Last Updated: 10 months ago
High School DXD season 5 has long been anticipated by viewers, and current reports that it will be released in 2023 have further fuelled that anticipation. Given the popularity and cult-like following of the series, this is quite understandable.
The first season of the TNK-produced anime was broadcast in 2012 on networks other than TV Tokyo’s satellite station AT-X. The anime was broadcast in North America, the UK, and Australia by Crunchyroll, Manga Entertainment, and Madman Entertainment, respectively.
In place of TNK, Passione produced the fourth season of High School DXD Hero, which ran from April 10 to July 3, 2018. But since then, there have been no official updates regarding the creation or release of High School DXD season 5.
High School DXD is based on a collection of light novels by Ichiei Ishibumi and Miyama Zero, which started appearing serially in the September 2008 issue of Fujimi Shobo’s Dragon Magazine.
Shin High School DxD, a sequel, and 25 volumes have since been produced as a result of its enormous success. Issei Hyoudou, a high school student from Kuoh Academy who wants to be a harem king but is killed by his first date who turns out to be a fallen angel, is the main character of the story. Later, he is revived as a devil to serve Rias Gremory, a red-haired devil princess, and her family.
Angels, fallen angels, and even demons start to worry about Issei’s relationship with Rias. The second half of The Heroic Oppai Dragon Arc was covered in the fourth season of the anime adaptation, which was based on the ninth and tenth volumes of the manga.
High School DXD season 5 is anticipated to cover volumes 11 and 12, concluding the arc, as each season covers around two volumes of the light novel. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any information released about the release date, status of production, or anticipated completion date for High School DXD season 5.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the underwhelming reception of the first two seasons among other factors could be to blame. The studio might be reluctant to move further with the project without the assurance of a profit.
But as demand rises, they might change their minds. Since at least 2020, there have been numerous speculations, and each year they indicate that the manga will be published shortly.
But for the time being, fans are stuck waiting for, if any, reliable updates from Ichiei Ishibumi, Miyama Zero, the publisher, or the studio. I’m hoping the anime won’t end up in the same predicament as its manga counterpart, which was started by Hiroji Mishima but never finished.