To Heart 2 is a Japanese visual novel developed by Leaf. It is a sequel/spin-off series of sorts to To Heart; it is set in the same universe, albeit two years later with a completely new set of characters.The story follows Takaaki Kouno's daily life in high school alongside his childhood friends Konomi Yuzuhara (who just graduated from middle school) and Tamaki Kousaka. The story follows the same lines as the original To Heart, where Konomi's feelings for the male lead blossom.The series also has an adult Gaiden Game, To Heart 2: Another Days, that focuses on the secondary characters of the series.A thirteen-episode anime series adaptation produced by Oriental Light and Magic and directed by Norihiko Sudō aired in Japan between October 3, 2005 and January 2, 2006. It was subsequently followed by three OVAs in 2007, two more in 2008, another two in 2009, and yet another two in 2010.For some strange reason, somebody made a CGI short featuring the characters, by the name of Funky Cat Maybe. It's basically a Zombie Apocalypse but with Puni Plush dancing Cat Girls instead.More recently, Aquaplus (Leaf's partner that releases Family Friendly versions of the To Heart games to the consoles) developed and released an Eastern RPGadaptation, titled To Heart 2: Dungeon Travellers for the Playstation Portable, featuring all the girls up to Another Days in a fantasy setting (yes, even the Robot Maids are there too), which in turn was adapted into an OVA in early 2012. To Heart characters also appear in Leaf/Aquaplus' fighting game collaboration with Examu, Aquapazza.
Fan Translation - The Visual Novel itself is interesting in that over the last 7 years there have been a number of attempts to translate To Heart 2, but they've all fallen apart with nothing to show for it. However there is presently a one man translation team out there that has translated a good number of the routes. It's a rather rough translation (the translator admits to skipping the proofreading because everyone wanted the patches so badly) but it gets the job done.
First Name Basis - Played with in the first episode of the adnext OVA series. Takaaki's Harem gets wind of the news that both him and Manaka are apparently on a first-name basis (thanks to Yuuji, who was acting out a hilarious sketch), and they all chase him around to get him to use their first names (in some cases, it's dropping any honorifics entirely). Some (particularly Ruuko, Yuma and Konomi) don't quite realise they were already on a first-name basis with him. Gets especially hilarious in Tamaki's case, as he ends up using a much more distant "Tamaki-sama". In fact, the robot maids even get in on it, and more surprisingly, Konomi's mother, Haruka gets in on it as well.
Harem Nanny - In episode 11, Tamaki has shown she's quite knowledgeable about her Takaaki's activities in the female area, and quite capable of hunting all of them down for some tea, and thanking them for taking care of her Takaaki.
Ill Girl - Manaka's sister Ikuno. She gets better in Manaka's route in the Visual Novel though. The second OVA episode references this by merely casting her in it, as she was previously not mentioned at all in the anime.
"Getting better" above only means she's not hospitalized and healthy enough to go to school; she's still a wheelchair user in her all appearances.
Imagine Spot - Manaka provides her fans with plenty of imaginary intimate moments with Takaaki in the first adnext OVA.
I Want to Be a Real Man - Hilariously played with in Another Days - in Yocchi's route, she tries to get Takaaki and Konomi together by "training" Takaaki to be a "real man" (in her words, send him through the "boy's rite of passage"): first by letting him grope her breast (after which she beats him up for it), then getting him to flip her skirt. Of course, it backfires and he falls for Yocchi instead.