Well since we have information released now might as well just created a blog for Volume 23.
- Title: Joker of the Ball Games Festival. (Don't put too much thought in this, i'm never good at translating Ishibumi's volume title)
Apparently it'll be some form of ball games. School sports RG?
- Dodgeball, can Ise's ball survive this time around. Look forward to Volume 23.
Summary: Team Issei which continues to advance in the Azazel Cup. Meanwhile Ise who is busy with his student life, his matches and his job as a High-class Devil, has an additional concern. Asia who is consistently making mistakes in the RG matches.
- Ise shouldn't have taken Asia into his team, at least not yet. He hasn't had enough experience as a King to make use of Asia yet. Should've left Asia in Rias' care first. Oh well, having Ise lose in his match against Dulio might not be so bad after all. I think it would help Ise learn more than him winning blindly.
Summary: Volume 23 centers around Asia with Xenovia and Irina in a major role as well. Ravel and Elmen will also have their "spots" (i think it means moments or roles). As well as Akeno who is now in a fierce offensive mode for Ise after being officially engaged in Volume 22. Who is next in line to make a future promise with Ise.
- Hmm it's basically an Asia volume with others being involved but i hope it doesn't focus too much on Asia. I feel that Ishibumi has a tendency to pamper Asia over the other heroines. Just look at the previous arc, Asia played a bigger role than Rias herself who felt more like a side heroine than a main heroine.
Summary: Volume 23 will focus on the mental growth of Ise as a senior student and a High-class Devil. Since Ishibumi felt that he always focus on Ise's physical growth, it would be good to show some mental growth this time.
- But Ise did have some mental growth throughout this series, i guess it's not as much as Volume 21 though. That was pretty obvious. Ise went from someone who merely fought to attain peace for people he cares to someone who's willing to kill to maintain peace for the world. That said how much can he grow as a King is fun to watch.
And that'a all for now. Pretty sluggish yes but i'm currently in a slump and can't be bothered too much about appearances or whether or not my sentence makes sense.