Short Run Series XXVII – The New “Testament”

September 28th, 2017 in Short Run Series by

Well, we all knew far too well that there was going to be a second season of “”, (“Shinmai Maō no Tesutamento”) as so much was left unsettled at the end of the first season. This one is called “BURST”, which I assume relates to Mio’s blouse. I mean, even from what you can see here, she is on the verge of having her breasts explode out of it. This is still a very ecchi, very perverted show, despite all the battles and violence that ensues.

The main idea is that Mio (redhead, center) is still the Demon Lord’s daughter and if we can either co-opt her or absorb her power, we can control both the Demon Realm and the Real World. Our little clan must do what they can to stem the rising tide of combativeness and keep the delicate balance between both factions on an even keel.

What irritated me is that it was another show with a ten-run second season. I assume that a lot of people were disappointed, as they really wanted to see more of the demon denuding that an extra two episodes would bring. This is a rare instance where 10 are just fine, as it merely strings things out for some unstated reason. The main idea of the show is OK; it’s just the interminable fan service and the censoring which can take upwards of 90% of the screen! You drew it; let us see it!

I mean, there is yellow caution tape or other cute chibi characters that prevent you from seeing…well, I’m not all that certain what you are prevented from seeing. I mean, in one episode Basara (back of head, left) gets his arm cut off and that’s OK; in another episode, something happens to or with or about Mio’s breasts, but I have to try and guess what it may be, as it is hidden under so much censorship. The only thing I know for certain is that the underworld war lords and their minions are far more aggressive in their attacking of everyone, in order to obtain the Ultimate Power and we now all have to go to the Demon Realm and do battle there, and things never go well for the away team, does it?

We just get a lot of the Dragon Ball Z Syndrome (endless fighting amid endless fighting when we are not endlessly fighting) and some of the ‘quests’ they go one border on the ridiculous. But I assume a lot of people come to the show to see what will happen with Mio and her breasts, as well as the breasts of the other female participants. It’s just that I was hoping for more in the way of plot and not the anime equivalent of video game button-mashing to achieve one’s goals. The show had a lot of potential, but devolved into a befuddling mish-mash and implies a third season is not too far off. Rats.

 

On a scale of 1 to 10:

Artwork           8 (Too many scars but cute girlies)
Plot                  6 (Bogged itself down)
Pacing              6 (The fights get tiring)
Effectiveness   6 (Lost because of the ecchi pit stops)
Conclusion      2 (It reaches a ‘coupler point’, but hasn’t ended)
Fan Service     8 (A similar show would be “Sekerei”)
Overall            6 (Fell apart at the beginning)

And remember, it’s first run until you’ve seen it. Fulfill your contract.