High School DxD is a light novel anime series written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero; produced by TNK (the first three seasons); it first aired on January 6, 2012, on TV. Tokoyo’s satellite channel AT-X.
Season 4 had a change in animation and was directed by the Passione Studio, because of which it had a major change in animation style and character design. It aired from April 10 to July 3, 2018, after a nearly 3-year gap. The series racked up many hits and made fans fall in love with the whole storyline, and all four seasons were major hits with anticipation for a Season 5.
What Happened So Far in Season 4 of High School Dxd?
Season 4 was released after a 3-year gap between the seasons; it changed producers and the animation tea. Wee see a significant change in art style, character design, and, most importantly, the flow of the anime.
High school DxD revolves around the life of a high school boy named Issei Hyodo, who was killed on his first date and later was revived to life by Rias Gremory, a demon Issei then serves under her leadership as a servant. Season 4 shows us incredible fights where we get to see Issei fight against Sairaorg in an epic battle where Sairaorg has the upper hand against Issei, who looked utterly powerless throughout the fight thus, compelling him to use his superpower of Juggernaut Drive if he wants to win.
The tournament heats up with the powerful blows and special abilities between the two fighters, making the tournament even more impressive as none of the two fighters seem to give in to the pressure. However, in the end, Issei’s ability, power, and determination rise above all others and weakens Sairaorg’s armor, who finally collapses unconscious. The fight ends with Issei coming out as the victor, but he also grows immense respect for Sairaorg; they both are rushed to the hospital due to the damage they both endured, where they agreed on this being the best fight they both ever fought. Issei, throughout the series, loves Rias, the demon who resurrected him back to life in Season 1, but he never had the strength or confidence to confess his love to her. However, he does before his battle with Sairaorg because he didn’t know if he would survive.
After the battle, Sairaorg tells Issei to finally confess to Rias and take his opportunity when he could; later that night, Issei and Rias are alone together in which he confesses his love for her and tell her he fell for her the day they first met, glowing with happiness and excitement Rias accepts his proposal and tells him, she also loved him equally enough and was waiting for his confession. Finally, they have their first kiss.
What Is Going on With Studio Passione?
Studio Passione was given the reigns for High School DxD season 4 because of creative differences between the writer and producers of the last 3 seasons. Studio Passione tried to put in their own blend of animation but they were restricted by the writers and had to follow a set of rules if they wished to produce the anime series, as we see a huge animation change, including a change in the art style. Studio Passione completed Season 4 on July 3, 2018, after which they took on other ventures and kept Season 5 on hold.
However, there has been no official announcement when the new season will be released. This is due to the global pandemic all productions have exceeded their release dates. Studio Passione did take up different ventures such as Z/X: Code Reunion (2019), Kyochuu Rettou (2019), Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Sotsu (2021), and their latest anime which will be released in 2021 is Mieruko-chan.
What Do We Know About High School Dxd Season 5 So Far?
There have been no official announcements thus far by studio Passione for the release date of Season 5.
However, rumors were speculating that Season 5 was supposed to be released in 2020, but due to the global pandemic, it was shifted to late 2021. Alas, just like rumors, they were untrue, and we are still yet to be blessed by studio Passione for an exact release date which will most likely be in 2022. It will be released on TV Tokyo’s Satellite channel AT-X.
What Are Fans Saying About High School Dxd Season 4 So Far?
‘Unhappy’ is what the fans are, with season 4 of High School DxD. From the animation, the storyline, to the character development in every way, the anime season 4 was a total disaster, is what the fans’ opinion is. Some fans came out to call Studio Passione for creating such hype for the anime for 3 years but only to deliver nothing but scraps in return.
Fans complained that the color-coding of the animation was unlike the before seasons; the demon world and real-world were almost the same, with little to no difference in the transition. To add the final nail to the coffin, the producers thought it would be good to detach the characters of all emotions, thus casting the anime characters as bland, emotionless, white sheets of paper. One more confusing element of Season 4 was, introducing episode 0 to the series, which was supposed to recap the last episode of Season 3 but it did little to no justice and was better off not being included.
‘The anime season which I waited for 3 years very impatiently turned to be like this! I was very unhappy with this work… seriously!’ one of the fans responded.
Will There Be High School Dxd Season 5?
We hope to see season 5 released soon, but this time with better animation and storyline (doing justice to the manga). We can expect the story to be continued from where they ended in season 4, volumes 9 and 10, to take it along with the new life of Issie and his relationship with his once master Rias; Season 5 will be of volume 11-12. The anime will most likely appear in Season 5 due to its popularity worldwide, with millions of copies of its manga series being sold in months. Who can blame us for loving a show where demons and fallen angels are in a battle with each other, and to spice it all up, the ecchi, harem ingredients in the anime make it ten times more captivating to watch.
When Will High School Dxd Season 5 Be Released?
Luckily for High School DxD fans, the writer Ichiei Ishibumi has confirmed that the production of Season 5 is on its way on Otaku Kart and that fans should purchase more of the light novel harem series to boost the production of the anime.
We hope it will be released sometime around 2022; it was supposed to be released in 2021, but due to covid-19, production had stopped, and due dates were extended.
What Can We Expect in Season 5 of High School Dxd?
Season 4 ended with Issei confessing his love for Rias and them being a couple and having their first kiss. We expect to see how Issei will handle his new relationship and the problems and pressure from all sides as he gets promoted from a middle-class demon.
If done correctly, Season 5 can be a huge hit and compensate for the bad production and storyline in Season 4. We have our fingers crossed that Ichiei Ishibumi will not disappoint his fans.