What’s the show? High School DxD Hero, Episode 0.
Episode 0? Huh? I’ll explain in a minute.
Oh yeah, I seem to remember you not being too fond of season 3, production issues, incoherent plotting and all that? So what’s new and better about season 4 then? Well I can say what’s new at least, a new studio and a new art style and apparently a commitment to fix the bigger problems from the previous season and adhere closer to the light novels.
And how’s that looking so far? Well, this first episode is actually titled episode 0 in the show itself, and that’s fitting as this episode attempts to rectify some of the plotting problems from season 3. It’s meant as a retcon of the final 4 episodes of season 3, which were among the worst in the whole series’ run, and for the most part it is better…
But? But, I’m still not sold on this art style. I know that’s a dumb complaint, especially since this is apparently more representative of the light novel’s art style but it’s going to be hard to get used to this.
Other than that it’s good though? Yeah, I mean there’s not much new to talk about seeing as it is just a retcon of the final 4 episodes of season 3. I’m confident the new studio will be able to do a better job with the show and I’m excited to see where it goes because many people online who’ve read the light novels say that it’s expected to be a very important season for Issei and Rias.
So how exactly is it better? Aside from just adhering closer to the light novels? All of it just makes more sense, the action is less hurriedly animated, it’s easier to keep track of what’s going on during the scenes and there’s a lot more personality to it. The writing is so much better, with side characters making quips about how ‘absurd’ a situation it is that the only way to deactivate Issei’s potentially lethal balance breaker is boobs and specifically touching Rias’ nipple.
I can’t believe this exists. But I totally believe you watch it… Nice oppai!
*sigh*. So do you recommend the show? If you’ve watched previous seasons and enjoyed them then of course, and if you were disillusioned by the quality and plotting problems of the third season then I think it’s safe to say that the future of the show is in better hands, or at least hands that are committed to producing a better adaptation of the light novel and that’s something to be excited about!
More High School DxD Hero Reviews:
Episode 1 Review
Episode 2 Review
Episode 3 Review
Episode 4 Review
Episode 5 Review
Episode 6 Review
Episode 7 Review
Episode 8 Review
Episode 9 Review
Episode 10 Review
Episode 11 Review
Episode 12 Review
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Categories: Spring 2018 Anime