Seitokai no Ichizon’s second season has received a PV, with the defined artwork managing to alleviate any concerns – albeit when it comes to the “how” and “why”, that’s certainly something best physically seen.
An earlier released key visual of the series was sporting a very washed out palette of hues in comparison to the original run – yet now, this preview clip has come, and rather than that, the colors are extensively packing saturation and contrast, even more so than found within the first season of Seitokai no Ichizon. There’s not a series which sports this extent of intensified color tones – however, it is a signature aspect of Seitokai no Ichizon’s artwork, and it’s certainly wonderful to see how splendidly it has been implemented within AIC’s own variant of the style.
Now colors aside, one can still however take note of the lines and shape. As seen with the key visual, they’re much sharper than the Studio DEEN rendition, and the trait is actually quite noticeable – although it’s almost as if AIC caught realization of this as well and then subsequently decided on altering the colors to be heavy in order to account for the far too divergent line and shape.
Ultimately, the trade off is quite successful – it’s inevitable for the art to be even ever so slightly different, and none can be blamed for such. One can however find right to complain if there’s simply no effort spent in recreating the most appropriate take on the characters – yet there’s no such reason to do that here as AIC has gone the mile marvelously. Since the colors take most of the attention, the remainder doesn’t feel particularly odd as it is generally spot on – with the main distinctive aspects of each character accounted for.
A promising second season certainly seems to be awaiting – yet that’s only confirmed in terms of visuals. As for the story, the PV admittedly looks quite lacking in that regard since it’s mainly scenes of chatter with no action whatsoever – however, since the visuals were made excellent despite possibility of the worst, hope remains for the plot and otherwise as well.
Anticipation does not seem wasted being excited for this second season.