High School DxD NEW Episode 4 – Picking up the PACE!

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Accelerating the plot.
High School DxD NEW Episode 4 Review
High School DxD Season 2 Episode 4 Review
“A Powerful Enemy Appears!”
“Kyōiteki, Arawaremashita!”
(強い敵、現れました!)

If this episode isn’t as good as it is, by that I mean inducing excitement, then I wouldn’t even consider doing a review of it. But hell, with some Irina oppai, apron awesomeness with Issei’s mom’s acceptance, and a war about to break out, how could I say no?

High School DxD NEW Episode 4 Impressions

Sellzen Freed

Creep.

Hyoudou Issei Kiba Yuuto sword block

That looks really lame.

That looks really lame.

TRANSFER!

TRANSFER!

That was kind of a lame sword birth. Oh well.

That was kind of a lame sword birth. Oh well.

Kiba Yuuto crazy

BLABLAB.

Dude. Creep.

Dude. Creep.

XENOVIAAAA!!!

XENOVIAAAA!!!

Shidou Irina

DEM BOUNCING BOOBIES. Jesus, she’s so hawt.

Xenovia vs Freed

Did you guys know that Freed is voiced by Matsuoka Yoshitsugu who voiced Kirito from Sword Art Online? Man, that guy has some nice flexibility in how he uses his voice. Certainly, Freed manages to piss me off quite a bit with his attitude, but he amazes me at times with how maniacal he is. I’m also surprised at that other… uhh.. what’s his name again? Whatever, that dude’s sacred gear. Though, it looks a bit pathetic. The fight is by no means spectacular both in terms of animations and what’s happening. It’s more of a teaser of what’s to come, but hey, at least it’s accompanied by some bouncing tits. If anything, this part reminds us a bit more of what’s happened last season in terms of what abilities Issei and Kiba has and what a lethal combination they can be. Though, in this case the Sword Birth is a bit disappointing.

DERP.

DERP.

1000. SPANKS. Would you guys mind getting one? I'm not sure, those look like they hurt. Only for the masochists then.

1000. SPANKS. Would you guys mind getting one? I’m not sure, those look like they hurt. Only for the masochists then.

Issei and Rias hug

LULULULULUL

Rias gremory 1000 spankings to issei

G. G.

See, this is why High School DxD is just amazing. Magic spanking? Uhhh okay. HAWT NUDE GIRLS IN APRONS? HELL YEAH. Just the fact that Issei’s mom agrees with this is absurd, but at the same time it fits the tone that this anime sets at times. But to be a bit more serious, the fact that Kiba, Irina and Xenovia ran off to find an unknown foe is far too reckless. Given that they stole Holy Swords, I think they need to have a bit more caution than that as the enemy is no joke. While Kiba’s desire for revenge is understandable, he needs to calm down and stop getting taken into the enemy’s pace.

Wow. Seriously.

Wow. Seriously.

Hyoudou Issei glorious

Now that’s a man.

OPPPPAAAIIIII! Ugh, I’m still sad about Issei’s fail dress break last episode. At least this partially compensates for it, but I wanted to see Xenovia NUDE IN FULL GLORY. Alas, such an event will not occur for quite some time as they tease us with random bits here and there. With how easily Issei lost to Irina, he’ll have to probably take up his dragon form if he wants to stand a chance in later conflicts. There’s a good chance we’ll be seeing Issei getting a power up or something along those lines. Will he sacrifice more of his body? Hell, if it’s for some more erotic licking to suck out the power, by all means Issei, sacrifice your whole body. Yes, your whole body. HEHEHE. Eh… Okay, that’s getting a bit creepy. My bad. ANYWAYS, let’s move on to the core of the episode and probably the conflict for this season.

Kokabiel

THAT IS ONE UGLY MOTHERFUCKER. WHERE ARE THE BUSTY FALLEN ANGELS?

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Dude. Stop. Stay off-screen. Bishoujos only.

Dude. Stop. Stay off-screen. Bishoujos only.

DxD fallen angels devils war Rias Gremory and Shitori Souna

Freed holy swords

Holy shit. Crazy asshole.

I REALLY LIKE HOW THEIR CLOTHES BLOW OFF FIRST.

I REALLY LIKE HOW THEIR CLOTHES BLOW OFF FIRST.

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Xenovia dxd

Don’t be surprised. You’re next up on the list of girls to be unclothed. HEHE.

Kiba Yuuto eyes

See? Kiba’s staring intensely to make sure he captures all your embarrassment. MWAHAHAA.

You can’t ask for a three way war between angels, fallen angels, and devils that is instigated by a crazy madman hellbent on causing complete destruction because of his thirst for bloodshed. With Azazel being part of the party along with Vali, this will be one hell of a conflict. It’s unknown as to whether this miniature calamity will bring forth even greater ones, but for our protagonists, this will be the first serious fight they will have to endure. Dragging Satan into this will probably entail an even greater war so Rias and the others have to stop them here before too much havoc is caused. In the middle of all of this will no doubt be Hyoudou Issei our perverted and brave “Harem King,” or more intimidatingly, “Red Dragon Emperor.” High School DxD may have started slowly, but man did this episode accelerate everything.

High School DxD NEW Episode 4 Review

Although it may not be to the same extent, the combination of fanservice and plot progression is akin to Hataraku Maou-sama’s mix of humor and seriousness. The former may not excel in its respect as much as the later does in its respect, but it must still be commended as many harem anime fail dreadfully in this respect. Whereas others fall into the trap of focusing too much on the linear fanservice, this anime diversifies into creating a story that, while it may not be the best, is entertaining enough to be not just a complement to the fanservice, but as something that stand its own ground. Am I excited? Hell yeah. This season holds a much greater potential than the previous and I’m interested to see what Vali, Azazel, and the fallen angels can bring. Get hyped.

 

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  • zztop

    When they mention the Church organisation in this show, are they specifically referring to the Catholic Church in the DxD universe, or is this a fictional ‘sounds-like-the-Catholic-but-isn’t’ Church?
    PS. I wonder why they always refer to the ‘Catholic-type’ churches in shows like these. Not that I have a problem, although I’m eagerly waiting for the Orthodox, Evangelist, Protestant and Baptist churches to make an appearance.

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      I’m actually not too sure, but I’m guessing it’s the Catholic Church in the DxD universe. As for why they always do “Catholic-type” churches, it may be because it’s one of the largest religion in the world and holds great influence in our society. They used to be the largest, but they’ve been pushed to second by Islam. I’m not that familiar with religions so I may very well be wrong.

      • zztop

        I see, thanks!
        Also, do the novels ever say how Yuuto became part of the Holy Sword experiments as a child?
        Like, was he a Church orphan drafted into the experiment, or did his parents give him up for experimentation?

        • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

          I did not read the LNs for the sake of reviewing. If I knew everything that’s going to happen, the review just wouldn’t be the same. If you want to, and I do recommend it as I did read the first 2 volumes that composes the first season, there are 14 volumes up on Bakatsuki.

          • zztop

            Ok, I’ll check out the novels then, thanks!! :)

    • Hakuren

      Irina and Xenovia are from the Catholic Church (if my memory serves me right). Other churches were mentioned in the LN and it was clearly stated how many holy swords were stolen from each church.

      P.S.: Entrav, that’s the feat of Xenovia goodness I approve of! GJ on choosing the wallpaper for this post ;)

      • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

        There wasn’t enough Xenovia this time so something had to be done. I was hoping to save it when some more badassery came, but the time felt right. :)

  • Sammy Lee

    I knew Highschool of the dead had nudity, but this felt liek straight hentai haha

  • Sammy Lee

    I have another quick question for you Entrav. I was looking on youtube for an anime news channel, but couldn’t find one. Then the idea sprang into my head; “Maybe I can do that! I can be that guy!”
    I really want to do it, and have some interesting ideas. But do you think it’s a good idea, in your opinion. I’m asking you this because, based on the past questions I have given you, you have always delivered! I can’t wait to hear your response. Thanks for reading. And again, Nice review!

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      Oh shit. Yeah, I actually never thought of that before. Delivering anime news may actually be amazing. That’s actually not a bad idea at all, and I don’t think there will be any copyright issues with that either… Yeah, that may separate you from the competition!

      However, a word of warning for news-like channels. If you’ve seen for example, game news content, you do need to be fairly consistent. I watch TotalBiscuit and he does his opinion on certain news topics (on games), and he gets consistent videos out which is key to news-related channels. It can get very burdensome so if you want, maybe discussing the top topics for the week may suffice. Moreover, you do have to read a lot of news and get through a lot of random junk to find good news to talk about which can get kind of annoying.

      What may be better is if you can literally translate some of the news from Japanese sites to English sites to provide very up to date information on the latest news. Also, if you’re going to talk about news, you may as well talk about sales on anime BD/DVD and maybe something a bit irregular as bonus.

      Now that you’ve brought this up, I may do something similar in the distant future as well. It may even help me learn some Japanese, who knows? If I were to do it, as I will be fairly busy with the site and other reviews, I would pick a longer period of time like maybe once every 1-2 weeks. For you, if you REALLY want to be serious about news then daily could work. Test it out, by test it out I mean for a week gather news and see if you can really have enough content for daily videos, and see if it’s too troublesome. Just be prepared before you post out your videos. Oh, I forgot, try to have a nice layout while discussing the news. Professionalism is the way to go.

      • Sammy Lee

        Thanks for the Response, always filled with wise information. When you were talking about the Japanese Section, (the section where I translate whats on Japanese sites and give that news, do you think including information from both sides, meaning both English sites and Japanese Sites? Or Should I pick a side?

        • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

          You can find all the information on Japanese sites, but you will not be able to find everything on English sites. Of course, utilizing the English sites will probably be easier for you, unless you’re fluent in Japanese, and I’m not talking about picking sides as much as getting more information. Your job is get a ton of news surrounding anime and filter the not as important ones. The only way you can really make the most of that, with anime at least, is to understand Japanese so you can take news from Japanese sources.

          I wouldn’t be able to do it as I can barely read any Japanese so MAL and other sources will have to suffice. Though, it will be limiting in a lot of ways. Not to mention, lots of interesting news is on Twitter, blogs, and so on that are all Japanese. For example, Urobuchi tweets a lot of pretty important information. A lot of people still don’t know that it wasn’t really him who made the ending for Psycho-Pass as he was forced to change the ending to suit the studio’s needs.

  • Evilnemesis

    Dat Rias apron sound…

    You become aware that they produced this sound by chasing the fattest guy on the team and slapping his cheeks.

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      NO. STOP. NO. THEY GOT SOMEONE WHO HAS DEM BEWBIES TO DO IT. WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!