The official website of the anime adaptation of Ichiei Ishibumi and Miyama-Zero’s High School DxD light novel series has revealed that there will be an event to showcase the first episode of the upcoming third season of the series, High School DxD BorN. Additionally, the main staff and artist of the anime’s Opening theme song were also revealed.
An event will be held that will be pre-screening the first episode of High School DxD BorN that will be held on March 15th at United Cinemas in Toyosu. The event will also include a talk session on stage with the main cast of the series, including: Yuki Kaji (Issei Hyoudou), Yoko Hikasa (Rias Gremory), Azumi Asakura (Asia Argento), Maaya Uchida (Irina Shidou), and Ayane Sakura (Gasper Vladi). Tickets for the event are available for order and will cost ¥3,800 (~ $32 USD). To purchase the tickets visit: http://eplus.jp/hsdd/
The website has also revealed the main staff for High School DxD BorN, which will feature many returning members:
- Director: Tetsuya Yanagisawa (High School DxD, Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance)
- Series Composer: Takao Yoshioka (High School DxD, Elfen Lied)
- Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Junji Gotou (High School DxD, School Days)
- Art Director: Kenichi Kurata (Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo, Tokumu Sousakan Rei & Fuko)
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (High School DxD, Honey and Clover)
- Music Composer: Ryosuke Nakanishi (High School DxD, Sakura Trick)
- Animation Studio: TNK (School Days, Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance)
The site has also revealed the artist that will be performing the Opening theme song of the anime. Japanese female singer ChouCho will be singing the anime’s OP, though the song itself has not been revealed yet. She has performed many theme songs in anime before including:
- Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya OP: starlog
- Girls und Panzer OP: DreamRiser
- Hyouka OP 1: Yasashisa no Riyuu
- Suisei no Gargantia ED: Sora to Kimi no Message
The site previously revealed the returning cast members and characters for High School DxD BorN:
- 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
Here is the first promotional video for the anime:
And a small selection of stills from the PV:
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 this April during the Spring 2015 anime season. Further information about the series will revealed at the event, with an advanced screening of the anime, on March 23rd and in the upcoming weeks.
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