Right, so it’s like this: I began watching the first season of this anime as soon as it was released with English subtitles; I remember eagerly awaiting the release of a new episode each week, excited and full of anticipation. However, at some point (I don't know when exactly) those feelings gradually became dimmer and dimmer... until I stopped watching the show entirely. Yes, I know it's a true shame. "If only you watched it till the end" is what some, few, all, or none of you might say, but that's all in the past now (and if necessary, I can always continue watching it from where I left off). What matters is the present; my thoughts on the first episode of the second season of the magical boy sailor moonesque Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! Love! also known - in English - as Cute High Earth Defence Club Love! Love!... ... okay so the English title is a little funny and unnecessarily long (I mean they could have used an abbreviation) but the show does fall under comedy, so it's to be expected right? ... Ahaha...
Anyway, the episode opens with four of the members of the Love! Love! Earth Defence Club members (it's my nickname for them) all talking (now this looks oddly familiar) in the public baths (real surprise there; check out episode 1 of season 1 and you'll know what I'm talking about). Then their former (I'm guessing) enemies show up and it all becomes a bit uncomfortable because (childhood friends) Kinshiro Kusatsu and Atsushi Kinugawa, who were former enemies but are now friends, albeit awkward, will soon have to say their goodbyes to one another as Kinshiro Kusatsu is going to study abroad. Fortunately, Yumoto Hakone - our fun, slightly dense wombat lover - comes to the rescue by requesting to see Kinshiro Kusatsu and his friends of, giving Atsushi Kinugawa a chance to say Bon voyage to his dear friend. Aww ain't that sweet; so sweet I think my teeth are about to rot.
Now this wouldn't be a typical Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! Love! episode without some crazy weirdo hourglass monster making an appearance. However, this time the battle lovers have trouble immediately getting rid of the weirdo and transforming DUN DUN DUN, thus Yumoto Hakone's brother has to step in. Do I sense a new transformation coming along?
Naturally, it's just like the pink wombat said "in season 2, your items and designs always change..." Well there you have it folks, just in case you're wondering. New season means even more gaudier costumes and somewhat upgraded powers.
If funny, cheesy, light-hearted entertainment full of effeminate high school boys wearing garish sailor uniforms, and LOVE LOVE LOVE is what you’re looking for then Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! Love! is the show for you. Wow, that sounded like a line out of a commercial for some wonder working product, you know the kinds you see on QVC and other shopping channels.
Love is over. Or is it. I kind of want it to be... but don't want it to be at the same time. I'm trying to decide whether I loved it or hated it.
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