It’s time to see Sairaorg in action, starting with a battle against Kiba, Xenovia, and Rossweisse. The Rating Game continues!
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Max vs. Max Power, “Man Versus Man”
At first, it seems that Sairaorg will have no trouble dispatching the three from Rias’ family. However, they manage to pull a fast one on him by faking Rossweisse’s defeat, allowing her to get a powerful magic attack in when he wasn’t ready for it. After that, Kiba and Xenovia are able to sever his right arm. He then defeats them, but is forced to use his team’s only phoenix tear to restore his arm.
After watching his friends get defeated, Issei gets fired up and in the next battle defeats Sairaorg’s queen in one hit – which doesn’t actually land, as she forfeits just beforehand in order to not die. After that, Sairaorg asks for all of the remaining Rating Game combatants to fight in one final battle, Asia ends up sitting out, leaving Issei and Rias to fight Sairaorg and his final remaining pawn.
We quickly learn that Sairaorg’s mysterious pawn is some ancient artifact or something, and he defeats Rias while Issei manages to beat back Sairaorg. But then Issei convinces Sairaorg to join with his pawn and power up. After this, Issei is forced to power up himself, after some introspection.
I really enjoyed the action in this episode, however, there was basically no ecchi content. That said, I am getting kind of bored of all the things that happen in this series without any foreshadowing. The misdirection with Rossweisse was cool, but there was no way to know it was coming.
Then, Issei having a chat with the former red dragon hosts and getting all excited about things. It’s fairly typical stuff for this sort of battle anime. However, I think there needs to be a change where the story shows us glimpses of what might happen. Get ready for Issei to pull yet another new move out of his ass for the final match. He’ll even have a name for it.
Another action packed episode here. In fact, it was so much so that there wasn’t really any fan service. Which is both rare for DxD, and unfortunate I think because I’ve always liked the battle ecchi from previous seasons. You know, the torn clothes, panty shots and all that.
But anyways, it was a decent episode. Issei’s battle with Sairaorg seems to be following the old tried and true formula where the moment things get tough, Issei finds hidden power to unleash. We’ll see how things continue anyways, maybe it’ll still be a difficult battle.
Other Posts in the Series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – I Got a Girlfriend!
- Episode 2 – I’m Done Being Human!
- Episode 3 – I Made A Friend!
- Episode 4 – I’m Saving My Friend!
- Episode 5 – I Will Defeat My Ex-Girlfriend!
- Episode 6 – I Work as a Devil!
- Episode 7 – I Get A Familiar!
- Episode 8 – I Pick a Fight!
- Episode 9 – I’ve Begun My Training
- Episode 10 – The Showdown Begins!
- Episode 11 – The Acclaimed Battle Continues!
- Episode 12 – I’m Here to Keep My Promise!
- Episode 13 – OVA – Oppai, Minorimasu!
- Episode 14 – OVA – Oppai, Motomemasu!
- Season Two (High School DxD New)
- Episode 2 – The Holy Sword Is Here!
- Episode 3 – I’ll Destroy the Holy Sword!
- Episode 4 – A Strong Enemy Appeared!
- Episode 5 – Decisive Battle at Kuoh Academy!
- Episode 6 – Go! Occult Research Club!
- Episode 7 – Summer! Bathing Suits! I’m in Trouble!
- Episode 8 – Open House Begins!
- Episode 9 – I Have a Junior!
- Episode 10 – Various Three-way Deadlocks!
- Episode 11 – The Leaders’ Summit Begins!
- Episode 12 – Clash of the Twin Heavenly Dragons!
- Episode 13 – OVA – Oppai, Tsutsumimasu!
- Season Three (High School DxD BorN)
- Episode 1 – Summer Break! Off to the Underworld!
- Episode 2 – Young Devils Gather
- Episode 3 – Cat and Dragon
- Episode 4 – Interception, Commence!
- Episode 5 – The Last Day of Summer Break!
- Episode 6 – Second Semester has Started!
- Episode 7 – The Night Before Battle!
- Episode 8 – We Will Save Asia!
- Episode 9 – Dragon of Dragon
- Episode 10 – Occult Research Club Vanishes!?
- Episode 11 – I Will Fight!
- Episode 12 – Any Time, For All Time!
- Season Four (High School DxD Hero)
- Episode 0 – Holiness Behind the Gym
- Episode 1 – That’s Right, Let’s Go to Kyoto
- Episode 2 – School Trip, an Abrupt Attack
- Episode 3 – The Party of Heroes
- Episode 4 – Showdown! Gremory Family vs. Hero Faction in Kyoto
- Episode 5 – My Potential Released!
- Episode 6 – The School Trip is in Pandemonium
- Episode 7 – We Are Preparing for the School Festival!
- Episode 8 – A Girl’s Heart is Complicated
- Episode 9 – The Deciding Battle of the Strongest Youth, Begins!
- Episode 10 – As a Family Member of the Rias Gremory
- Episode 11 – Max vs, Max, “Man Versus Man”
- Episode 12 – Lion Heart of the School Festival!
- Season One Specials