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High School DxD New Sequel's 2nd Promo Video Teases Story

posted on 2013-06-10 12:00 EDT
Supernatural school comedy's 2nd season begins with Excalibur story from light novels

The official website for High School DxD New, the second season of the High School DxD anime, began streaming its second promotional video on Monday. The 130-second video features the opening theme song "Sympathy" by Larval Stage Planning.

The video highlights the Gekkō Kōtei no Excalibur (Excalibur of the Moonlit Campus) story from the third volume of Ichiei Ishibumi's original light novel series. The story centers around the shattered and reforged Excalibur swords that were stolen from the Vatican, including some that have been taken to Issei's town. The main cast and staff are returning for the second season, which will premiere on July 7.

The new season was announced with the 13th light novel volume, which shipped last September. The 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 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.

Tetsuya 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.

[Via NicoTubeAnime]


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