First Look: The Testament of New Sister Devil

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Alternative titles: Shinmai Maō no Tesutamento
Light Novel Adaptation – Anime Original by Production IMS
Streaming on Crunchyroll

Premise

Basara meets with his father one day to a surprise. His father is remarrying, and he’s now going to have two brand new step sisters! Hijinks ensue, but the two of them actually have a terrible secret: this anime is incredibly awful! Oh wait, that’s not a secret.

stupiddevilshow1bMarlin’s verdict: How I Learned to Hate Anime Again

There is no hyperbole in my words friends, this show was straight up terrible, and happened to be only the first in a cavalcade of terrible, terrible shows that we’ve been subjected to this season. With a ridiculously broken name that hurts my very soul, boy was this ever one to start out with. Boring characters, horrible animation, uninspired direction, everything about this show just screams cheap LN cash grab. That’s not even getting into the absolutely tasteless fanservice that apparently wants to make you believe pinning a girl down and covering her mouth is a perfectly innocent thing to do. It has such little respect for its characters that a scene is literally described as existing solely for fanservice and it’s disgusting. I wish I could say this is the worst that this season has to offer but somehow I am wrong and I am baffled at how this is the case.

stupiddevilshow1cJel’s verdict: Exorcism Please

I hated every second of this. You could argue that the cliché scenarios like the sister waking you/morning wood joke, etc. were just there to lull you into a false sense of security, but they were enjoying the bouncing and grinding a little too much for me to buy that. Even when they do flip the script and reveal the sisters’ true nature, it just plays into another dumb overused light novel trend. Evil devil satan lords that are actually decent people are so 2013, get with the times people. Throw in an invincible hero protagonist to cover your power fantasy angle and the ugliest, most off model animation I’ve seen this season and there is not a single positive thing I can say about this episode.

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8 thoughts on “First Look: The Testament of New Sister Devil

  1. I am impressed you all managed to make it that far. I tapped out at the toilet with the broken door scene. As much as I now appreciate the behind-the-scenes work courtesy of Shirobako, and to be perfectly honest, I also knew what I was getting into when I clicked the video in Crunchyroll, this was still too dumb and cliched to enjoy.

    • I’d like to blame Jel, but he gave me a choice of this and that one about girls wanting the D. For some reason I thought this would at least be so bad it would be funny. Unfortunately I was horribly, horribly wrong.

    • It is, of course, our solemn duty to protect the public from bad anime, so there aren’t too many shows we can’t at least get through the first episode. This was really, really bad though…

  2. I read the manga adaptation shortly after hearing of this anime being done, so I knew exactly what to expect from the first episode. I also know what’s to come. It’s gonna get worse(using your logic) and then it’ll get better. I’m just gonna say if you hated the ecchi stuff in this episode, you are gonna despise what’s gonna happen in the next 1 or 2 episodes.

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