Anime Review: Devil Survivor 2 The Animation – 11

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The Seventh Day is upon us.  How does Alcor feel about humanity right now?

RECAP:  The Seventh Day of Judgement has come.  The 7th Septentrion is a cultivation of all the previous six’s abilities all rolled into one.  While Hibiki is still recovering from last night’s overuse of his abilities, everyone makes one final stand against the Demon.  When all starts to fail, Hibiki returns to change the tides.  But when things start to look bad again, Daichi summons Jack Frost to really change the game.

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I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ve theorized that one’s bonds with others are what make you stronger as a Summoner.  If you’ve noticed during the series, they’ve all become stronger.  However, that isn’t only because of plot progression, but because they’ve come to meet new people they can place their trust in along the way to survival.  Aside from the multi-Dead Face clips, this entire scene was a very nice sight before the supposed final battle.

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Okay, so friendship doesn’t triumph over everything; at least not without the main character.  Because it would be boring to see everything end without Hibiki.  But it would’ve been surprising to see them defeat the 7th and Hibiki wakes up in time for a “battle” against Alcor.

If we consider the “Bonds” theory as a source of power, I’m now wondering how Yamato is so insanely powerful.  Is it really just a hereditary bloodline thing for him?  I’m sure that there is probably more information on this via the video game, but it is stupid to believe that he is just strong just because.

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So I should have seen this coming when we first saw the flashback of Young Daichi protecting Young Hibiki from bullies.  Daichi finally becomes useful in the last battle.  Even though he has been summoning the most dopey-looking demons, he ends up pulling out one of the dopiest and a staple Shin Megami Tensei Demon, Jack Frost.  Way to go, Dacihi.  You finally were of some use.  Assuming we go by the earlier mentioned theory, that’s how great a bond he and Hibiki have.  Their bond can break the barriers of the useless side character cliché!

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Alcor has voiced his opinion, regardless of his Septentrion status.  Hibiki has established a mutual friendship with Alcor, and that is what has differentiated him from Yamato.  So, just as expected, the friendship between them is what seems to be a deciding factor for the finale.

Rating:  4/5

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Seriously, Hinako looks so much more attractive with all the bandage wrapping.


Filed under Devil Survivor 2 The Animation, Episode Reviews, Reviews

2 responses to “Anime Review: Devil Survivor 2 The Animation – 11

  1. WellBattle6

    By the way, there is a typo in the translation of the anime. “Jack Frost” is actually Black Frost (the ‘evil’ frost), since the Japanese name of Black Frost is basically a pun of Jack Frost, which the translators didn’t catch. In the Shin Megami Tensei series, Jack Frost is one of the weaker demons.

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