The inclusion of angels and demons inside a harem series is something that can only be thought of and done in the universe of anime. High School DxD is exactly everything that we’ve just mentioned. And so much more. The exciting anime is all set to release season 5, meaning viewers and fans around the globe can finally watch Issei Hyoudou back in action. Based on the list of novels from author Ichiei Ishibumi, which started in 2008, High School DxD Season 5 is expected to hit the TV screens very soon. Even though the original release was expected last year, the global pandemic caused a delay.

The Plot

Issei Hyoudou is a second-year high school student studying at the Kuoh Academy, who aims to be a future harem king. Tragedy strikes, however, when Issei is killed by his first date, a fallen angel. Issei is later brought back to life as a devil, by the devil princess Rias Gremory. Rias Gremory is the prettiest student at Kuoh Academy and belongs to a devil family. Her red long hair has become a fan favorite and her picturization in the season is also pretty accurate.

Particularly due to Rias bringing back Issei to life, and giving him a second chance, even though as a devil, Issei now has to serve Rias and her family. In later episodes, it is shown how the enhancing relationship between Issei and Rias starts to become a threat for the angels, fallen angels, and the devils. Their alliance has somewhat become an existing threat, and the dangers it poses are of enormous scale. This has caused the angels, fallen angels, and the devils to keep a strong eye out for both of them.

With the huge influx of teenagers and young adults who have flocked their attention towards the show, High School DxD Season 5 has garnered much expected attention. The show has received praise from anime fans around the world for its infusion of angels and demons into a harem series, a particularly unique concept. The basic idea that the show revolves around, has intrigued many anime fans, who have appreciated the bold step that the creators have taken to twist this anime from the usual. 

High School DxD Season 5
High School DxD Season 5

High School DxD Season 5 Release Date

Unfortunately, the exact date of the anime series’ season 5 has not yet been released. The show was originally expected to release last year in 2020, but the covid-19 pandemic had other plans. A global delay in show release dates worldwide, High School DxD Season 5 also got a hit. However, as per confirmation from The Cine Talk, the release of season 5 has been confirmed, giving a lot of impatient fans a sigh of relief.

Can you blame them, though? A show where important characters personify angels and demons, while also battling their love lives and a harem outset, anyone could be left hooked to the show. And in circumstances like this, where the show has already been delayed, patience runs thin for fans around the world.

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Release Confirmation

The High School DxD author, Ichiei Ishibumi expressed his confirmation on Otaku Kart that High School DxD Season 5 is on the way. This certainly means that work on the show is underway behind closed curtains, and even though a release date has not been announced yet, fans could soon be left in awe with a surprise. A lot of fans on social media forums have speculated for the series to release “within months”, which has sparked multiple theories and discussions on fan-lead threads.

Ichiei Ishibumi did, however, urge fans of High School DxD to buy more of the light novel harem series, noting that a higher sales representation could easily give the production for season 5 a new push. As mentioned by a lot of fans on discussion forums, though only speculation, the High School DxD Season 5 could be released somewhere around August to October.

Fans also believe that if the show fails to release in October latest, then a new release date could be set for somewhere in 2022. That would also make more sense, as creators and the team working behind the project are determined to put in work that has fans drooling over the project, and good things take time. Despite the outrage of fans not being able to hear a release date, they are still talking about how much work goes into making something like this, and would rather the creators take more time rather than hurrying it away.

Highschool DxD Season 5 Cast

Fan forums have been lit alive as soon as the confirmation of highschool dxd season 5 hit the news. However, despite the cast yet to be announced, speculation grows thicker around the show as to who will make a comeback, who else may enter the show, and who has a storyline coming to an end. Those who have been following the show for the past four editions are familiar with the voices of

  • Yuki Kaji as Issei Hyoudou
  • Ayana Taketaksu as Koneko Toujou
  • Yoko Hikasa as Rias Gremory
  • Shizuka Ito as Akeno Himejima
  • Azumi Asakura as Asia Argento

Also bound to make a comeback, is the team behind the animations and the visuals responsible for the last season. The initial three seasons were managed and graphically brought to life through Studio TNK. Season 4, however, was brought forward to life by Studio Passione and the direction was conducted by Yoshifumi Sueda.

high school dxd season 5 cast
High School DxD Season 5 Cast

Despite such a huge risk, the creators decide to switch studios mid-production. The new visuals were different from what the fans were originally used to, and this left a huge debate between fans who were a little unpleased. This debate eventually led to a petition being formed asking for the creators to go back to the animation style that was held in seasons 1, 2, and 3.

The Conclusion 

High School DxD has yet to release the storyline and synopsis of season 5, but a lot of thoughts point in the same direction as the light novel series. In season 4, Issei and Rias kissed each other for the first time, meaning that the long-awaited romance that the fans were looking forward to, had finally been put into action. Season 4 followed volumes 9 and 10 of the light novels, so one can only hope that season 5 is in continuation with the next volumes.

In season 4, the creators specifically added Issei’s strong battle against Sairong, ramping up a clear-cut upgrade to the typical romance that surrounds the show. Issei was also shown using The Cardinal Crimson Promotion, an upgraded form of his Scale Mail. As fans and their speculation never fails to mention, season 4 had a lot to offer from all corners of ideas, and still finished without making the ideas too fluffy or scrambled.

Our Take on The High School DxD Season 5

As we mentioned earlier, season 4 followed the adaptation of seasons 9 and 10. It is because of this reason specifically, only fitting to the show, that season 5 uptakes adaptations from volumes 11 and 12. As per volumes 11 and 12, Issei has a truckload of problems coming his way. He must contend with the Middle-Class Promotion Test and has to battle to understand the growing relationship between him and Rias. On the other hand, at the end of season 4, Koneko is shown particularly unhappy about how close Issei and Rias have gotten so far. This means that Issei now also has to be on the lookout for Koneko while battling his own problems.

As the covid-19 restrictions unexpectedly caused a halt in the production of High School DxD Season 5, it is soon expected to be released by the end of October 2021, or probably next year. With that being said, let’s hope season 5 is just truly around the car and will be coming up soon. This means fans will be hooked to their screens until the show is finished.

All this information’s worth that we’ve provided can only be understood by the top High School DxD fans. Well, from one fan to another, we can only assure you that High School DxD season 5 will leave you satisfied and overcome with joy. Stay tuned to our blog to find out more information about High School DxD season 5, and if you hear anything, let us know too!