High School DxD Hero Episode 2 – Anime QandA Review

What’s the show? High School DxD Hero, Episode 2.

Oh god, I should have worn a poncho today shouldn’t I? Huh, why do you say that?

Because I’m going to get splashed by all your drooling over those scantily clad anime ladies aren’t I? I’d never be crude as to drool. What do you think I am, a savage? I am a respectful and gentlemanly—

So any good nude scenes in this episode? SO MANY! Like there’s the scene with Issei and Rosseweiss and he uses his ‘Dress Break’ power to try and get past her on the stairs in order to perv on his female classmates having a bath and then…

Don’t worry, she’s more distraught that her tracksuit got ripped. “I got it on sale for 980 yen!”

Tsk, tsk, tsk. Something’s never change. Grr, fine. But this episode isn’t all just ~nice oppai~ you know, it actually establishes a very interesting plot development for Issei, introduces some new characters without getting overwhelming and has some low-key but nonetheless exciting action scenes that don’t come off as overblown and devoid of threat like scenes in season 3.

Still on it about season 3, huh? Well that’s what people who are reading this review will want to know, whether it’s better than that season and so far it is, much better. It’s back to being charming and interesting and not a confusing mess.

Cute fox girl antagonist? Don’t mind if I do!

Care to elaborate? All right, so a new bit of plot we’re given in this episode is that within Issei’s sacred gear ‘Boosted Gear’ are the negative memories of all the previous sacred gear users of it, and there’s a lot of them, like dozens if not more. And because of this his “super saiyan” form of ‘Juggernaut Drive’ is cursed to do him harm or even possibly kill him should he try and attempt it again (as per what happened in Episode 0 of this season). So his new goal is to try and rid the device of its negative memories and imbue it with his own special positive power. Which he attempts by entering a sort of mind-palace through meditation.

He’s a man of many words.

Uh-huh… I know it sounds complicated but it’s really not, I’m just shit at explaining these types of things. It’s executed very clearly on screen and makes for an interesting, introspective storyline for Issei to travel.

It’s gonna end up being about boobs, isn’t it. Yeah probably!

She’s a previous user of ‘Boosted Gear’ it’s okay to perv, because she only exists as a memory in Issei’s memory palace, also she is long since dead.

*sigh* Well, as long as you’re enjoying it, who am I to judge. Indeed, I am enjoying it, it’s still not quite up to the quality of season 1 or 2, but I’m not expecting it to be. I’m just glad the show is actually making sense again! Plus it’s still got the same light-hearted, perverted charms that endeared me to it in the first place with an actually interesting story forming and lots of character development. Oh and don’t get me started on the Rias x Akeno x Koneko bath scene in this episode

Why am I getting Keijo!!!!!!! flashbacks?

—I’ll stop you there then! Good, it’s recommended for fans of the show, boobs, boobs, etcetera, end of review! Spoil sport…


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5 comments

  1. I think all the people who thought Passione was laying off the nipples were repudiated in this episode…

    I liked the fight scene at the shrine. That was way better than anything in the other 3 series. And it showed Issei’s increased capability and control, as he’s moving into that leadership role, instead of the “OMG things are happening to me!” role.

    I thought that the episode felt maybe a little disjointed, as they jumped around from scene to scene without really connecting them. I thought they could have done more to start Issei going to peek on the girls, the mood when he got up in his room seemed a lot more somber. And they really downplayed Serafall’s nature in this one. But then again, that kind of rough cutting is how the books go a lot of the time. You’re like “oh, what, how’d they get here?”

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    1. Yeah it was crazy how so many people were already screaming betrayal about “not enough nipples” in Episode 1. Absolutely ridiculous, people have zero patience.

      But fair call on the disjointed claim, I didn’t mind it so much but it could’ve been better for sure.

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      1. One thing the adaptation did do well was introduce the concept of Issei “visiting” his Sacred Gear. That was a nice visualization of a fairly confusing part of the story, and it feels like it has a lot of potential.

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