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    不機嫌なモノノケ庵 續

    Ashiya and Abeno continue to be hard at work dealing with youkais who need to be returned home.

    Airs: Saturday, January 5, 2018

    Studio: Pierrot

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  • #2
    Episode 1

    Somebody needs a hand.

    This was one of the sleeper shows back when it aired, and I remember how fun it was to see all these quirky adventures that Ashiya is being put through. Right away, it begins here with the legislator needing a hand as his good hand is out of commission and a deadline is coming up. So Abeno and Ashiya are called to action, and Ashiya is being asked to go somewhere he's forbidden to go to in order to deliver something alone seeing that me made a mistake with the stamp. Tough times are ahead for Ashiya, but at least he's used to it by now. In any case, it's great to get another season of this show seeing that I didn't think it would get another season.
    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
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    Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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    • #3
      Episode 2

      Going for a ride.

      Ashiya gets some help from a beast that's anything but savage to complete the job, and while he could have taken a ride on him back, he was told not to accept help from strangers. It turns out that this beast was actually somebody's transformation, and that executive sure is a shady guy. Nevertheless, that was pretty amusing to see Ashiya getting chewed out afterwards. This show continues to be much like the first season in that things are made a bigger deal than they really are, and Ashiya is putting on the tsukkomi act.
      MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
      Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
      Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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      • #4
        Episode 3

        Keeping a close eye on him.

        Here comes Egan as she came from the underworld to observe the school, but in truth she did this as a favor to the executive to observe Ashiya. Abeno knew all this time, but he decided to play along. Things have gotten pretty ominous there between Ashiya skipping work because he was ordered not to come, and those crows.
        MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
        Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
        Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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        • #5
          Episode 4

          Playtime's over.

          Here comes Kinako, a cute little dog who has become so attached to Yahiko that she refuses to go to the underworld without him, all while Yahiko refuse to go because he's committed to serving out Abeno's punishment. Kinako is starting to fade away and really needs to go back to the underworld, so as a compromise, she agrees to spend one more day with Yahiko. So after another day of play, it's off to the underworld where he belongs. Once again, the show is making a bigger deal out of things than it really is, and that makes for some really interesting moments.
          MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
          Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
          Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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          • #6
            Episode 5

            Too dangerous for the underworld.

            And Ashiya is in trouble as that fuzzball has stolen a scroll from the Executive. Well, not exactly as it was the doing of a look-alike, but he has been accused of stealing it as his pet has been accused of stealing the scroll and Ashiya is in hot water over it even though the actual thief was captured. But it just goes to show how much of a jerk that Executive is and that he's viewed as being quite a big threat to the underworld. So that tiger yokai who helped Ashiya deliver that scroll sets up an agreement for which Ashiya is banned from the underworld, while the Executive won't come near him ever again. Not exactly the best way to resolve it as there was no ill will on Ashiya's part, but it is what it is.
            MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
            Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
            Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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            • #7
              Episode 6

              Hide and seek for yokai.

              It's off to summer camp as Ashiya isn't going to have any assignments in the near future, so he goes off and does some training. And that includes a game of hide and seek with Yahiko as thanks to his powers of invisibility that most humans cannot see him allowing him to hitch a ride on the top of the bus. Pretty nice time they had, certainly things are well when the Executive isn't around. Nevertheless, Ashiya is going to have to get stronger with his powers seeing that he's a big threat to the underworld even if he has no malicious intent.
              MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
              Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
              Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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              • #8
                Episode 7

                Now is not the time to return.

                Camp has wrapped up, and he's now allowed back into the underworld after selecting the right box in a gamble as his ability to sense yokai led him to the correct answer, but even so it's not a good idea to return just yet as there's still the whole falling out with the Executive. So it's onto the next yokai to help as this time he and Zenko stumble upon a long-haired yokai whose body is just like a worn-out doll. That goes to show that while Ashiya has gotten stronger, returning to the underworld is another matter entirely seeing just how much trouble the Executive is.
                MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
                Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
                Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
                The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                • #9
                  Episode 8

                  Human for a day.

                  So the yokai just wants to be a human and experience the Bon festival, and while she'll never become human, she did experience it. After a night of fun, it's back to the underworld taking that yukata with her as a souvenir. And then they help another yokai, this one having lost its shell in a sandbox, and a couple of boys are splitting a watermelon over it, which would probably destroy it. But Abeno shows how cool he is in doing it, all while Ashiya manages to get those boys to hold off on doing that to get it, and the case has been solved. Pretty silly how that went down, but nevertheless it was nice to Ashiya and Abeno being so helpful. Things figure to get serious next time with Ashiya's mother not doing too well, and his sister coming back.
                  MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
                  Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
                  Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
                  The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                  • #10
                    Episode 9

                    Getting that yokai off her back.

                    And once more, the situation isn't as serious as it was made out to be as Ashiya's mother is in the hospital because of a yokai hanging on her back. All Ashiya needed to do was get it off, and she's perfectly well and just went to the hospital as a precaution. In the meantime, Ashiya's sister comes home, and Ashiya wants to know more about his father, who just one day disappeared. According to Abeno, he died nine years ago, but to the yokai it feels like 100. Interesting to see where this leads to as it just goes to show that things don't end up being as serious as it was initially presented.
                    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
                    Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
                    Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
                    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                    • #11
                      Episode 10

                      It's Halloween in here.

                      The school culture festival is on, and Ashiya's class puts on the Halloween cafe, and Yahiko comes to school to put some actual scare into it. Of course, being the troublemaker that Yahiko is that he comes to school wanting to play, and ends up causing trouble whether it be eating food that "floats", be a ghost drummer, or putting darts in the bull's eye. But after Abeno gives him a scolding, they play with each other in the nearby forest. Pretty fun time that was. Next time, Komon has requested Abeno's help as her tiny birds have been picking on the fuzzball.
                      MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
                      Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
                      Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
                      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                      • #12
                        Episode 11

                        This just won't fly.

                        Komon wants to send these tiny birds back to the underworld, but Chungo can't fly. Not to mention, these birds aren't exactly willing to leave the mundane world as they were spoiled so much that they love it there. But it turns out Chungo can fly, but he was faking it all this time. So after convincing the birds that this is not where they belong, they are back in the underworld. In the meantime, some dirt is being uncovered about Ashiya's father, and it looks like things will be serious in the end, but I doubt that given the nature of this show.
                        MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
                        Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
                        Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
                        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                        • #13
                          Episode 12

                          Caught in a web.

                          And now, Abeno goes digging up information about Sakae, and it's not pleasant at all, from the truth about him banishing quite a lot of yokai to the process of getting that book where taking it out of the archives is quite a major problem. While that's happening, a pig yokai gets possessed by a spider yokai, and the final episode will have Ashiya himself dealing with it. No wonder not much is known about Sakae as he did quite a number on the yokai in the underworld. One more episode left to go.
                          MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
                          Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
                          Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
                          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                          • #14
                            Episode 13 (Finale)

                            Dead before arrival.

                            So it turns out that Sakae used to kill yokai as he had a pretty bad relationship with them. One such yokai is the spider Sasa as she was trapped and possessed the pig Bonta, and then Ashiya himself to get released from her prison that his father put her in. But then Sakae comes in possession of Ashiya, and then Ashiya took his body bad before he could harm Abeno or any yokai. So after all that the truth about Sakae is revealed, and it turns out he dies a long time ago, and the person he met who he thought was his father was actually Aoi. There is still quite a lot that is unknown, but nevertheless it goes to show just how much of a messed up man his father was to end things.

                            Overall, this pretty much has the same strengths and weaknesses as the first season, except for that for this season things are already settled in at the beginning not needing to establish itself like the first season as the slow start nearly derailed this show. Anyway, just like the first season, the show excels in the characters, the humor, and the psychological development, all while the animation quality and issues with pacing are still big gripes. So in the grand scheme of things, it continues to be a worthwhile watch, and with this season not having to establish itself leads to a better product.

                            MAL Rating:
                            MyAnimeList | Avatar: Nanako Yukishiro, Senryu Girl
                            Watching: Ingress, Ancient Magus' Bride, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Toonami Stuff
                            Simulcasts: FTL, DRO, CQK, RSH, AOT, BSD, FRB, OPM, KYB, FGN, SKS, MLA, SMT, HBS, KOT, MIX, WNL, KMA, FIL, IDM, ISQ, SRG, STW
                            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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