So I did something over the past week (during the break between Spring and the current season) and that to rewatch the entirety of Hyouka. I had a suspicion that it would be better in the second time round and I was completely right. Now I can appreciate the first half in knowing know how things develop and rather than finding it slow like I did in the my first watch whilst it was airing I appreciated the steady but gradual progress of its characters grow, particularily Oreki and Satoshi (Chitanda is pretty much same same and I still her view her as a "high-class" ladylike moeblob, better than most, but still a moeblob). Visually stunning and has something a lot of slice of life/dramas lack, understatement, subtlety and ingenuity. No ham or over-the-top theatrics.
Yeh... this is hands-down my favourite Kyoani anime now.
So I wasn't gonna watch it, but all the talk and rage about made me so, and now I'm up to date with Oreimo S2. Now I thought I would get a good laugh out of it (laughing at) and how bad it would be, but instead I ended up raging at how terrible it was. Wtf happened to this franchise. Why did it suddenly turn into a dating sim. Seriously, Kirino or Ayase is the least of the problems here, it's Kyousuke he's single handled become by far the worse character of the series and makes Okada males look manly. How pathetic can you get seriously?
Anyways, I've been having trouble posting on your blog for past few months now. Appears I can only post if I use my wordpress handle (acejem) but I don't blog anymore so :/