Synonyms: High School DxD Dai 2-ki, High School DxD 2nd Season, High School DxD Second Season, Highschool DxD 2
Japanese: ハイスクールD×D NEW
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2013 to Sep 22, 2013
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 8.071 (scored by 56951 users)
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SynopsisThe devilish haremking Issei Hyoudou is back for more outrageous Oppai Battle Entertainment in the scintillating second season of High School DxD! Fans who like their hardcore action spiked with a double dose of fan service won't be able to pry their eyes off all the scorching supernatural schoolgirls waiting for them in Season Two. So what are you waiting for? Plant yourself in front of the boob tube and watch a harem of devil hotties show you how much fun it is to be bad!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Highschool DxD
Prequel: High School DxD OVA
Sequel: High School DxD 3rd Season
Characters & Voice Actors
Okay, let's get it out of the way: If your still watching at this point, you probably don't have a problem with ecchi, boobs, panty shots and ALMOST hentai. SO going on that basis, I'm not going to cater to the type of person wo's gonna whine about the obnoxious Boob/panty shots.
This show is awesome. Seriously, it's the best ecchi show ever created (and believe me, I've seen a few). And why? Because it doesn't take itself seriously. Some shows, like Highschool of the Dead, would be good if not for the fanservice, but Dxd works in the opposite way. It would suck without the comedy, fanservice and stupidity. Let's break this down:
STORY: For what it is, the plot of DXD new is actually fairly serious, without seeming dumb. . .much. The first arc is actually quite dark, and all in all I enjoyed the greater scale the second season had over the first. The best/worst point about the plot, depending on who you ask, is the fact that the writers always have a new plot device to the pull out of there ass to explain why something happened. Which is great if you can look past it, but some people can't.
ART: Probably the worst aspect of the show, the art is pretty standard, and the show basically goes at the basic level you would expect for an anime in 2013. Probably because the animators were too busy drawing boobs.
SOUND: The music for this show is legit good, although I would say that neither of the openings in this season lived up to the awesome one from the first. That said, all the main themes that play through out are pretty good, both light-hearted tunes for the comical half of the show, and epic orchestra's and simple wind sections for the more dark/serious portions.
CHARACTERS: You either try and take them seriously, and hate them, or you don't, and love them. I think that Issei is great, because he's basically ME if I was in that situation, and all the new side characters are pretty great (Go IRENA!!!). And a couple of the original team get some fleshing out, namely Kiba and Akeno, so good times.
ENJOYMENT: All said and done, this is why I gave the show a ten: It's fun. Highschool DxD is the best show to just relax and watch, with a box of chocolate/kleenex, depending on which way your inclined. And as Ecchi shows go, it's definitely at the top end of the scale. Can't wait for season 3!!! read more
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)
(This is a review for both Season One and Season Two)
In anime, there are many types of shows, from dark fantasies focusing on action to romantic comedies with a splash of drama. One genre in particular, ecchi, is mainly aimed at providing more sexual themes/happenings than other genres. For many ecchi shows, their focus on "fanservice" tends to diminish the show greatly. However, with High School DxD, the fanservice is actually used in more ways than one.
High School DxD stars Issei, a normal high school student who is famous for is extremely perverted sense of mind. After unfortunate (fortunate?) events, Issei becomes a devil and subsequently a part of the Occult Research Club. The club consists of Rias Gremory, the President, Akeno, the Vice President, Kiba, the pretty boy, and Koneko, the small-but-tough girl.
One of the things that I found most enjoyable about the show was the way in which it handled the fighting, or more specifically the class system. Essentially, each club member is a chess piece; Rias is the King, Akeno the Queen, Kiba the Knight, Koneko the Rook, and Issei the Pawn. It seems simple when writing it out, but the writers do a nice job of incorporating the games pieces into the actual lore of devils and the ways in which they fight. This is especially true in the second arc of the first season where even chess tactics are used to overcome the enemy.
Besides the use of chess, I found the world-building itself to actually be pretty good. Nothing is overly-complicated or even completely original, but I liked the dynamic between the angels, fallen-angels, and devils throughout both seasons. They introduce different aspects, such as historical events and nice descriptions of what each side is fighting for or against.
Season one focused on introducing the characters, background lore, and Rias's relationship, whereas season two focused even more on characters, new story arcs, and giving our protagonist his "final boss". I think I found the stories for both seasons to be equally as good. I enjoyed season one since it focused a lot more on Rias. Season two was good as well because it not only increased the overall world in which the characters were taking part, but also because more of the characters were explored and introduced, ultimately leading to more shenanigans between the girls and Issei.
Also of note is how the fanservice within the show is actually used as a combat device. Issei's love for boobs and women in general (especially boobs) is used as a weapon not only against his opponents but as a way to increase the strength within him. Meaning, the fanservice really wasn't just for show; the plot was both plot and plot.
Surprisingly, the animation is actually pretty good. Many of the fight scenes are choreographed well enough, with fluid character movements and cool tricks used by all sides. I was actually somewhat taken aback during many of the fight scenes for how nicely they looked. Granted, the actual art style is not on the same level as something like Fate/Zero, but regardless the animation is still good.
Being ecchi, the show also puts in considerable effort to make the women of the show look beautiful, sexy, and many times even lewd as much as they can. Now, going into the show knowing this, I expected there to be some fanservice. However, the version I watched had no qualms with showing the women completely naked (minus their vaginas). Meanings, and if I am not mistaken, there was always at least one naked breast shot per episode. And again, the animation and even the art here is nicely done, with appropriate physics and appeal to match.
This is true for both seasons; the animation quality and amount of boobs never wavers.
I think the characters within DxD tend to be a little tropey (loli-girl, sadist girl, super nice girl, tomboy girl, etc.) but I actually thought the show did a nice job of trying to provide good backgrounds for all of the characters. Now, some of them have yet to be fully explored, but I am sure with the coming season (and others?) they will to.
Season one took its time with Rias and Asia. Season two decided to go with Kiba, Xenovia, and Gasper (and slightly with Akeno). Also, the final boss character I also really like. He isn't just evil for the sake of being evil, but rather has his own goals and ambitions or things that he wants to accomplish. And as you learn, he is literally Issei's rival. In that regard, I think season two does a nicer job with the characterization, even if they didn't focus as much on Rias as I would have liked.
The OPs for both season one and two were not that good. However, season one's ED, which can be listened to here, and season two's ED, which can be listened to here, were both not only catchy but extremely pleasing to the eye. That is to say, visually the EDs are probably the most sexually suggestive things I have seen in anime (obviously not counting the show itself).
I thought the voice acting was appropriate for their roles, but nothing in particular stood out to me performance-wise. I recognized some of the voices from some of the characters, but that is besides the point.
I should note however the sound effects, specifically the one associated with each woman's pair of breasts. For the more endowed woman, there would occasionally be this "squish" noise associated with their boobs moving/colliding with one another. This isn't anything spectacular, but when I first started noticing it, I thought that it was quite interesting that the studio put that much detail towards the boobs. I think at this point, it should have been expected!
While the story is nice and the animation is good, in order to fully enjoy the show you have to like boobs. I'm not kidding, there are a lot of naked women that show up over the course of the show. From the OP to the ED and everything in-between, the show will not hesitate to show you boobs. And for me that was perfectly fine. Being a young man myself, I like naked women, so the show was definitely pleasing to watch.
But like I said, it is more than just naked women. There is actual world-building and character development that takes place. I would say that the show does a nice job of balancing the two sides.
I wouldn't go so far as to say that the show is porn (there is no actual sexual activity, even if it is alluded to), but I haven't seen a show that was willing to go as far as it did with its women. I really don't mind fanservice, but if you do, then this show is definitely not the one for you.
SUMMARY, SEASON 1
Story: Fine, interesting lore and clever use of class mechanics
Animation: Good, good looking women and nice fighting scenes
Characters: Fine, nothing groundbreaking but characters are explored
Sound: Bad, only the ED is worth listening to and even then you are probably only watching for the visuals
Enjoyment: Great, funny, nice lore, and plenty of boobs
Final Score: 6/10
SUMMARY, SEASON 2
Story: Fine, ups the ante while providing us with more lore to work with
Animation: Good, quality persists from season one but with even more girls to look at
Characters: Good, more characters are introduced while previous ones are developed
Sound: Bad, again just the ED (but still for the visuals)
Enjoyment: Great, the story, characters, and boobs are in full-force once again
Final Score: 6/10 read more
Both have the same sequel where guy lives with his harem.
Both have the same ecchi, school, harem, supernatural and romance genre.
One has uncensored boob flashes and panty shot, while the other has its boob flashes and panty shot regulated.
The guy in one anime has what it takes ti defend his girl while the other seems to be a weakling.
The girl in one anime displays jealousy when she sees the guy being with other girls , while the girl in the other anime seems to tolerate the guy's infidelity.
Both nearly have the same set of genre, except one has demon and supernatural as it's extra genre, while the other has action and martial arts as it's other genre.
Nearly the same set of genre, where it involves horny guy in the company of girls, except that the horny guy in one anime wants to be the "Harem King," while the guy in the other anime simply wants to protect his childhood friend.
Both focuses on the underworld and the supernatural. The girls main characters have red hair. Both of the boys main characters are perverts and has as its strength perversion. Both animes are somewhat eróricos. Both are cool XD
both of these are deal with Comedy, Harem and Devil, and they both also have a love affair with his beautiful Devil. and dont forget about the Plot ^^ because it makes you feel happy *if u know what I mean*, if you like ecchi + romance + harem + demon, you should be watching it ..
If u liked on of these animes you will ike the other one.
They are kinda the same,romance,harem,comedy,both of them have an realy good story what is there not to like :D
Opening Theme#1: "Sympathy" by Larval Stage Planning (eps 1-6)
#2: "Gekijouron (激情論)" by ZAQ (eps 7-12)
Ending Theme#1: "Houteishiki wa Kotaenai (方程式は答えない)" by Occult Kenkyuubu Girls (Yoko Hikasa, Shizuka Itou, Azumi Asakura, Ayana Taketatsu) (eps 1-6)
#2: "Lovely ♥ Devil (らぶりぃ♥でびる)" by Occult Kenkyuubu Girls (Yoko Hikasa, Shizuka Itou, Azumi Asakura, Ayana Taketatsu, Risa Taneda, Ayane Sakura) (eps 7-12)
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