Devil Survivor 2 #11 — How Utterly Inappropriate

June 13th, 2013


Is that the theme for this week then?


And the award for the most pointless insert song of the season goes to Devil Survivor 2. Yeah, maybe it’s a little early to be awarding it when we’re getting down to the ‘climaxes’ which is where bad insert songs usually rear their particularly ugly heads, but I honestly don’t think that anything’s going to be able to beat "insert song for people who have known each other for weeks formally introducing themselves to each other and deciding to officially be friends." That makes Date A Live’s date insert montages seem almost not pointless. Maybe they were trying to jar the audience with the *GASP* dead person e-mail killing all of them moments later… probably hoping that nobody noticed that those things have only had about a 25% accuracy rate over the last few weeks. And "you might die in an explosion while fighting gigantic, demigod monsters" is less of a shock than they’d like to believe. Even here, it missed a death until about two seconds before it happened and incorrectly marked others. Does it just flip a coin?

But we don’t get to dwell on that anyway because it’s flashback time for Hibiki! Because that’s what the narrative needed right then. Hibiki going to school in the past. Then again, since the demiurge of the week is a floating cocoon, maybe I shouldn’t complain. It then proceeded to unceremoniously and offhandedly kill practically the entire cast, in what we call Tipping Your Hand Entirely Too Early, like one of those Star Trek TNG episodes that begins with the Enterprise exploding. They don’t have the gall to pretend for longer than your average commercial break that anybody’s dead though. But luckily, the comic relief character was there with Mega Black Frost, screaming about friendship and the dangers of bullying with lasers, to make sure everything remained inappropriately corny. Good lord. It even took a laser blast full the face and still easily slaughtered with the Power of Friendshiptm. At least it was otherwise (and that’s a big otherwise) best executed action scene this show’s had in a very long time.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • redlupine says:

    why did Fumi stand there contemplating the meaning of existence instead of just diving away?

    Also, it’s odd that the one demon that is immune to human attacks in the game is the one that gets defeated by two humans.

  • TheVoid says:

    Well every Dead Face has come true except for the ones concerning Io, Daichi, and Hibiki, so yeah the rest were totally goners.

    That said, Black Frost feeds on the power of Love and Justice in the game, but he was also one of the Alcors minions.

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    “insert song for people who have known each other for weeks”
    Weeks. Weeks.
    The show has only reached its seventh day by now. Then again, _weeks_.

    Aroduc, how does that even work?

    Furthermore, how could you not laugh at the dead face clips ruining their little friendship party? I’m sure Nitta was just about to get her marker out to draw a smiley on their hands right before being interrupted by the “YOU ARE ALL GOING TO DIIIIEEEEE” message. Cheers to the writing for that.

    Also: Fumi. ;_;

    • Aroduc says:

      Yeah yeah.

      But then again, my personal chronology is the only one that matters! Ha-rumph!

  • Anonymous says:

    Fuck this show

  • The Phantom says:

    Ridiculous, but it still remains as one of the most watchables shows of the season.

  • The Phantom says:

    And they need to bring back Fumi, I thought she was going to make it >.>