"I'm Saving my Friend!" is the fourth episode of the High School DxD anime. It premiered on January 27, 2012.


Recovering from the previous battle, Issei is focused on getting stronger to rescue Asia despite Rias' repeated attempts, berating him for attempting to get involved in the business of the opposing side. Issei later heads to the park to practice chin-ups trying to get stronger, but encounters Asia, ending up going on a date with her. Towards the end of the date, Raynare, the Fallen Angel who had earlier disguised herself as "Yuuma" in the first episode, appears and starts a fight with Issei, easily defeating him due to his inexperience. Seeing Issei get injured while trying to protect her, Asia agrees to go with Raynare in return for Issei to be spared, a term that Raynare agrees to. After Asia is taken away by Raynare, Issei returns to the clubroom in order to try and get help indirectly. This time however to his surprise, Rias helps him, explaining to him, that as a Pawn, he can rank up to any other piece, except for King. Later on, Yuuto and Koneko go with him to the Church, where Asia is held hostage in order to save her, while Rias and Akeno deal with the trio of Fallen Angels, Dohnaseek, Kalawarner, and Mittelt, who were tasked with guarding the Church. Freed appears to stop Issei and his group, but ends up defeated by Koneko and Issei especially after the latter ranks up to be a Rook. After Freed escapes, Issei and his group head to the basement, witnessing the final moments of Raynare stealing Asia's Sacred Gear, killing her in the process.


Original airdate: January 27, 2012

Written by: Masayuki Iimura

Featured CharactersEdit

(Numbers indicate the order of appearance. New characters are listed in bold.)

Devils Fallen Angels Humans Others

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Differences between Light Novel and AnimeEdit


Miscellaneous TriviaEdit

  • In Episode 4, around 4:28 minutes into the episode, a poster of Suigintou and plushies of Suiseiseki can be seen in the UFO catcher.

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