High School DxD BorN Episode Eight Thoughts

High School DxD Born

Issei used some of his wits in the battle with the pawns and has shown that he doesn’t just rely on power. He said himself that he shouldn’t just rely on power. But… how can someone communicate with boobs? I then remind myself that this is High School DxD and no one can read the female minds, well, the boobs like Issei can. Haha. He looked like a competent leader too and dictated the battle due to boob-reading. Haha. What is that technique called? Booblingual I think. I.E., Boob Translation.

Xenovia kicked butt with her two swords. Issei giving her, well, lending her the Ascalon sword has really paved off. It does seem like the stronger the emotion the devil has, the stronger they get. It was true for the case of Akeno and Rias. Because Issei promised Akeno to take her out on a date she grew humongous motivation. Rias grey humongous power as well when she was bantering with Akeno and together they took down the Queen and two Bishops.  Good for them. It was a really good idea on Koneko’s part but I can’t help but fear for Issei. He’s going to have to deal with an excited Akeno and a jealous Rias when this whole ordeal is over. XD

Ugh, Freed is back. Why does he keep coming back? I know his appearance is significant and all but I still don’t like him. XD I thought he went through a humongous power up, yet, Kiba solo’d him. I did get pumped up when listening to Freed’s speech but got even more pumped up when Diodora gave his speech. I thought Freed was bad but Diodora is a really horrible individual. At least with Freed what you see is what you get but Diodora hid his evil side behind his smile.

I’m somewhat confused with Raynare’s involvement. Did Diodora make Raynare into a Fallen Angel or did he simply plan to kill her and give her power to Asia and make Asia his Bishop? It seems like he’s planned a lot of events even before the first season of High School DxD. I feel sorry for Asia on one hand but on the other hand I think everything has worked fine as she’s having a happy life with Issei and Rias. Anyway- I was really pleased when Issei literally beat the living snot out of him.

I did expect Diodora to put up a better fight seeing as he’s a King rank and all. Then again, maybe Issei’s anger gave him a huge power-up enough to beat any kind of King. I’m glad he didn’t kill Diodora as two wrongs never make a right. Issei proved to be the bigger man by not killing him.

And Asia kneels down and prays to God and no doubt she will get one of those electric shocks to the head. That appears to be an on-going gag in the show. But wait, a light shines over Asia and she disappears! What on earth was that! Issei and Rias busted their stomachs to save Asia and she just disappears? Maybe, just a little theory in my mind… Irina was a human but then became an angel. Perhaps, Asia grew a stronger holy power and has transported to Heaven and will eventually come back. But, maybe, she’ll become an angel instead of a re-incarnated devil.

I wonder when Asia will come back. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if Raynare actually comes back alive herself. It seems like she’s very important in this season and the more she keeps on being mentioned the more I think that she will come back alive. If she does I personally believe that she will be re-born as a better person. =)

Thanks for Reading. =)

Sayonara.^^/

Ryan.

High School DxD BorN Episode Seven Thoughts

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Diodora is a rather uncaring man. He would have the audacity to trade his own bishops for Asia, all because he wants to claim her. In other words, he’s corrupt and selfish. I can’t imagine how his bishops must feel, it must have hurt them knowing that Diodora is willing to get rid of them from his own peerage. Disgraceful.

Odin’s skill and battle prowess is pretty wicked. Then again, that is to be expected as he is a Norse God. I wasn’t expecting him to be a perverted elderly man though. I was expecting him to be similar to the character Odin from the film, Thor. I suppose not all Odins can be the same.

I shook my head in discontent at how easily Asia was captured by Diodora. However, all is not lost as I have a feeling that Issei will save Asia just in time. I think he’s still holding onto the negative memory of when he couldn’t save Asia in time from dying. If he saves Asia from dying this time then he might be able to let the past go. Perhaps Diodora is going to try and defile Asia and Issei and co will arrive just in time.

When I think about it, Rias was going to go up against Diodora anyway in the first round of the Rating Game. Perhaps this battle will demonstrate which way the tide would turn if they actually faced each other in the Rating Game. However, Rias and her peerage will get an automatic bye as Diodora has been revealed to be an unkind man.

Kuroka has really cute eyes but I feel that Koneko’s are cuter. In a way I feel like Koneko is showing some personality as she’s becoming more relaxed and is happy with who she is. She’s especially relaxed around Issei and I’m pleased with how their friendship is blossoming into something greater and more touching. I think it’s really cute. =)

That little bout between Rias and Akeno was funny. I never would have thought Rias would have the nerve to get changed into a devil outfit and try to seduce Issei. I thought she wore those kinds of outfits only on battle cards. Haha. I knew she was very confident and has a bit of a sexual aura about her, but she tends to be awkward when it comes to Issei. I think this is a step up a ladder for her. It’s a win-win situation for Issei. He had both Rias and Akeno fighting over him and he touched Rias’ boob and Akeno’s nipple.

That was a smooth kiss on the cheek from Xenovia. I can’t say I ever saw that coming.

I wonder what this will mean if or when Issei gets his own peerage. Asia and Xenovia already declared their intentions of wanting to become part of his harem- ahem- peerage. Haha. I’m intrigued to see what would happen in his relationship with Rias. If he was King and had his own evil pieces, could he marry Rias if she’s still the king of her own peerage? Or, if Rias marries Issei will she become his Queen. Perhaps Issei could have more than one queen. Maybe the system wouldn’t apply and they could have their own peerage whilst married to each other.

What would have happened if Rias married Riser? Would Akeno, Koneko and Kiba become Riser’s evil pieces or will they remain as Rias’ evil pieces. Whatever happens though I’m pretty sure that Issei is going to have his own harem and Rias will somehow be involved, whether she’s his number one or not. =)

Thanks for Reading. =)

Sayonara.^^/

Ryan.

High School DxD BorN Episode Six Thoughts

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When Kiryuu said that a new transfer student was joining Kuoh Academy I made a few predictions who I thought it was going to be. The first that came to my mind was Rossweisse. I dismissed her as I couldn’t really see what role she would play in Issei’s school life. Then, Ravel Phenex came to my mind. I dismissed her as I think, so far, she has less of a role in the story than Rossweisse. Then, it hit home…Irina! Of course it was going to be Irina. Why wasn’t she my first guess?

Ahem-

For some reason I’ve never trusted that Diodora. The way he saved Asia from falling, in his TV debit, seemed too coincidental. In this episode as well, he saved Asia from falling on her back side. I learned here that he harbours a huge obsession towards Asia.

It’s great that he is thankful that Asia saved him but it does make me wonder if he’s a bit too obsessive. He has his own peerage as well and I don’t know many Kings who act the way he does. I didn’t like him when he first appeared and my instinct about him was right. I wonder if that’s why he approached Asia and proposed to her. He knew that he was up against Rias in the first round of the rating game and knew that Asia was her bishop, so, he wanted to marry her because he didn’t want to face her in battle. Or, he’s just plain creepy. Haha. Issei shouldn’t worry as Asia has eyes for only for Issei.

I think I’m detecting more insecurity emitting from Rias. She decided spontaneously that she would destroy Asia’s letters because she saw Issei looking unhappy. It’s bound to happen though as Issei is gradually being surrounded by heaps of girls, and even Irina now is residing in his house. It also seems that Rossweisse is staying over. Poor Rossweisse… she got left behind because Odin forgot about her. It’s no wonder she’s lacking self-confidence as an individual.

I think it’s really sweet how Koneko can snuggle up to Issei and sit on his lap as if she was actually his precious pet. Akeno too, admits out loud that she fought as a half fallen angel. I think Koneko and Akeno have received great character developments in this third season, and it’s only been 6 episodes so far. I wonder if they will develop further. Well, they both ended up in Issei’s bed… I guess that could count as a development? …maybe. XD

So Irina is an Ace. All the angels are ranked by cards and all the devils are ranked by chess pieces. But when Irina said that she was an Ace… what does this mean? Depending on the card game the Ace can either be lower than a two or higher than a King. With the way Irina is describing herself you would think that the Ace is ranked higher than the Queen. I say higher than the Queen as the King of the angels, in this instance, would be Michael. I don’t think that Irina would be the type to make out that she’s something that she isn’t so I would venture a guess and say that the Ace is higher than the Queen.^^/

Poor Ddrag… going from a badass and most feared dragon to being named The Emperor of Breast Dragon and The Boob Dragon must be a huge slap in the face. I must admit that I literally cringed in embarrassment when that video was shown of Issei talking about boobs.

The ending was pretty humorous. It’s typical of Xenovia to trap Issei in the P.E. storage room and attempt an “affair” haha. She even dragged Asia along for the ride. Issei wanted to resist as Asia was involved but being the man that he is, resisting proved to be futile. Asia was pretty darn adorable at certain moments, especially when she was practicing the three legged race. What was most funny though was when Irina came storming in the P.E. storage room. I thought she would be more brutal, since she’s of the church and all, but she was thinking more about the hygiene of the place rather than the deed itself. Haha.

I wonder how long it will be until Xenovia invites herself to sleep in the same bed as Issei. Rias, Asia, Akeno and Koneko have all had their share and I think that it’s time that Xenovia joins in. It’s time for her to step up from the P.E. storage room to Issei’s very own bed. Haha.

Irina Eyecatch

Thanks for reading.

Sayonara.^^/

Ryan.

High School DxD Born Episode Five Thoughts

High School DxD Born

Aww, I really wanted to see Rias go all out and knock Loki senseless. Oh well, she managed to calm down, as did everyone else. I was glad to see Issei back on his feet and Ravel’s present actually came in handy. I thought that was really clever. And hey, Issei managed to land a hit on Loki, albeit he got away.

I’m not really sure what happened to Issei and Rias as Loki disappeared. It’s like he casted something mysterious on them. It’s like something that they wouldn’t consciously remember, but absorbed. Hopefully I’m just imagining things and Loki didn’t cast a mind trick on them before he left.

It was rather cute when Koneko leaned on Issei’s lap like a little kitten.

The next scene was just as lovely too. Akeno went on a date with Issei. She really looks nice with her hair down. I enjoyed Akeno being flirty and innocent on her date with Issei but I also got a little emotional when Akeno spoke about her past. It seems like she blamed her Dad for not saving her Mum. It also made sense why she often wears Shrine Maiden clothes as her battle gear as it’s like a tribute to her mum. Still, it seems like she’s able to let her past go and can move forward. Heck, she even made a bento for her Dad. I never thought I would ever see that. Akeno kissing Issei was also endearing.

It was quite humorous when Rias and co stalked Issei and Akeno on their date. Their disguises were equally as funny. I’m not sure how Issei and Akeno were able to lose tail of Rias. If Rias really tried then I’m sure she’d find them in no time.

I reckon it will only be a matter of time before Rossweisse shows an interest in Issei. If the ending sing is anything to go by she’ll probably study the relationship of all the girls with Issei and use those “tips” to get a boyfriend. But during all that she will slowly but surely develop feelings for Issei. So far Issei and Rossweisse are just acquaintances but given time I think they will really hit it off.

Rias’ cousin looks really tough and cool and I think he will give Issei a really good fight. Does he have his own peerage I wonder? I can’t remember if this was revealed or not.

Thanks for Reading
Sayonara.^^/

Ryan.

High School DxD BorN Episode Four Thoughts

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Wow. This was such an exciting episode.

At the beginning when Rias said that the “seal” was breaking, I was like “eh? Did I miss something? Did I skip an episode by accident?” Turns out, it was just a little preview.

To me, this episode was all about Koneko and Akeno. They both accepted their own powers and strive to push forward, even if their powers have become a bad stigma from their past. I think they both looked great in their powered up forms. Akeno suits having black wings and Koneko suits the cat ears and cat tail look. I have to point out Irina as well. She looks literally angelic with those angel type wings. I never knew that she was reincarnated angel. Come to think of it… I actually don’t remember Irina dying in the previous series. Did I miss something? I think I really did miss something. What was I doing when that happened?

Anyway. It was a really good battle to watch. A few of them took on the big dogs whilst Rias, Sona and their Queens took on that big snake.

I thought it was cool that Soji got some good air time, up until now I forget he existed. Haha. I’m harsh but I can’t help the way I think. =D I sort of assumed that he wasn’t really that strong. However, it was good that he managed to bind Loki, even if it was for a short while.

When that Hammer came down I actually was waiting for Thor, the Marvel version, to come down with it. I figured that either Issei or Rossweisse would be capable to wield the hammer as a weapon. I was a bit shocked when that dog came out of nowhere and literally rendered Issei unconscious. Of course, this made all the girls; Akeno, Koneko, Xenovia and Irina go ballistic. Ironically, I think they did a lot more damage to the legendary monster than they did previously. No doubt that’s adrenaline.

It’s true in this case for Rias who looks like she’s undergoing a humongous power-up. I can’t wait for the next episode. =)

THANKS FOR READING

Rossweisse

I never planned to share my thoughts about anime episode as regularly as I am. I just sort of started it with DanMachi and I grew into it. I’m actually really enjoying doing this. =) The whole point of me creating this blog site is to share my thoughts and how I cope with autism. However, I haven’t really got any news to share and I feel that I would be repeating myself if I keep talking about my past experiences. It’s refreshing to just keep sharing my thoughts on certain anime, and it has become an enjoyable hobby. =)

I did go to an impromptu barbecue recently and I handled that quite well. I did almost panic when I was asked on the spot but I ended up saying yes. I learned throughout my years when coping with autism that the anticipation of an event or an outing is much more nerve-racking than the actual experience. Sometimes I can cope, sometimes I can’t. It’s all about how I feel in the moment. In that moment, I felt ok to go. And I did. =)
Thanks for Reading. =)
Sayonara.^^/

Ryan.

Monster Musume Volume Six Review

Monster Musume Volume 6 Cover

I really like the anime character designs for Miia, Cerea and Papi. I think they look really cute and I actually spent the entire day illustrating Miia. Every time I read MonMusu[1]  or any other of my favourite manga, I get a big urge to draw a character or two. At this moment, I spent some time drawing Miia and I’m really pleased with its progress so far. =)

  1. SYNOPSIS

The Hunter has become the Helpless! After Kimihito helped out the self-proclaim Grim Reaper it came to light that she descended upon this “realm” for one goal in mind. Her goal is Kimihito’s life.

  1. THEME
  • Comedy
  • Ecchi[2]
  • Fantasy
  • Harem[3]
  • Mature
  • Romance
  • Seinen[4]
  • Slice of Life[5]
  • Supernatural
  1. REVIEW

WARNING: I MAY GIVE SPOILERS AWAY

The Technicolour side-story was awesome. It’s really fun to see the liminals taking part in Rachnera’s bondage play, albeit, against their will. I didn’t think it was physically possible to bind Miia’s whole body, but I was proven wrong. Of course Mero enjoyed it as she’s a masochist. It makes sense that Suu couldn’t be held in a web bind. At this moment in time I can’t see a weakness in Suu. Well, that’s not quite true, if she falls into a huge lake or water, she dies. So, that’s probably her one and only weakness.

Back on subject.

In those dialogue panels where it was narrating the action, I sort of pictured David Attenborough’s[6] voice. It’s his sort of niche so I can see him going all the way to Japan and commentate for a BBC documentary. Haha. In all seriousness though, I think David would be among the first people in the world to welcome and accept the liminals with arms open wide… not before me though!

I was really excited when the Dullahan lady made her appearance. I’ve been waiting for a Dullahan to appear for a very long time. I began to wonder what sort of character she was going to be. Was she going to be scary? Serious yet sensitive? It took me a while to figure out the things that she was saying. It was like she was speaking in modern poetry. Her speech actually added to her menacing yet beautiful appearance.

I did enjoy the comedy and bondage moments but I found that I was more focused and gripped with the whole Dullahan character. I personally think that Lala, the Dullahan, splits personality when the head is detached from the rest of the body. I think the head is the main personality and when it leaves the body the body becomes meek and defenceless. Literally.

Poor Miia. I should start a faint count. It was pretty funny when all the liminals were questioning the existence of Dullahans whether they’re real or belong in a fantasy. I don’t think any of the monster girls should question the existence of other monster girls. Haha.

It got more intense and exciting after that. Lala is going to reap Kimihito’s soul and all the monster girls were determined to save him. However… they are the ones who are causing him to be on the brink of death all the time. I burst out laughing at the part where Cerea proclaimed that she will protect Kimihito…only to punch him accidentally. That was really funny. It was also funny when Cerea was dragging him along the street whilst she was running. She was too caught up in her own thoughts to notice. Haha.

I wonder how Lala was able to catch up to Cerea so quickly. A teleport ability? I’m not sure what to make of Mero… She wanted to breed with Kimihito and have his baby before he died. That’s a bit steep. Even if it is funny. Like everyone else she was too caught up in the moment.

I did get touched when Miia offered her own life to Lala so she could be with Kimihito when he gets reaped… turns out; it was all an act on Lala’s part. Kimihito somehow recognised this and just played along with it. He related strongly to Lala’s playful attitude as he liked to dress up and play a character of his own back when he was in middle school. I wonder how serious he was when he suggested to Miia that they should get married if they “make it out alive.”

I really did enjoy the food shopping chapter. I sort of learned that a centaur’s taste buds are more sensitive than a human’s, whilst a carnivore’s taste buds, like Miia, are less sensitive. Sensitive is probably the wrong word to describe taste buds but I know what I mean and that’s all that matters. Haha. It was amusing how the story was describing Miia’s cooking problem.

I do wonder about Mero’s background. She emits a humongous aura of royalty no matter where she goes. It was very considerate of those market people to pack up their stock so they don’t offend the liminals. Mero and Papi wouldn’t really care since their cannibals and eat chickens and fish. Haha. Cerea wouldn’t eat anything flesh since she a vegetable lover. I didn’t think you could eat horse meat though, but apparently Japan sometimes sells them at market stores.

It was a really sweet gesture on Suu’s part to try and take the strain from Kimihito. However, since she is part of his family Kimihito is not prepared to give Suu any less. It was really humorous when she started to be blunt and rude after she consumed poison. I was bit surprised at first since being rude is very out of character. I didn’t expect Draco to make an appearance like that. It was a good job that Suu was by Kimihito’s side. I wonder how long Draco will have to serve her probation.

It’s great to see the M.O.N squad. I didn’t think I would see them in this volume. It was pretty comical when Kimihito shoved his face in Suu’s body. I wasn’t sure if it was out of annoyance or out of disbelief. Kimihito could have been reimbursed plenty of times but Ms Smith, being unreliable as ever, never told him this. They went to the Okayado restaurant and got banned for life after dining for a couple of days… That was pretty amusing. =D

I think Rachnera is mentally strong. When I think about it she’s probably the most mature and street wise out of all the liminal guests that live under Kimihito’s roof. She’s the most cunning too which is probably why she is able to catch Miia and co in her webs so easily. I thought that Ren girl wanted Rachnera back out of guilt, but really it seemed like she wanted her back as she feels like it’s her responsibility. She took all these “trials” she set herself whilst unintentionally insulting all the residents. Haha. In all seriousness she was treating Rachnera more like a nuisance than a house guest. She was handling the whole situation wrong. Kimihito played it very cool.

I nearly forgot that Miia, Papi and Cerea all received letters at the same time as Rachnee. I always wanted to see what their Mums were like in personality and appearance. I’m now twiddling my thumbs in anticipation. =D

  1. CONCLUSION

Two Thumbs Up.^^/ (My Rating System)

Two Thumbs-Up

THANKS FOR READING

Miia and Papi

The moment I picked this book up I read the whole volume in one swoop. I even went so far as to stay up half the night. So much for an early night, haha! I even re-read the whole book this evening.  The Omake Musume at the end with the sofa was great, as was the information about Lala the Dullahan. Lala’s a great addition to the MonMusu story. Volume 7 can’t come soon enough.^^/

Thanks for reading.
Sayonara.^^/

Ryan.

[1] MonMusu is the abbreviation for Monster Musume.

[2] This manga contains risqué and sexy moments or lecherous characters.

[3] In this manga all the ladies are gunning after one man and/or lady.

[4] The target audience of this manga is towards an older gentleman with the age range from 18 to 30.

[5] Every day mundane life.

[6] David Attenborough is a famous English broadcaster and naturalist.

High School DxD BorN Episode Two Thoughts

High School DxD Born

Boy, that is one biiiiig mansion. Haha.

It was very generous of Lord Gremory to re-build Issei’s home in the manner that he did. I did think that it was probably a tad extreme that he wanted to turn it into a castle, but not so extreme that he was going to give Issei 50 maids. Haha. Not surprisingly, Rias rejected the idea. Perhaps she thinks that Issei is going to pay more attention to the maids than her. That will never happen, but I can understand why Rias would be worried. It’s all in her head though. 😉

Rias’ mum really is an absolute beauty and very classy in her appearance. It’s a bonus that she’s ultra-polite too, especially towards Issei. I actually thought she was going to have red hair like her daughter but it’s apparent that her hair is auburn. Despite the hair colour you can tell she is Rias’ mum. It looks like she certainly approves of Issei being her future son-in-law, judging by the things she said.  I really do hope we see more of her.

It was amusing how quickly Rias told Issei that her Mum was unavailable. Haha. Before she didn’t seem so bothered about Issei wanting a harem or getting some attention from Asia but now it seems like she’s more cautious about which ladies flirt with him, even her own Mum. I really can’t see her own Mum flirting with Issei. I can see her flattering and teasing him but not flirting, she wouldn’t want to upset her own daughter. Rias is especially cautious with Akeno when it comes to ladies flirting with Issei. She looks very dashing with her hair tied back.

It’s really cool that Issei’s personal training partner is Tannin. He should get stronger in no time if he keeps it up. I wonder what Rias’ cousin is like. He seems pretty strong himself. Akeno ended up fighting her Dad and was very cold towards him. It really makes me wonder what happened in her childhood. I like the way Asia is training. I can see her healing Issei from a long distance if or when he takes part in a life-or-death battle. I’m rooting for Gasper to gain the courage and face the crowd. Little things like that can be huge things for people like Gasper and I hope he manages to overcome his fears. =)

When Issei was lying in that bed I just knew someone was going to come in and sleep next to him. I didn’t think it would be Xenovia and Asia though, I thought it was going to be Akeno. How did Xenovia manage to get in that position whilst she was sleeping? I know we all toss and turn when we sleep, myself included, but not like that. And I certainly don’t put anyone in a submission hold either. Haha.

It’s really cool to see Raiser’s sister in attendance, Ravel. I was wondering how she was going to act towards Issei, seeing as he beat her brother back in season one, but it looks like they’re on amicable terms. Ravel gave him an ornament of some kind. To me, it looks like a flash drive but I’m sure it’s some sort of family heirloom. Now that she’s free of Raiser’s peerage and she’s available… I wonder if that means that she could join Rias’ peerage? Better yet, what if she volunteers to join Issei’s peerage, if he ever gets one?

It looks like Koneko has met face to face with her sister, Kuroka. I wonder if they’re actually going to fight in the next episode. It’s intriguing that she was one of the two spiritual cat sisters, the Nekomata, and was rescued by Rias’ brother. I wonder if we will learn more about Koneko and Kuroka in the next episode?

I’m looking forward to it.

THANKS FOR READING

Rias Gremory Eye catch

I’m really enjoying the Easter holidays so far. I’ve been spending most of this time watching TV, hanging with my family, drawing and watching new anime from this season, including High School DxD BorN.
Thanks for Reading. =)
Sayonara.^^/

Ryan.