About a couple of years ago in late 2012, I saw an anime with the title of "Kamisama Hajimemashita"（神様はじめました...Kamisama Kiss）which was adapted from the manga about a high school student, Nanami Momozono（桃園奈々生）, who ends up as the land god for a shrine and as a partner of sorts with the former god's familiar, Tomoe（巴衛）. Because of the spiritual hocus-pocus and the according language, it was somewhat difficult for me to follow but I enjoyed it because of the bickering give-and-take between Nanami and Tomoe. To bring in a couple of old American sitcoms, I was reminded of "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Moonlighting". I also ended up featuring the opening and ending themes, "Kamisama Hajimemashita" and "Kamisama Onegai"（神様お願い）, both by Hanae（ハナエ）.
Well, cue forward to January 2015. It doesn't happen too often but if the anime became popular and there was enough material in the source manga, a 2nd season does happen. And it did for "Kamisama Hajimemashita". So my anime buddy and I have been watching this new season for the past several weeks. The bickering has continued (despite that kiss between the two main characters at the end of Season 1) but the scope has expanded so that the couple with the help of new friends and old has been spending more time in the fantasy world.
In a way, I had been hoping that the new opening theme to Season 2 would be the old opening theme from Season 1, but that would be even rarer than a Season 2 happening, period. However, it is Hanae doing both opening and ending themes with the former being "Kamisama no Kamisama" (God of a God). For the first half of this new season, I wasn't quite sure about this new opening theme since it was very different in tone from the somewhat Japaneseque AOR beat of the original opener. But I can say now that it has grown on me. In fact, after another all-day session with my friend yesterday which included another couple of episodes from the show, the flittery flutes of "Kamisama no Kamisama" and Hanae's "...spinning around the world..." lyric kept playing over and over in my head last night as I tried to get some shuteye.