When Basayo’s father remarries and he finds himself with two new step-sisters, it comes to a shock to him when the pair of them are demons. Hiding a secret himself, Basayo is able to overpower them and quash their threats but, as they’re family, they learn to love each other despite their blood saying that they can’t.
Okay, that makes it sound a little more romantic than it is. This series is fan-service heavy and you’ll see more animated nipple than you might be comfortable with – I know I had to mute the TV at times as it sounded exactly like porn. I wasn’t daring enough to put in headphones in case someone approached and I didn’t hear, because some fondling scenes last several minutes at a time. Testament of Sister New Devil is ecchi, and it has no shame in being so. If you’re searching for more than ecchi, then there’re other anime for you.
Testament of Sister New Devil is ecchi, and it has no shame in being so.
I feel awkward just posting the above image in this review, really. Testament of New Sister Devil has a plot and it’s something that could work without all of the fan-service, but the product we have is what the author, Tetsuto Uesu, wanted. I have no interest in calling this anime bad, because it isn’t, but it surely isn’t for me. I prefer something with meaningful character development and without the heavy-handed sexually-fuelled scenes, but this a better narrative than that which is found in many other anime in the genre.
Riddle me this, reader – what is up with the red shiny rash-looking areas on well-endowed girls in anime? There’s a lot of that here, and there’s a whole lot of upper body nudity and blatant fan-service. The anime itself looks pretty good, and there’s a fair bit of action, but if you don’t enjoy fan-service then you won’t find enjoyment here.
It’s hard to believe that this, at one point, wasn’t going to be a hentai.
Much of the screen time is used on Basayo fondling Mio so that she isn’t punished for disobeying his orders – this is played fast and loose, but basically anything and everything is considered disobeying here. Basayo doesn’t care for it either, so it’s all rather awkward, really. Some scenes toe the line of being hentai, and sometimes it’s hard to believe that this, at one point, wasn’t going to be a hentai.
There’s some great voice talent involved with the likes of Chris Hackney, Lauren Landa, Kira Buckland and Xanthe Huynh all playing leading roles, plus there’s a bunch of other popular voice talent involved such as Kyle Hebert, Ray Chase and Wendee Lee lending their voices to supporting roles. Testament of New Sister Devil boasts an incredible voice cast, and it’s certainly better than what the narrative deserves. It has a solid soundtrack too, so there’s very little to complain about in the audio department – just don’t have it too loud, okay?
Testament of New Sister Devil isn’t my cup of tea, but it also isn’t the worst ecchi I’ve seen. Some moments genuinely engaged with me, but ultimately the heavy-handed fan-service is off-putting to the point that I could only recommend this to those with ecchi as their genre of choice. On a brighter note, I did enjoy the show’s theme of family and how important it is. It’s just a shame that those family members, who aren’t related by blood, end up doing the taboo fondle.
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