Anime Spotlight: High School DxD

by Justin Sevakis,

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High School DxD

Premieres January, 2012 in Japan


A splendid new face! "I'm going to be the Harem King!!"

The perverted, stupid, and optomistic Issei Hyodo (A servant devil), his master, Rias Gremory, the most beautiful girl in school, and several types of beautiful girls (who are also devils) work hard day and night for the sake of doing naughty things in this youthful tale of hardwork, friendship, battles, sexy delusions, and love.

Gentlemen, the wait is over! Your long awaited "High School DxD", a tale full of boobs and dreams is now a TV anime!! Let imaginations explode as the greatest boob anime is here!!!


Issei Hyodo is sophomore at Komaou Private Academy, a high school with primarily women. His goal in attending this school is one thing and one thing only: to build himself a personal harem at the school! But the women all call him a pervert and his goal of making a harem is nothing but a grand dream now...

However! Luck strikes and Issei gets his first girlfriend, and goes on his first date! That evening at the academy she slowly leans in... Could she be going for a kiss? Maybe more...? As his erotic delusions heat up, she smiles and speaks... "Would you mind dying for me?"

Suddenly, he's murdered by the very first girlfriend of his life! Why!? Or so he thought, but then he woke up in his own bed. Moreover, right next to him, the crimson haired beauty Rias Gremory, his senior at the academy, was lying next to him, completely naked (huge boobs and all)!

"Wasn't I just killed? Why is Rias-sempai here? Why is she naked? Wait, I can totally see her boobs!"

"If you want to look at them, go ahead."

......wait, for real?

Issei finally gets an explanation from Rias: Devils exist in this world. Rias herself is a devil, and in order to revive Issei she brought him back as one too. Furthermore, in exchange for that, he now has to obey Rias for all eternity as her devil manservant. Issei is confused by this shocking truth and absurd turn of events. I'm a devil and a servant? Rias-sempai's servant? Which means I might be able to grope her boobs?

With his natural ero-power and positive thinking, Issei accepts his new life as Rias's devil servant. And so the curtain opens on Issei's new academy life as a devil and a servant! And yes, so he can one day make a harem of boobs!


Issei Hyodo
VA: Yuuki Kaji

Komaou Private Academy High School, Sophomore. Rank: Pawn.

He's a pervert, has a habit of fantasizing, and is well known for being creepy at the academy, but he's also surprisingly hot-blooded and hard-working. His first girlfriend suddenly kills him, but Rias saves him and brings him back to life as a devil of her own clan, making him a member of the Occult Research Club.

His rank is "Pawn" and his powers as a devil rank at the bottom so far, but on his left arm he wields the Sacred Gear, Crimson Dragon Emperor's Gauntlet. This stupid, perverted protagonist works hard day and night for the sake of his master and the highest ranking devil, Rias. "I am your Pawn!"

Rias Gremory
VA: Yōko Hikasa

Komaou Private Academy High School, Senior. Rank: King.

A madonna of the academy, Issei's master, and a woman people admire. Her true identity is the Crimson-Haired Ruin Princess, the heir to one of the highest ranking and famous devil families, the Gremory.

She's enrolled as an exchange student, but the truth is that she holds the power in the academy, and acts as the president of the occult research club, which is made up of the devils under her command. Her rank is "King". She's an invincible heroine who saw the power sleeping in Issei and took interest in him. "Good boy, Issei. I'll make you into a man."

Akeno Himejima
VA: Shizuka Itou

Komaou Private Academy High School, Senior. Rank: Queen.

Akeno is the #2 Queen of the Gremory clan, known as the "Priestess of Thunder". She's vice president of the occult research club, and her rank is Queen. She's a beautiful girl who ranks second in popularity after Rias. Normally she's very gentle, and often says "oh my" or "Ufufu". There are a lot of mysteries to her, and Issei is right to instinctually fear her, because once she enters battle she becomes a super-class sadist. "It's alright if I give you some arousing attention now and then, isn't it?"

Argento Asia
VA: Azumi Asakura

Komaou Private Academy High School, Sophomore. Rank: Bishop.

Asia is a beautiful Sister who Issei met while in town. She is a girl with a gentle heart who posses a divine object in her body that is capable of healing wounds.

Once, she was one of the fallen angels who oppose the devils, but for certain reasons she becomes a devil under Rias's control and transfers to Issei's class. Her rank in the occult club is Bishop. When Issei saved her she fell in love with him and decided to live together with him! "Issei-san, I love you. I'll always be at your side."

Koneko Tojo
VA: Ayana Taketatsu

Komaou Private Academy High School, Freshman. Rank: Rook.

No matter how you look at her, she appears to be an elementary school loli devil. She's reticent and is always eating something sweet in the corner of the room. Despite her appearance, her powers as a devil are far greater than Issei's, and she posses super strength.

Her rank in the occult research club is Rook. She's a loli who's often quiet, but has a wicked tongue towards Issei. "My body and breasts may be small, but... I can still have s-sex..."

Yuto Kiba
VA: Kenji Nojima

Komaou Private Academy High School, Sophomore. Rank: Knight.

Yuto is a gentle swordsman, and his rank in the occult research club is Knight. He calls himself Issei's friend, but he has good looks, a very good brain, and a pretty nice personality, so he's the object of admiration for all the female students, which causes Issei to see him as an enemy (for no reason). It makes one feel sorry for this academy's top handsome prince.


Issei Hyodo
Yuuki Kaji
Rias Gremory
Yōko Hikasa
Argento Asia
Azumi Asakura
Akeno Himejima
Shizuka Itou
Koneko Tojo
Ayana Taketatsu
Yuto Kiba
Kenji Nojima


Original Creator
Ichiei Ishibumi
Original Illustration
(Running in Dragon Magazine/Fujimi Fantasy Bunko Publishing)
Tetsuya Yanagisawa
Series Composition
Takao Yoshioka
Character Design
Junji Gotō
Chief Animation Directors
Junji Gotō & Masahiko Yoda
Prop Design
Yutaka Miya
Art Director
Shigemi Ikeda (Atelier Musa)
Color Design
Hitomi Ikeda (Studio Easter)
Director of Photography
Ryouhei Kasai (Falcon)
Takashi Sakurai
Sound Director
Jin Aketagawa
Ryosuke Nakanishi
Music Production
Animation Production
Opening Theme
Trip -innocent of D-
by Larval Stage Planning

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