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A Strong Enemy Appeared!
New Ep4 PV
Kana 強い敵、現れました!
Romaji Kyouiteki, Arawaremashita!
Season/Episode Season 2 New, Episode 4
Air/Release Date July 28, 2013
Novel Equivalent Volume 3, Life 3-4
Previous "I'll Destroy the Holy Sword!"
Next "Decisive Battle at Kuoh Academy!"

"A Strong Enemy Appeared!" is the fourth episode of the second season of the High School DxD anime. It aired on July 28, 2013.


Issei and the others starts their operation to search for Freed and the remaining Excalibur fragments. They discover Freed lurking around at the abandoned warehouse, previously used by Stray Devil, Viser. Kiba then engages Freed in a one-on-one battle until Issei, Saji, and Koneko intervene, giving Kiba the advantage. Before they can finish off Freed, an elderly man suddenly appears, introducing himself as Valper Galilei. After some advice from Valper, Freed manages to control his Excalibur with better use and succeeds in reversing the situation until the timely arrival of Xenovia and Irina. Valper then suggests that they should escape, which they did after Freed uses his flash bomb. Kiba, Xenovia, and Irina then chase after the two as Rias, Sona, Akeno, and Tsubaki arrive at the scene. Issei and Saji are then punished with a thousand spankings by their respective masters for taking action without permission.

Back at the Hyoudou Residence, Asia greets Rias and Issei in a naked apron as Rias decides to change into one as well. The next day, Rias, Akeno, and Koneko send their familiars to search for Kiba, Xenovia, and Irina throughout the city, finding an injured Irina lying in the outskirts of town. After healing Irina with Asia's help, Tsubaki takes Irina to the Sitri Residence for further treatment. Freed then reappears, revealing that he now has four Excalibur swords with him after stealing Irina's Excalibur Mimic. He then introduces his boss, Kokabiel, one of the leaders of the Fallen Angels, to Issei and his friends as Kokabiel reveals his true reason for stealing the Excaliburs: to start another Great War among the Three Factions. Disappointed that Michael only sent grunt exorcists, Kokabiel decides to target the Devils of Kuoh Academy to force the Satans to take action. After the Fallen Angel leader uses a small attack as a diversion, Issei and the others head back to the school in preparation for their upcoming battle with Kokabiel. Meanwhile at Kuoh Academy, Valper and Freed are shown to be inside a magic circle undergoing an unknown ceremony, with Kiba and Xenovia overlooking the situation from afar.


Original airdate: July 28, 2013

Writer: Tetsuya Yanagisawa

Featured CharactersEdit

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

Devils Fallen Angels Humans Others

Important NotesEdit



Differences between Light Novel and AnimeEdit

  1. In the Novels, Issei and the others spend several days before finding Freed, while in the Anime, they found Freed in their first night.
  2. In the Novels, Rias and Sona appeared alone when catching Issei, Koneko and Saji, while in the Anime, they appeared with their respective Queen.
  3. In the Novels, Saji and Issei were punished at a fountain on a nearby park, while in the anime, they were punished at the abandoned house where they fought against Freed.
  4. In the Novels, Kokabiel and Freed went to the Hyoudou Residence to declare their war, while in the Anime, Kokabiel declared it at the spot Irina was found.
  5. In the Novels, Irina was handed to Issei by Kokabiel himself, while in the Anime, Irina was left in the outskirts of the town and found later by Issei and his friends.

Miscellaneous TriviaEdit

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