High School DxD New episode 08
You know, a guy once asked me what the difference between hentai anime and ‘normal’ anime was. I used to have a clear answer for such a question. But now? Nope. There is no easy way for me to come up with a decent answer after High School DxD New got branded as a ‘normal’ anime instead of hentai anime.
Seriously, watch the first season for a bit. Specifically; watching the scenes near the half-way mark. They usually show two (ecchi) pictures of the show’s characters. In season one this was done in a way where I could still label the show as ‘normal’ anime. Notice how in this season almost all of the characters appear half naked and/or in ridiculous poses. It happens way more than in the first season.
Isn’t it marvelous that they want straight to sex after that scene with Vali, wielder of the English dragon’s powers? He waited for Issei to show up so he could confront him and his friends, apparently. So how did we go from there to a scene were Xenovia wanted to practice having sex with Issei? I have no idea.
I thought thinks were going to get a bit more serious. I still do. Rias’ brother showed up, then her father showed up and now there’s talk about a bishop that she was forced to seal away… How am I not supposed to expect a serious battle that we leave me sitting here in awe? You throw this much at us and you mix it up with a lot of sexual content, expecting us to like both the action and the insane amount of fan service.
You know, I have gotten three e-mail from people about last week’s High School DxD New post. It seems that there’s nothing wrong with this season, that it’s practically the same as the first. It’s not. This season contains a lot more fan service and a lot less action. Ecchi scenes were subtly mixed in with battles and such, but here it’s more about sex than anything else.