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To Heart 2: Complete Collection (2005 - 2006/Season Two/Maiden Japan/Sentai Blu-ray Set)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C- Episodes: B+

Based on the popular dating sim and the original To Heart series, To Heart 2 returns with a new cast of hero and heroines. As Takaaki enters high school, he finds there is a lot more things changing than their uniforms. He finds himself suddenly surrounded by girls and is reunited with childhood friends Konomi and Tamaki ...and they all want his attention. As they journey from day to day and from one class to the next, they learn more about love, romance and growing up. So many girls, who will Takaaki choose?

In this Second Season (2005 - 2006), Takaaki is in his second year of High School, but this year he is surrounded by girls and reunited with his childhood friends Konomi, the girl next door (who is more like his little sister) and 'big sister' Tamaki who transferred back to their school. He soon meets other girls and when he helps them out they end up falling for him as well. The quiet shy librarian Manaka. Yuma the tomboy girl who is Takaaki's rival (self proclaimed). Karin the mystery occult research girl. Lucy who says she is an alien. The Himeyuri twins, Sango & Ruri, and Ilfa the maid robot.

This is one of the early anime that helped started turning dating sims games into anime, it is well known for it's popular characters and stereotypes. Each episode involves main character helping out a female and then winning her friendship and affections. The relationships are of school yard romances mixed with a slice of life

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is fine, has a nice, even unusual color range and is impressive, if not the very best Sentai has issued. The lossless Japanese DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo with Pro Logic-like surrounds is the equal of the image sounding fine throughout and one only wishes a 5.1 option existed. Extras only include trailers.

Episodes include...

A New Uniform - Konomi graduates from middle school and is reunited with her beloved Takaaki.

Childhood Friend - Tamaki returns from boarding school and is ecstatic to meet Takaaki ...and to show how much she's grown.

A Small Tea Party - Takaaki meets Manaka and helps her get over her shyness of boys.

Bicycle - Yuma a tomboy literally runs into Takaaki and now sees him as her rival and challenges him in everything she can.

An Invitation - Takaaki is forced to join Karin's Mystery Research Society club to investigate various legends.

The Brazier and the Girl - Takaaki meets Lucy who says she is an alien from another planet... but is she really?

UFO - Takaaki invites all the girls to go star gazing ...and maybe find a UFO.

Mismatched Feelings - Takaaki meets the Himeyuri twins, and Sango falls in love with him but Ruri feels like Takaaki is stealing her sister away.

The Two of Us - Ruri is angry at Takaaki for stealing her sister's heart, but is she really mad or just jealous? But she tells Takaaki if he is dating Sango, she and Sango are a package deal.

A Promise - Takaaki helps Ilfa the next generation maid robot learn about cooking and understanding the heart.

Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom - It is Golden Week and Tamaki invites all the girls Takaaki helped with to a Tea party.

Spring Breezes - Konami begins to realize her feelings toward Takaaki is more than just friendship.

The Morning of a New Beginning - Konami is avoiding Takaaki, but can he fix their relationship?

- Ricky Chiang


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