High School DxD is a novel written by author Ichiei Ishibumi. It’s a Japanese Manga series which is one of the most successful dramas aired since 2012. High School DxD has a huge fan base, and all the manga lovers are pretty excited about this coming season. If you are looking for English dubbed episodes, then you can watch the anime premier at Funimation. Although the release date is not confirmed yet, High school DxD season 5 will continue the arc of Hero Oppai Dragon from the manga. This is how it has been with the last four seasons of the series. The series contains a cast of characters that memorable and leave a lasting impression on the mind. The storyline is well put together and the animation department does a good job of making the series a worthwhile watch.
High School DxD Plot:
Kuoh Academy or Kuō Gakuen is an old girls school which is recently turned into a co-ed institution. This school has a dark secret which is hidden from the human world. It is home to many fallen angels, angels as well as devils. Among these, Issei Hyodo is a lascivious 2nd-year human student who is enjoying his usual life. After a normal day at school, he is asked out for a date by Yuma Amano. She takes her to the local park and reveals herself as Raynare. He realizes that it was a trap set for him. After unveiling her true identity as a fallen angel, she stabs him in the abdomen and tries to kill him brutally. Rias Gremory, who is a buxom 3rd-year student at Kuoh Academy saves Issei’s life by using her summon card. She is no less than a devil and her main motive to resurrect him and make him a pet. Reckoning as a bad dream, the next morning Issei wakes up and tries to forget about it. He is again attacked by another fallen angel which leaves him is a puzzle. He sees Rias unclothed in his room, and later she reveals her true individuality to him. She states that he had died by the hands of Yuma who is a fallen angel. Issei is a bit shaken by her utterance. She also adds that she has reincarnated him as a devil and the new master.
The fourth season is more adventurous as it will feature the encounter of the Gremory Group with the group of humans who have Sacred Gears and are not fallen angels, angels or devil. These specialized groups of humans have a group named as Hero Faction. They are the lineage of the great humans who saved the world by using their sacred gears. They own some powerful top tier Sacred Gears which are provided by their descendants. Their main enemies are supernatural creatures like devils, and they want to terminate them at any cost. With the help of these powerful Sacred Gears, they can wipe out the Demon Gods and Kings. On the other hand, Issei confesses his love to his beautiful senpai Rias in this season. Asia also tells her true feelings to Issei which leads to a love triangle. It will also feature some travel journey of Issei as well as a rating game between the Bael House and Gremory House. This season also may have a harem ending.
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High School DxD Characters:
Issei Hyodo: He is the lead character of this series. He is the most perverted guy and dreams to become the harem king. He later becomes an upper-level devil. From the beginning, he is shown to carry immense potential. His resurrection causes Rias to finish up all the eight pawns that are in her team. His aim is to be Harem King as he realizes that he can take over with the help of a team formed by him. He is helpful and protective towards his friends, a quality that causes his friends to fall in love with him but being the perverted guy he is, even though he relishes the lustful affections he is showered with, he refuses to start a serious relationship with them. Much of this is attributed to a trauma he had suffered at the hands of Amano. He is an expert in Boosted Gear which is the main form of combat. It is a Sacred Gear taking the form of a gauntlet.
Rias Gremory: She is a fallen angel as well as the lover of the male protagonist, Issei Hyodo. Her physical attractiveness is what makes Issei fall for her.
Asia Argento: She is a blonde haired girl. She also has the ability to heal people. She was raised in a church and later moves to Japan and befriends Issei. She gets killed by Raynare and is resurrected by Issei as a devil. She has a crush on Issei and hates his perverted behaviour.
She grew up in the Catholic Church as a nun and developed her abilities as a healer of people. Diodora Astaroth is injured and Asia rushes to his aid. This results in her being excommunicated from the church. She becomes friends with Issei in Japan but ends up being kidnapped and killed by Raynare who steals her rings. She is revived by Rias as a devil. Asia has a deep affection for Issei who is her first friend and gets jealous whenever he showers affection on the other girls and asks him that he channel his actions towards her. Issei is torn between wanting to safeguard her innocence and showing her affection.
Koneko Toujou: She is a white-haired humanoid with two tails. Issei always describes her as Lolli-face and petite. She sometimes gets irritated with Issei perverted strategies.
Akeno Himejima (VA: Shizuka Itō in Japanese and Teri Rogers, Kelly Angel in English): She has dark black hair and he is the vice-president of the Occult Research Club. Her hair is usually tied up in a long ponytail. She appears to be the ideal Japanese woman and Issei always tells her that. She is petite, has a pretty face, is good-natured and always smiles. She is known for her excellent personality but during combat, her sadistic side comes out. Among her abilities are elemental attacks and lightning strikes. She adopts the nickname Priestess of Thunder when she is dressed as a shrine priestess. She has an integral role to play in the series and her character goes through enough developments.
High School DxD Season 5 Release Date:
High School DxD hero Season 4 released on 10th April 2018. Enjoy this season filled with some extra supernatural adventures as we wait for High School DxD Season 5. The anime will probably return in 2020 or maybe later. Passion studio and Sueda have not announced it, but when season 5 happens, High school DxD should continue with the ‘Hero Oppai Dragon’ story arc from the manga. The arc was started in season 4 of the anime and has covered two volumes 9 and 10 from the light novels. The anime has always been following the manga very closely, and it is safe to assume that the new season will follow the volumes 11 and 12. High School DxD production is now taken over by Passione Studio.
The director, Yoshifumi Sueda, has already decided the plot of the sequel. According to Sueda, he is going to take a small part of the story from the light novels and adapt it into an anime. There is enough material in the light novels that it can be easily adapted into the anime version of the series for the Season 5. Passion has not given any more information on High school DxD Season 5, but earlier they had confirmed that it would need a 6th season to complete the current story arc. Passion studio is trying not to repeat the mistake made by the creators. Those animes which do not follow the manga often displeases the audience. Like High School DxD, Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan followed the manga, and the audience was pleased.
High School DxD English Dubbing:
You can stream all the episodes of High School DxD on Funimation which loads episodes faster than any other sites.
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