Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2 Review – an adorable follow up

By Nubia Brice
Published: January 22, 2023 (Last updated: February 17, 2024)
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Season two takes all the best parts of the first season and uses them to elevate the series into an amusing romantic comedy that reminds viewers the path to love isn’t always perfect.

We review the Crunchyroll anime series Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2, which does not contain spoilers.

When Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro first premiered, fans were excited to see the popular romantic comedy series finally get the anime treatment. Although the premise may seem a little harsh at first, there’s a reason people who stick with the series seem to enjoy it so much. What starts as a tumultuous relationship, quickly grows into a meaningful, life-changing one that both Nagatoro (voiced by Sumire Uesaka) and Senpai often learn and grow from.

It’s hard to watch them become closer each week and not root for them together, but these things take time, and the slow burn between these students is one of the best parts of the series. As long as season 2 continues to build upon the immense progress from season 1, this series has the potential to become one of anime’s more memorable romantic comedies.

Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2 Review and Plot Summary

Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro follows the story of a  high school second-year student, known only as Senpai, as he is teased and harassed by a younger student named Nagatoro. While at first, their relationship feels more like that of tormentor and victim, by the end of season 1, the two characters come to an understanding, having grown close after months of spending countless time together.

By season 2, their relationship has softened considerably. While Nagatoro still takes joy in messing with Senpai, he has learned how to take her teasing less seriously, while also admiring how strong and outgoing Nagatoro often is. At the same time, it’s clear Nagatoro has grown to appreciate his sincerity, taking his sensitive nature into account while also attempting to protect him from people who don’t seem to have his best interest at heart.

While it’s clear the pair are closer in season 2, with their respective friends even coming to acknowledge the friendship, things don’t feel entirely platonic. What often starts off as innocent teasing, is turning more and more into awkward flirting as Nagatoro and Senpai become closer to one another.

This natural progression has helped the series from getting stuck in the same pitfalls or feeling too stale. The progress between the two main characters, especially compared to season 1, is evident, and it only gets better with each week. Nagatoro and Senpai are still teenagers, likely navigating one of their first real romances, and this show reflects that genuinely in its hilarious but relatable storylines.

If you’re a fan of character-driven romances, this anime will be right up your alley, especially now that it’s clear they’re bringing in more romantic moments and elements.

Is Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2 good?

While romance has never been a genre that anime has shied away from, not all love stories stand the test of time or resonate with a broad range of viewers. Don’t Toy with Me, Nagatoro is worth the watch, especially for anime fans, as it doesn’t only appeal to a specific audience. A

Although technically a shonen, or an anime geared toward a young male audience, this series’s jokes and scenarios make it versatile and easy to enjoy. Season 2 has been enjoyable, taking the best parts of season 1 and continuing to elaborate on them while leaving some of the harsher teasings behind.

Fans of classics like Toradora and Lovely Complex will appreciate the similarities in the characters and dynamics while still getting a fresh, more updated take on the whole “teasing you because they like you” premise. Whether you’re looking to find your new favorite couple or just looking to get a few laughs in, Don’t Toy with Me, Nagatoro season 2 is must watch that many different types of anime fans will enjoy.

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