Time for the new Demon Priests show!
Let’s get into some action this week! For this episode DxD New really ramped it up, and moved the plot into a much bigger arena.
Koneko says it’s time for Issei to fight
Yeah, that jerkoff Freed Zalzan is back, but this time he’s a lot more powerful, and he seems to have more powerful friends. Oh, and he’s got 3 Excalibur swords. So when Kiba and Issei try to fight him, after tracking him down, they only keep it to a draw. But what’s worse is that Balba, the guy who came up with the experiment that killed all of Kiba’s friends, and almost killed him, is the guy behind Freed’s newfound armaments. But faced with 6 opponents they retreat, with Kiba, Xenovia and Irina in pursuit.
Uh oh, the jig is up
But for Issei, Koneko, and Saji, they don’t quite get away fast enough, and are caught at it by Rias and Souna (in truth, they’d had Akeno and Tsubaki keeping an eye on them the whole time). One of my favorite lines in the LN was used here, with Souna’s “They have their ways, I have mine!” as she’s magically spanking Saji. And while Issei thinks he and Koneko are getting off with a hug, Rias isn’t THAT forgiving.
Issei thought he was going to get away without this, but he was mistaken
It’s hard to complain too much, tho, when what he’s got to come home to is Asia in hadaka apron. And Rias, acknowledging Asia’s jump on her, congratulates her for a job well done, but gets Issei’s mom (yeah, that’s right, Issei’s MOM) to get her the same type of ‘clothes’. I’ve said before how much I like the way they are working the fanservice into the show, and this was another good example, I think. Yes, it’s pretty blatant, but it works as a break between the fight with Freed and the crisis coming up, without distracting from either one.
The Plot Thickens
The even bigger bad guy
Cheesy, I know, but it can’t just be rogue Balba and Freed being jerks with the Excaliburs, there’s gotta be a bigger thing going on, doesn’t there. And this time, it’s a potential war between Heaven, Hell, and Earth, which Fallen Angel Kokabiel wants to start, well, because he’s bored. But he definitely wants to drag the Demons and Angels into it, that’s why he’s accumulated the Excaliburs, since the Angels can’t stand to have holy swords in the hands of the Fallen Angels. But he’s going to get the Demons to start the war, on their own turf, by threatening their town. But this is also the third most powerful Fallen Angel, assisted by Freed, Balba, and multiple Excaliburs. Rias and Souna are strong, but probably not enough to really resist. We’ll just have to see how it plays out.
More Rias Naked Apron
Just because I can
Again, the plot is moving along nicely, looking like they might wrap up this storyline in the first half of the series. And yet, the series just doesn’t skimp on the fanservice, finding logical ways to fit it in, even nice moments with Issei and Rias and Asia. But I think we’re definitely going to get more action coming up in the next couple of episodes.