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High-School DxD (Novel)   
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From Yen On:
I’m going to make this school my harem!
When a cute girl asks Issei out, he believes his twisted fantasies are finally coming true. Too bad the girl sprouts a pair of black wings and stabs him with a spear on their first date! Saved by his school’s number one beauty, Rias Gremory, Issei is transformed into a demon and made her servant. Issei hopes to rise through the ranks of demonkind to grow powerful enough to create his harem, but in a city with fallen angels and insane priests, he’ll be lucky if he can live long enough to do it.


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Associated Names
High School DxD (Novel)
Highschool DxD (Novel)
Старшая школа демонов (Novel)
ハイスクールD×D (Novel)

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Latest Release(s)
v.25 c.Transcendental Reason by mrleoo01 over 3 years ago
v.25 c.Transcendental Reason by zxzxzx over 5 years ago
v.24 c.Afterword by zxzxzx over 5 years ago
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25 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1 (S1) / Vol 3 (S2) / Vol 5 (S3) / Vol 8 (S4)
Ends at Vol 2 (S1) / Vol 4 (S2) / Vol 7 (S3) / Vol 10 (S4)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (265 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.19 / 10.0

Last Updated
September 28th 2023, 1:07am



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Original Publisher
Fujimi Shobo (Fujimi Fantasia Bunko)

Serialized In (magazine)
Dragon Magazine (Fujimi Shobo)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen On (10 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Started off strong, same can't be said for the later volumes  
by EfhhRacso
August 18th, 2023, 2:11pm
Rating: 5.0  / 10.0
High School DxD always had a strong start from the world-building to its quirky characters. It's an expansive world that has a lot of oppais.

The problem comes with the later volumes, I'll say it starts to fall off at around volume 9, the writing gets a bit sloppy and the surroundings aren't as descriptive, I was less immersed in the world and overall didn't enjoy it as much as previous volumes.

The worst has yet to come though, as it fails to deliver though, as at least that arc "The Heroic Oppai Dragon" is still readable, starting from "The Legend of Oppai Dragon and his Lively Companions" is the downfall of DxD for me, it was repetitive and started to get boring.

I am still reading it currently, so maybe it will get better, but for now, it's a mediocre arc with poor writing.
The fourth season of the anime adaptation made the arc adapted way more enjoyable.
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This used to be enjoyable.  
by john9983
February 5th, 2020, 8:25am
Rating: N/A
This started good for me.This author inserts breasts into every fight.At first it was funny, but
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
chichigami,breast laser
are you kidding me, that just makes the story dumb.I had to quit reading when author
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
brought that father-daughter sm crap.

The author should have ended this series at 12 volumes or something.

dxd hero is nice

... Last updated on February 8th, 2020, 10:45pm
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Novel < Anime  
by Ormos
June 29th, 2016, 6:00am
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0

Because the novel has a terrible absence of descriptions. It's all speech. Either monologues from the mc or conversations from the character. However they don't indicate which line is coming from whom and there are very few lines describing what happens between and during the conversations.

There's almost no adjectives in the writing and during action scenes its just the mc thinking his thoughts and some stupid Japanese onamonapias. Did the translator skim on the lines?

When you compare the scenes from the novel to the anime. You'll see what I mean. Usually its the anime adaptations that cut down on content, however in this case it's actually the other way around. WTF?
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Author gone mad?  
by Hoodspirit
March 25th, 2016, 11:42am
Rating: N/A
This Light Novel needs to be seperated in Volume 1-12 and 13+.
The First part followed always the same structure: Easygoing interactions (10%), fixing a problem of a comrade(40%), dealing with the Main issue of the Volume (40%), Easygoing interaction to reflect the outcome of what happened (10%). The formular worked. Weakness in the first part was mainly the Ship of the Author which was continuesly rubbed into the face of the Reader and that the social interactions became very repeative and a few other bad writing issues. It was able to make up for this weakness by introducing us into a very interesting world.

With Volume 13 and after it changed though. The Author couldn't handle the numerous characters anymore so he only focused on the same 4 characters for the easygoing part (which became smaller), disregarding everyone else, even the main heroine. He mixed the 1 Character with issues and the Main issue of a volume into one major part, which reduced the the diversification, and most importantly the reflection part was altered into a forshading part for the next Volume. Why is it the most important change? Because we do not receive feedback from the interesting world or the characters. It stales the development and makes the world lifeless which was previously so colourful.
The Author did not stop going into the wrong direction
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
With the latest events he basically destroyed the interesting world as most of the Characters which represented it got sealed, the rating game was destroyed, and the social life has been on hold for several Volumes. (besides his own ship of course)

With every positive point gone from the first half (Volume 1-12) which got one into this series, there really is no reason to continue reading from Volume13+.

First half gets a 8/10 because I enjoyed the setting of the world, rating games, the ridiculous humore and the interactions that I could live with the bad writing in it.
Second half gets a 4/10. Writing was slightly improved but all the good points of first half are gone.

... Last updated on April 6th, 2016, 5:28am
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by barashka
November 6th, 2014, 2:59pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
Good points:
1. Heroines, ecchi moments and art.
2. Funny pervert moments I laughed my ass off.
Bad points:
1. Fights are poorly done.
2. Somehow all bad guys are omniscient and know every little thing that happens on protagonists' side. Either it's some plot point or it's very VERY lame.
3. Somehow there are ALWAYS traitors on good guys' side that defect for really lame reasons.
4. Bad guys are portrayed as batshit insane idiots. That's pretty average for shounen and no creativity.

Conclusion: Ecchi good, story lame.
Personal rating may change as story goes, it reflects my personal enjoyment and frustration.

Can I remove "mature" genre? Because this novel really isn't mature in any way described in Genre page. It's for teen and pre-teen ages. You can't seriously call Power Rangers mature can you?

... Last updated on November 6th, 2014, 3:27pm
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by bnad
October 24th, 2014, 9:34pm
Rating: 3.0  / 10.0
Again and again, breast deus ex machina? Okay, enough is enough. Bad writing is bad writing.

I guess byooobs was enough for a lot of people, seeing this kind of crappy writing actually reach Bayesian rating of: 8.69.
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My Favorite Light Novel  
by BlackScythe0
June 9th, 2014, 8:18pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
Issei is probably the best harem protagonist out there. The series does a fantastic job with the characters, especially male side characters who are typically neglected in harem series. The girls are all great. The setting is very well done.
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If only the author makes this hentai...  
by bietchie10
May 14th, 2014, 8:15pm
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0
If the author makes it a hentai work and does not makes every fights seriously, i would rate it 9 or 10.
But as a light novel, i rate it 1...
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I like it but one thing bothers me...  
by just1moreazn
April 15th, 2013, 5:01pm
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
I love the story and all the characters but, the one thing that bothers me is that the main character somehow always finds a way to save the day with... breasts... I think it's a lazy way for the author to be using this to solve everything... It was funny and cool the first few times but it is dying out. But in all I love the novel! Some parts were so good I cried (If you have a heart you would of cried too lol, but whoever cried would know what part i'm talking about). The comedy is actually funny(maybe i'm too easy to be pleased). I really recommend that people should give this novel a try, I love it, except for the one thing mentioned before.
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You ever read a story...  
by dim1
June 11th, 2012, 11:46pm
Rating: N/A
Have you ever readd a story with the weak peasant and the beautiful princess, and the peasant becomes strong and he swears in all the a is good and pure he will protect. Well this ain't that story, it does a whole lot better. We don't get a virtuous person, or even a perverted one who deep down is fueled by kindness at his core, we get Issei, eros incarnate, sure he is nice but deep down he is eros, While yes the character has been done and the harem being oh so obvious, at least there is a cosmic reason behind his harem, Dragons = harem.
Though Eros may drive the protagonist the story is well done, and the setting is vast, the supporting characters eventually take a life of their own, and not just as hood ornaments on a harem.
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