Kotoko has finally managed to conquer Naoki's heart and now she's officially an Irie family member. The second season will follow the young couple in their everyday life. Naoki has decided to become a doctor, while Kotoko -- to support him -- decides to become a nurse in the same hospital. But not everything in life is always easy, on their path of a married couple, they will also face 'struggles' of marriage life.
Following the tried and true pattern of the story, Itazura na Kiss 2 shows us that while getting married is great, there's still hurdles to pass afterwards.
The story stays true to the source material pretty faithfully despite some reshuffling of the sequence and compacting the plot. But because it's almost slice of life, there's little impact, managing to retain a consistent flow.
The acting is fairly consistent with that of the first season. It's over the top to match the tone of the manga, which may be a turn off for some viewers, but by far not the worst. Unfortunately, it does impact the chemistry between the leads, and in a story based entirely their relationship, that's a large flaw. It often feels like Naoki doesn't fully like Kotoko, putting up with her more than loving her. So instead of coming off as him being amused -and occasionally exasperated - by her, it more often comes off as him being bored.
That being said, the story has proven time and time again to be entertaining despite its flaws and that still holds true here. A good watch for fans of the source material, or those looking for an easy, no brainer watch, it's still a fun ride.