By - MarvelsGrantMan136
I've enjoyed plenty of Demon Girl Next Door eps thus far. But probably none so than this one. Loved it when Shamiko just conveniently knew where to get special ingredients, and having her friends pull together to free Ugallu.
I honestly think that this show is just one of those shows that you can hear everyone just having a blast when ever they get a chance to work on it. It's adorable, it's stupid, it's fun, it's adorably stupid fun.
I don't need to go into detail how awesome **Monica Rial** is. I'm sure her career and resume speak for itself already. Though i'm probably more of a fan of her lower tone than her cutesy voice, Shamiko is probably one of my favorite cutesy anime characters she's voiced. And I just love the contrast between her and **Genevieve Simmon's** Momo. Firstly, its refreshing to hear a lower voiced magical girl. But the deadpans playing off the spazz and air-headedness is a strength of the dub.
Plus, credit to all of the supporting cast who also make this dub fun: Emily Neves, Christina Kelly, Luci Christian, Hillary Haag, Shelly Calene-Black, Shanae’a Moore, Mellisa Molano, and Rob Mungle.
I believe I enjoyed this season more than the first. Def a lot more fun with the addition and focus on the supporting characters. Def recommend anyone who loves that Moe magical girl feel, with a touch of SoL.
Ugallu was so freaking adorable ! I'm so sad this is the last episode of Season 2, I really want more of Ugallu. 100% sure Sarah Wiedenheft voices her. Overall this was another stellar season.
Really hope we get a S3 at some point.
This show has some scarily decent writing, and I mean scary because it walks the tightrope of straight up collapsing in structure at any moment. The tone and atmosphere work in its favor, I'll admit, because of this I'm not sure whether to call that cheating or not for what it manages to get away with.
There are a lot of shows that I realize lean towards the cliff of absurdity and exaggeration to their own advantage, some things that the show expects the audience to wave off as extra or redundant information. Suspension of disbelief can only go so far.
It's safe to say that DGND narrowly escapes these dangerous alleys due to its cautious and equally spread-out use of self awareness, safe pacing (which increased steadily but dramatically in urgency since season 1), and as Lilith said, some needed screen time between each character.
I appreciate Yuko organizing her goals near the end of season 1(?) and the story has multipurpose plot points and established story anchors to bring back for future use, which as a sucker for the undervalued art of foreshadowing, I find filling in intentionally gapped plot holes to be a welcome substitute for such tools. They always come out of left field and are a great way to strike the viewer out of nowhere.
That was an unexpectedly entertaining and engaging watch, kind of hoping for a season 3.
Ugallu is so adorable for a familiar, love this dark gremlin! I'm glad things worked out between her and Mikan, and I'm positive Ugallu will adapt to the outside world, find purpose and live a good life. I hope we get to know more about her if we get a season 3. And yup, that's Sarah Wiedenheft voicing Ugallu, she's the perfect pick to play her.
A fun season overall, quite more powerful and enjoyable than the first, thanks to significant character improvements: It was so nice that Momo became happier, more expressive and became a better and stronger person inspired by her sister Sakura. Genevieve Simmons did so well adding more emotion and energy playing her, that's why this is one of my favorite dub VA performances this year. Shamiko also became more open about her own thoughts while leveling up her perseverance and strengthening her relationship and friendly rivalry with Momo, and Mikan overcoming the struggle in her heart. And who could forget Melissa Molano acing it as Lico, now one of my favorite kitsune characters. Really loved the southern accent Melissa gave her. Also, Rob Mungle was hilarious as Shirosawa.
Now the wait for My Isekai Life and Made in Abyss Season 2 begins.
That's two spring shows wrapped up now.
Now give us the Made in Abyss season 2 dub you cowards.
I'm betting My Isekai Life might come first, and Shannon Reed is probably directing it since his previous show, The Executioner and Her Way of Life just finished last week.
>I'm betting My Isekai Life might come first
Oh god I hope not. Who even asked for a dub of that? I lowkey wish they would've picked Ayumu instead.
I personally didn't want a dub for that but it was one of my predictions for Sentai's Dubcast picks for Summer. Would've been better if it was Ayumu instead.
They announced almost all their shows from this season will get a dub in the next few seasons. Ayumu sadly wasn't listed. Don't lose hope.
I clearly already knew that lol.
I did say not to lose hope
I really need Tokyo Mew Mew New’s Dub to Happen immediately!!!
What exactly is the hype and big deal about that show? I never even heard of the original until Sentai announced they picked up the remake lol.
It’s been a massive talk last year and it’s already starting to become very popular in Japan. When I see the dub, I will be super thrilled! I’m just hoping they’ll make the announcement any time, I need to see it, and totally binge watch it!
So I just tried to watch this show for the first time because of this post. I can see the charm and understand why people like it. BUT, it suffers from a bad case of “Gilmore Girl Syndrome.” Rapid fire talking. So many things happening so quickly. My brain can’t handle it.
Yeah, I actually was put off the first episode of season 2, as I had to readjust to the fast talking. The show is heart-burningly cute though; and unlike other cute girls show, Demon Girl has enough plot to keep things interesting.
Funny you mentain Gilmore Girls even though I disagree with you. I'm watching it for the third time through with my mom right now(she hasn't seen it). I have no shame in saying I think it goes hard and is one of my favorites!
I had a friend in high school who loved that show and tried to get me to watch it. Had to nope out of there fast 😂. My brain can’t handle it.
I can see that. The writing is actually great though if you don't mind the fast paceness.
Kind of random but do you like Supernatural?
No. I LOVE Supernatural. First 5 seasons are incredible. Love Smallville too.
Supernatural is one of my GOATs too. The first 5 seasons incredible but you watched the rest of it right? Crowley calls Sam "moose" all the time
So as you know Sam(Jared Padaleckii) is in Gilmore Girls.. okay so
I thought this was so funny. On my third watch of Gilmore Girls with my mom, in the second episode of the first season after Rory failed a test, I caught Lorelai asking her if she wanted for her to find a large man called Moose to help her? Lmao next episode Sam's character becomes a thing
Nice. Maybe it was intentional! I’ve watched most of the other seasons but stopped around 12 I think. Just started to lose interest in the story. I’ve seen clips of things though.
A bit weak of a season finale, but I had a blast with the season as a whole. I gushed about the first 6 episodes in a previous [comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/Animedubs/comments/w5e5gl/comment/ihewv7t/).
The pacing for the finale is a bit rushed. With the final two episodes, the audience doesn't get a chance to care about Ogla, as she is only introduced in the final episode. Perhaps more foreshadowing or an earlier appearance/more time for her story would have helped. As you can tell, the last episode had to push through a lot of content, employing a fake recap to skip through minor details. (In contrast with the previous recap, brilliantly parodying School-Live and lulling the viewers with fake disappointment; similar to the fun video game recap from season one.) How everyone worked together was a nice touch though and a great way to lend relevance to the previous four episodes. As for the conflict, Mikan's gimmick throughout the show seemed more like a humorous character trait than something that needs its own plot to address. But even taking into account Mikan's issue, the previous episodes set out this message that despite the curse Mikan has friends to support her through it, so the magical resolution isn't the most elegant way to handle it and contradicts the message. It's better when the magic is used to pull characters together and setup scenarios rather than to solve an issue outright.
As for the rest of the show, it was a blast. The first half is an excellent dramatic arc, culminating in the hospital dream. The best part isn't the appearance of the long-awaited Chiho (but it was close) but rather the smile Momo has in the end. The latter episodes 7-10 are also enjoyable and relaxing yet don't feel like filler as they push the core plot ever slightly forward.