|The Holy Sword Is Here!|
|Season/Episode||Season 2 New, Episode 2|
|Air/Release Date||July 14, 2013|
|Previous||"Another Disquieting Premonition!"|
|Next||"I'll Destroy the Holy Sword!"|
"The Holy Sword Is Here!" is the second episode of the second season of the High School DxD anime. It aired on July 14, 2013.
The story begins with Kiba fighting against Freed who is using one of the Excalibur fragments until Freed retreats from the fight. The next morning, Issei wakes up shocked that Rias and Asia are sleeping naked beside him. After the two left, Ddraig suddenly started talking with Issei, telling him about the "Vanishing Dragon", Albion. Meanwhile on her way to school with Tsubaki, Sona notices two figures standing outside the school gate and the Holy Sword that one of them is wielding. Later, at the Occult Research Clubroom, Issei notices that Kiba is missing and asks Rias about Kiba's past where she revealed that Kiba was previously part of "Project Holy Sword", where he was one of the failed products that escaped before he could be disposed of until Rias found him on the verge of death. Akeno then arrives at the clubroom with Sona and Tsubaki as she asks Rias out to discuss about the two people she met earlier. Issei and Asia who were heading home then senses something amiss in the house and rushed back home to find two girls talking to his mother, and to the latter's surprise, one of them is his childhood friend, Irina Shidou. Issei is then seen fishing with his client from the previous episode. The next day, Xenovia and Irina arrive at the Occult Research Club to tell Rias and her peerage about their purpose of them being there: to retrieve the stolen Excalibur swords and to issue them a warning: that they were not to interfere in their jobs. Upon leaving, Xenovia notices Asia who was previously known as the "Holy Maiden" before being exiled as a "Witch", insulting her for becoming a Devil. As Xenovia further insults Asia even attempting to exorcise her, Issei intervenes and challenges the girls, with Kiba following in pursuit. The episode ends as the four begin their battle.
Original airdate: July 14, 2013
Writer: Tetsuya Yanagisawa
(Numbers indicate order of appearance. New characters listed in bold.)
Differences between Light Novel and AnimeEdit
- In the light novel, the conversation between Issei and Ddraig happened after he woke up during the night, while in the anime it occurred the next morning after Issei, Asia, and Rias woke up.
- In the light novel, Rias talked about the "Holy Sword Project" and Kiba's past inside Issei's room before they went to sleep, while in the anime this conversation happened inside Occult Research Clubroom.
- In the light novel, the encounter between Rias, Xenovia, and Irina happened before Irina and Xenovia visited Issei's house, while in the anime Xenovia and Irina first talked with Sona Sitri then they went to Issei's house and at the end, they went to talk with Rias.
- In the light novel, inside club room Irina showed her Excalibur Mimic by transforming its current form (ribbon) into sword again, while in the anime, she just showed its current form (ribbon) without transforming it back into a sword.