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High School DxD New Anime Season's 1st Promo Streamed

posted on 2013-03-30 09:55 EDT
Supernatural school comedy to premiere with returning cast, staff in July

The first promotional video for High School DxD New, the second season of the High School DxD anime, debuted at Anime Contents Expo and on the anime's website on Saturday. The video notes that the main cast and staff is returning for the July anime, including lead actor Yuuki Kaji as Issei Hyōdō, lead actress Yōko Hikasa as Rias Gremory, and director Tetsuya Yanagisawa


The new season was announced with the 13th light novel volume, which shipped last September. Ichiei Ishibumi's original light novel series centers around Issei Hyōdō, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei (Yuuki Kaji) is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu (Yōko Hikasa), a high-level devil who is also the prettiest girl on Issei's campus.

For the second season, Risa Taneda (From the New World's Saki, Oreshura's Kaoru, Say, "I Love You".'s Asami) will play Zenobia, Maaya Uchida (Yuruyuri's Mari, Vividred Operation's Rei) will play Irina Shidō, and Haruka Yamazaki (Hayate the Combat Butler's Ruka, Vividred Operation's Mizuha) will play Aika Kiriyū.

Yanagisawa directed the first season at the anime studio TNK with scriptwriter Takao Yoshioka and character designer Junji Goto.

The first season premiered in Japan on last year, and Funimation licensed that season for North America for streaming and home video.

[Embedded video via Vito Plahuta]


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