After the fourth season treated us to those long-awaited confessions, we’re all anxiously awaiting High School DxD season 5. But when is the fifth season coming out? If you’re here looking that up, keep reading, as in this article, we’ll talk about everything we know about High School DxD season 5!!
Originally a light novel series, Ichiei Ishibumi’s fantasy-harem series “High School DxD” became an instant hit when mangaka Hiroji Mishima breathed life into its spicy characters through his vivid illustrations.
By the summer of 2011, the manga adaptations had sold so many copies that the series was featured as a “New York Times Best Seller.” At the same time, Oricon also declared High School DxD as its top-selling light novel series. And so, the series’ fame was already soaring through the sky when Studio TNK released the first season of High School DxD’s anime adaptation.
But even with its already high expectations, the anime broke all viewership records for any harem anime series. So much so that TNK soon renewed it for season 2, which also performed so well that it later announced a third season.
While skeptics tried to frame High School DxD’s streak of successes to its prolific use of fanservice and ecchi tropes, the actual reason why the series could captivate so many fans is that it splendidly combined a unique harem-fantasy plot with spectacular bits of action, adventure, comedy, and romance.
This explains why High School DxD was again greenlit for another anime season, even though the creative differences between the original author and directors had practically brought the series to an indefinite hiatus.
While TNK got replaced with Studio Passione for the fourth season, the anime garnered a massive response. Fans were almost convinced that Passione would renew the series immediately after the finale of High School DxD’s fourth season.
But it’s been five years since then, and no official announcements have occurred. And so, fans are wondering if High School DxD Season 5 is canceled!
Will There Be a High School DxD Season 5?
So far, there are no official renewal announcements for a fifth season of High School DxD anime. But the hype surrounding the series and the availability of source material suggests that a new season will be profitable for all parties involved, including the fans!
After all, Highschool DxD is currently among the most popular anime in the MyAnimeList catalog and one of the best ecchi anime series ever!
Also, the LN series currently contains 25 volumes, but the anime adaptations has only covered up to light novel volume 10. That means there’s enough content available to create not just one but probably five more seasons.
And so, we can expect that there’ll be High School DxD season 5, but we just don’t know exactly when it’ll happen.
High School DxD Season 5 Release Date Predictions
At the time of writing this, there are no official release dates as the series isn’t renewed yet. As fans, we all have our fingers crossed for the series to come out soon, or at least some kind of announcement regarding its renewal or cancellation. But I think the series may be delayed until next year.
The reason why I’ve mentioned a delay is not just because there was a 3-year gap between the fourth season renewal and release dates. But it’s also because Studio Passione usually produces only two series each year.
The studio is currently airing Yuri is My Job! and has already scheduled The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy for the latter half of 2023.
And so, the studio may not pick another series until next year, if it even gets picked!
But unconfirmed rumors suggest that High School DxD’s fifth season is already in production. But if that were true, the studio would have already announced its return. As it hasn’t been announced, it’s safe to say that the fifth season won’t be released anytime soon!
High School DxD Plot & Season 5 Expectations
Issei Hyodo is your run-of-the-mill student who wishes to fulfill his perverted harem fantasies. And so, he soon earns a reputation for his deviant behavior. However, he has no luck with girls, so his fantasies remain just fantasies!
But one day, his luck changes as one gorgeous school student, Raynare, asks Issei out on a date!
So, his imagination runs wild with dirty thoughts when she takes Issei to a local park. But she unveils her identity as a fallen angel and then kills Issei out of the blue.
This dramatic scene is witnessed by a buxom third-year student named Rias Gremory, who turns out to be a devil. She takes pity on Issei and revives him as a demon.
Finding all these events absurd, Issei assumes he’s in a dream. But when he wakes up the next day, he finds a naked Rias walking around in his room who then validates that he’s indeed a devil who must serve her from now on.
Over the years, the series has featured several arcs with angels fighting devils. But one thing has remained unchanged, which is Issei’s dream of having a harem of gorgeous ladies, and he seems to be doing quite well in that regard!
But in the finale of High School DxD season 4, Issei finally dragonizes into his Cardinal Crimson Promotion and beats Sairaorg. Later, he publicly confesses his love for Rias, only for them to share a kiss and reaffirm their feelings for each other.
However, it seems that the other girls, including Akeno, Xenovia, Koneko, Irina, Ravel, Asia, and Rossweisse, are unfazed by Issei and Rias’s romance. It’s because they have openly declared that they’ve no plans to stop seducing Issei.
Later, Azazel is shown questioning Indra over his association with Cao Cao.
So, we can expect that the High School DxD season 5 will pick the story from exactly where the previous season ended. If that happens, the anime will start with the next arc in the light novels, where Koneko will experience heat as Issei and Rias become more intimate.
We’ll also likely see Issei’s harem taking a formal shape, as Rias doesn’t seem bothered by Issei getting seduced by other women.
However, Issei will have to take exams to become recognized as a High-Ranking Devil. Since the exam involves written and physical tests, we may see all the girls helping Issei in his lessons.
As the previous seasons adapted roughly two light novel volumes into 12 episodes each, Highschool DxD season 5 will contain 12 episodes from light novel volumes 11 and 12.
But we’ll have to wait for season 5’s renewal to know exactly what to expect.
Is There a Trailer for High School DxD Season 5?
At the time of writing this, there’s no official trailer for season 5 of High School DxD, as the series hasn’t been renewed yet. But there are rumors that season 5’s production is under consideration, so we can hopefully expect some good news soon.
But even if the trailer comes out, High School DxD’s fifth season may not be instantly available in your region. It’s because the series has been flagged as ‘objectionable content’ for its erotic nature across various countries.
After all, most TV networks, including Tokyo MX, Bs11, TVA, and CTC, have been airing only the censored versions. So, we can anticipate that only AT-X will be airing an uncensored version of High School DxD Season 5.
Who Will Be the Cast & Crew for High School DxD Season 5?
As the voice cast has been reprising its roles for all the previous seasons, we anticipate they’ll also return for another season as well.
If that happens, we can expect to see:
- Yuki Kaji as Issei Hyodo
- Yoko Hikasa as Rias Gremory
- Azumi Asakura as Asia Argento
- Ayana Taketatsu as Koneko Toujou
- Shizuka Ito as Akeno Himejima
- Kenji Nojima as Yuuto Kiba
- Risa Taneda as Xenovia Quarta
- Ayane Sakura as Gasper
- Rikiya Koyama as Azazel
- Maaya Uchida as Irina Shido
- Ai Kakuma as Rossweisse
- Natsumi Takamori as Sona Sitri
- Suzuko Mimori as Ophis
Since Studio TNK animated the first three seasons of High School DxD, the crew for these remained the same. However, creative differences between original author Ichiei Ishibumi, director Tetsuya Yanagisawa, and scriptwriter Takao Yoshioka led studio TNK to stop animating the series.
This led Studio Passione to become the main production studio for the fourth season. And so, a new crew animated the fourth season of the anime. However, it’s unclear if Passione will remain the principal animation studio for the fifth season as well.
Season 5 of High School DxD anime is not yet declared, so the series has no trailer or release date. But there is enough material and demand for the series to be picked for a sequel. But only time will tell when that happens.
Until then, you can entertain yourself by reading its light novels starting from the 11th volume. I hope this article answered all your queries regarding the High School DxD season 5. I’ll make sure to keep updating this as the new information becomes available.
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