High School DxD NEW Episode 9 – IT’S A TRAP!

DxD NEW gasper vladi vampire
Vampires everywhere.

ANOTHER VAMPIRE.
High School DxD NEW Episode 9 Review
High School DxD Season 2 Episode 9 Review
“I Get a Junior!”
“Kōhai, Dekimashita!”
(後輩、できました!)

Last episode, some people guessed that one of the only stereotypes left is the “reclusive” type. Still, I think we forgot the most obvious one, THE TRAP. Personally, I’m not too fascinated by such characters, but hey, with Issei manning up and giving moral support for his junior, it’s still pretty decent.

High School DxD NEW Episode 9 Impressions

Gasper Vladi

DAT TRAP.

BIGGEST SHOCK OF HIS LIFE.

Hah.

THAT’S AWESOME.

Wow. Abusive senior.

Xenovia chasing Vladi

LOL.

Koneko Toujou

Koneko troll.

Saji Genshirou

That’s an even stronger reaction than Issei’s. Well, at least Issei has Rias and others. Saji has… some very abusive people.

Okay, he’s still a recluse. Yes, he. Oh Issei’s poor heart. To be smashed to bits at the thought of another blonde bishop that would further his pursuits to become the harem king. Well, he’s lucky enough with all the OPPAI he gets to see, fondle, and imagine so it’s about time he’s got some kind of disappointment. And let’s not forget, HE’S A DAMN VAMPIRE TOO. Oh man, not only Monogatari, but even High School DxD is hinting and hyping some VALVRAAAVVEE. Anyways, his ability to stop time is definitely one of the most valuable ones anyone can possess. However, since it is within the line of sight, I imagine that someone moving at high speeds will not be easily caught. Still, the field of vision is far, and for a vampire, it may be ever farther.

DxD Azazel and Issei

BADASS RIGHT HERE.

Saji prison dragon

Oh shit, so it’s actually good?

NOM NOM NOM.

Azazel badass

BADASS.

Okay, I have to admit that at first glance, back in episode 4, I thought Saji’s sacred gear was really lame. However, with the almighty Azazel giving some insight, it actually has the powers of one of the Five Great Dragon Kings. If combined with Issei’s power of amplifying people’s power, he may be able to distribute the powers more effectively, and be able to sap powers which can be used to amplify another’s. The idea of connecting to another entity sounds like a phenomenal one, but we have yet to see the mechanics on how it can work. Although, some NOM NOM NOM SOUNDS A LOT BETTER TO ME.

Vladi Gasper trap

OH GAWD. POTENTIAL BEST TRAP OF 2013.

As expected.

Rias Gremory

Lack of Rias this episode. Oh well.

Into a fucking DRAGON.

Gasper Vladi blushing

Seriously, freezing time? Anyone would be jelly.

LOL. “Indecently.”

I know right? Too gud.

Male-exclusive? More like Issei exclusive.

Issei oppai and Yuuto

LMAO. I like how it’s that person’s boobs he’s fondling.

Man, I can totally imagine Issei manipulating Gasper into unwittingly freezing time so Issei can fondle the OPPAI. But don’t be fooled. Gasper may look and act innocent, but he damn knows well exactly what Issei is talking about. Issei better be careful for Gasper may one day take over as the ULTIMATE HAREM KING. Well, that, or like Araragi’s perversion rubbing off on others, Issei’s harem-seeking attitude may rub off on the innocent Gasper. That would be truly dangerous. I mean, Issei is a damn pervert and everyone can see that from a mile away, but Gasper? Jesus Christ, that level of deception would go far. Make everyone think that you’re someone innocent AND THEN STRIKE! Holy crap, I think Issei’s perversion is rubbing off on me. Not that that’s a bad thing…… OH GAWD. IT IS. LET’S MOVE ON.

Vladi Gasper garlic

Derp.

Xenovia

LOLWAT.

O_O

DxD High Angel

OMAIGAWD WAT.

Highschool NEW michael leader

O SHI-

I’ve come to expect things like this from every episode of DxD now. They always put this kind of cliffhanger that changes the progression of the seemingly calming story to make it just a tad more serious and story-oriented. Moreover, it’s actually relevant in the next episode. Plenty of times I’ve seen cliffhangers where in the episode afterwards it’s an empty cliffhanger that was used to purely capture the attention of the viewers instead of actually portraying some valid plot points. Back to the point, those wings sure are beautiful. As expected of Michael. I expect that this has something to do with the summit meeting or it could be some negotiation going on behind the scenes between Devils and Angels. With all the leaders of each faction now seen, something big will probably occur soon and the Occult Research Club members will be in the middle of it. Even if we don’t get some spectacular fights, there’s probably going to be a lot more disclosure of the lore and the overall situation between the three factions.

High School DxD NEW Episode 9 Review

While I enjoyed this episode, I definitely didn’t enjoy it as much as the previous for a few reasons. Firstly, I’m not really a fan of traps, but even then, this one is done well enough for me to at least find it somewhat enjoyable. Issei’s manly courage and support for his junior sure helps. Secondly, I’m always very wary of more dramatic moments like the time when Issei and Gasper are talking about being scared and so on. It feels like something I’ve seen and heard many times. Still, the fact that I grew attached to the characters helps greatly in accepting dramatic moments I would otherwise roll my eyes at.

For what it is, this episode is still pretty good. It’s just that I didn’t find some parts as good as the previous, but that’s to be expected as not every episode will be a high point and some will always fall a bit lower. What’s important is that in these episodes, new ideas, characters, and story elements are introduced so the anime can progress to obtain a new high. To that extent, this episode accomplishes it, and I can’t really ask for that much more for a build-up episode. If anything, I’m waiting for them to infodump some delicious lore or facts.

NO SPOILERS PLEASE!

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  • zztop

    I see you are just as eager for Valvrave Season 2 as I am! I really want to know how they’ll answer all the mysteries!
    Too bad Gasper doesn’t exist as his own separate gender like Hideyoshi from Baka to Test :)

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

      Yeeeeeeeeh VALVRAAAAVEEE!

      The vampire part kind of makes up for it though :)

  • The Atomic Dwarf

    Ooook… Shut-in check! Moe check! The fact that it’s a guy…. Oh come on! I have a baaad feeling about this.

    About that summit. With only 3 or 4 episodes left I expected it to happen a lot sooner. They’ve hyped it up for too long the end result is that it might be rushed. I know this show isn’t meant to have those classic shounen episodes showing how the MC trains to become stronger (instead we get the trap stealing the spotlight), but they’ve been fooling around aimlessly for the last couple of episodes.

    Btw, what’s with this season and it’s love for traps? First we get the trap hacker in Dangan Ronpa now this :))

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

      Totally agree with you about it being rushed. I was hoping they would start it this episode, but introducing a new character and using up more time is not necessarily the best way to go from what I can see. The anime has been paced greatly throughout the two seasons and I really hope they don’t slack off and do something they shouldn’t have. Or… could it be a season cliffhanger?? Oh gawd, that’d be painful.

      • Lim Cheng Yi

        looks like they are trying to encourage you to read the LN instead.

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

          Which I definitely will do when the season is over.

          • Lim Cheng Yi

            Episode 5 was the one that made me started reading the LN, just looking at Kokabiel insane power made me wonder is that the end of Highschool DxD? If so, does the rest of the story continues with a new hero?

            Btw, the novel does reveal what does DxD stands for, just that it wasnt what i thought. To those who have not read the novel. DxD isnt oppai, that’s all i can tell u.

  • Sammy Lee

    Hey Entravity, though I’m not watching this series, and I apologize for now reading this review, it’s a moral thing. XD But I noticed this was the most review you had so I just wanted know how your doing? Your video reviews coming out soon? I’m just so excited. That’s all!

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

      No, it’s alright. You don’t have to read it if you don’t want to especially if you haven’t seen the show. I’m setting up some pages such as contact and stuff so people can ask me questions in private instead of messaging me on reviews.

      As for the video reviews, I was slaving away at them for a week, and then other things came up and now that I just had my first day back at school, it’s going to take a while. No promises, but it should be done before the next season starts (October). I’m not even going to talk about some of the copyright issues and whatnot that’s been the bane of my ambitions to do more reviews on Youtube :/

      • Sammy Lee

        It’s understandable. My latest review, I don’t know if you’ve noticed but it’s been taken down for copyright. Bummer I know, but I think it’s mainly because it’s a movie and it’s quite recent. I’ll be sure to do more adjusting next time.

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

          You’re a Youtube Partner right? Did you get a copyright strike with that or was it just taken down? What movie was it? :/ I really don’t want to work like 15+ hours only to have it taken down or not even passing the first part of the copyright detection.

  • MgMaster

    Looks like we’ll be seeing Irina again next week.Can’t wait,she was a fun one.Also curious how will she interact with Xenovia now that she’s a devil.

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

      She doesn’t look very happy. Will she join Issei’s harem or will her faith prevail? We’ll have to see…