If I ever get around to writing a list of most pointlessly depressing sequels and follow ups, Happy Kiss is most definitely ending up on it. From start to finish this was pretty uninspired and pointless, and this final might as well not exist.
I should have realised that final episode or not, this anime never had anything more to say than tell someone they aren’t unhappy and then sing a bit before zapping them into a bath and everything will be solved. That’s literally what we watched for 12 episodes and the final boss fight doesn’t vary from this routine at all except that the song takes longer and the boys use their magic sticks as pseudo microphones while the tin soldiers dance. It’s a little depressing to be honest.
And while the student council and Kyotaro’s group now seem to all be getting along, we kind of realised that there wasn’t any reason for them not to be other than stupidity in the first place. Where earlier seasons of this franchise had a little bit of cleverness to them and some amusing observations, outside of the first two episodes, this iteration delivered nothing other than formulaic drivel. On the bright side, at least it is over now. At least until we get the ‘Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Super Love’ spin-off which almost sure to be the next cash grab for the franchise.
- Episode 11: He’s That Upset Over That?
- Episode 10: The Silver Lining
- Episode 9: Roll the Dice
- Episode 8: Endless Summer, Endless Formula
- Episode 7: The Less Said
- Episodes 6: Rinse and Repeat
- Episodes 4 + 5: Are You Happy?
- Episode 3: Ridiculous Villains Here
- Episode 2: The Hero’s Indifference
- Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss First Impressions
- Cute High Earth Defense Club Series Review
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