The next season following Issei the new devil and aspiring Harem King begins during summer vacation with a visit to the Gremory Estate in Hell. Expect another sexy, funny, magical fantasy adventure with lots of nudity.
The Harem King is back!
First, let's make the first three settings remind you of everything glorious about this show.
Ah, whoops. You'll have to wait a bit longer to get to the good stuff. I have a whole section just for you perverts out there.
After the events of last season, the summer break is a chance for the Gremory family to have a club training camp and level up for the dangers out there now that everyone knows God is dead and there are many factions outside of the Angels, Devils and Fallen Angels who want to install a whole new system of order on the world. That's your overall arc for the season.
Closer to home, Rias is feeling a bit of jealousy over the closeness Issei can feel and develop with Asia and Akeno. Her role as President and leader appears to be too big of a wall for Issei to get over and just treat Rias like a regular cute girl.
And as part of the overall arc, a smaller story that will be the first focus is how Koneko's sister is part of one of these Chaos factions. She's quite the opposite of Koneko-chan, in various respects. Meanwhile, Koneko appears to be preoccupied, so much so she's not constantly eating like she usually does. I wonder if the introduction of her older sister at this time is related (no I don't, of course they are).
The story of a Harem King with a heart begins again. You know you're on the right track when the very first word spoken is "Oppai!"
Needless to say, everything in this section is NSFW. DxD knows how to treat its fans properly.
The first two scenes reminded us, using boobs and nudity, what Issei's back story is, killed by a devil named Yuuma on a date, then quickly resurrected as a devil by Rias. More importantly, we're reminded of who is in Issei's harem, so far.
There's Rias, the leader and daughter of the reigning Satan of Hell, her immediate subordinate Akeno, former nun Asia, small but strong Koneko, and former Church guardian Xenovia.
Oddly, mixed in with Issei's dream of his fantasy harem is the devil girl who killed him. It may be a plot point that he's remembering her now, or it just might be a stray scene to let new viewers know how Issei became a devil.
Now that we know the harem, we need to know what this harem is doing right now. The next scene lets us know that Issei usually doesn't get very restful sleep.
Asia and Rias are still sneaking into Issei's bed under the harem dynamic rule of not letting the other "get ahead." But there's a new development, building on the events from last season.
What is Akeno doing in Issei's bed, let alone his house? Again, we get good use of boobs and nudity to let us know what's happening at the beginning of the series.
Akeno is much more bold than Asia and Rias.
She's used to sucking out Issei's extra magic from his sacred gear because he has not fully mastered it yet, but she does that by sucking on his finger. Looks like she wants her lips on something else nowadays.
Rias invokes harem dynamics card. Lose a turn, Akeno.
And Rias doesn't buy that "Morning Skinship" story either. Time for a pillow fight! And these two throw pillows around only the way a couple of she-devils could.
The purpose, heh, of this bed scene is to show that Issei's house has been totally remodeled. Last season, Azazel suggested all the girls of Rias' group live with Issei to increase his power through the power of "skinship" and Rias' older brother decided to make the property a showcase penthouse for their development company. This means that Akeno has a reason to live there too, along with Koneko and Xenovia. With the full harem under one roof, all sorts of hijinks can happen! Too bad the story takes us away to Hell the very next day. Don't worry, Issei. You'll have your chances.
As for the sudden battle with a dragon, it was all a test so that Azazel could evaluate how they fight and what things they need to work on. Of course, that means they get all disheveled and need a bath immediately thereafter. Still, it was a chance for Issei to learn some things from Azazel.
We learned last season that Issei's overwhelming passion for power come from his obsession with breasts. But not just any breasts. Rias' breasts! Azazel drops a nugget of info on Issei's head. Yes, indeed, nipples are like doorbells!
If you press them right, you'll get a sound! Oh man, this show is ridiculously great. Or greatly ridiculous!
The girls were in the bath too, so enjoy Rias being wistful that Issei can call Akeno and Asia by their first names, but some distance remains between them because of their roles, and he can only call her "Club President." (buchou I have a feeling that's going to turn into Rias Buchou pretty soon.