Saturday, October 4, 2014

High School DxD


I'm really not sure why I love High School DxD so much...okay, that's a lie. I do know.

High School DxD is a story about a young pervert who one day dreams of becoming a Harem King.

Unfortunately, he can't get a girlfriend to save his life, and this is in spite of going to a school composed mostly of females. He's just too perverted. All girls know about Issei, the most lecherous existence to have ever graced the planes of the universe.

Things look up when he's asked out by a pretty young girl and they go on their first date. Too bad that date also turns out to be the end of him when his girlfriend reveals herself to be a fallen angel and kills him. Good thing for Issei, the bodacious Rias Gremory was in the area and decides to resurrects him as a devil. Now he works for her, but is still determined to become a harem king.

The story itself is absolutely ridiculous. When you really stop to think about it, the entire plot, or the parts about Issei and his pervy dreams, is actually kind of stupid. So then, why is this story so enjoyable?

A part of is simply because of how dumb the story is. I don't know if this is done on purpose, but the level of perversity in this tale is epic and hilarious. Issei's every waking thought and even his dreaming ones are almost always about boobs. They're like his sole reason for existing. It's just so over the top you can't help but laugh.

The plot is also surprisingly good. It's not amazing, but it is actually kind of original, at least from my perspective. I've never seen a story where someone is killed and then reincarnated as a devil to serve under a master. I've read all 18 volumes of this story and absolutely love it.