High School DxD Volume 1: Our boy becomes a Devil!

High School DxD. What can I say that I haven’t said before?

It is the great work of the ecchi genre. One of the greatest anime ever created, a monument to everything this genre can do well when love, effort and time is put into it. Throughout everything I have watched, everything I’ve seen in these three years and beyond, I have never found a show that can wholly trump what is shown in this one series. Are there stories with more ecchi? Yes? Are there series with better girls? Sometimes? Are there better animated series? Yeah. But almost all of them do one good thing right and ignore the rest High School DxD does them all, and does them with enough effort and grace that it makes everything else, even if it may be ‘better’ in some regards, less by comparison.

But that is the anime series. What about its source material, the light novels? Can the series which I have thrown so many accolades to, hold up when there is just ink and paper? Or is this a case of the anime adding enough meat to the bone that it raises up a mediocre work? Well after the cut let’s start our journey into the world of the Light novels with the first in the series: Diablos of the Old School Building.

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Don’t @ Me: Seven of my Anime Opinions: Back to Commute Edition

It’s Monday, I gotta fucking commute back to work, and I’m tired. Welcome to Don’t @ Me, the time where, like a girl munching on her favorite food, I straight up die giving you my thoughts, views and opinions on everything relating to the anime industry. This time around I shooting the shit while I curse my drive. Let’s get into it after the cut.

Irisviel von Einzbern Saber gif | Fate anime series, Gilgamesh fate, Fate  stay night anime
Still one of Fate’s best scenes.
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Celebrate Koneko’s Birthday with the English Dub!

It’s November 23rd, which is the birthday of one Koneko Toujou, one of the main girls of High School DxD and my personal favorite character from the series. (I still love you Akeno). I can think of no better way to celebrate this day, with a clip showing off her English voice!

There have been many voice actors who had turned out great performances in anime over the year. Yet only a handful of a handful have given a performance that is viewed to be just as good, or even superior to the Japanese seiyuu. Jad Saxton’s work as Koneko, coupled with Funimation’s clever script, is one of those few, a performance that shows just a small hint of talent from one of the businesses best voice actors.

Tune of the Blog: Study x Study

Tune of the Week(ish) has always been something fun and easy to do for the blog. Like many anime fans, I absolutely adore the music, the opening themes, the ending themes, all of it. I’ve shared a lot of great songs since I started, but as we hit the two-year milestone, there is one song that stands above them all. To celebrate two years of blogging, here it is.

My favorite anime song, my favorite anime ending, and by far one of the best things to ever come out of the genre.

The Tune of the Blog is Study x Study, by StylipS

High School DxD: Simply, The King

If you have followed me on this blog, or my twitter. You know that I love the ecchi-anime series High School DxD. It is one of the three shows that got me back into anime, and I maintain, to this day, that is a masterpiece.

So much so, that I spent much of last summer discussing the series. Every season, every arc. I talked about the English dub, the changes in animation, and I shined a spotlight on the two central main characters and why they work. I called it The Summer of Love, and while we are in part 2 of that event with Date A Live, I wanted to take a moment and throw up an easy to access index for all my posts.

I love High School DxD, and my work last year remains some of my favorite on Shallow Dives. I hope you will find this as enjoyable to read, as I did to write. Check out the links after the cut.

High School DxD Season 5 confirmed- Release date,the volumes involved and  everything else!!

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My Favorite Posts of 2019

Hey guys.

While 2020 has started, I’ve been meaning to provide an easy place where you can find some of my favorite blog posts I’ve done in the last year. I’ve done quite a bit during 2019, and I have little intention of slowing down. With that said, here are Shallow Dives in Anime’s favorite posts made in 2019

Goblin Slayer’s Goblin Slayer: The Hero’s Hero.

LOVE³ -Love Cube-: The Erotic, and Normal Aspirations of Young Adulthood

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

Bible Black: Sunday School Sexual Shenanigans

The Anime Tiddy

Re-Dive: Fate/stay Night: Heaven’s Feel II. Lost Butterfly: Close Your Eyes

Saga of Tanya the Evil: Just what the Doctor Ordered

The Garden of Sinners: Films 6-7: Done with Jontron Video Clips and Friends!

YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World (Visual Novel): The Ayumi Route

Bunny Girl Senpai’s Kaede Azusagawa: The Unintentional Imouto Meta-Commentary

I Heard you Like Lists: Ten of my Favorite Anime Characters: Female Edition

Do you like lists? I heard you like lists. I like them too. Today I’m sharing with you my top ten favorite female anime and manga characters. Some might be surprising, some are no brainers if you follow this blog. Some are there cause they have great character arcs. Some are there cause they have big fat anime tiddies. Either way, they are there. Join me after the cut as go through my top favorite female anime and manga characters!

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Not all are PLOT related though, promise.

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