The official website for Ichiei Ishibumi and Miyama-Zero’s High School DxD light novel series has announced that a Blu-ray collection of the first anime adaptation will be releasing on March 15th. In addition, the site also revealed that the release will contain a bonus unaired episode.
The Blu-ray release of the High School DxD anime will be titled DxD.1. It will be bundled with a new unaired episode at a full 24 minutes. The episode itself was drafted by Ichiei Ishibumi, the writer of the light novels. In addition, the Blu-ray will come with in a tall special edition case. Pre-orders for High School DxD DxD.1 open on December 15th and will cost ¥4,860 (~ $48.60 USD) from the Kadokawa Shop. Postage to local addresses in Japan are free.
High School DxD is a light novel series written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. The series began serialization in 2008 in Fujimi Shobo’s Dragon Magazine, before being published in their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. To date, there has been a total of 18 compiled volumes. Three manga adaptation of the series have been published in 2010, 2012 and 2013, all of which have been written by Ishibumi. An anime adaptation was produced in 2012. It was animated by TNK (School Days) and directed by Tetsuya Yanagisawa (Sora no Otoshimono: Tokeijikake no Angeloid, Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora). Two OADs were then released, and were then followed by the second season of the anime in 2013. A Nintendo 3DS game was also released later that year. A third season of the anime was also recently announced.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Issei Hyodo is your average perverted high school student whose one wish in life is to have his own harem, but he’s got to be one of the unluckiest guys around. He goes on his first date with a girl only to get brutally attacked and killed when it turns out the girl is really a vicious fallen angel. To top it all off, he’s later reincarnated as a devil by his gorgeous senpai who tells him that she is also a devil and now his master! One thing’s for sure, his peaceful days are over. In a battle between devils and angels, who will win?
The first High School DxD Blu-ray, DxD.1, will be out on March 10th next year. You can order the Blu-ray from December 15th here: http://store.kadokawa.co.jp/preorder/888800000016/
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