Oh well I'm bored so I guess I'll just put my share of salt here.
Not that I like Issei, I just think your argument are bullshit and I dislike bullshit argument.
These harem-battle MC are ALL weak and they always bitch and whine about being weak, instead of quietly doing their role.
Because you actually expect a highschooler that live for boobs and never entered a single fight in his life to actually fight on par with demons and fallen angels that obviously had years to master fighting technique and their powers and that on his first few fight?
Of course when you get dragged on the floor, almost killed thrice, couldn't save the girl you took a liking to you aren't going to seek to get stronger!
That's called being the viewer.
We see the character thought, of course he'll think that he is weak but that is not
whining about it. He's not going to Rias or anyone and complaining about how weak he is, he's sucking it up and is ready to train and that is something that should be praised.
He's brand new to being a devil but he acts like he HAS to be the hero, all the other members are experienced and much stronger than he is.
He doesn't act like he has to be a hero.
There is a very big difference between entering a fight on your own will and getting dragged in a fight.
Of course he could hope that if he put his tail between his legs and start running that the fallen angel will not care enough and won't snipe him with a spear from distance. I don't know but if it was me I would rather die trying to protect someone than dying by running for my life.
After Rias saved him in ep3 he asked her to save Asia but she told him that she didn't want to.
You need to get in your head that Issei is not used to all these new people and this situation. I'll put it quite simply: His business is not
the other member's business. It's not because he want to save her that the other will be obligated to go risk their life for this purpose.
He planned to go alone and I probably would have gone as well; it's not trying to be a hero it's just not wanting to feel guilt.
He needs to quit bitching and be a team player.
He didn't bitch and he was the first one to ask Rias to help him to save Asia. It's not like he had any means to contact Rias in the other situations.
But of course that's not the way these Harem-battle anime are done!
Actually if that sentence was only refering to the sentence before it then yeah it's the way this harem-battle anime is actually made.
They always make the MC weak as shit and he mysteriously wins, it's fucking irrational and annoying.
You are forgotting something.
MC was human like one week ago at max.
No matter if he was a professional wrestler or someone considered strong in the human world he would be someone insignifiant next to demon and angel.
He got power from the highest family of demon, possess a sacred gear that multiply that potential and has the ability of all the club members.
Now you could have said that it's retarded that he suddenly was able to control it for a moment and I would agree with you but there's nothing mysterious and irrational about it.
It's not like he did tricks, he just ran and touma
punched the opponent, oh lord what a beast.
And of course you know how controlling magical power work.
But, whatever, I'm not watching HSDXD for the retarded plot.
The plot is pretty much average so far but the most retarded thing in this anime is the boobs, not the plot. The story is much more consistant than most harem-battle we've seen in the last 3 years.
I agree with you: Issei is a lame and stupid lead but he is a consistant one for a change.
Like I said, your reason for hating are bad, it sound like you were desesperate to paint the show worst than it actually is and that gave birth to your post.
Oh well I ended up writting a TL;DR, always happen when i'm tired as fuck and want to procrastinate my sleep.