We’re building up to the big rating game between the Gremory family and Sairaorg, with a press conference and everything. But before the battle begins, Rias decides to push Issei on how he feels about her.
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A Girl’s Heart is Complicated
The episode opens up with the Gremory family training for the upcoming rating game. After which, we get to see a press conference, in which the focus quickly turns to the Boob Dragon and whether he will use Rias’ breasts during the rating game.
That night, Rias walks in on Issei in the sauna. As he refers to her as “President”, she decides to push him and lays on top of him while kissing him. However, during this, he refers to her as “President” again, causing her to get upset and leave. The next day, we learn that Azazel has been assigned as the Gremory family’s advisor for the rating game.
Ravel’s mother, using magic, communicates with Rias, Ravel, and Issei. During the conversation, she mentions to Issei that Ravel is a high-ranking devil, and that Ravel is free. To which, Issei replies that he understands. This causes Rias to get upset again, and afterwards, confront Issei, asking him what she is to him. He replies that she is “President”, causing her to storm out, and everyone else to get upset with Issei.
Things are building up again. While I’m almost certain that the rating game will be interrupted, because there’s that whole hero faction to consider, I hope it isn’t if only because I like a good tournament in anime. And too often, they get interrupted.
I know that Rias loves Issei and all, and that harems typically end up this way (with one or more of the girls demanding the guy’s primary attention), but does she have to do this now? I guess the rating game doesn’t REALLY matter, in the grand scheme of things. But it almost feels like drama for drama’s sake. I think it’s pretty clear that Issei likes Rias. And it is dumb that he insists on calling her “President”, but it’s just a word in the end…
I completely agree about the forced drama and I know how it ends. Once more this season the characters seem to spend all their time standing or sitting while a couple of people talk. It’s not the most dynamic of animation and I’m finding more and more they look a little derpy.
I also didn’t like Issei’s inner dialogue when Rias came onto him in the sauna. Other than some nice looking boobs, this episode was kind of forgettable, and not least because Issei is just getting dumber and dumber. It feels less like a dark harem series with demons and angels and more like a goofy rom-com.
Training + Press Conference
With Rias in the Sauna
Ravel’s Mother + Upset Rias
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