For those of you who have been following this show, “High School DxD” has two big things going for it….the left one and the right one! I place this show in the crowd with other boson-heavy offerings like “Sekerei”, “High School of the Dead”, Ikki Tousen” and “Maken-Ki” (to name but a few) and the OVAs now push it to the maximum, straining the limits of everything as much as Rias’ blouse is strained by her….achievements.
The OVAs are nothing more than to offer window-fogging reasons to glom onto unfettered bosoms. The shows are being done for two reasons: (a) a story like this in the regular run of episodes would impair the show’s ability to promote the main plot line and (b) to highlight the coming of the third season of the show (which will probably be concluded by the time this review hits the street).
Do you even care about the ‘plot’? Neither do most people; it’s just a flimsy excuse to get the ladies in various stages of undress, up to and including naked, naked and naked. So, you get to deal with insects that causes clothes to melt away or some pervy mummy that needs Rias to dance around in a caliber of micro-kini to resurrect him or they have to deal with some kind of underwear monster. Now, I know that this show was an ecchi paradise right from the get-go, but it’s actually getting tiresome. Even with these throw-away tales, it has lost a lot of the zing to the point where I don’t care to see ANY of them naked. Sorry, I know what boobs look like, so I am familiar with them. What I want to see is the size of your…..plot!
But, again, these are merely bridge episodes to keep you interested and aware of that third season lurking out there, so when it does come out, we can bring this whole series to its final conclusion. I don’t mind that it’s goofy and silly, but they seem to want it both ways: we are silly, but also serious, she remarked as she lounged around in bed, naked with Hyodo. Woof.
On a scale of 1 to 10:
Artwork 9 (Well, they do look fabulous naked)
Plot 2 (Merely coincidental)
Pacing 7 (Moves along consistently)
Effectiveness 5 (Do you want a story thrust or a breast thrust?)
Conclusion 5 (Merely a bridge from here to there)
Fan Service 8 (A similar show would be “Sekerei”)
Overall 4 (Yes, you can have too many boobs)
And remember, it’s first run until you’ve seen it. Are you naked…..again?