Tsugu Tsugumomo (Season Two)

Tsugumomo Title

Kazuya learns that there is a secret city of Tsugumomos that exist without human masters. They’re powered by the crystal of a god that they killed. That crystal is dying so they’ve targeted Kukuri as their replacement.

The Overview

Kazuya creates a club at the school to enable them to find Malison disturbances and deal with them promptly. Things seem to be working for them, although the Malison disturbances seem unnatural and the Amasogi are stronger and less predictable. It’s as if someone is creating them. Kazuya also spends some time with Sunao, the Malison cleanser from the first season that challenged him to a fight. She seems to have become quite attached to Kazuya and her mother is determined to force the relationship, and she’s not one to be denied.

However, everything changes when a group of Tsugumomos enter the city and come after Kukuri, believing her to be weak. She quickly shows them just why you don’t mess with a god, even a regional one. However, that leads to the realisation that they are dealing with Mayoiga, a city of Tsugumomo that exist without humans. They killed a god and took her crystal and now that want Kukuri’s. Kazuya is going to have to be on top of his game if he’s to stop this new threat.

Tsugu Tsugumomo Episode 12 Kazuya and Kiriha shocked

The Story

This season started building up an Amasogi of the week style format, although it deviated occasionally to look at the relationship between Kazuya and Sunao. However, by the middle of the season, it becomes clear that everything has been building towards the attack from Mayoiga and even that is just a front for a much darker danger. Kazuya’s past is really about to catch up with him. As with the first season, the episodes bounce back and forth between the hard ecchi episodes and dark psychological episodes. It does it almost effortlessly too, which is truly admirable. I really enjoyed the variety and also how the story weaved together.

The Characters

Tsugu Tsugumomo Episode 9 Kazuya and Kiriha versus the Flute Tsugumomo Winner

Kazuya Kagami managed some growth in the season and not just with his strength. He managed to show that he was worthy of the job of Malison cleanser and I grew to like him. The final couple of episodes really were quite the challenge for him and it’s not hard to see why. As far as ecchi protagonists go, Kazuya is all right. The second season did a lot for him and I ended up shipping him and Sunao hard. She was pretty awesome, but I’ll talk more about her later.

Tsugu Tsugumomo Episode 1 Sleepy Kiriha

Kiriha is the obi Tsugumomo that watches over and aids Kazuya. She went from strength to strength in this season and even though she continues to be harsh and difficult, she continues to make the series enjoyable. That is what made the ending of the series that much harder. I’ll say no more, as you should really watch it.

Tsugu Tsugumomo Episode 10 Sunao and Kotetsu

Sunao Sumeragi was the Malison cleanser that picked a fight with Kazuya towards the end of season one. When she lost and brought shame to her family, her mother decided that Sunao must marry Kazuya to continue to run the family dojo. It helped that Sunao did have feelings for Kazuya, although her mother was awesome in her own right. Sunao helped to add an interesting dynamic to the group and gave Kazuya a real love interest. It may not have gone too far, but I think it did enough to set things up going forward.

Tsugu Tsugumomo Episode 11 Kukuri easily defeats Miurahi

Kukuri is the local god. She has a long history with Kazuya and his family, even keeping secrets from him. Kukuri also grew quite fond of Kazuya when she and Kokuyou moved into his house with him. While Kukuri had the form of a small child for most of the series, she revealed her true form towards the end and it was worth the wait. Again, please see the series for more details. I’m not saying anything.

Tsugu Tsugumomo Episode 12 Kanaka and Azami join to fight

Kanaka Kagami was Kazuya’s mother and Kiriha’s former master. She was the strongest Malison cleanser, but something terrible happened and she died. The details of her existence had been purged from Kazuya’s mind, but when he performed Divine Possession with Kiriha he regained some of his lost memories. She returns thanks to a pair of Tsugumomo twins that were also from Kazuya’s past. Seriously, watch this season!

Fan Service

If you like baths, then this is the series for you. It also continues to the path set in the first season with accidental boob grabs, awkward moments, and panty shots. There are some odd moments, much like the first series, but you can expect lots of great ecchi moments. As this had just aired it was censored, although, like the first, I’m sure an uncensored version will appear at a later date, usually on BluRay to begin with. I’ll be keeping an eye out for it…

Ecchi Highlights

Ratings

Story Rating: Great

This season built on the best things of the first season and pushed them even further. The introduction of Mayoiga and the masterless Amasogi was excellent and really upped the ante. I still haven’t gotten over the ending of the season and am absolutely desperate for a third season. I feel like I should also mention the fights here. While technically not story as such, they were excellent and really took this series to the next level.

Ecchi Rating: Hot

I feel like the uncensored version of both season would see this upgraded to smoking, but as I only have the censored version to go by, that’s why it’s only hot. The characters are a lot of fun and the situations they get into are great. A particular nod to some of the crazy Amasogis that made things possible is needed. The gender switch dream was incredible and then there was the couples game and the fighting game. All lead to some crazy ecchi moments. However, it’s the bath scenes that make this series hot. And they happen in almost every episode.

Conclusion

We didn’t get quite enough Kokuyou to satisfy my needs form the first season, but Sunao made up for that and then the addition of Arumi and Mimane, and late Kanaka almost made me completely forget about the beautiful busty shrine priestess… almost! Overall, this series has been incredible and I’m amazed that there aren’t more people talking about it. Sure, not everyone is on board with the ecchi, but this was a great series and I really hope there’s more to come.

Tsugu Tsugumomo Episode 10 Arumi and Chikage asking Azami about her Package

Episodic Highlights

If you still want some more, there are more images and highlights on the episode reviews below.

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