My Next Life As A Villainess All Routes Lead To Doom X (or HameFura Season 2 for short) – continues the adventures of Katarina Claes. In the first season she successfully survived the events of the otome game “Fortune Lover” after being reincarnated as that game’s antagonist – and in the process got every possible route (and rival, and the game’s protagonist) to fall for her, all without deliberately trying to do so, and she is still unaware of this fact. Now with a bright future ahead of her, clearly it’s all just slice of life comedy, right? Well… not exactly.
While HameFura Season 2 does introduce two new low-key members of Katarina’s harem, the main thing of the series is all about fleshing out the other members of the cast and their families. We get to meet Geordo’s other two brothers, who don’t join Katarina’s harem (and indeed, have their own romantic relationships that they’re quite happy in), and also get to spend some time getting to know the internal lives of some of the other members of the cast.
In particular, Nicol Ascart gets a full episode in the spotlight, and get to know the significant inner depths behind his unexpressive exterior. (Seriously, I want a poster or T-shirt of “The Moods of Nicol Ascart”), and we have some similar moments in the sun for Sophia as well.
All of that said, there is a degree of aimlessness to the show – without any form of overall goal – we get a couple mini-arcs which try to develop a future antagonist who is still unresolved at the end of the series. Don’t get me wrong – being able to spend more time around Bakarina and her friends is always good. But you should know going in that’s all you’re getting here.
Otherwise, the show is very well done, with the animation just as on-point now as it was before, with a handful of particularly well done pieces of animation on a few specific episodes – especially the Nicol Ascart focused episode.
Currently HameFura Season 2 is currently available for streaming on Crunchyroll (along with season one), both subtitled and with a dub.
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