Season 3 is confirmed to air on April 4th. Get fucking ready.
WHAT THE FUCK SOURCE
Also the author of DxD, Ichiei Ishibumi, lost his mother a few hours ago ;_;7
He lost his dad before the LNs were published and he lost his brother a few years after that.
D-do you think he'll stop writing for a while? or even
KILL OFF A GIRL IN THE HAREM? OH GOD MY HEART IS BREAKING THINKING ABOUT IT. FUCK.
Get hip, anon.
Ravel is already dead, he could keep her dead. Or perhaps Issei's parents will die, you know because they're irrelevant, and it would really mature Issei.
Because CLIFF HANGER!
we just see her body and people just like to think that some how ishibumi would actually kill one of the harem girls because they are edgy and for some reason want DxD to also be edgy.
at worst she is as dead as Issei was at the end of vol 11...so not really dead at all and will just come back with in the next volume, probably with a power up to her phenex powers.
>There's a good chance.
Stop lying anon.
already confirmed to be only for the opening
>B-But Rossweisse in her teacher outfit!
Thats just the suit she wears when she is with Odin
>B-But Rossweisse in armor
Opening just like Sairaorg, probably one scene with her in it to show it off in the actual show
>B-But Irina in school uniform
Just like she is in the novels during vol 6. wich would be the second half of the cour.
This is pre S2 all over again, with people hyping up 2 cours or "more than 2 volumes !!!" when there are no announcements or indications of it happening , the 2 volumes / one cour model has worked well for them so far so they will probably stick with it.
Would it be great?
Yeah, fuck yeah it would.
Will it happen?
For a change of pace, what's your least favorite girl? (or the one you dislike or hate if applicable)
For me, it's Irina. I have a moderate dislike of her. For quite a few reasons.
- She's the closest thing this series has to a tsundere. The only girl who can't just openly admit that she likes Issei. Has to hide behind the "wanting dragon babies for Micheal" excuse. Granted, I'm a few volumes behind now, but even if that's changed, that excuse nonsense dragged on way too long.
- I find her Christ-fag/Angel antics quite annoying. It's like the author is worried that we will forget she's the angel-side character of the group.
- The fact that she's such a huge Christ-fag that she became an Angel, yet she's ok with being in a harem. A harem where she's like the 6th ~ 10th member of "rank". Even Asia still resist the harem concept. Which is annoying as well, but at least she's staying in character. Yes, God in that world is dead, but that doesn't mean the teachings she so values so much change.
- I don't get why she likes Issei. When she joins the cast, she just exist for about two volumes, then suddenly loves him. As I said earlier, I'm a few volumes behind, so this may have changed. But still, she is/was the only girl whom I didn't understand why she likes him.
- She's a completely by the book token childhood friend. Personal preference, but I hate those. I think the only thing missing is a childhood promise that only she remembers. And I hope that stays missing.
- I can't stand her voice in the anime. Nothing against the VA, I loved her work as Rikka in Chuunibyou and as Mao in GJ-bu. But man, she hurts my ears with the voice she uses for Irina. So fast and high pitched.
That first point can actually be applied to Xenovia for most of the series, she just wants to have children and Issei is a means to an end, Irina cares about him and it's obvious.
It will be Rias. A necessary thing for any good harem is a pecking order. And Rias has made it very clear that she will be at the very top.
If it were just up to the girls, but Issei is fickle as shit. They should just tie him down and go in order of claim. Rias first, then Asia, then the others can sort it out amongst themselves. Xenovia shouldn't mind going last though.
Xenovia has actually developed feelings for issei anon, that was just her initial motivation.
>she just exist for about two volumes, then suddenly loves him.
Anon you just described EVERY DxD. really think about it the girls usually know issei for a couple of weeks before they just go SPLOOSH and want his dragon babies inside of them.
hell the only girls who have taken their time to warm up to issei in a kinda normal pace are the fence harem girls, like Sona, Kuroka, Le Fay(she liked him as a hero from the get go not as a husbando) , etc.
the main harem just went nuts for his nuts with in a month of knowing him.
Ravel really isn't, Raiser claimed she was a tsundere and that label has stuck with her ever since.
>If it were just up to the girls, but Issei is fickle as shit.
Anon Issei has been all for fucking the girls on a couple of occasions even thinking about how he'd had to apologize to Rias when he was about to fuck Akeno first .
He has no problem fucking them out of order, he is not the issue.
its the editor
> then Asia
Fuck off , if she wants to be second she better get her ass in gear and actually earn that spot,Rias placed her in second only to cock block the rest of the girls, she has done nothing to actually be the second wife.
The first volume only anon, she starts to falls for him right after they rescue Asia and goes into full swing during their training.
also the those first couple of volumes all take place with in just a month or two.
I want to hold hands with Rias.
I want to be part of Rias' peerage.
I want to fight for Rias.
I want to marry Rias.
She was a straight up tsundere at the start of the series anon, though she dropped the tsun pretty fast.
This is the only real Tsundere in the series.
She was crashing pretty hard on him anon, thats why Akeno teases her when she claims its just her normal affection towards her peerage.
But you are right she was holding back because of the whole arranged marriage, still that shit went down pretty fast.
Its really easy to forget how condensed the timeline in DxD actually is, its been less than 2 years from the start of the series...it also crazy how fast things escalated when you think about it in both the romance/harem and the action side of things.
Anon you are getting your new all over the place, get a mop or something.
Oh silly ESL hater , what would we do with out you.
Your tears are delicious.
And ESL hater at least try to control your self you are getting caught on your first post.
Thanks anon, you made my day a bit better.
Just finished S2, this show started as good, and ended up awesome. I want more, should I
A: Read the LN:s
B: Watch SMnK
C: Wait for S2
D:All of the above
Another question: It was said in the anime that Gasper makes money through special contracts on the internet. Are those "special contracts" what I think they are?:
Was he a camwhoring trap?
Have a Rias.
Think she'll get more scenes in season 3? Like what Ishibumi did to Irina in season 2. I know she has a couple of scenes in Vol 5&6, though they're kinda short.
For me it's mainly because Yen Press licensing basically kills the fan translation, and they do the pace of about 3 volumes per year, which is the exact same pace they come out.
Maybe, but remember that the extra scenes with irina (not the extended ones in the BDs) were usually just her standing in the back ground so its not much.
though if they go the same route with the BDs and the extended scenes, i can see them adding a scene or two of her... might even get a couple of extra seconds of Isabella in there.
Answer is D
Some words of advice:
A. if you can get through the terrible grammar you'll have a fun time.
B. About the same as A but replace grammar with animationi
C. Personally I'd recommend watching S2 before you read the LN. To me, it was just a lot of fun.
Also, don't take the series too seriously because all girls are best girls.
Listen to this anons anon, why would you limit your self ?
Thanks for the tips.
Agree, meant waiting for S3. And I agree with you, all girls are best girls, but Rias is the best waifu.
... and second only to Holo in all of anime.
There are cards for every girl that's appeared in the anime thus far.
No subs,and shitty quality raw only... and yeah we did talk about it yesterday.
Its hilarious and sexy, everything a good DxD side story should be.
There aren't enough doujins in general. It's not fair or right.
>Being embarrassed just make s that card image even better.
Cute tomboys being cute and embarrassed is a great thing.
At least my other sidefu gets cards on a pretty regular basis.
Its from the very first rip that got posted on saturday anon.
>There are not enough DxD doujins .
Fixed that for you, its crazy how few doujins we get for DxD.
This thread is lacking in Xen.
There's something about Xenovia that makes my dick diamonds but honestly, I don't know what it is.
Did you just skip through the episodes? There are plenty of other cheerful girls.
I kinda feel this way about all the girls. None of them are really bad but they need a lot more development to flesh their characters out. Part of the problem is that there's too many of them to give them all a lot of focus -- we're on 19 books and a bunch of the girls have only gotten one focus novel. That's really awful.
Actually I take that back. Rossweiss is really terrible. She's less a character and more a running joke for most of the series. They shoud have left her out and given the one volume she got to Aika.
I hope he's holding hands with Xenovia like he always wanted.
Aye the harem could use some trimming of the overly cliche girls like
Akeno, ara ara miko been done a million times
Koneko is a girl that is in literally everything, I mean seriously let's just look at Nobuna, also illustrated by Miyama-Zero hence why it came to mind, and you see two Koneko's in the form of Goemon and Maeda
Girls that need more development or need to be trimmed
Irina needs more page time, right now she is just a normal childhood friend but she could be fantastic if she has a bit more time
I adore Rossweisse (actually I like all the girls but still) but she needs more development or she needs to be trimmed since she's really just a running Christmas Cake joke
which is actually made funny because she's like 19-20.
Those are bad and you should feel bad
Another case of too many fucking characters. For everything the author does right, this is one thing he did poorly.
I know this will get me hate, but honestly a harem series shouldn't have more than 5 main character-status girls. (and I really think 4 is the ideal)
Of course, this doesn't mean you go nuts on the amount of side girls either, like in TLR. I'm so annoyed and confused when they still waste chapters on the shitty oujo slut and her two ass sniffers. Or worse yet, that fucking ghost girl or the two bi-sexual molesting girls.
The ideal To Love Ru harem is Lala (I prefer Nana of the 3 sisters but without Lala there is no series) Yami, Mikan, and Yui (I wish the series could be remade and they remove Haruna and replace her with Yui, I'm not even one of the Yuifags and Yui is better in every single fucking way than Haruna)
With DxD it's a bit harder to trim down since they are all fairly important at some point or another unlike in TLR.
You're entitled to your opinion. But do you seriously believe that Irina is any less cliche and overused than the ones you listed?
Before Darkness dingdong. Without all those extra girls Darkness wouldn't have a point, therefore you don't need Darkness or Momo in a trimmed down series.
Hell, make Lala more mature than she acts and SHE becomes the Momo, it's already normal on Deviluke for powerful men to have multiple wives, why does it have to be Momo pushing it?
Disgusting plotless haremshit with a generic faggot for the otaku to self-insert into.
Irina has more potential to be interesting and show off a different part of the DxD universe than Koneko and Akeno (I rethought Asia and I think she could be great if they really focused on the imouto act with Rias and separate her from the church trio thingy).
Irina brings in the angel/heavenly side of things, with her around it wouldn't be too far out to have adventures in heaven itself which isn't something that Koneko and Akeno could give you. Rossweisse also brings in the possibility for Valhalla adventures, so she's more indispensable than normal girls as well.
Koneko could be used to look into the dark side of the peerage system and some of the less savory aspects of devil society. Remember, she was supposed to have been executed just on the off chance that she would turn into a stray devil. You could easily build a few books around delving into that by having one of the other 72 pillars try to cause trouble for the Gremory family by targeting Koneko's "criminal history" so to speak.
Akeno, likewise, could be a hook into human magical factions. Her mother was a shinto priestess, right? Well where are all the Japanese gods?
So she's just bringing a plot device hook. That doesn't really make her, as a character, any more unique.
I just made (insert any female character) a angel. Now she brings the angel side of things.
Akeno is about as much of a miko as I am a herring.
You have sold me on Koneko though, but I would personally have written her differently because she is seriously in everything. Hell her exact character is in everything that Zero draws, almost like it's a part of his contract that the story has a dandere loli with short white/grey/silver hair for him to waifu.
I'd rather insert myself into Xenovia.
>Well where are all the Japanese gods?
hanging out by them selves, they dont seem to like all the bullshit back stabbing and political bullshit the other pantheons keep fucking around with.
Also Kunou would probably be a more reliable link with that pantheon than Akeno.
How many genki religious childhood friends do you know?
The only problem is that religious is a character trait that will be taken as annoying a majority of the time, but for Irina I find it cute and this is coming from an atheist.
Oh and Kunou is more of a link to the Youkai and Japanese pantheon than Akeno is, like >>122317090
>Akeno is about as much of a miko as I am a herring.
She has familial connections to a bunch of legit priests and such though, and her family issues won't really be resolved until she has closure for her mom's murder.
Yeah that's a huge connection that hasn't been elaborated on at all. Fertile ground for new stories is everywhere and most of it will probably never be used.
She has familial connections but they want nothing with her.
I hope that ishitbumi doesn't start deciding to developing the whole huge connection. We have a lotta things that still need to be worked on, thats something that's not as important or has much priority.
We know absolutely nobody hates this show or the characters, but what are some features/quirks about the characters that you dislike?
>Xenovia's stray green hair
>Ashia's monkey ears
>Gasper not being flat chested like a man should be
I dislike how Akeno's tits vary in size from one scene to another. Oppai is a main focus of the show, put in some effort guys! This is true to a lesser extent for some other girls, but Akeno's jugs are the worst offenders.
I really wish he would go into the race lore more. Or at the very least refine it. As it is now. Every race can become devil, and it's the best race. Becoming weak to holy magic is really the only disadvantage. And it's not like holy magic only damages demons, it hurts angels, fallen angels, and humans too. Not only that, you get to somehow keep all your race specific abilities when you become a devil. It's a ridiculously sweet deal. Especially compared to the angels who can't even have lewd thoughts without becoming fallen angels. No wonder they are always so pissed off in the bible.
Issei developing so slowly. Yeah I know, it's the editor's fault, but that doesn't make it more pleasant to deal with. I need to go rooting through a cesspit of fanfic or hope against hope that we get doujins to get stories where he develops more quickly and starts being more proactive in his relationships.
Rias being the Switch Princess. Yay, let's make the lead heroine completely useless in a fight for 14 volumes except as a power-up dispenser. That's not degrading at all!
>not liking Xenovia's green hair
What are you, a faggot?
>DxD is widely hated outside these threads.
Exaggeration as fuck. Most people don't give a shit about it outside of the threads and really that's how things should be. If you don't watch/read it why would you care about it?
>Akeno is about as much of a miko as I am a herring.
>raised as a miko til 10
>even kept doing miko duties like cleansing shrines and shit while on the run from her crazy family
>her familiar is a straight up oni she help along her mikoing it up during that time
>kept doing it after becoming a devil
>now maintains a shrine in town
>nah...we she is not a miko! she just dresses like one!!!
>I don't like this character! so the author better not like her either and he better not think abut developing any stories around her anymore! he should only write about what i like!
You do realize that thats what you sound like right?
Xenovia's green stripe is fading and probably won't come back. We learned from one of the side stories that she dyed it right around the time that she got the mission to come to Japan with Irina, and if you've been paying attention to the colored LN illustrations Miyama's been making it smaller and lighter each time.
If it was hated it would be shitposted to death like Shinmai is, most people don't care.
She can't be a miko because of what we know about devils, they can't go on or around holy sites this includes Japanese sites. Remember in Volume 10 (or was it 9? 11? When the fuck did they go to Kyoto?) when Asia, Issei, Kiba, and Xenovia had to get permission from the Japanese pantheon (in the form of some temporary seals or whatever) that would allow them to go onto Jappo holy land in Kyoto without triggering attacks against them. Note how Asia and Xenovia always got hurt whenever they prayed or called out to God in a religious way, the same thing would happen if Akeno were to call out to a Japanese deity.
>That magic that restores the girls clothes and underwear after they are destroyed.
>The way Rias is ok sleeping nude and showering with Issei, but gets embarrassed and mad to be seen naked by him otherwise.
>Too many fucking characters.
>I need to go rooting through a cesspit of fanfic
You really most hate your self to put your own mind through that.
You are both exaggerating.
>Xenovia's green stripe is fading and probably won't come back
You do realize that there are so many things that still need to be cleared up, let alone addressed? It'd be nice to see those other girls that were added in pointlessly to get at least 'some' development. And besides, I split that second part to address the second quote, but it seems you didn't catch on to that. Sorry if I'm not an Akenofag, I'll make sure I know my place next time.
You're kidding yourself if you honestly believe that people dont shit on dxd a lot. Its great and all that dxd got 3 seasons but to say that people dont care and hate on it is deluding yourself.
Anime-fag here. In her backstory, does it go into any detail when she meets Rias. Or is it just, "then she met Rias, and you know the rest."? Because I was quite disappointed by the lack of interaction between Rias and Kiba when she recruited him.
>the same thing would happen if Akeno were to call out to a Japanese deity.
Stop assuming shit with out any actual prove anon, that only happens to the chruch trio because of heaven and the devils being at war , as in being direct enemies back in the day.
They needed permission to go into kyoto because thats the territory of the youkai , so its just like when they went to the vampire territories you ask for permission so they dont assume they are there to start shit up , there was never any "religious" thing related to it that only applies to christian related shit.
Or did you forget where the fuck they met with Michael during vol 4 ? or dont you think they would have mention that when they warned issei to stay away from the christian church?
There are 800-ish DxD fanfics on FF.net and another 1200 or so crossovers. About 600 of those are Naruto crossovers. My suffering is legend.
It's still worth it though, because every now and then I come across some that's halfway readable. One even gave me a new appreciation for Irina and Xenovia.
No not really, the story pretty much ends after
Rias and Sirzechs stop her grand uncle from decapitating her and then they mention that they became like sisters after that, so about the same as the kiba one.
And yeah it would be nice to see a side story about the young Gremory team with Rias and Akeno growing up and trying to help kiba and latter koneko feel at home and shit.
Akeno is so cute.
I wish these threads didn't fight so often but at the same time I'm glad they're a bit more active.
Saying that everyone hates one it is just a big delusion as saying everyone loves it, you are way over dramatic and care too much what /a/ of all things thinks about the series.
Thats like evaluating how much people like a video game by reading threads on /v/ , and actually taking it seriously.