During the Fantasia Bunko Festival 2017 event on Saturday it was revealed that the previously revealed fourth season of the Highschool DxD anime series will be titled Highschool DxD Hero and is slated to premiere in 2018. The first promotional video was also previewed during the event.
The staff was also revealed and consists of:
- Director: Yoshifumi Sueda (Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai., Rail Wars!)
- Series Composition: Kenji Konuta (Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, Diamond no Ace)
- Character Designer: Makoto Uno (Rail Wars!, Witchblade)
- Animation Production: Passione (Rail Wars!, Rokka no Yuusha)
In addition, the first key visual for the fourth season was revealed on Twitter:
Highschool DxD is a Japanese light novel series written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. The story centers on Issei Hyodo, a perverted high school student from Kuoh Academy who is killed by his first date, revealed to be a fallen angel, but is later revived as a devil by Rias Gremory to serve her and her devil family. Issei’s deepening relationship with Rias proves dangerous to the angels, the fallen angels, and the devils.
High School DxD began serialization in Fujimi Shobo’s Dragon Magazine in its September 2008 issue. The first volume was released on September 20, 2008. A total of twenty two volumes is available in Japan as of September 2016 under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation by Hiroji Mishima began serialization in the July 2010 issue of Dragon Magazine and later in the March 2011 issue of Monthly Dragon Age with twenty-two volumes currently available as of September 2016.
An anime adaptation by TNK aired on AT-X and other networks from January 6, 2012 to March 23, 2012. The anime is licensed in North America by Funimation, in the United Kingdom by Manga Entertainment, and in Australia by Madman Entertainment. A second season called High School DxD New aired from July 7, 2013, to September 22, 2013. A third season called High School DxD BorN aired from April 4, 2015 to June 20, 2015. A fourth season is announced with the title High School DxD Hero and is currently in development, which is set to be released in 2018.
Highschool DxD synopsis:
High school student Issei Hyoudou is your run-of-the-mill pervert who does nothing productive with his life, peeping on women and dreaming of having his own harem one day. Things seem to be looking up for Issei when a beautiful girl asks him out on a date, although she turns out to be a fallen angel who brutally kills him! However, he gets a second chance at life when beautiful senior student Rias Gremory, who is a top-class devil, revives him as her servant, recruiting Issei into the ranks of the school’s Occult Research club.
Slowly adjusting to his new life, Issei must train and fight in order to survive in the violent world of angels and devils. Each new adventure leads to many hilarious (and risqué) moments with his new comrades, all the while keeping his new life a secret from his friends and family in Highschool DxD!