An emotional turn
Nina C. Davis | 06/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Where Chapter 1 of Sakura Diaries tickles the funny bone, Chapter 2 tugs more at the heart strings. The first episode on the video picks up with a sitcom feel: Touma meets a rival for Mieko's affections in Mashu, the Keio stud previously known only as "Vest Guy." And Mashu isn't buying Touma's tale of being an economics major. But the last two episodes focus squarely on Touma and Urara. New light is shed on Urara and Touma's prep school classmate, Akimoto. The intense climax of episode 2, as well as a good dose of character introspection, leave you reaching for the Kleenex. But never fear, fans of the "comedy" in romantic comedy. Akimoto and the ever delightful, scene-stealing gal-pal Komi provide the laughs through misty eyes. Even Mashu helps out a bit (if he and Komi don't meet up again, there's no justice in this world). Over all, Chapter 2 keeps you as glued to your TV as the first installment did, and leaves you dying for Chapter 3."
Alot Diffrent from #1 but Still Good
moviman7642 | Wheaton, Illinois United States | 08/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This show pretty much the animated version of Undressed. The main diffrence between the shows is that this show makes the characters interesting. I really love Urara and Comey. They are so interesting and have the best voice acting in the series. I think that this tape is showing what way the series is going. This video is not funny like the first, but still it has all the right peices put together just right. There is sex, but there isn't so much that it's hentai. There is comedy but it is still dramatic at parts.This video really is hard to watch at times, but they really help the story. I was shocked with what happened, but then they show how much it hurt the characters. It helped that they don't take the subject of sex or rape lightly. The characters are always wondering if they should or shouldn't. In the end you know that they are really struggling. It is very realistic in that aspect. I also liked that Comey isn't just a dits in this tape. She actually tries to help Urara, and even though it originally gets her in alot of trouble, in the end Comey helps out. I really can't wait till video 3 comes out. This series has me hooked (even if it is from U-jin)."
Very different from the first
Todd Rennells | Mesa, AZ United States | 08/05/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Having enjoyed the first Sakura Diaries immensely, I eagerly awaited this volume. For the first half of volume 2 I was quite pleased, as there were several scenes that were laugh-out-loud funny. Midway through, however, the story took a decidedly not-funny turn. I don't want to spoil it, but I must say I was rather disturbed by this. I did think it was well handled, but be prepared for it. You'll know it when it happens, and it is NOT a fantasy sequence.I can't wait for the next one to come out, though."