Before the ‘isekai’ genre appeared and dominated the anime world, the harem genre was all the rage, giving anime fans a plethora of options when choosing their favorite anime ‘waifu.’ One example of an incredibly popular harem series is High School DxD, which was adapted from a light novel and manga franchise. If fan service is your cup of tea, then High School DxD will feel just like heaven—especially since the entire series is chockful of beautiful demons and angels.
So far, High School DxD has four seasons ready for viewing, but there’s barely any information about whether there’s going to be a fifth season. Due to the length of time that has passed since the fourth season’s release, some fans have begun to lose hope.
However, there’s still a lot of unused plot points from the light novels that could be used for a new season. So in this article, we’ll discuss the possibility of a High School DxD Season 5 and what we can potentially expect to see.
What’s High School DxD All About?
In High School DxD, we follow a seemingly regular high-school student named Issei Hyodo. However, we soon learn that he has an incredibly perverted personality. Unbeknownst to him, Kuoh Academy—a former all-girls school—is dominated by supernatural creatures. In this academy, both fallen angels and demons intermingle, although Issei was one of the very few humans in the area.
However, one day, Yuma Amano asks Issei on a date, and it was during that time that she reveals to him that she’s a fallen angel. In a sudden turn of events, Yuma kills him and later revives him using a Rias, a summoning card devil.
The next day, Issei wakes up in his room as if nothing happened… except, Rias is in his room with him. She reveals that since she revived him, he has also turned into one of the devils. As a result, Issei is indebted to Rias, one of the most attractive girls in Kuoh Academy. Amidst the various factions causing friction within the school, Issei must now try and fight back to survive.
High School DxD started off as a Japanese light novel series by Ichiei Ishibumi and Miyama-Zero, the latter being the illustrator. During the series’ decade-long publication, it was able to release more than 20 volumes. By 2011, a manga adaptation was serialized, and it continued to run until 2014. The manga franchise got popular enough that it even had spinoffs of its own.
The anime adaption of High School DxD premiered in January 2012, and the series ran all the way through 2018, having four seasons overall. The fourth season matched the ending of the light novels, and since then, fans have been waiting patiently for any kind of update implying that a fifth season would be released.
What We Know About a Possible Season 5
While the studio and creators have been silent about all this, here’s what we do know about the possibility of a High School DxD Season 5. As mentioned, the fourth season of the anime was based on the light novel series, specifically from the Heroic Oppai Dragon arc found within Volumes 7 through 12.
Since then, more volumes have been released, containing a lot of plot material for at least one more season. However, despite the show’s popularity and high ratings, there’s still no official news about the anime getting picked up for a new season.
There was one moment in time when Ishibumi suggested that Passione is considering picking up High School DxD for a Season 5. For the uninformed, Passione replaced Studio TNK as High School DxD’s production studio, and they worked on the anime’s fourth season.
That said, they haven’t officially canceled the anime either, which is why the fans are stuck in a limbo of “will they, won’t they?” For now, fans are holding on to the last slivers of hope they have.
At this point, we can’t blame the studio for their pace in animating shows, especially since they probably have a massive backlog due to the global pandemic that has taken place over nearly 2 years now. There are rumors that High School DxD Season 5 will be released by the end of this year, though, but we’ll just have to wait and see.