So after watching this week’s episodes of BorN, here are my thoughts.
In regards to episode 7, I feel like this episode would please the LN lovers the most out of the season so far as it’s almost exactly as described in the LN. Sure, the cosplay scene was somewhat different but I still think it satisfied the ecchi part of the show quite well and also played a fair role in terms of character development. Issei x Xenovia was nice too, glad to see that they didn’t take that out. And who is not hyped for JD??? I was hoping to see it next episode but from the preview, it doesn’t look like it’ll be happening.
Now I’ve watched the dubbed version of both season one and two so I saw no reason not to continue. As with many others, I feel like the original version is much better, in terms of the interpretation of some lines and also the VA. Ddraig in the dub sounds much less powerful which annoys me the most and the rest of the cast is decent. BorN has new VAs for Issei and Akeno which I really feel made it worse. The previous VAs embodied their character’s personality much more. Ddraig sounds better in this season so far but Issei’s voice has annoyed me at times because it sounds really out of character.
One thing I have noticed in BorN which I don’t think I did or realised in the previous seasons is the scripting which makes DxD sound a lot more dirty than it actually is. One such line was in episode 3 from Tannin which is truly unforgettable and had me cracking up. “pound that pussy”. Seriously. and “no pun intended” – yeah right. I bet the editors are having one hell of a good time with this. Also Rias’s moan could’ve been much better.