What’s the show? High School DxD Hero, Episode 8.
And what’s happening in supernatural harem world this week? Issei is a big, dumb, stupid, idiot-face!
Really flexing that thesaurus there, aren’t we writer boy? Shuddup.
Care to elaborate on that point though? So Issei has a bad habit of calling Rias “President” in every circumstance, professional and personal. He does so out of respect for standing in their “family” (and because like all the way back in season 1 she told him too). But Issei and Rias are really past the point of such formalities when they’re in private they are practically boyfriend and girlfriend. And so when Rias decides to ~attempt~ to take things to the next level by making out with him in the sauna, and she asks “what am I to you?” and he replies “president is president”. Of course she’s going to bed mad! They were literally 10 seconds away from ‘doing the deed’ and he went and completely misread the situation.
“President is president?” It sounds better in Japanese.
Fair enough, but maybe the poor boy was nervous, about to loose his virginity to such a beautiful woman. Don’t make excuses for him, he’s an idiot! Baka!
I see you feel quite strongly about this. I feel sorry for Rias, she obviously adores the boy and she’s even ~fine~ with all the attention he gets from the other girls, but she’s his best girl, they’ve gone as far as saying they love each other, and yet he’s still too dense to know that all she wants to hear is him call her by her name!
Yeah I can see what you mean I suppose. At least the show is firmly in Rias’ corner as when Issei doubles down on the stupid by saying “president is president” again except this time in the presence of everyone on the main cast they all call him out on his clueless callousness.
Uh-huh, good to know. So what else happens in the episode, you know further progressing the plot and all that? Oh I don’t know some ratings game stuff, some training, a press conference whatever. I’m only focused on Rias getting the best out of Issei for her own sake as much as his.
Eh? I thought you didn’t go in for the whole ‘romance’ in anime thing, you seem pretty hung up on this? I… err, well you try watching 4 seasons of a show and not getting attached to the characters, I’ve seen them go through so much together and I just want them to be happy. Is that so much to ask?
I don’t know. So where’s this leave the season? I’m glad they’re explicitly addressing this now, Rias has been hinting at her displeasure in being called “President” for like nearly 2 seasons now so hopefully this moves along their relationship. Obviously I know the show’s going to milk this for some relationship ~drama~ for a couple of episodes because she does storm off—almost in tears—after his second flub. But this can only mean good things on the horizon, let’s just hope we don’t have to wait another season to see it come to climax (pun intended).
Previous High School DxD Hero Reviews:
Episode 0 Review
Episode 1 Review
Episode 2 Review
Episode 3 Review
Episode 4 Review
Episode 5 Review
Episode 6 Review
Episode 7 Review
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