High School DxD BorN Episode Three Thoughts

High School DxD Born

Since the beginning of the third High School DxD season I’ve seen a completely different side to Koneko.

Koneko has always been quiet but she hasn’t been so reserved that she has been lost in her own thoughts. So far I have seen Koneko who has been working too hard on her training and has been constantly losing focus. She has also doubted herself a lot as well. She even came to the conclusion that she is the weakest of Rias’ peerage. I disagree but when someone is lacking confidence to that degree I can see why. It’s all to do with her Nekomata powers which dwell inside her but she chooses not to use them.

She knows that her sister, Kuroka, is a criminal but she doesn’t have the heart to hate her as they are siblings. I think that’s natural and sweet. She’s been smiling a lot in this episode too. That’s certainly a rare sight to see, so I know that she’s happy. It’s no secret that Akeno loathes her Dad for whatever reason and I get the feeling that we will know more about her family’s past, and soon.

I really like Issei’s Balance Breaker Boosted Gear. It’s really cool and looks more like a dragon in appearance. All it took for him to transform was poking both Rias’ nipples. It’s incredibly daft but easy on the eye. Haha. I wonder why Kuroka waited for Issei to poke Rias’ nipples. Surely that would have been the ideal time to attack as both Issei and Rias were vulnerable and defenceless. Haha. Anyway… all’s well that ends well.

I did get a bit excited when Tannin came into the battle. He looked cool battling Son Goku like that. It was quite kickass. I didn’t realise that Tannin was the former Dragon King. I wonder if a current Dragon King exists or if they all became devils like Tannin or Boosted Gears like Ddraig. I enjoyed Issei’s battle with Kuroka too but I think he partly held back as he was aware that she is Koneko’s sister.

So far I like it how the Norse mythology is used in High School DxD. Odin is a character, Loki is a character and references to Valhalla and Ragnorak were used. I wonder if a character named Thor will appear. That would be cool. I’m somewhat familiar with the Norse mythology but I don’t recall Rossweisse, Odin’s bodyguard, being part of that mythology.

Speaking of Rossweisse, I think she is really cute and she looked proper dapper in that suit. So far she has struck me being someone who is serious but sensitive. I was actually going to say that she reminds me of Isuzu Sento from Amagi Brilliant Park, and coincidentally, they both share the same voice actor! How funny is that? =D

I was a bit confused at the beginning of this show when Rias mentioned Gods and Fallen Angels who were representing their own kind and mythologies. However, I think I’m beginning to understand how they are going to be used in this show. I’m sort of hoping that no new characters will be introduced for the time being as it’s a bit challenging to keep up. I know someone called Beezlebub made his appearance but I forgot what he looks like. Haha. =D

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Xenovia Eyecatch

Speaking of Norse mythologies has reminded me of something very important- Avengers: Age of Ultron! It’s released 23rd April in the UK. I don’t cope well in large groups so I don’t think I will be going to watch it at the cinema straight away, but I am very keen to see it. I’m most looking forward to the appearance of Scarlett Witch and the kickass fight between Iron Man and Hulk. =D

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Sayonara.^^/

Ryan.

High School DxD BorN Episode Two Thoughts

High School DxD Born

Boy, that is one biiiiig mansion. Haha.

It was very generous of Lord Gremory to re-build Issei’s home in the manner that he did. I did think that it was probably a tad extreme that he wanted to turn it into a castle, but not so extreme that he was going to give Issei 50 maids. Haha. Not surprisingly, Rias rejected the idea. Perhaps she thinks that Issei is going to pay more attention to the maids than her. That will never happen, but I can understand why Rias would be worried. It’s all in her head though. 😉

Rias’ mum really is an absolute beauty and very classy in her appearance. It’s a bonus that she’s ultra-polite too, especially towards Issei. I actually thought she was going to have red hair like her daughter but it’s apparent that her hair is auburn. Despite the hair colour you can tell she is Rias’ mum. It looks like she certainly approves of Issei being her future son-in-law, judging by the things she said.  I really do hope we see more of her.

It was amusing how quickly Rias told Issei that her Mum was unavailable. Haha. Before she didn’t seem so bothered about Issei wanting a harem or getting some attention from Asia but now it seems like she’s more cautious about which ladies flirt with him, even her own Mum. I really can’t see her own Mum flirting with Issei. I can see her flattering and teasing him but not flirting, she wouldn’t want to upset her own daughter. Rias is especially cautious with Akeno when it comes to ladies flirting with Issei. She looks very dashing with her hair tied back.

It’s really cool that Issei’s personal training partner is Tannin. He should get stronger in no time if he keeps it up. I wonder what Rias’ cousin is like. He seems pretty strong himself. Akeno ended up fighting her Dad and was very cold towards him. It really makes me wonder what happened in her childhood. I like the way Asia is training. I can see her healing Issei from a long distance if or when he takes part in a life-or-death battle. I’m rooting for Gasper to gain the courage and face the crowd. Little things like that can be huge things for people like Gasper and I hope he manages to overcome his fears. =)

When Issei was lying in that bed I just knew someone was going to come in and sleep next to him. I didn’t think it would be Xenovia and Asia though, I thought it was going to be Akeno. How did Xenovia manage to get in that position whilst she was sleeping? I know we all toss and turn when we sleep, myself included, but not like that. And I certainly don’t put anyone in a submission hold either. Haha.

It’s really cool to see Raiser’s sister in attendance, Ravel. I was wondering how she was going to act towards Issei, seeing as he beat her brother back in season one, but it looks like they’re on amicable terms. Ravel gave him an ornament of some kind. To me, it looks like a flash drive but I’m sure it’s some sort of family heirloom. Now that she’s free of Raiser’s peerage and she’s available… I wonder if that means that she could join Rias’ peerage? Better yet, what if she volunteers to join Issei’s peerage, if he ever gets one?

It looks like Koneko has met face to face with her sister, Kuroka. I wonder if they’re actually going to fight in the next episode. It’s intriguing that she was one of the two spiritual cat sisters, the Nekomata, and was rescued by Rias’ brother. I wonder if we will learn more about Koneko and Kuroka in the next episode?

I’m looking forward to it.

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Rias Gremory Eye catch

I’m really enjoying the Easter holidays so far. I’ve been spending most of this time watching TV, hanging with my family, drawing and watching new anime from this season, including High School DxD BorN.
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Sayonara.^^/

Ryan.

High School DxD BorN Episode One Thoughts

High School DxD Born

This show had a nice introduction when Issei was dreaming a pleasant dream involving the beautiful ladies until Raynare entered his mind. He dreamt of her once yet he seemed to be really bothered by it. That’s what happens sometimes in real life. Sometimes dreams feel real, so real that you get caught up in them and it takes a while to realise that they were just a dream. As Issei went through that traumatic experience with Yuuma I imagine it could take him a while to get over it. Then again, why is he suddenly thinking about her? There has to be a reason why she is back on the scene. His hug to Asia was sudden but cute.

Issei is one lucky chap to have so many beautiful ladies move into his house but I never anticipated that the house would undergo a change. Issei’s room looks so spacious. Haha. I think he needs a bigger bed if Rias, Asia and now Akeno are all going to sleep in the same bed as him. I like how Asia snuggled up to Issei as Rias and Akeno had a bit of a spat with each other. I didn’t anticipate Akeno appearing from the bed covers like the way she did.

Rias seems to be bothered that Issei is not calling her by her first name. Instead, he’s referring to her as her president title. Rias shouldn’t worry too much as it will only be a matter of time before he speaks her name. 🙂

Azazel’s speech to Issei about boobs was… unique and inspiring in its own way. Haha. I wonder if Issei is actually going to act upon Azazel’s suggestion in the next few episodes. He, Azazel, told Rias to stop being soft with her underlings. I can’t help but think that Rias has experienced bad luck so far. She was told that she was hesitant by Azazel, Issei is not calling her by her first name and I think she has a bit of a rivalry with Akeno.

That train ride looked pretty cool. It was a steam train as well. =D The Gremory family own a lot of buildings. I’m a bit confused about the reference to Asgard. I think the Gremory family represent the Asgard country or organisation, but it will probably become clearer to me in future episodes. =)

During that train ride Issei and co were somehow teleported away from the train and from Rias’ side. I did have some suspicions that something was up seeing as it all happened when Rias was together with Azazel. That fight with that Tannin dragon was pretty awesome. I like that dragon as a character, he looks pretty cool. I wonder how he was made into a devil though. Is this going to be unveiled at some point in the series?

What’s going to happen to Koneko? She has been acting weird lately. I naturally assumed that she was developing feelings for Issei, given the nature of this anime. However, it turns out that she has an older sister who appears to be up to no good. Perhaps the sister wants to take Koneko back and Koneko is aware of that?

The Title High School DxD “Born” is certainly interesting. The word “Born” means the birth of something, especially the birth of babies. However, in this case, I see it more as a metaphor. Perhaps someone awakens a special ability. Or, maybe, someone dies and comes back to life. I.E., someone is re-born. Maybe that’s why Issei is dreaming of Raynare. Perhaps it’s a premonition of her being re-born? I can’t see that happening but it will certainly be ground-breaking if it did. Perhaps there is no meaning behind the title “Born” and it’s just a title and nothing more than that.

I’m looking forward to more episodes. =)

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 Dragons Rioting Volume One Japan Manga

I just found out this morning that Yen Press have licensed the manga “Dragons Rioting”. I’ve been excited and buzzing for the whole day. I’ve been so excited that I promptly did a Capoeira work out followed by yoga cool down. =D I’ve always wondered if Seven Seas Entertainment or Yen Press will ever license Dragons Rioting. I noticed that Yen Press tend to license manga that are published by Dragon Age in Japan.

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun is among the 11 other manga that have also been licensed by Yen Press.

I’m very excited and can’t wait for the first release of Dragons Rioting. =D
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Sayonara.^^/

Ryan.