High School DxD episode 12
And so it ends… I must say that I imagined the ending a little different, a little better actually. It seems to me like they rushed things a little near the end, which is kind of disappointing, considering how well the show has been doing, despite the odds.
So Rias-chan surrendered to Raiser in order to spare Issei’s life. That’s admirable, very admirable indeed. But she must have known beforehand that Issei wouldn’t accept it just like that, that he would do anything in his power to come between their unholy engagement. That’s kind of right and kind of wrong, seeing as they lost fair and square, meaning that Issei should naturally accept the outcome. But did Issei accept? Hell no!
Issei decided to make a pact with that (awesome) dragon, Draig. He managed to come to terms by sacrificing his left arm in order to gain more power. He still had his arm, don’t get me wrong, but it belonged to that dragon now. He decided to barge in there without a heads-up, saying that Rias’ virginity is his to take. I laughed pretty hard at that, I mean… Who else but the king of perversion could say such a thing? Ah… Good old Issei, please don’t you ever change.
Things got a little bit out of hand when Rias’ brother showed up, proposing a little one on one between Raiser and Issei. This was Issei’s chance to win back Rias. Things looked grim at first, but then he showed us yet another new power, a power that, combined with some of Asia’s holy items, managed to win him the battle. This all happened within just one small episode, so do you see what I mean when I said that they rushed it a little?
Mind you, I enjoyed every second of this episode. It’s just that I imagined a better ending, especially after having built up the story to this very point, allowing us to see one hell of an ending. It’s a shame, that’s all. The show, all in all, was pretty good. There was a huge load of fan service, comedy and action, so that leaves very little room for complaints. I recommend this show to all ecchi fans!