I need a hero! I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night… but… does it have to be this one?
Earlier today, the official High School DxD Hero anime website updated with a new TV spot and a pair of cast members. We break the details down below.
The 30-second trailer features lead actor Yuuki Kaji narrating over footage that is, well… “breasts and supernatural battles.”
The series will add the following roles:
- Kunō: Sora Tokui
- Sōsō: Kousuke Toriumi
Visuals for both characters were also revealed, which you can check out below.
High School DxD Hero will hit Japanese TV on April 10. The full premiere schedule is as follows:
- AT-X: 4/10/2018 at 23:00 (4/10/2018 at 11:00PM)
- Tokyo MX: 4/10/2018 at 24:30 (4/11/2018 at 12:30AM)
- Sun TV: 4/10/2018 at 24:30 (4/11/2018 at 12:30AM)
- KBS Kyoto: 4/10/2018 at 24:30 (4/11/2018 at 12:30AM)
- TV Aichi: 4/10/2018 at 25:35 (4/11/2018 at 1:35AM)
- BS11: 4/11/2018 at 24:00 (4/12/2018 at Midnight)
Streaming service AbemaTV will start streaming the title on April 10 at 24:00 (4/11/2018 at Midnight).
Yoshifumi Sueda (Rail Wars!) was tapped to direct the project at studio Passione, with Makoto Uno (Love Hina, Rail Wars!) providing character designs. Kenji Konuta (Saiyuki Reload Blast, Blood Lad) is in charge of series composition for the show.
Opening theme song Switch will be performed by Minami, while closing theme song Motenai Kuseni (‘;ω;´) (Even Though I’m Not Popular (‘;ω;´)) will be handled by Tapimiru.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Issei Hyōdō: Yuuki Kaji
- Rias Gremory: Yōko Hikasa
- Asia Argento: Azumi Asakura
- Akeno Himejima: Shizuka Itou
- Koneko Tōjō: Ayana Taketatsu
- Yūto Kiba: Kenji Nojima
- Xenovia: Risa Taneda
- Irina Shidō: Maaya Uchida
- Gasper Vlady: Ayane Sakura
- Rossweisse: Ai Kakuma
High School DxD Hero was originally confirmed at October 2016’s Fantasia Bunko Daikanshasai 2016 fan event.
High School DxD is an ongoing light novel series from Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrator Miyama-Zero. The series began publication in September 2008 in Fujimi Shobo’s Dragon Magazine. Collected volumes are published under the company’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. To date, 22 volumes have been released, with the most recent hitting Japanese retailers on August 22.
To date, three anime adaptations of High School DxD have been produced: High School DxD, High School DxD New, and High School DxD BorN. All three titles were directed by Tetsuya Yanagisawa (Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire, UFO Princess Valkyrie: SPECIAL) at studio TNK. Junji Goto (School Days, Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire ) provided character designs on all three shows, while Takao Yoshioka (Elfen Lied, Magical Girl Raising Project) took charge of series composition.
Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to all three seasons of High School DxD. They describe the series as:
A war between heaven and hell is raging on Earth – and hormonal fury is raging in Issei’s pants. Enter curvy redhead Rias, president of The Occult Research Club: a club that doesn’t actually research the occult. They are the occult – and Rias is a Devil!