High School DxD New TV Anime in Production

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

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High School DxD | LN Vol 22

At Fantasia Bunko Big Thanks Festival 2016, it was announced that High School DxD would receive a new TV anime series. The light novel series previously inspired 3 different anime series.

The first anime launched in 2012 and ran for 12 episodes. The second series was titled High School DxD New. It premiered in 2013 and ran for 12 episodes. The latest series was titled High School DxD BorN and ran for 12 episodes. All three anime series were produced by animation studio TNK and directed by Tetsuya Yanagisawa.

High School DxD | LN Vol 1

A synopsis for the series is provided by ANN:

The story follows Issei Hyōdō, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level devil who is also the prettiest girl on Issei’s campus.

The original light novel series is written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. It is published by Fujimi Shobo under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. The novel currently has 22 volumes released and was first published in 2008 in Dragon Magazine.


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  • Mr0303

    Each subsequent season of the anime got worse. The fanservice is all it’s got at this point – the plot has gone completely off the rails and the characters are one note. I think I’ll be skipping this one.

    • Typr

      You’re talking about Born? It was like 80% filler. They kinda mixed story from 5, 6 and 7th volume, changed and cut out “a lot” there and finished series with own ending. So “HDxD had only 2 seasons” etc. 😛

    • Mr0303

      Even the second season became kind of stupid when everybody (angels, devils and fallen angels) joined forces.

      The Born season was a clusterfuck with no stable villains.

    • Kelechuckuw K.c.W

      I’m ok with them join force since loki and there’s another faction trying to wipe them all out and it was new way to see all these other maytho’s meetb up I like to see the nose and greeks meet up with japan go’s and the christan religions.

      be side there way worse anime’s with fan service’s both freezing and Ikkitousen are by far worse and allow the villain away literal rape and with a character doing the normal way where villain i as shown in freezing season 2 with any law enforce getting involved . which is far more disturbing

    • Mr0303

      Yeah, there are worse animes. I completely agree with you about Ikkitousen – I only managed to stomach one season before dropping it.

      Still this doesn’t elevate DxD in my eyes. The plot is still all over the place and is going way too quickly. They had some interesting ideas, but introduced the different mythologies too quickly. Now it turns out that there is some sort of other legendary dragon and them being on frenemy terms with the Chaos Brigade is stupid. At the end of the 3rd season there was no villain or major story hook to keep me watching.

    • Kelechuckuw K.c.W

      yeah with Highschool DXDI think they are doing this cause of how short in burst they have thing’s happen as an anime series . they don’t have the same budget as bleach certain others . as for Ikkitousen I won’t make any excuse’s . but from what I found out . the books originally had this happening to males where the cloths ripped in battle. in certain version
      of the three kingdom’s. “so they claim ” I guess that wasn’t as appealing the the writers of the anime series who like don’t have girlfriends or wives. so on some level they rather look at women . as to the actual sex Scenes in they show. I don’t give excuses .it may be just plain perversion from the writers.

      But freezing the anime series ( which isn’t from japan )is the worse of the three like I said to allow someone to get away with rape with out consequence where I’m sure with it’s settting which is future based there still should law enforcement even if that kid was super powered he should face both court and been put into the slammer. but the writeres didn’t care for it , was beyound annoying.

    • Mr0303

      I don’t have a problem with serious themes like rape being featured in anime, but it was handled very poorly in Ikki Tousen. The rape thing was only one of the many issues I had with it. The characters were boring, the humour was cringe worthy and they didn’t really realise any of the Three Kingdoms stuff.

      I think DxD has a personality crisis – it doesn’t know whether it wants to be serious or humorous. In my personal opinion these fan service animes work best when they have a healthy dose of humour in them like Shimonetta or Senran Kagura. Another way they can approach it is the overly serious Elven Lied where sexuality is part of the character’s vulnerability or it adds to the overall gritty feel.

      The Keijo!!! series is pretty fun. I recommend it.

    • Kelechuckuw K.c.W

      I agree completely

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  • DariusQ

    Season 1 was good, New less so, Born was just plain terrible.

    Sad. This was one of my favorite anime even ignoring the fanservice because despite the lack of originality it had a nice mix of tropes which complemented one another. Now it just has all of them. 🙁

  • Red.Dots…

    All seasons were awesome so far!! cant wait for season 4 !! we fans are dying to get it !!! story a part from the novel was awesome angels n every1 tagging a long n all that 😀 was a great twist!! but wtf we gonna see on season 4?? i cant wait to find out lol 😀

  • David L. Jaeckel

    I have enjoyed all of the seasons and I am looking forward to the fourth.