Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul Review — B+

It’s like the first season but with a girl in love.

It’s really good, but I didn’t love it to quite the same extent I loved the first season. I feel like things slowed down with the extra episodes, and it never achieved the same level of comedy as I recall the first season achieving. (Keep in mind, it’s been a while, so maybe I’ve just forgotten.) There’s no Anima and Rita has much less of a role this season, which is probably the main reason.

I’m also not too sure about Nina, the main character of this season. Sometimes I feel that I like her, but usually I’m just, “why?” She’s a very goofy character, but unlike the previous goofy characters this show has had, for the vast majority of the time she’s goofy but not actually funny. And I thought her whole romance story was  kind of dumb. The only reason she likes the guy is because he’s hot. It wasn’t very compelling.

But don’t get me wrong, it’s still a great show. I love the sense of style. A superb soundtrack too. Some of the best OPs and EDs of the year. And I love the direction the story took, with how the oppressors became the oppressed. Room for plenty of interesting directions which this show didn’t fail to pursue.

  • Storytelling – B – Great change from first season!
  • Voice – A – Love the style and world.
  • Characters – B – Not entirely sure about Nina.
  • Attention Grab – B – Kept my attention throughout for the most part.
  • Production – A – Looks great.
  • Overall – B+

Recommendations –Garo, Tweeny Witches, Break Blade

2 thoughts on “Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul Review — B+

  1. In no way was Nina the biggest weakness of this show, as its biggest weakness was the genocidal maniac that Nina loved. For some completely unfathomable reason, the writers decided to wholly redeem King Charoice by the show’s end with nary a word about all of the murderous havoc he wreaked to attain his supposedly worthy goal. Virgin Soul started out strong, but around the middle became a something of a stultifying mess, and by the end was truly just embarrassing.

    1. You’re absolutely right. I just sort of mushed them together mentally since that stupid king is barely a character at all more than a hot love interest for Nina. That guy didn’t make a single lick of sense.

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