High School DxD Volume 3: Our Boy’s Boy goes all Sasuke!

Our look at the light novels of High School DxD continues! We have now left the first anime season and moved onto the second. Will the source material continue to impress, or are we reaching a point where one or the other will stand apart? After the cut let’s dive into the third volume of the series: Excalibur of the Moonlit Schoolyard and find out!

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High School DxD Volume 2: Our Boy crashes an Engagement Party!

Our look at light novel version of High School DxD continues! It’s been a bit since we got back into this beloved series, but I’ve finally wrapped up the second entry and I want to talk about it! Will this installment continue the good will established in the first, or does the anime do things better? After the cut let’s take a dive into the second volume of the series: The Phoenix of the School Battle! and find out!

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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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