Anime of Tomorrow
Amagami SS+ Ep. 1
Initial impression – a surprise present for fans of the first season
Winter 2012 (12 episodes) (more info)
This is one of those sequels that I wasn’t entirely sure needed to exist. I was very certain that the first season of Amagami SS said everything that needed to be said and did it exceedingly well. What could a sequel possibly add to something that was already finished and complete? To my pleasant surprise, the answer is more excellence. Just as the first Amagami SS divided itself into six unique arcs for each of the six girls, the second season appears to be going about the same formula. But with only 12 episodes to cover all the girls, I’m assuming each story will only be two episodes long, which I’m worried will be too brief to be meaningful or have any lasting impact. The first arc of Amagami SS+ is the Tsukasa Ayatsuji story’s continuation and I’ll come right out and say that I’m biased for Ayatsuji. But first impressions are that this sequel is going to be a very natural addition to the stories and thus far nothing about it feels forced or cliché. I can’t wait to see how everything turns out.