We’ve made it to the final episode of High School DxD Hero! Issei has managed to once again surpass expectations and transform into something even more powerful in order to continue the fight against Sairaorg in the Rating Game!
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Lion Heart of the School Festival
With his newfound power, which has caused him to transform into a scarlet red colour of the Gremory family, Issei declares his love for Rias. He then exchanges fists with Sairaorg, and eventually wins the fight. Afterwards, he talks with Sairaorg who gives him encouragement in confessing to Rias. Sirzechs also tells Issei that he is being promoted to a mid-level demon.
We then move to the school festival, with various scenes of things happening there. Issei manages to find Rias alone in the club room, and once again tells her about his love for her. Their resulting kiss is interrupted by everyone else, but after they shoo them away, the two kiss.
Well, this ended pretty much exactly as one would expect, both with Issei defeating Sairaorg, and with the confession to Rias. Although, to be fair, the season very well could have ended with no confession, considering how many harem anime drag out the wishy-washiness of the protagonist.
Overall, I’d say that it was alright. The action was good, there wasn’t much ecchi. The overall predictability wasn’t so great I thought. And honestly, the shots of the school festival seemed like a good chance to stick some fan service in there, I was surprised that they didn’t.
It seems that High School DxD Hero fell victim to the same curse that many other ecchi anime have fallen into, where the anime stops giving us fan service in favour of wrapping up the story. I’ve brought this up many times before with other anime, and even here, I don’t quite understand it. High School DxD is known for being a very ecchi anime, and they had the opportunity. Anyways, it’s a bit of a bummer, but I guess they just decided to end on as serious of a note as possible.
Well, that went pretty much as expected. Issei pulls another new move out of his ass and wins the day. It was entertaining in a way, but also kind of frustrating. In the end, Issei and Sairaorg stood in front of one another punching away like a game of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots until someone’s head popped off.
On top of that, this episode seemed to be extra heavy with the cheese. The first season seems like such a distant memory now that they’re almost different shows. For me, the dark and mysterious vibe that the first season had ensured that it will remain my favourite season.
Not to mention the transformation that Rias has been on. She started the series like a goddess who could get whatever she wanted and wasn’t afraid to do anything. Where is that Rias? She’s someone you can fall for. It’s going to be a controversial call, but I preferred the kiss at the end of season three…
Finishing the Fight!
Mid Episode Transitions!
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