High School DxD is one of the best ecchi anime out there. It has a relatable main lead, attractive and multi-dimensional and attractive females, and loads of action.
Unlike most fantasy harem, the girls serve crucial roles other than being pretty.
There are four seasons, three OVAs, and three specials in High School DxD.
High School DxD is impressive but not for everyone (especially minors). It is filled with mature humor and inappropriate innuendos.
Adult imagery of female anatomy and fan service is heavy in the show, so it might not be ideal for some viewers.
If you’re a fan of fantasy harem filled with action, High School DxD is just the anime for you!
1. Release Order
I. TV Series
- High School DxD (2012)
- High School DxD New (2013)
- High School DxD BorN (2015)
- High School DxD Hero (2018)
- High School DxD OVA (2012)
- High School DxD New: Oppai, Tsutsumimasu! (2015)
- High School DxD BorN: Yomigaeranai Fushichou (2015)
- High School DxD Specials (2012)
- High School DxD BorN Specials (2015)
- High School DxD Hero: Taiikukan-ura no Holy (2018)
2. Where To Watch
3. Chronological Order
- High School DxD
- High School DxD OVA
- High School DxD New
- High School DxD New: Oppai, Tsutsumimasu!
- High School DxD BorN
- High School DxD BorN: Yomigaeranai Fushichou
- High School DxD Hero: Taiikukan-ura no Holy
- High School DxD Hero
The recommended order to watch High School DxD is its chronological order.
Specials are side-stories that are irrelevant to the main plot and can be skipped.
5. How much Time Will It Take To Watch?
It will take you 21 hours and 40 minutes to watch all the installments in High School DxD.
This includes all the TV series, OVAs, and specials.
If you follow the chronological order, you can complete the series in 16 hours and 10 minutes.
Here’s a quick list of each installment and their run time in order of their release:
- High School DxD – 288 minutes
- High School DxD Specials – 24 minutes
- High School DxD OVA – 46 minutes
- High School DxD New – 288 minutes
- High School DxD New: Oppai, Tsutsumimasu! – 24 minutes
- High School DxD BorN – 288 minutes
- High School DxD BorN Specials – 18 minutes
- High School DxD BorN: Yomigaeranai Fushichou – 24 minutes
- High School DxD Hero: Taiikukan-ura no Holy – 24 minutes
- High School DxD Hero – 276 minutes
5. Quick Review
The story of High School DxD is not very unique. An average high schooler gets killed and thrown into another world where his harem dreams come true. Each episode is filled with mature imagery and adult jokes.
However, there is a consistent storyline that becomes more prevalent from season 2 onwards. The timing of the jokes become more impactful, and the anime improves a lot.
The characters are memorable, quirky, and humorous. The mc is relatable in terms of his reactions and balances his funny and serious side.
The female leads have a depth to their character. They are brave, vulnerable, and sometimes silly, which makes them very likable.
High School DxD has beautiful animation. Even though the character designs defy both biology and physics, they’re pretty to look at and provide tons of fan-service.
The action is very well executed and detailed with vibrant, saturated colors.
The soundtrack in High School DxD got sidetracked due to its overwhelming eye-candy and doesn’t stand out.
The music during the action sequences is the only time when the soundtrack proves a more profound meaning and conveys the intensity of the situation through powerful chords.
6. About High School DxD
High School DxD is a Japanese light novel series written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero.
The story revolves around Issei Hyodo, a perverted high school student from Kuoh Academy.
He desires to be a harem king and is killed by his first date but is later revived as a devil by Rias Gremory to serve her and her devil family.
A manga adaptation by Hiroji Mishima began serialization in the July 2010 issue of Dragon Magazine. An anime adaptation by studio TNK aired from January 6, 2012, onwards.
This franchise has got immense love from the fans and has aired four successful seasons since its commencement.