Anime Review: Devil Survivor 2 The Animation – 10

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Nitta Io is given a very important task on the 6th Day.  What exactly will happen to her?

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RECAP:  The 6th Day of Judgement is upon us as Mizar, the 6th Septentrion is set to appear.  The only countermeasure Yamato and JPs have is to utilize the sealed God, Lugh, by forcing possession of its most compatible summoner:  Nitta Io.  When Mizar is destroyed, Lugh completely takes over, forcing JPs to destroy Lugh, along with the bodyof Nitta Io.  However, Hibiki holds hope to bring her back.

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Before I get into the bulk of the episode’s events, this scene intrigued me.  Alcor, as we know, holds human-like emotions.  He admires and sympathizes with humans, even.  In the breakfast scene and this one, we begin to see him cultivate the feeling of friendship.  Considering his relationship with Yamato, this is a feeling very foreign to him.  As I may have mentioned before, I think this friendship with Hibiki, Io, and Daichi, will play a big role when we hit the climax of the story.

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I can very much understand why Yamato resulted to such a plan.  To activate the Ryumyuaku and control Shakko it would require a tremendous amount of power; power equivalent to that of a god.  Knowing Yamato’s personality, he is not entirely scathed by the idea of making people expendable.  What bugs me more is how Makoto-san was seemingly okay with all this.  If anything, she should understand how Nitta-san feels.  Then again, she is doing what she can to ensure the safety of mankind’s future.  She has also acknowledged that sacrifices have to be made at dire times.

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“It’s okay to be weak!  Everybody is weak. That’s why we rely on others.  We live by helping one another! We can say, we need one another.”

This line, nay… this entire scene made the entire episode worth it.  Although it was a very cliché protagonist moment, the anguish of dealing with Yamato’s shit and finally seeing Hibiki man up with some hidden power stuff, has made the wait for a scene like this all the more touching.  Hibiki is now starting to show signs of power equivalent to Yamato’s.  Threatened, Yamato feels the need to control and believes that he himself owns this power, thus believing he “owns” Hibiki.  Of course, we know how this will turn out: The power of Friendship will conquer all.

Rating:  4.5/5

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Comic relief Daichi can be really funny, but he had a good moment this episode… even if he was crying.

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