Boy… I expected more from this. I read the plot summary and did a little bit of reading on this particular series, seeing as I’ve watched Yozakura Quartet, but I must say that this wasn’t as good as I thought it would be.
The artwork is definitely not high budget quality. It lacks details and the ‘effects’ just don’t measure up. Hell, the artwork itself just doesn’t measure up to the story. It’s quite clear that this is one of those shows that you watch because of its story.
The story has demons that (try) to co-exist with humans. It allows for a lot of action and mystery. I suppose the mysteries will have to suffer because of the comedy, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing in this case.
You don’t really need to watch any of the other series to be able to follow this one, I think. The first series where average, too, yet they sold pretty well in Japan. I suggest that you give the first episode a try because I really don’t want to recommend this.
Plot Summary: The town of Sakurashin is connected to the demon world by seven sakura pillars, allowing humans and demons to live together. The four members of the Hiizumi Counseling Office help and protect its citizens.Read More
My, my, my… This episode certainly stirred up a lot of sh*t. Perverts all around the world are going crazy about how this episode ended, saying that there’s definitely going to be a third season without thinking things through.
First and foremost; nothing is certain. The first season of High School DxD sold sufficiently well for them to invest in a second season. A third season is certainly a possibility when the second season produces positive results. But, and I cannot stress this enough, a third season will not appear because there things left unfinished. It always depends on money.
That being said; this is not really an ending. Sure, Issei, as one could already expect, got excited by Rias’ breasts, got a sudden power boost and managed to defeat Vali, whom turned out to be a descendant of Lucifer himself, but nothing really ended. Issei is still a weak demon that can’t even teleport, Rias’ problems are still very much there and the situation between angels, fallen angels and demons is as unbalanced as ever.
Now, I’m not continue my rant for much longer, but I will say that I expected a lot more from this season. Even more so when I heard about another household member that Rias supposedly had, but we never met that character. It is one of the many reasons why I cannot accept this as an ending. There is still so much left to be done, so many questions left to be answered, and I want them to make up for that ridiculous power boost scene that allowed for Issei to beat Vali. I absolutely despise sudden power boosts, especially if they’re as ridiculous as that. It’s wasn’t even funny.Read More
See? High School DxD episodes are so much better when the nudity doesn’t overwhelm the action and story. It’s nice to see that it’s finally getting a bit more serious. The first season was a lot like that too; fighting with panty flashes and whatnot subtly mixed in.
So hell finally breaks loose (figure of speech) and everyone finds themselves fighting for their lives when an army of female magicians, people that supposedly worshipped old man Azazel, leader of the fallen angels, suddenly show up and open an attack on the school with them still inside. It’s quite interesting how almost every battle Rias and her household ever fought somehow revolved around fallen angels, thereby making it partially Azazel’s fault for not being in control of his side of the fence. Will he ever take responsibility for it? Probably not. Characters with ‘bad boy’ attitudes really couldn’t care any less about others.
It seems that these busty magicians used Gasper, one of Rias’ Bishops, as some kind of talisman to generate power from. His overpowering abilities allowed for them to effectively attack the school and the demons, angels and fallen angels that were still in it. The tricky part is that this sort of thing always backfires in stories like these. It usually goes wrong when you are forcefully using another character’s powers.
Anyway, this brings me to the next item on my agenda; Rais’ other household member. I don’t know how and I assure you all that I do not possess the ability to see into the future, but I have a feeling that this time it’s going to be another long-haired beauty with big breasts. Last time it was a short-haired boy and a short-haired girl, so yeah… I’m putting my money on a long-haired character with big breasts.Read More
What’s this? Could it be? Could this finally be another episode of High School DxD New that I’m actually happy with? Holy… People, call your local newspapers and spread the news! To hell with Syria and their poison gas. This is a lot more newsworthy.
So we finally meet up with Michael, leader of the angels. I must shamefully admit that I started to get nervous when I finally had to chance to examine that character a little bit. Before I actually say this, keep in mind that High School DxD New revolves around sex. I thought, when I laid eyes on that character, that I was about to see some kind of wicked Yaoi-rape scene where dominatrix Akeno tried to present Issei as a present for Michael. I’m sorry, but that characters look so unbelievably gay. It’s the kind of character that other guy characters are based on, it’s just that gay. The fact that I think he’s actually pretty cool makes things even worse.
Oh well, the guy gave Issei a shiny new toy to play with, that’s all that really matters. It’s a lot better than a poorly explained power boost that came out of nowhere. Now this I accept. Issei got himself a sword, a dragon slaying sword to boot, that he absorbed into his Sacred Gear. Even I must say that it’s a remarkable improvement. I never really liked that dragon claw-thing he had going there.
Anyway, all faction leaders sat at the same table to discuss the possibilities of peace. This is where Azazel stood apart from the others with his rotten attitude. It’s quite clear that he doesn’t really care for peace. Or does he? I find that character ever so hard to read. Either way, quite a few enemies showed up again at the end so we can expect to see a lot of action next week.Read More
I seriously don’t know whether I should be happy about this episode or just terribly sad. Either way, it’s a small improvement, I guess. It’s better than to be constantly bombarded by scene with nothing but fan service.
So Rias finally got permission to undo the seal and set free her other bishop. How nice. I’m a little glad that it’s another male character, although he doesn’t look like one. He looks more feminine than some of the female characters, and that usually goes hand in hand with quite a few gay scenes. Now, I know I have no say in this whatsoever, but please don’t ruin this season any further by mixing in Yaoi crap. It’s bad enough that there are characters trying to rape Issei nowadays, but seeing him and that little boy together is kind of nerve-racking, not to mention unhealthy.
So… This boy is a cowardly vampire that doesn’t like to show his face to other people. He continued to hide in the shadows, boxes or even papers bags now. He sounds a lot like your average fat, ugly and deranged girlfriend of whom you are terribly ashamed. Or so I’ve head, I swear. I have nothing to do with people like that.
One thing I can say for sure; that boy will fly off the handle at one point. He’s a cross-dressing little pervert with anxiety issues and power, and that never goes well. Right now I’m more interesting in the character that appeared at the end of this episode. I’m guessing that he, too, has something to say to Issei. Such is the burden of popularity.Read More