High School DxD
Based on the light novel series “ハイスクールDxD”written by Ishibumi Ichiei with illustrations created by Miyama Zero, had hoped that “High School DxD” would be an entertaining anime adaptation full of action and phantasy elements with its premise of demons battling fallen angels.
Initial reservations regarding the advertised harem element -painfully obvious from the anime homepage url ‘haremking’- proved true, the first episodes showing the series to be a rather bland ecchi comedy apparently lost looking for a true identity in silly explicit scenery.
Although there are series of that genre which excel thanks to clever comedy and suggestive ecchi elements, “High School DxD” is not such a show. The nudity and suggestive shots are all shown in an uninspired fashion, the male lead is far too much of a silly caricature, all making the serious blood splattering action feel totally out of place.
Hikasa Youko who voiced Mio in “K-ON!” and Shino in “Seitokai Yakuindomo” voices shapely redhead Rias. Taketatsu Ayana voices Koneko, she also voiced Azusa in “K-ON!” and Fuu in “Tamayura ~hitotose~” and Shizuko Itou voices Akeno, she previously did roles like Haruka in “Amagami SS”.
Though am unsure their voice work is enough to be a saving grace for this series which I alas cannot recommend.