Synopsis: Second season of High School DxD. Issei Hyodo is your average perverted high school student whose one wish in life is to have his own harem, but he’s got to be one of the unluckiest guys around. He goes on his first date with a girl only to get brutally attacked and killed when it turns out the girl is really a vicious fallen angel. To top it all off, he’s later reincarnated as a devil by his gorgeous senpai who tells him that she is also a devil and now his master! One thing’s for sure, his peaceful days are over. In a battle between devils and angels, who will win?
Another Sunday, another episode of High School DxD NEW. What happened this time? Issei went into ultimate pervert mode and then got the sh*t beat out of him… by pretty much everyone. Last episode I complained that it was too serious. Well, I guess you could say this episode wasn’t. In fact, it was the perfect mix of serious and light hearted tones, basically, a great episode if there every was one. Oh! And breast tones… High School DxD NEW is good at those too… Speaking of breasts…
The battle at the beginning of the episode was… somewhat anticlimactic and, I guess, that was how it was meant to be. Honestly, I thought they’d go full cliche and have Issei win the battle with ease… I was wrong… oh so very wrong. Even Kiba got the sh*t beat out of him(self, that is)! Kiba, master swordsman and saver of Issei’s life on many occasions, is nothing compared to the awesome power of the holy swords… Now obviously the battle wasn’t fatal and nobody died, but still, it’s sad to see two of our main cast getting beat down so hard. One cut! One tiny little slice was all it took to render Issei an invalid… wow…
Invalids aside, it’s like I said, they’re teaming up to fight the Fallen Angels. Called it! It was inevitable really, I mean, how else was Issei’s harem going to grow this season? Thing is, I don’t think the group needs more members. In end I think there’s a high chance of at least one of these girls staying with Issei and… well, that worries me. Honestly, I don’t find them very likable. Xenovia is just a combination of Koneko and Akeno and Irina… she’s ditsy and… ugh. Not in a good way basically. I wouldn’t mind Issei’s harem growing but… really? I can see how it would work in a light novel format but in a anime series that doesn’t focus too much on dialogue and exposition it could prove problematic. Kiba last season, for example, I pretty much forgot he even existed. He’d have the odd line here and there and that was the extent of his usefulness. This series (the anime anyway) is Issei centric, it tries not too deviate too much and when it does it’s usually so that they can flash some boobies without Issei being around, y’know? You do have to give TNK some credit though, I mean, they don’t cram too much into each season and every episode usually flows pretty well. +10 man points for you, TNK.
Let’s discuss the plot. Plot wise, not much happened. To reiterate, Team Devil (as I’ve so aptly named them) have teamed up with Team Pretentious Twat’s Doing God’s Work In The Name Of The Church For God With Giant Swords. That aside, there was, of course, that one scene where Issei’s pal/buddy is seen speaking with a mysterious blonde boy (who might be Kiba?!). I’m thinking that if the boy’s not Kiba then he’s another survivor of the Holy Sword experiment or another Holy Sword user. They’re the only two viable options I can think of when putting everything into context. I think it’s a good plot twist if it’s either of the two latter options, I mean, it only makes sense to bring one back after that powerful scene that involved the gassing of children, y’know? I’m interested to see how Kiba will react when presented with one of his ‘friends’ from the past, a ‘friend’ who might in fact want revenge due to Kiba’s abandonment of them all. He was a kid! Give the poor guy a break!
And what’s this ‘urgent matter’ that’s presented itself to Akeno and Rias (not literally, of course, I mean, they were in the ‘sauna’ after all)? Does it have something to do with the boy who presents himself to Issei’s buddy? It would appear that there is more to Issei’s friend than was initially let on, then again, these ‘contractees’ don’t usually appear in more than one episode so I knew something was off about him from the start… just using logic, y’know?
To conclude, episode 3 presented a perfect mix of light hearted, comical scenes and tense, action packed drama scenes. Plot twists here and there keep the plot fresh and interesting and the appearance of breasts (small and big) every five minutes really keeps you alert, y’know? We’re about to delve fully into the plot now and I’m excited to see which direction it’s going to be taken… don’t let me down episode 4!
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