The Summer of Love: Final Thoughts on High School DxD

The Summer of Love comes to an end today with a final post. It has been a fun ride, so let’s not waste anytime and get into my final thoughts on the series High School DxD, after the cut.

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The Summer of Love: High School DxD Hero Episodes 7-12: The Rating Game Arc

The Summer of Love will be a bit different this week. For this review, the final arc of the series thus far, I’m going to be throwing everything involving Sairaorg and the Rating Game down in the “Additional Thoughts,” section. That isn’t a sign of it’s quality, it’s only because I want to devote most of this post to the other half. I’ve hyped it up, I’ve planted my flag in the ground. I’ve said it is the greatest moment in the ecchi/harem genre ever put to page. Join me after the cut as we take a look at the final arc of High School DxD Hero, the final arc of the anime: The Rating Game Arc.

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The Moment of Greatness

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The Summer of Love: High School DxD’s Issei Hyoudou: A Cut Above The Rest

The Summer of Love continues with a second post this week. I’ve done an examination of series lead Rias Gremory, and now it’s time to take a look at the series male lead character: Issei Hyoudou. I’ve already talked about this character before, but since I am revisiting the entire series, I feel I need to give this character a (well deserved second look). So join me after the cut as The Summer of Love takes a Character re-dive into the lead of High School DxD: Issei Hyoudou.

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He also looks distinctly different from other leads, which is saying something.

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The Summer of Love: High School DxD Hero Episodes 1-6: The Kyoto Arc

The Summer of Love continues this week! We are now in the final stretch of our look at the series High School DxD and season 4 has begun! After the rather rough ride that was the back half of season 3, I can happily say that we are back in firm ground with our next installment, so join me after the cut as I dive into the first arc of High School DxD Hero: The Kyoto Arc

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Back in Black

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So, I Can’t Play H!: Me Too

If you want to examine whether an anime you love or think is popular has a chance to a “great work” of the anime medium, there are many things you can look at it. One of these things, one of the more effective of these things is seeing how many series are made that try to ape that success. We live in the age of Isekai thanks in no small part to how Sword Art Online impacted the genre. Mobile Suit Gundam opened up the floodgates of several real-robot anime that followed, and I don’t even need to get the legacy of Dragon Ball.

So this summer, as I have examined the series High School DxD to determine if it is the great work of the ecchi/harem genre. I have also looked at a series that feels very much created to try and latch onto that massive success, to ride the coattails, as so many other series have, to scrape up the crumbs of all that prestige and fame. Join me after the cut as I take a shallow dive into the anime series So, I Can’t Play H!

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Trickle Down Ecchi (not that kind)

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I Heard you Like Lists: My Favorite Anime and Manga Lines

Do you like lists? I like lists, and I heard you like lists too. So today we have, as list! Anime and Manga have no shortage of great moments, characters and scenes, but they also have some wonderful pieces of dialogue. This post today is going to highlight just some of my favorite lines from a variety of different anime and manga series. Some are serious, some are funny, some are dubbed, others are subbed, others are strange. Let’s get into it after the cut!

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This is not one of those lines, but Magical Sempai is too funny.

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