Anime Review: Devil Survivor 2 The Animation – 4

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Nitta-san gets a new Demon this episode.  But is it strong enough to topple a gigantic Septentrion Demon?

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RECAP:  With the materialization of the Septentrion possible in the real world, our heroes, along with JPs forces must prevent the giant demon from destroying the Osaka branch’s main pillar of power.  Hibiki begins to shoulder more of the responsibility that comes with having one of the strongest demons on humanity’s side.  After the giant demon is destroyed, a mysterious, anti-JPs Summoner comes to Hibiki’s side.

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Hanako always seemed to give off that onee-san vibe, regardless of her… attire.  Again, I get the same vibe this time when she quickly accepts Keita’s death.  At least she seems to.  With more pressing matters at hand, she holds those feelings deep in her heart as the Septentrion Demon draws closer.  Nitta-san, the complete opposite in personality, begins to see that she can’t just sit idly by and be protected all the time.

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The battle against the Septentrion is certainly one-sided.  Hotsuin Yamato seems to be okay with sacrificing many people in the process of defending Osaka.  Is this just the way he does things, or did his compassion in the past cause him to lose a love one to make him a cruel, stern person?  It is his way of thinking that brings us Hibiki to disbelieve in JPs’ way of “protecting people.”

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In this episode, Hibiki meets two very important characters.  First, there is Alcor, the white-haired boy with the weird, bushy eyelashes, that we keep seeing acting like an observer to this “game” of survival.  We’re still up in the air as to who, or what, he may be and his relevance to the grand scheme of things, but we know his role is very important.

Second, in the last moments of the episode, Hibiki meets Kuriki Ronaldo, a Summoner that is opposed to Hotsuin Yamato’s ideals and way of thinking.  Just what exactly his beef with JPs may be is still unknown.  But it certainly caught Hibiki’s attention as he willingly accompanied the mysterious man, even if it meant leaving his friends.

Rating:  2.5/5

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Why you so useless, Daichi?

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