Ever since the anime High School DxD first premiered, it has captured the hearts of many anime lovers out there. It can’t be helped—the TV series has everything you could possibly look for: supernatural creatures such as Angels and Demonds, and the right amount of comedy to keep you coming back for more.
Without a doubt, High School DxD is one of the best supernatural comedies out there if that’s the kind of anime you’re into. No wonder it’s so popular! That being said, High School DxD fans were left with Season 4 in 2018, and have been waiting for a new season since then.
Fortunately, it seems that there’s cause for celebration, as there’s recent rumors that High School DxD Season 5 will be releasing very soon. In this article, we’re going to talk about everything we know about High School DxD Season 5.
What Is High School DxD?
Before it got adapted into an animated series, High School DxD was initially a Japanese light novel series by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. The light novel series began its serialization in September 2008, and it was published in Fujimi Shobo’s Dragon Magazine.
Two years after its serialization, the light novel series was picked up to become a manga series by Hiroji Mishima in the Dragon Magazine. By 2012, it was adapted into an anime series by TNK.
If you’re not familiar with High School DxD, it’s a supernatural action anime series inspired by the Japanese light novels by Ichiei Ishibumi. The series’ main character, Issei Hyoudou, is a high school student who is reincarnated into none other than a Devil due to his date of death. As such, Issei does everything he can to rise above the ranks of the other Devils by joining the Occult Research Club, ultimately planning to become what is known as a “Harem King.”
When Will Season 5 Be Released?
Fans have been waiting for years for a fifth season and it appears that the wait is finally over. According to recent news, High School DxD Season 5 is set to premier in December 2021, although there’s no specific date just yet. Still, the fact that we finally have an estimated date is wonderful news, especially for those fans who have been waiting for literally years.
Albeit the latest season hasn’t been released yet, fans have been hyping it up like there’s no tomorrow, so we can only hope that it will live up to everyone’s expectations.
High School DxD Season 5 Plot
According to reports we’ve read in the past, we assume that the plot of High School DxD Season 5 will pick up where Season 4 ended. Produced by Passione Studio and directed by Yoshifumi Sueda, we believe that this upcoming fifth season will be using the light novels as a source material in order to develop brand-new and interesting storylines that anime-only fans have never seen before.
That said, we assume that the volumes that will be adapted for Season 5 will be volumes 11 and 12. We also expect that in this upcoming season, the Middle-Class Promotion Test will begin.
Cast of Characters
Since there’s barely any news about High School DxD, we don’t know the official cast of characters yet or if there’ll be any new characters. However, we expect that the primary cast from the previous seasons will still be present as they cause mischief and havoc. Issei Hyoudou will most definitely be present, as he’s the series’ main character. Of course, Rias Gremory will also be there, too.
Among other characters we expect to return are Asia Argento, Akeno Himejima, and Koneko Toujou. We’re also fairly certain that Season 5 will be animated by the same studio who did the previous season.
Apparently, ComicBook.com revealed that while Studio TNK worked on the first three seasons of High School DxD, the baton was passed over to Passione by the fourth season. As such, there was a distinct difference in animation style that most of the fans didn’t like. Because of this major change, fans even created a petition requesting that the show return to its original style from season one through three.
However, we highly doubt that the anime series will switch back to Studio TNK, and it’s highly likely that Passione and Sueda will still be responsible for High School DxD Season 5.
Now, here’s a quick refresher of all the different characters present in the anime thus far.
Issei Hyoudou is High School DxD’s main character. He’s a high school student studying at Kuoh Academy. What’s interesting about Issei is that he’s one of the three most perverted students in the entire school. When the series begins, he’s portrayed as a self-centered and vain guy who’s ridiculously obsessed with women’s breasts. Not only that, his mission is to form his very own harem.
Because of this, Issei is labeled as a pervert by the student population, becoming associated with the “Perverted Trio.” Despite his devious personality, Issei also has some praiseworthy behaviors, as he’s brave and wants to protect those he cares about. In fact, protecting his loved ones nearly cost him his life at one time.
Rias Gremory is the main female character in the series. She’s the heir to the Gremory Clan, and the youngest daughter of Venelana Gremory and Zeoticus Gremory. Also known as the former President of the Occult Research Club, Rias is known by many as the Crimson-Haired Ruin Princess and one of Issei’s many fiancées.
Despite being an heiress, Rias is incredibly positive and generous to those around her, most especially to those she’s close with. The only time she shows her fiery and violent side is when other people insult her friends and loved ones.
High School DxD has a plethora of female protagonists, one of which is Asia Argento. She’s a kind girl who utilizes Sacred Gear known as Twilight Healing. This gear allows her to heal the wounds of any creature, including humans, fallen angels, devils, and even angels.
Asia isn’t that experienced when it comes to social interactions. In fact, she’s quite reserved and innocent. What’s unique about Asia is that even though she got reincarnated as a Devil, she still believes in God and His teachings. In fact, she still even actively practices her faith by reading the Bible and praying.
These practices end up causing her intense headaches, however. Just like Rias, Asia is also one of Issei’s fiancées.
Koneko Toujou is a second-year high school student at Kuoh Academy, and she’s also one of the main female protagonists of the series. Just like the other characters, she’s also one of the members of the Occult Research Club and one of Issei’s fiancées.
Koneko is more of a cold yet quiet girl who doesn’t freely show emotions, even when she’s speaking. There’s an ongoing theory that it’s because of Rias’ easy-go-lucky personality that Koneko decided to take on a more serious attitude. At first, Koneko didn’t get along well with Issei, as she continuously reprimanded him for being so perverted all the time.
However, as she got to know him more, she realized that Issei had a positive influence in the group.
Akeno is another first-year student at Kuoh Academy and is the best friend and Queen of Rias Gremory. Just like most of the other main female protagonists, Akeno is also one of Issei’s fiancées.
Akeno has a sadistic nature, which can be seen in the way she gleefully gets rid of enemies in the battlefield. She’s merciless and doesn’t really care whether she’s caused suffering to others. In fact, she bears a look of complete satisfaction whenever she dispatches an enemy.
Are We Getting a Season 6 of High School DxD?
At this point, it’s difficult to pinpoint whether High School DxD will be getting a sixth season, especially since Season 5 has been delayed for the longest time. But just like most anime, a major factor as to whether or not a series gets picked up for a new season depends on its popularity.
So, if High School DxD continues to grow in popularity and more and more people watch it, there’s a pretty good chance that we’ll be seeing a sixth season in the future.