Under Nariyuki Yuiga's devoted tutelage, his classmates Rizu Ogata, Fumino Furuhashi, and Uruka Takemoto are finally pulling average test scores on their worst subjects. But time is ticking, and there is still a long way to go before the three geniuses of Ichinose Academy are ready for their upcoming university exams. Meanwhile, the girls still struggle to balance the pursuit of their dreams with their growing affections for their unsuspecting tutor. Joining them are Mafuyu Kirisu, a teacher with strong views about education and talent because of her past as a rising figure skater, and Asumi Kominami, a graduate from their school aiming to attend a national medical university. With these two additions, the group of six is livelier than ever before. Completely caught up in hilarious antics with his new friends, Yuiga finds that his last year of high school now includes a lot more than just going to class and studying. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Bokuben season 2 succeeds in building upon the foundations laid by season 1 very well. To save you time, if you liked Bokuben from the start, you will love season 2. If you didn’t, you probably won’t like this either.
Bokuben is really simple in its premise and doesn’t try to be something that it’s not. It is a Harem Rom-Com. It’s not trying to be really profound or thought provoking, it’s meant to be an Otaku self escapism mechanism. Simple. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no story to be found here, and that’s where in my opinion, season 2 makes significant improvements over the first season.
Season 1 of Bokuben was more of a flavour of the week type of excursion with Nairyuki being shipped with one of the girls each week with little in the way of actual overarching plot development or advancement. Season 2 improves on that with a very clear and obvious advancement of the plot each week. Each episode does build upon something and lead into the others. In fact, we get a character arc for each of the girls this season that really ads some much needed development for a few like Senpai and Takemoto. Other more established ships like Fumino and Sensei get their screen time as well, but it’s with clear purpose. To give an example, there’s a Fumino arc which really gives you important background information about her and her family and in my opinion, serves as the highlight of the season.
Overall, Bokuben 2 is confident in what it is, doesn’t try to be something it’s not, builds upon the foundation we got in season 1 and is everything you’ve come to love or not love from the series. The characters are cute, funny, silly, nervous and most importantly, they can’t learn. Bokuben season 2 gets a 10/10 from me.