Volume 17 coming in 2 weeks, DxD thread.
Waiting for a lotta things coming up, the volume coming out, the artbook, the Xenovia BD extra.
A good amount of great things to wait for.
I wish she got paired with Azazel.
Also, I'm surprised the Chichigami thing had impact on the plot.
Can't wait to see dere Rossweisse and Xenovia.
>Azazel and Rossweisse
>not Azazel and Gabriel
whats the status on the coloring of the Akeno drawing?
I'm ready for Ross's date with Issei.
Bigger view of the art book cover.
i finished it that same day, but the thread died right after posting it.
here you go, i have a rough sketch for the magical miko one but i´ve been very busy , ill probably get to it on the weekend and then i´ll move to a Ross picture.
Today the Gremory ass was fat.
im really excited for the artbook.
>Azazel and Gabriel
This nigga knows his shit, listen to him.
also Rossweisse is way too young for Azazel...like a couple of millennia too young.
If you don't mind taking a request for the Ross one, perhaps her coming back from a shopping trip? Arms filled with bags, slightly exhausted, with a look of ecstasy from all the good deals she got?
i will keep that in mind.
Seems like Miyama-Zero was talking about Koneko's figure the other day.
After her appearance in Volume 3, 15 Volumes later Xenovia finally gets hers. Leaving the church duo for last, I wonder if he ever really wanted to add these two to the harem.
he was, from what i could piece together it seems like maybe he got a prototype or pictures of it to check if everything was fine.
Asia is already in, even if she has barely done anything to actually earn her spot in the harem its just the way things are with her.
It will be interesting to see how the relationship with irina develops
Don't you mean 16?
im reaching balance breaker over here
God damn it you are right Irina is next.
They will probably find a way of getting her to do lewd things with Issei and it will end in a kissu or something. But even so imagine their children Dragon/Demon/Angel.
She was supposedly going to have her volume after Xeno's, but she's getting hers first up. You'll get your share pretty soon actually. As for Xenovia we're gonna have to wait more than likely till next year.
>You'll get your share pretty soon actually
im not into irina bro, also there are usually 4 volumes per year so unless ishibumi goes on another train tackling spree then we will get to her volume this year.
If thats the case then it makes the wait time for Xeno's volume shorter than it seems. Glad to know.
>She was supposedly going to have her volume after Xeno's, but she's getting hers first up.
Are they going to be standalone volumes then? If he could switch them like that.
>Volume 17 coming in 2 weeks
>It will probably take 4 months to translate
thats not how it works anon.
when people say
>X vol is a girl´s volume
it means that there is more focus placed on the girl but the whole volume is not a stand alone thing, the main plot is still going we just get some nice extra scenes with the girls.
Vol 5 is a koneko volume
Vol 7 was an Akeno volume
Vol 10 is a Rias one
Vol 14 is a ravel one
I dunno, there was a lotta speculation that she would get hers after Ross' volume.
Got a bigger image?
This thread is lacking some Ravel.
Anyway, 15 days until artbook.
Well, at least we're blessed someone is translating them, unlike 90% of other LNs.
I know, I am just wondering the reason for the switch and sometimes why was she so late, maybe the nips know.
i remember the order always being Ross>Irina>Xenovia from the first announcement Ishibumi made about the future volumes last year.
why? its probably fits better with what ever is going on in the main plot in those volumes.
It is nice that we're going to have someone dedicated to translating all the volumes, but I've been tempted before to go back and edit the whole thing to make it sound and flow a little better.
Is Issei immortal as a demon?
I'm only on volume seven, yet they've mentioned that he's immortal, and that he's shortened his lifespan.
I am really hoping for a power up, even though she is strong already. Maybe more insight on her being a natural born holy sword wielder, and when did she fall for Issei and wanted his dragon babies.
Devils typically live for around 10,000 years.
>when did she fall for Issei and wanted his dragon babies.
When god is die.
devils are not immortal, but they do have long ass live spans...like in the tens of thousands, probably more.
issei cuts his live down to only about 300 years after he uses juggernaut drive.he gets better...kinda, but not really...but maybe yes Ophis energy cant really be measured so no one is sure how long he could end up living
Was Raiser elite?
When he was introduced they made it seem like the only prominent demon families left were the Phenex, the Sitri, and the Gremory; yet then it's revealed that they aren't even one of the Maou families, whereas the Gremory and Sitri are.
I think the power up might be during the Rossweisse novel. The spoiler, if I recall correctly, for that novel on Xenovia was that she found something that shocked the club members, so it may have to do with her abilities with the Excalibur swords or Durandal. Her upcoming novel I hope that she gets another power up that definitely makes her a more worthwhile member rather than just stacking up losses with the power of writing. One thing I think would be interesting is if she could get her hands on another sword for her to use, maybe something like Caliburn from Arthur since I kinda figure that Arthur might die, making Le Fay's pact with Issei as his magician go through, and Xenovia being given the sword for her to use/train with.
I wish Xenovia got more attention :(
>300 years after he uses juggernaut drive.
I thought it was 100 years so he resembled a human in that until he became a dragon and now can probably live for eternity.
His family supplies phoenix tears, so his family is up there with the Maou families.
Where is my Ophis?
He comes from an elite family, but he's nothing special considering his older brother's team is in the top 10 for rating games.
most Dragons aint immortal either , and because of how his body was made no one is sure how it works for him , its why they keep doing the live healing sessions with Konekoand because issei likes spending the afternoon hugging a naked koneko
I really hope so, for some reason I like the fact that when she made up her mind and became a demon she just simply went for the lewd dragon to get strong babies to take care of.
Shit yeah he smells of death flags, maybe volume 20 is going to be a Le fay volume. But if that doesn't happen I hope she gets some dragon powers like Rias and Akeno.
For those of you who read the LN, are there any other LN that you guys are interested in? I gave Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance a try and it was similar to reading DxD, albeit more adorable than sexy
>most Dragons aint immortal either
Well yeah but the dragons that supplied his body do live forever. I think is about time he starts to master his dragon body, so he can destroy the Imagine breaker faggot.
I haven't read many novels besides DxD, I think just the fact that he wanted a harem from the start made it worth it.
Yeah that was definitely a nice feature. The lore behind everything made it worth it for me. Basically giving every religion in the world a middle finger and making it entertaining was amazing for me
Just three weeks until the final BD volume comes out. Maybe we'll find out more about the extra footage as we get closer.
>Basically giving every religion in the world a middle finger and making it entertaining was amazing for me
Haha that's true.
Well, this all is just an idea. If it plays out somewhat like that it would be pretty nice. Hoping for something good for Xenovia either way, maybe she can start being much more beneficial for herself and for the group with some new skills and abilities. The dragon power idea seems pretty interesting too and I could probably see it fit.
>She was supposedly going to have her volume after Xeno's
More like you people got ahead of yourself with your fangasming and made ridiculous assumptions on the order of the next year of LNs based on a loose comment from Ishibumi.
Fuck, I haven't read the LN since like chapter 13 when Zero took that massive break
No announcement, Ophis was introduced in the last BD, but Zero is caught up on the LN, so you have 3 chapters to read
Simple speculation got you upset there? Cry more.
There are so many I'm interested in, Mondaiji, Horizon, UMD, Yahari, just over the top of my head.
Gotta master them moonrunes fast.
Seirei is fully translated, and Mahouka is close. Definitely worth giving it a try, even though they are inferior to dxd
What tears? I'm simply stating the cold hard truth. It's the Xenoviafags who seem to be bitching about nothing.
>"For this fourth story arc, I’m thinking of digging into more depth about the heroines such as Xenovia, Irina, Ravel, and Rossweisse, who didn’t get that much spotlight."
That was literally it. Bu-bu-bu Xenovia's volume was supposed to be before Irina's.
I think he is just long overdue on some melee dragon girls, all the range casters have something dragon related except Ross. There is already a fake boosted gear, Azazel may be able to replicate it for good use.
I am going to wait for the anime on this one, doesn't seem that interesting.
>Seirei is fully translated
Okay then, I guess I could give it a try when I have some time.
I agree with Mahouka, dropped after 1st chapter.
Will watch the anime though
Cry some more. Never bitched, simply said "supposedly", nothing more.
Melee dragon ability sounds nice, something like that could also work for her. Maybe it will interfere with the control of her sword though or something of the sort since it could be unstable and she would have to master it.
On the topic of Ross maybe we'll get to see something similar, except with probably a mixture of Ddraig and possibly a Norse dragon or serpent.
It would be nice if there were some s3 hints in the last BD.
>On the topic of Ross maybe we'll get to see something similar, except with probably a mixture of Ddraig and possibly a Norse dragon or serpent.
Yeah that would be perfect to complete the caster dragon set. Then they could give Irina some dragon love too, she really needs some good power up.So far he seems to be giving all the girls some dragon love so it's possible, or maybe he will just restrict it to casters.
There was Ophis...
Yeah, but maybe one of the final shots could be of Kuroka watching Koneko from a distance.
You may have not bitched, but a whole bunch of others sure did. After the lineup for the next volumes was revealed, shit was annoying as fuck in these threads for a while.
I don't why, but I'm waiting for an OVA announcement.
Well, he said "last" BD.
Since I recently started on the dxd lns I was wondering what others think of the animu adaptations. I'm not opposed to reading the lns if the adaptations were poor, like in Index' case.
Then again Index covered 12 Volumes in 2 seasons while dxd has covered 4 volumes in the same amount of seasons, yet half the amount of cours.
Have a tl;dr instead: Fucking great tier adaption, couldn't ask for more except more budget.
They were good. Not great but good. I didn't notice much of a difference between the two, and had fun through out the series. Nothing to stellar, but we got exactly what the series needed. Although if we don't see Akeno seducing a unicorn at the start of S3 I'm gonna be pissed.
>Although if we don't see Akeno seducing a unicorn at the start of S3 I'm gonna be pissed.
Which novel is that in?
Only started on 5.
It's generally agreed to be a good adaption, very faithful to the LNs. The slower pace compared to something like Index gives the content more of a chance to breathe and to adapt more of the stuff that we the readers loved about the source material.
Though, I'll admit that part of me does sometimes wish that things could speed up. A lot of DxD's truly great moments won't happen for years at our current adaption rate. And the stuff that's happening now has no chance in hell of being animated. A single property just does not get that many seasons in this day and age.
TL;DR enjoy the anime, but don't be afraid to come to the novels later.
Volume 8, but its a short story chapter, so the actual scene takes place between volumes 4 and 5.
damnit forgot the pic
>won't happen for years at our current adaption rate
That really is the drawback of having adaptations that don't rush things. It's great that content isn't butchered to get further along in the LN, but knowing we most definitely won't see the Sairaorg rating game animated is a bit of a downer. No animated Le Fay either.
Possibly, though the idea of dragon boosting for a melee player like Xenovia still sounds like a sweet idea. However, you might be right on the portion of keeping it strictly to magic-based members, which I can see it working better for them so long as they can master it as well. I can't see anything working with Irina since she's a bit of a mix between melee and caster from what I can observe, but I'm pretty sure if anything something could be worked out.
My only thing was that I thought she would get her volume next since Ross and Gasper, who came before Xeno and Irina, would get theirs. I don't really care in what lineup the volumes are happening but I do hope for something great when Xeno's volume comes along, and the final BD has something for her as well which I can't wait for.
If they include that, I swear I'll Genuflect.
The biggest tragedy of all is that in a hypothetical Season 3, we STILL wouldn't have Ross joining the team.
I'm not really a big Akeno fan (hate the S mentality) but this is one scene that i really do think shes perfect.
Well we would at least see her picked on by Odin and start crying.
Look at it this way, if we get season 4, we get her halfway then Cao Cao at the end. Perfect season in my opinion. But season 5 would be the best, ending with that cliffhanger
As lulzy as the reaction to that would be, I do not even in my wildest dreams envision DxD getting 5 seasons. Things just don't work that way nowadays.
Best case scenario would be a Season 4 being 2-cours, animating 5 volumes in 24 episodes up to Vol 12. Knowing that current events in the LNs were always out of reach, ending things here would be an excellent sendoff for the anime.
Liked that he posed Akeno next to a jar of honey. Those comments were hilarious.
Love that expression on her face.
agreed, its the ending we deserve. Although I still hope for 5 seasons, just so the animefags will rage when the show ends with that cliffhanger
Alternatively, 2 cour season 3 ending at volume 10.
Irina has the potential for some great expressions since she has to worry about falling when in dangerous situations. Hopefully there might be a couple in the art book and a nice one in her volume.
Read the manga for Blade Dance so I'll give the LN a try
Mahouka is interesting in that the MC is such a mary sue and there's so much China hate that the entire thing is a non-stop laugh riot.
Nah, you gotta save your best effort for last.
Are this new?
Well the Irina one is from the Christmas event, but the other two are much more recent. A kind enough anon was collecting them and uploading his stuff since the game devs changed things up when it comes to just getting the cards without playing.
I'm saying I would be content ending the adaption at volume 10. Volume 12 would be ideal of course, but that's probably unrealistic.
>implying the others are good characters and progress the story
Rias, Akeno, and Xeno are the only girls that matter.
Damn it I missed him recently then.
Volume 10 is still the middle of an arc. It'd be ridiculous to get that close to the end and not finish things off, especially when the events of 12 are so damn important to the mythos of the story going forward.
I wonder what kind of progress there will be between Issei and Ross.
He will save her and he will become like a prince to her?
>Just read the latest volume
Damn that grown-up koneko.
I am still diamonds.
I just want Issei's 'death' animated
I want to cry like a bitch when both Ddraif and Azazel loses it
>Excluding koneko after her character development
Fuck you too, and ravel is also a great character.
Cat and bird are great.
>Things just don't work that way nowadays.
Are you sure?
>All these 10 episode anime
>50 and 70 episodes used to be common
Bought that 3DS game a while ago, but I didn't expect the game to be so fucking horrible, it's not even voiced. Guess I got what I deserved for for not waiting it out first.
If anyone is still playing that mobage 963card game, here's a serial for you:
Shame some eccentric millionaire don't give the studio a load of money to do the project. the DxD needs to be told to the masses.
The only time anime games aren't disappointments are when they're fighters. Even then they're not all that good. Sunday VS Magazine for example.