An Echoing Cheer – ‘Anima Yell!’ Episode 2 Review

What’s the show? Anima Yell! Episode 2.

So how’s this episode? Its good—bit samey, but still good!

You’re complaining about a cute girl show being samey? How very dare you! Ignoring that rude comment, yes this episode is essentially the same as the first episode just dealing with a different character. So while episode one dealt with Kohane trying to convince Hizume to return to cheerleading, episode 2 is about Kohane trying to convince Uki to start cheerleading in the first place.

I love a good ‘misunderstanding’ joke like this, and I liked that everyone in ear shot reacted to it too.

I see… so you’ll have to forgive me if this review is a bit shorter than normal as there’s really not all that much to talk about. Maybe I’ve been spoilt by CGDCT of past seasons like Slow Start and Comic Girls both of which really had interesting components, and deeper character development beneath the cute girl sheen. There’s nothing wrong with this show—it’s just not as interesting by comparison—not as unique.

Love a good Top 10 list too.

Right. Fair enough. So I’m guessing Kohane convinces Uki to start cheerleading? Funnily (or rather appropriately) enough it’s actually Hizume who manages to do so by putting on the same cheer routine that managed to convince Kohane in a millisecond that cheerleading is “amazing”. I don’t know if that girl is like a sleeper agent with the military possessing mind-controlling cheer abilities but likewise she convinces Uki in literally a second that cheerleading is “cute and cool”.

Boob dive!

So thoughts on the episode, if you can manage to contribute any more words to this review? Much like the first episode it’s perfectly fine, perfectly fun cute girls doing vaguely sports-like things. All the good things about the first episode carry over to this one and likewise the things I had problems with. Hopefully we get something more substantially ~different~ in the third episode or I might have to move this into the ‘Watched But Not Reviewed’ pile!

Are you asking me to ‘fight’ your butt? Well alright…

Previous Anima Yell! Reviews:

The Cutest Sports Anime Ever? – Episode 1 Review


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