Today at the 2014 Fujimi Fantasia Bunko event information about the upcoming third season of the anime adaptation of Ichiei Ishibumi and Miyama-Zero’s High School DxD light novel series have been revealed. The event has announced that the third season will be titled High School DxD BorN and that the series will air from April next year. Additionally, the first visual, promotional video and character information for the series has also released on the anime’s official website.
A small synopsis of the upcoming series was also released, based on the visual:
What do the serious appearances of the two suggest?
What will the relationship between Issei and Rias become?
The first promotional video for High School DxD BorN has also released:
And a small selection of stills from the PV:
The site has also revealed character information for the upcoming series and subsequently revealing the returning cast members and characters for High School DxD BorN. The returning cast includes:
- Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan) as Issei Hyoudou
- Yoko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama in K-ON!) reprises her role as Rias Gremory
- Azumi Asakura (Yukiho Hagiwara from The iDOLM@STER) voices Asia Argento
- Shizuka Itou (Luviagelita Edelfelt in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya) voicing as Akeno Himejima
- Ayana Taketatsu (Suguha Kirigaya from Sword Art Online) will be voicing Koneko Toujou
- Risa Taneda (Mirai Kuriyama from Kyoukai no Kanata) will play the role of Xenovia
- Maaya Uchida (Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) voicing as Irina Shidou
- Ayane Sakura (Kokoa Hoto in Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?) as Gasper Vladi
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 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.
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?
High School DxD BorN will be airing from April next year, during the Spring 2015 anime season. Further information about the series will release soon.
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