It's a cold, processed, almost colorless world, but people still reach out to one another in My Teenage Romantic Comedy is SNAFU 2.

It’s a cold, processed, almost colorless world, but people still reach out to one another in “My Teenage Romantic Comedy is SNAFU 2”.

When word came that Yanagi Nagi was going to work with Round Table for the OP to the second season of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru, I was pretty excited to hear the results. Nagi has a great voice, and Round Table is an awesome band, but they need a vocalist for people to realize what they can do. They did a great number backing Maaya Nakamoto a few years back, but their big hits are back in the “featuring Nino” period.

I also like the visual treatment, that features a limited palette and a lot of graphic textures. The following two images show how the graphic treatment and limited palette is used in contrast to periodic moments that might represent those times in Hikigaya’s life when people manage to crack through the stony facade he has constructed.

BEFORE: Hikigaya's desaturated, cold life is about to be interrupted.

BEFORE: Hikigaya’s desaturated, cold life is about to be interrupted.

AFTER: the brief moment when Hikigaya connects with another person, bring warmth and color into his life.

AFTER: the brief moment when Hikigaya connects with another person, bring warmth and color into his life.

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