Since Absolute Duo turned out to be an Absolute Dud, we (Kelloggs, Boundless, and myself this time) are hoping that the next terrible LN adaptation, Shinmai Maou no Testament, turns out to be as trashingly entertaining as its synopsis, given below, makes it out to be.
“Hey, you said you wanted a little sister, right?” First year highschool student, Toujo Basara, was suddenly asked by his father and fell into a state of panic. On top of that, the eccentric father told him he will be getting remarried. He then departed overseas after bringing Basara two beautiful step-sisters. But Mio and Maria’s true forms are actually the newbie Demon Lord and a succubus!?
PumpkinMochi: His food looks tasty, but what’s wrong with his face?
Boundless: The perspective is really off also.
Kelloggs: Yeah, it looks like the booth isn’t parallel to the table and the guy is wedged between them.
PumpkinMochi: What’s wrong with that glass at the edge of the table?
Kelloggs: And hello! So blurays when? I think this might be the first time that anime has acknowledged that the lock is broken. Every other time, it’s assumed that you can just walk into people in the bathroom like it’s no big deal.
PumpkinMochi: Those are twintails, right? If so, props to IMS for breaking new ground by having a red twintailed character be busty this time instead of flat like in Date a Live and OreTwi.
Kelloggs: Ehhh, yeah but it’s like hybrid twintails since she has hair in the back too. I think there’s a different term for it where you have long hair with two tails on the top or on the side.
PumpkinMochi: Speaking of being on top…
Boundless: This is really similar to the beginning of To-Love-Ru: Darkness.
PumpkinMochi: It’s also really similar to Highschool DxD.
Kelloggs: It’s also similar to the beginning of some hentai I saw but without the fucking.
Kelloggs: “Why do you need games like that when I can take care of your needs?”
PumpkinMochi: So what you’re saying is… that he can’t play H?
Kelloggs: Goddamnit, PumpkinMochi!
PumpkinMochi: That seems like overkill.
Kelloggs: Why does he have so much scars?
PumpkinMochi: Yeah, both him and his dad have a lot of scars.
Kelloggs: Kinda concerned about what “just the guys” meant from earlier now.
Kelloggs: I know it’s supposed to be a nice family photo, but he’s totally checking out her boobs.
Kelloggs: Crap, so this is gonna be her catchphrase. Also, fact: stand at a Japanese street corner long enough and hooligans will show up.
PumpkinMochi: Take this!
PumpkinMochi: Maybe he got all those scars by battling hooligans like this.
Kelloggs: But his battle plan seems to be get a quick hit in then run away like a bitch. I don’t see how that would lead to scars.
PumpkinMochi: Maybe he was more aggressive when he was younger, but now he knows better.
Kelloggs: This is true, he might have wised up and realized he was better off avoiding fights. But if he didn’t have any sisters to protect in the past, why was he getting into fights?
PumpkinMochi: Maybe it’s related to why his mom is dead or missing.
Boundless: I don’t want to give anything away, but having read the manga, this is funny because you guys are sort of right but still far off.
PumpkinMochi: Remember that touching moment?
Kelloggs: “We need to do more things like that.”
PumpkinMochi: I liked how he paused between statements. “Hmm, what was the most helpful thing this girl I only met a day ago did for me? Better go with the time she straddled me in bed.”
PumpkinMochi: It’s quiet… too quiet.
Kelloggs: They don’t look creepy at all.
Kelloggs: So who called 13 minutes, 30 seconds for clothes disintegration?
PumpkinMochi: If this show sticks around, we should play the Trinity Seven game.
Kelloggs: Oh, it’s finally OP time. So is this the New Testament or the Old Testament? Because the new one is more popular, but I hear that the old one’s more real.
Boundless: Old Testament’s God a jerk!
Kelloggs: Maybe if you don’t want to be coddled by some pussy god…
PumpkinMochi: Woah, the main character’s pretty ripped.
Kelloggs: He probably needs that strength to accidentally knock girls down.
Kelloggs: So they’re basically like the Men in Black?
Boundless: Instead of zapping you to change your memories, they get naked.
Kelloggs: “Maybe I shouldn’t have sent the girls away. Guess I have to go back to using this.”
PumpkinMochi: Wilbert? Really? At least Thor was a real name.
Kelloggs: Yeah, that’s a pretty shitty name for a demon lord, a Wilbert could never lead demons into battle.
Boundless: Time to use it.
PumpkinMochi: Not it!
Kelloggs: At least it’s not that.
Kelloggs: Wait, is he riding-
Kelloggs: It’s a family show in the same way that PapaKiki was a family show. Which is to say not at all. But yeah, I wouldn’t mind watching this for another week or two. It was definitely better than Absolute Duo.
Boundless: I liked how the guy wasn’t totally clueless and was actually part of the heroes instead of being some random guy just tossed into the harem, and how his dad knew the truth too. I’m up for watching the next episode, since I know what’s coming.