High School DxD (Japanese: ハイスクールD×D Hepburn: Haisukūru Dī Dī?, alternatively written as Highschool DxD)[notes 1] is a Japanese light novel series written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. The story centers on Issei Hyodo, a perverted high school student who is killed by his first date who is revealed to be a fallen angel. He is soon revived as a devil by Rias Gremory to serve her and her devil family.
High School DxD began serialization in Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Magazine in its September 2008 issue. The first volume was released on September 20, 2008, with a total of fourteen volumes available in Japan as of January 19, 2013 under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation by Hiroji Mishima began serialization in the July 2010 issue of Dragon Magazine, and later in the March 2011 issue of Monthly Dragon Age, with four volumes currently available as of January 9, 2013. An anime adaptation by TNK aired on AT-X and other networks from January 6, 2012 to March 23, 2012. The anime is licensed in North America by Funimation Entertainment, and in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment. A second season has been announced.
Issei Hyodo is a lecherous second-year high school student attending Kuoh Academy (駒王学園 Kuō Gakuen?), a former all-girls school that has recently turned co-ed. He lives a peaceful life until he is called for a date by a girl named Yuma Amano. At the conclusion of the date, Issei is brought to a local park, where Yuma asks him if he wants to know what her wish is. Under the impression of receiving a kiss from the girl, Issei is shocked when Yuma whispers the words "Can you die for me?" and transforms into a Fallen Angel. Issei is brutally attacked and killed by Yuma. Issei wakes up the next morning, believing the events that occurred were all just a dream. Immediately afterwards, he notices Rias Gremory, a buxom third-year student at Kuoh Academy, naked in his room. Rias reveals her identity as a Devil to Issei and claims that she has reincarnated him as a Devil who will serve as an underling to her and the Gremory Devil Family.
Story Arc 1: The Red Dragon Emperor's Awakening (赤龍帝覚醒 Sekiryūtei Kakusei?)
- Volumes 1–2
Story Arc 2: Birth of the Breast Dragon Emperor (乳龍帝誕生 Chichiryūtei Tanjō?)
- Volumes 3–6
Story Arc 3: The Heroic Oppai Dragon (英雄（ヒーロー）おっぱいドラゴン Hīrō Oppai Doragon?)
- Volumes 7–12
Story Arc 4: The Legend of Oppai Dragon and his Lively Companions (おっぱいドラゴンと愉快な仲間たちの伝説 Oppai Doragon to Yukaina Nakamatachi no Densetsu?)
- Volume 14–present
- Volume 8 and Volume 13
High School DxD began as a light novel series written by Ichiei Ishibumi, with illustrations provided by Miyama-Zero. The first volume of High School DxD was released by Fujimi Shobo on September 20, 2008. As of January 19, 2013, fourteen volumes have been released under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint, and is currently split into four separate story arcs. A bonus story, called The First Errand: Ophis Edition (はじめてのおつかい・オーフィス編 Hajimete no Otsukai: Ōfisu Hen?), was released with the July 2012 issue of Dragon Magazine (released on May 19, 2012) as a bunkobon volume. The story takes place after Volume 12, and centers on Ophis' first shopping trip in the human world.
A manga adaptation illustrated by Hiroji Mishima began serialization in the July 2010 issue of Dragon Magazine, and later in Monthly Dragon Age in its March 2011 issue. The first volume was published by Fujimi Shobo on June 9, 2011, with a total of four volumes available in Japan as of January 9, 2013 under their Dragon Comics Age imprint. A spinoff manga, called High School DxD: Asia and Koneko's Secret Contracts!? (ハイスクールD×D アーシア&小猫 ヒミツのけいやく!? Haisukūru DxD: Āshia ando Koneko Himitsu no Keiyaku!??), illustrated by Hiroichi, was serialized in Monthly Dragon Age from the October 2011 issue (Released on September 9, 2011) to the April 2012 issue (Released on March 9, 2012). Serving as a side story, the manga takes place after chapter 10 of the main manga, and centers on Asia Argento's first duties as a Devil. It was later released as a tankōbon volume on March 9, 2012.
|01||June 9, 2011||ISBN 978-4-04-712733-3|
|02||December 9, 2011||ISBN 978-4-04-712767-8|
|03||July 9, 2012||ISBN 978-4-04-712814-9|
|04||January 9, 2013||ISBN 978-4-04-712852-1|
Chapters not in tankōbon format
- 23. "Heat it up, Occult Research Club!"
An anime adaptation by TNK and produced by Tetsuya Yanagisawa aired on AT-X between January 6, 2012 and March 23, 2012. AT-X airings of the series are uncensored, while the airings on TV Kanagawa (which began on January 11, 2012) and other networks are heavily censored. Six DVD and Blu-ray compilation volumes were released by Media Factory between March 21, 2012 and August 29, 2012, each containing an OVA short entitled "Release the Swaying Delusions" (妄想爆揺解除オリジナルビデオ Mōsō Bakuyure Kaijo Orijinaru Bideo?, lit. "Release the Swaying Delusions Original Video"). An OVA episode (listed as episode 13) was bundled with the limited edition of the 13th light novel on September 6, 2012 on Blu-ray disc. The script for the episode was handled by Ichiei Ishibumi, the author of the light novels. Another OVA episode of the first season (listed as episode 14), also written by Ishibumi, will be bundled with the limited edition release of the 15th light novel in May 2013 on Blu-ray.
In North America, the anime is licensed by Funimation Entertainment for simulcast on their video website, before releasing the series on DVD and Blu-ray. The anime is also licensed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment.
A second season of High School DxD was announced at the post-end credits of the 13th episode.
The opening theme for the first season is "Trip -Innocent of D-", performed by Larval Stage Planning. The ending theme song is "STUDYxSTUDY", performed by the new voice actress unit StylipS, consisting of Arisa Noto, Yui Ogura, Kaori Ishihara, and Maho Matsunaga, who all had voice roles in the anime. The songs were released as CD singles on January 25, 2012 and February 5, 2012, respectively, under the Lantis label. An original soundtrack was released on March 21, 2012, also under the Lantis label. A character song mini-album, called High School DxD GirlsxSongs! (『ハイスクールD×D』Girls×Songs! Haisukūru Dī Dī Gāruzu Songuzu!?), featuring the main female cast from the anime series, was released on June 27, 2012 under the Lantis label.
An internet radio show, called High School DxD: The Occult Research Club Inside Kuoh Academy (ハイスクールD×D 駒王学園 裏オカルト研究部 Haisukūru Dī Dī KuŌ Gakuen Ura-Okaruto Kenkyū-bu?), aired on HiBiKi Radio Station on December 12, 2011.
- "DxD" stands for "Dragon of Dragons" (ドラゴン・オブ・ドラゴン Doragon obu Doragon?)
- "ハイスクールD×D1 旧校舎のディアボロス" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- "ハイスクールD×D 14 進路指導のウィザード" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
- "DRAGON MAGAZINE (ドラゴンマガジン) 2012年 07月号" (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- "ハイスクールD×D 1" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- "ハイスクールD×D 4" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
- "ハイスクールD×D アーシア&小猫 ヒミツのけいやく!?" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- "ハイスクールD×D 2" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- "ハイスクールD×D 3" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- "High School DxD Light Novels Have Anime in the Works". Anime News Network. April 15, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- "High School DxD DVD and Blu-ray Volumes" (in Japanese). haremking.tv. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- "ハイスクールD×D 13【BD付限定版】 イッセーＳＯＳ" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
- "High School DxD Light Novel to Bundle Unaired Episode". Anime News Network. January 18, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
- "High School DxD Novels to Bundle 2nd Unaired Anime Episode". Anime News Network. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
- "FUNimation Entertainment Acquires High School DxD". Anime News Network. January 18, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- "Madman Entertainment Announces New Acquisitions at Manifest 2012". Anime News Network. August 19, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
- "High School DxD TV Anime Gets 2nd Season". Anime News Network. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
- "Trip -innocent of D-" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- "STUDY×STUDY【通常盤】" ["STUDYxSTUDY" (Regular Edition)] (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- "オリジナルサウンドトラック【2枚組】" [High School DxD Original Soundtrack (2-Disc)] (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- "キャラソンミニアルバム G×S！" [Character Song Mini-Album GxS] (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- "High School DxD Trading Card Game information" (in Japanese). haremking.tv. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
- "Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2012". Anime News Network. December 2, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- Official website (Japanese)
- Official anime website (Japanese)
- High School DxD (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- High School DxD – The Official Anime Website from FUNimation
- Ichiei Ishibumi's Official Blog (Japanese)
- Official Miyama-Zero website (Japanese)