Well, that was pretty dumb. After a historically, epically awful OP, Kill me Baby is pretty much 22 minutes of one lame schoolgirl assassin joke after another. In some ways it reminds me of Seitokai Yakuindomo with ninja jokes substituted for sex jokes. It’s not as funny as that show, but a few of the gags worked, and there’s so little effort to be even remotely serious that the cumulative effect is mildly amusing. Regular girl Yasuna (Akasaki Chinatsu) seems to be notable only for being very very stupid, and for being the friend of assassin Sonya (Tamura Mutsumi) – an assassin who’s scared of pretty much everything. Sonya’s assassin colleague, ninja girl Agiri (Takabe Ai) makes an appearance, and is probably the funniest thing in the episode with one bogus “jutsu” after another. I very much doubt I’ll blog this, but I enjoyed it barely enough to give it another episode or two. Be warned, the animation is extremely low-rent even by JC Staff standards.
High School DxD – 01
I haven’t seen this many nipples since Seikon no Qwaser…
Hard to know what to make of that, bar a slight superficial resemblance to Kore wa Zombie. Obviously the ecchi component in going to be front and center in this LN adaptation, the story of 2nd-year high school idiot Issei Hyoudou (Kaji Yuki), who’s killed on his first date (just after his first glimpse of live breasts). The killer is Yuuma, a girl who may or not be a fallen angel but is certainly a member of a secret society on campus (formerly an all-girls school, if you were worried we were short on clichés). She says she’s killinh Issei because he’s a “threat”, but he’s resurrected by the red-headed campus hottie Rias Gremory (Hikasa Yoko) who introduces herself as a devil and certainly appears to have a master-slave relationship in mind as the price for her services. On balance the premiere was hit and miss – the fanservice was certainly plentiful, but most of the humor felt pretty flat to me and there wasn’t much that stood out about Issei. As sick as I am of Kaji-san, at least he’s changing up the deliver a little here. Given that this was an obvious setup episode and that we have some real talent in the team adapting a very popular LN series, I’ll give this a couple of episodes to draw me in, for sure.