Anime Spotlight - High School DxD BorN (Season 3)

by Anthony Foronda,

Broadcast Begins April 2015 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Tetsuya Yanagisawa
(Daimidaler-The Sound Robot, Shattered Angels )
Series Composition: Takao Yoshioka
(The Familiar of Zero, DearS )
Character Design: Junji Goto
(School Days, Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor )

Introduction

I wanted to protect that person—

Story

The stupid and perverted male student of Kuoh Academy, Issei Hyodo aka Issei had his life taken due to the fact that he had been hosting a powerful Sacred Gear within him. But thanks to Rias Gremory, the most beautiful girl in the academy and the senpai he most yearned for, he reincarnates as a devil. But the price he had to pay was to live as a devil servant for Rias!

Issei, who is perverted but very straightforward and positive, is surrounded not only by his master Rias who is a high-ranking devil, but all her beautiful minion devils as well. In order to become a high-ranking devil himself and make the dream of creating a harem come true, he continues to defeat all sorts of enemies. This is a school battle entertainment consisting of hard work, friendship, and passion!

Characters

Issei Hyodo
VA:Yuki Kaji
Kuoh Academy high school division, 2nd year
Class: Pawn
Sacred Gear: Gauntlet of the Red Dragon Emperor (Boosted Gear)

He had his life taken from him as he was the host of a powerful Sacred Gear, , but by reincarnating as a devil thanks to Rias, he becomes one of Rias' minions. Stupid and perverted, but unexpectedly passionate and hard-working.

Goes by “Issei”.

Rias Gremory
VA:Yōko Hikasa
Kuoh Academy high school division, 3rd year
Class: King

The most beautiful girl in the academy, and the upperclassman that Issei longed for the most. She actually is a high-ranking devil and the next heir to the established Gremory clan. One of the most powerful in the academy, and is also the leader of the Occult Research Club, a club where she gathered all her minions. Issei's master. Ever since her battle with Riser, she lives together with Issei at his home.

Asia Argento
VA:Azumi Asakura
Kuoh Academy high school division, 2nd year
Class:Bishop
Sacred Gear: Holy Mother's Smile (Twilight Healing)

A kind-hearted, beautiful girl who possesses a Sacred Gear that heals wounds. She worked until a fallen angel that fought against devils, but ends up becoming one of Rias' minions. Has romantic aspirations for Issei, and ever since Rias started living together with him at his house, her approaches to Issei have gotten more and more daring.

Akeno Himejima
VA:Shizuka Ito
Kuoh Academy high school division, 3rd year
Class: Queen

Nicknamed the “Priestess of Lightning”, she is the number two minion under Gremory, and the vice-leader of the Occult Research Club. Dubbed the “two big sisters” of the academy together with Rias, and has immense popularity. Normally has a very good-natured personality and often says “oh my” and giggles. However, in battle, she is a super-sadistic dominatrix.

Koneko Toujou
VA:Ayana Taketatsu
Kuoh Academy high school division, 1st year
Class: Rook

A beautiful girl who gathers popularity as the mascot of the academy. Doesn't show much emotion on her face, and is reticent, but lashes out fiercely against Issei. Has immense power that is unbelievable considering her very small frame. She is always eating something.

Yuto Kiba
VA:Kenji Nojima
Kuoh Academy high school division, 2nd year
Class: Knight
Sacred Gear: Demon Sword Creation (Sword Birth)

A nice young fellow who possesses Sacred Gear that can create demon swords with any property. An attractive boy with good looks, good brains, and good personality, he is very popular among the girls of the academy. Was often the target of Issei's one-sided jealousy, but as they overcome one battle after another, they start to recognize each other's strengths. Self-proclaimed friend of Issei.

Xenovia
VA:Risa Taneda
Kuoh Academy high school division, 2nd year
Class: Knight

A skilled beautiful swordswoman who was sent out by the Church with a certain covert mission. Contrary to her poised appearance, she is somewhat of an airhead that lacks common sense as she spent all her life growing up within the Church. Her battle type is that of power that specializes on how strong the attack is, and the attacks she lashes out with have tremendous destructive powers.

Irina Shido
VA:Maaya Uchida

A beautiful girl that was sent out from the Church along with Xenovia. A certain talent of hers was noticed in the past, which caused her to learn swordsmanship within the Church. Acts as though she has known about Issei from way in the past. Her battle type is that of speed that uses her agility heavily to launch tricky attacks, and her sword swings are kaleidoscopic.

Gasper Vladi
VA:Ayane Sakura
Kuoh Academy high school division, 1st year
Class: Bishop
Sacred Gear: Stopped World's Evil Eye (Forbidden Balor View)

The other bishop of Gremory's minions that had been sealed away in the room that nobody ever opened in the old school building. A first year just like Koneko, and a half-vampire born between a human and a vampire, but hates blood and is a serious shut-in. Seems like a cute yet beautiful blonde girl at first glance, but holds a secret that would make Issei shed tears.

Cast

Issei Hyodo
Yuki Kaji
Rias Gremory
Yōko Hikasa
Asia Argento
Azumi Asakura
Akeno Himejima
Shizuka Ito
Koneko Toujou
Ayana Taketatsu
Yuto Kiba
Kenji Nojima
Xenovia
Risa Taneda
Irina Shido
Maaya Uchida
Gasper Vladi
Ayane Sakura
Azazel
Rikiya Koyama
Vali
Ryota Osaka

Staff

Original story
Ichiei Ishibumi
Original story illustrations
Miyama-Zero (Serialized in Dragon Magazine / published by Fantasia Bunko)
Director
Tetsuya Yanagisawa
Series Composition
Takao Yoshioka
Character Design
Junji Goto
Chief Animation Director
Junji Goto
Assistant Director
Hideki Okamoto
Prop Design
Yutaka Miya
Art Director
Kenichi Kurata (Baku Production)
Color Coordinator
Yuichi Furuichi
Filming Director
Hiroyuki Chiba
Editing
Aya Hida
Sound Effects Director
Jin Aketagawa
Music
Ryosuke Nakanishi
Music Production
Lantis
Produce
GENCO
Animation Production
TNK
Production
High School DxD BorN Production Committee

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