Once I got to the second episode of this anime, I had a fearful speculation that this would turn out to be a full on fan-service anime with small, random misadventures that include many perverted scenes thrown right into the mix. It just didn’t seem as if it was going anywhere. Seriously, there is even a master-servant curse contract created for the hero and heroine in the second episode. When the curse is activated, the only way to stop it is to touch the heroine in her sensitive places!! Really?? WHY? OH GOD WHY?!?!
For reasons beyond my comprehension, I decided to continue watching the series. I later find that despite my original impression, The Testament of Sister New Devil actually has a somewhat of an interesting plot. A Hero Clan battling Demons in an all out fight for good? That sounds pretty sweet to me! I found that once I muscled my way past all of the ecchi moments, I found that this anime can have some decent fight scenes as well as some funny moments too (even if most of the fun is perverted).
The character development is average and I’m not too impressed with the main characters backstory. It seems kind of cliche to me. As a matter of fact, a lot of things about this anime seem cliche. Please don’t misunderstand me. It has a few fight scenes that are worth watching and it has a few scenes that can manage to bring a smile to my face. Yet I still find this anime to be quite average. With this in mind, I found a few minor details about the show to be quite appealing to me.
For one, I think the animation is gorgeous, Everything about it is detailed and original. Especially the character’s eyes. The eyes have a stunning design and they far exceed my normal interpretation of what typical character features should include.
I also found the soundtrack to be quite enjoyable. It had me feeling raw emotions of sadness, laughter, and intensity. This is very surprising considering how average the rest of the anime was
If fanservice or a good laugh is your thing, then this anime is for you. However, if you enjoy action packed anime or you are someone who prefers the shounen style, then I think you would prefer to stay away from this anime, even if it has a few decent fight scenes.
So The Testament of Sister New Devil will lose major points for it’s overuse of fanservice and randomness. However, the few things that were good about it, are decent enough to give this series a better score.
Final Grade: C