer can just see the girl from the thighs down) and gets excited however, she spots him and demands what he’s doing and crushes his camera and the screen becomes cracked. (Note: The camera angle for this scene is like the veiewer is looking through the viewfinder of the camera.) The viewer never sees the above the girls waist.
The screen shifts to Moka and Tsukune walking down the hall together, and Moka is worried due to the earlier letter she received. Everyone else tells her to lay low for the time being. We then meet another familiar face from season one, Ruby. She is also a witch, and serving as school board chairman. She was one
of the main antagonists from part of season one, but she is now their friend. She goes into a long speech about her past, but Tsukune and Moko are not listening, instead a bag of candy catches their eye. However, underneath the bag is another letter that has the face of the bat. Tsukune opens the letter and reads it out loud. It lets them know she is already at the school, and looking forward to tomorrow’s opening ceremony so she can take Moka’s life. This causes Moka to freak out, and Tsukune asks Ruby if she saw someone place the letter there, but has been going on about her past this entire time, so she is of no help.
The epsiode shifts showing different clubs telling the students to join their club, while at the same time showing some familiar faces from the first season. It moves to the newspaper club where Kurumu and Yukari are dressed like maids handing out copies of the newspaper to the very willing students. Yukari and
Kurumu are very pleased with the positive feedback, and we even get a full breast bounce to show Kurumu’s excitement….oh joy. Then it shows the redheaded girl that Tsukune got ran over by at the beginning of the episode and she says the newspaper is garbage and wads it up and throws it away. Kurumu shouts at her, but there are too many people around her trying to get a newspaper for her to do anything. By the time the crowd clears the redhead is gone.
The scene shifts to Tsukune and Moko walking in the forest alone together. Tsukune says they’ll rest in the hostel together. It turns out to Moko’s disbelief that there is another bat letter, but this time it has been attached to Tsukune’s back. Tsukune rips it off and reads aloud, just a little longer, I’m very near, the school’s opening ceremony, that’ll be your last day. Suddenly it shows a cat making a hissing noise, and running off. (but not really hissing more like when you step on its tail kind of noise). The letter causes Moko to run away in fear with Tsukune chasing after her.
We are shown the city at night, the sky is the same pinkish color that it changes to whenever, Moka’s vampire comes out. It shows Tsukune sitting at his desk feeling bad for Moka since she was completely freaked out. He opens his window where he can see Moka’s silhouette in her room. She notices him standing at his window and she gets up. We go back into “daydream” mode with them saying each other’s name several times. We then get a random shot of Mizore in the bushes stalking Tsukune looking up at him saying his name as well. She is interrupted though because Mizore meets the redheaded girl who is looking for someone or something. It turns out the redhead has heard of who Mizore is the famed stalker and calls Mizore disgusting. This causes Mizore to shoot some ice spikes at her, which she easily evades and then runs off.
It is the next morning, and Tsukune greets Moka who obviously did not sleep at all the night before and looks rather tired. She pulls out a small pile of bat letters she received the night before. The episode shows Moka receiving the letters the night before with different people delivering them to her room. Moka starts to
cry asking Tsukune what she should do. He plays the heroic manly part saying no matter what happens I will protect you. Seems he’s forgetting that she’s an awesome vampire and he’s just some guy. The scene shifts to the opening ceremony with Tsukune and girls outside planning to protect Moka from whatever danger it could be. Mizore then tells everyone about her encounter with the redheaded girl. However, they are interrupted because randomly two guys come smashing through a wall.
A girl provoked them to anger, and they turned into their monster forms, (a Frankenstein and cyclops) and started trying to attack the girl. It turns out the girl is the redhead from before. She is much faster than them and they can’t keep up with her. The place is getting destroyed and Tsukune pulls the rosary from the
chain which awakens the vampire inside of Moka. She easily sets everything back to order by taking care of the two kids who had turned into their monster forms. She turns back into Moka, and finally the redhead girl meets up with her. She asks Moka if she read all of the letter she sent her. Moka tells everyone to run whenever she sees her. You find out she is Moka’s sister. Immediately after, the episode ends with Moka biting Tsukune’s neck.
The ED is about what you would expect from a harem ecchi show. The song itself is actually not that bad. However, it is an upbeat song that seems to just be the reason to show all the girls dancing to the music in skimpy outfits. I must say that the ED from the first season was way better. I wonder if the OP will be similar to this ED? Although for some reason I’m not really surprised at all by this ED.
This show was everything I expected it to be, with a few small laughs mixed in. Have a guy surrounded by tons of girls, make sure Kurumu’s breasts are big and bounce, make sure everyone gives panty shots even at the most random times, have Tsukune and Moka go into daydream mode several times and just say each other’s name, and have Moka’s vampire form appear once. The big plot mover wasn’t really that big. Oh my gosh the redhead is Moka’s sister, which really isn’t too surpising because anyone could have picked up she’s a vampire after the bike scene with her and Tsukune. I mean they haven’t even said she’s a vampire but you know she is. So this episode was everything I thought it was going to be, it even let me hear more some of the popular lines from harem anime so that’s a bonus. The only surprise was the lack of an OP so i guess I will have to wait till next week, I’ve already heard the song, but just haven’t seen the footage it goes with. So I guess with the next episode will contain pretty much the same thing. Man, harem shows make me laugh. Just to note there were WAY MORE panty shots in this episode than what I mentioned obviously. I got tired of trying to figure out why there were so many of them.