Anime Review: Devil Survivor 2 The Animation – 5

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Hibiki’s Dead Face clip has popped up.  Will Daichi and Nitta-san be able to save him in time?

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RECAP:  This episode we travel to Nagoya, where Kuriki Ronaldo and his organization have taken over JPs’ Nagoya HQ.  Daichi and Nitta-san secretly make their way to find Hibiki.  Meanwhile, Hotsuin Yamato sends a covert strike team to take back the occupied HQ.  However, battle looms overhead as the next Septentrion demon is expected to attack.

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I’m very glad the story seems to be picking up.  Additionally, we have some more conflict beyond the whole “Humanity vs. Demons” thing.  Last week, Hibiki faced the reality of his situation and the responsibility he was forcing himself to carry.  The burden of being someone with power and trying to protect everyone is rather heavy.  Despite having Byakko’s power, he still couldn’t save many of those JPs soldiers.  Now, with Suzaku, how will Hibiki fare against the next, and stronger Septentrion demon?

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I definitely agree that Hibiki sided with Ronaldo… at least for now.  Just like Hotsuin Yamato, Ronaldo Kuriki is also a man whose background we know almost nothing about.  Ronaldo has a point though.  JPs, primarily Hotsuin Yamato, focuses on the defense of the world itself, disregarding the so-called “weak” people who inhabit it.  What good is a world if there is no one to live in it, right?

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Hotsuin Yamato’s meritocratic view of “only the strong and chosen are allowed to survive” is a very selfish way of thinking.  As we see in his flashback, he grew up a sheltered genius of a child that created his high-horse attitude.  As if I already didn’t like his attitude before, this just hit the nail on the coffin.  If what Ronaldo says about Yamato wishing to become the leader of the New World after all this is done and over with, then I’ll continue seeing him as an enemy.

It also seems Alcor used to see Yamato as this “Shining One,” however, now Hibiki may have taken that place.  Hibiki is definitely special, considering he has Byakko and Suzaku.  Now, it is just a matter of time before he obtains Genbu and Seiryuu.

Rating:  3.5/5

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Asumi Kana is really good at voicing the cute girls. 😀

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