Highschool Dxd Manga is a Japanese light novel series which is written by Ichei Ishibumi and also illustrated by Miyama Zero. The story focuses on Issei Hyodo, who is a perverted high school student from Kuoh Academy and he also desires to be a harem king and is eventually killed by his first date. She revealed to be a fallen angel, but is later on revived as a devil by Rias Gremory who alongside serve her and her devil family. Issei’s deepening relationship with Rias proves dangerous to the angels, the fallen angels, and the devils.
Highschool Dxd Manga began its serialization in Fujimi Shobo’s Dragon Magazine which got released in the September’s 2008 issue. The first volume got released on September 20, 2008. A total of twenty five volumes is available in Japan as of March 2018 under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko’s imprint. Highschool Dxd 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 of Highschool Dxd 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 Highschool Dxd New aired from July 7, 2013, to September 22, 2013. A third season called Highschool Dxd Born aired from April 4, 2015 to June 20, 2015. A fourth season called Highschool Dxd Hero aired from April 10, 2018 to July 3, 2018
Highschool Dxd Manga starts off at Kuoh Academy which is a former all-girls school that has recently turned co-ed, but it has a secret. Unknown to normal humans, angels, fallen angels and devils comprise part of the student population. One of these students, Issei Hyodo, is a lecherous second-year human student who lives a peaceful life. After an ordinary school day, Issei is suddenly asked out on a date by a girl named Yuma Amano. After their date, Yuma brings Issei to a local park and makes a startling request that she wants him to die for her.
She reveals herself as Raynare, a fallen angel, and she tries to kill him. Using her summoning card, Rias Gremory, a buxom third-year student at Kuoh Academy, revives him. Issei wakes up the next morning, thinking that the events that occurred were all just a dream.
Immediately after being attacked by another fallen angel and waking up, he notices Rias naked in his room. Rias reveals to Issei her true identity as a devil and says that as a result of his death at the hands of Yuma, she has reincarnated him as a devil, becoming her faithful servant in the process.
Highschool DxD Manga is a series many will know as one of the biggest ecchi franchise out there. Its popularity however is not only due to how ecchi it is, but also because of how good the story is. This is often an area in which the large majority of ecchi manga/anime/light novels are lacking, but DxD, despite being cliché and using very heavily Deus ex machinas, it’s story is great.
However, if you are someone that tend to be very picky about details, but also regarding if the story makes sense or not, maybe this is not for you. However, if you don’t care much about those things, you will enjoy the story immensely, as I did. That said, even though it is an ecchi story, it becomes very emotional, at least for me, you get attached to the characters, and the story makes it even more emotional.
When I read certain volumes, I would be going from either tearing up a bit to straight up bawling my soul out, and that was for the entire volume. It is emotional, without being melodramatic, it is great.