I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying: 2nd Thread (Season Two) / Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2 Sure-me
Review By: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Romance, Short-Form Otaku Nerdiness
First Aired: Spring 2015, 13 short-form episodes
Summary: The second season of the short-form anime continues to follow the daily life of an earnest, hardworking office woman named Kaoru and her otaku husband, Hajime. Hajime makes a living as an otaku blogger and his wife does not understand this strange world of his.
Season two picks up where season one left off. The relationship between Kaoru and Hajime is making more sense, meaning I am beginning to understand why the two of them started dating and got married. However, they are still an odd pair that are not compatible according to traditional standards. The series mentions several times how their relationship is unusual in countless ways. It is kind of cute though that despite the difference in their hobbies, they love each other unconditionally. It’s nice that you get to know the characters surprisingly well, even though the short-form episodes do not provide a lot of screen time.
If you identify as an otaku or know of otaku culture, you will appreciate the humor in the series. Hajime makes numerous references to otaku culture, and while his wife Kaoru does not understand the references, I am sure you will. One last note, the style of season one and two are fairly similar, but there are more sex jokes in the second season, just so you’re aware.
You might enjoy this if: You want proof that a couple can make their relationship work despite a myriad of differences. If this story is similar to your relationship, I’m sure you will enjoy and relate to Kaoru and Hajime.
You might not like it if: You want more substance, the amount that can only be provided by full-length episodes in a full season.
Note to the Viewer: Cool-kyo Shinja is is manga author of the series. If you enjoy his work, check out his other series: Komori-san Can’t Decline and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.
AMVs are difficult to find for this series, so here’s one of my favorite clips. I know it’s from the first season, but it’s hilarious!