12 Must Watch Anime Similar To High School DxD

If you are looking for another anime like High School DxD you must check out The Testament of Sister New Devil or Highschool of the Dead.

Japanese light novel series High School DxD is written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero.

It follows high school student Issei Hyoudou, who is reincarnated as a devil after being killed on his first date.

He joins the Occult Research Club at his school, where he trains to become stronger, and meets Rias Gremory, a powerful devil who becomes his master and girlfriend.

Anime Like High School DxD

The series has received generally positive reviews, with praise for its entertaining story and humor. However, it has also been criticized for its excessive fan service and use of stereotypes.

High School DxD has also spawned a spin-off light novel series, High School DxD: Asia & Koneko’s Secret Contracts.

These are 15 similar anime that have a similar style and story you must check out if you are a fan of High School DxD.

The Testament of Sister New Devil

The Testament of Sister New Devil

First episode: January 7, 2015
Studio: Production IMS
Episodes: 12 + OVA

I recently watched a few episodes of this anime, and I recommend it if you are looking for something like High School DxD.

The Testament of Sister New Devil follows high school student Basara Tōjō, who is suddenly thrown into a chaotic world when his father remarries and gains not one but two demon step-sisters.

The sisters, Mio and Maria, reveal that they are part of a secret group of demons and heroes vying for power over the future Demon Lord.

As their new protector (as chosen by his father), Basara must navigate this dangerous world while also protecting his new family from powerful enemies.

The series features intense action scenes and fanservice as Basara battles to protect Mio and Maria while keeping his increasingly intimate relationships with them a secret from their peers.

The anime adaptation aired in 2015, with a second season airing in 2016. The series has also spawned several spin-off manga and light novels.

Trinity Seven

Trinity Seven

Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori
Production company: Seven Arcs Pictures

This series is cute; I liked it.

Trinity Seven is a popular manga and anime series about seven powerful mages known as the Trinity Seven who attend a magic academy to hone their abilities.

The protagonist, Arata Kasuga, enrolls in the academy after his hometown is destroyed by a phenomenon known as the “Breakdown Phenomenon.”

Along with Lilith Asami, the Trinity Seven’s top mage and Arata’s love interest, he works to uncover the mystery behind the phenomenon and save those he cares about.

With its unique take on traditional magic systems and diverse cast of characters, Trinity Seven continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead

Written by: Daisuke Satō
Illustrated by: Shōji Satō
Published by: Fujimi Shobo

Highschool of the Dead follows a group of high school students and their teacher as they struggle to survive during a zombie apocalypse in Japan.

The series features intense action scenes and dramatic character development as the characters navigate dangerous situations while facing internal conflicts. Highschool of the Dead has gained a cult following for its over-the-top violence and fanservice, with many praising its well-developed plot and likable characters.

An anime adaptation of the manga was released in 2010, and a potential live-action adaptation is being discussed. I would personally be excited about a live-action take.

So, I Can’t Play H!

So, I Can't Play H!

First episode: July 6, 2012
Final episode: September 25, 2012

To regain his spirit, Ryousuke must help a Grim Reaper disguised as a pretty girl.

Ryosuke Kaga attends Momozomo Academy as an ecchi high school boy.

He sees a girl stuck in the rain without an umbrella one day.

It’s Lisara Restall, a death angel (or shinigami, according to his definition later), who is searching for a specific subject with a high potential soul capable of releasing a large amount of energy necessary to sustain his world, Grim world.

So I Can’t Play H – Official Trailer



I enjoyed this series, it did take me a while to finish, but I recommend it if you’re looking for something easy and cute to watch.

Haganai, also known as Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, is a manga and anime series about a group of socially awkward high school students who form their clubs to make friends.

The main character, Hasegawa Kodaka, meets blonde transfer student Yozora Mikazuki, and together they create the “Neighbors Club,” where misfits can gather and learn how to socialize with others.

Along the way, they also discover new things about themselves and each other.

Haganai tackles themes of loneliness, friendship, and self-discovery in a comedic yet heartfelt manner. Haganai has spawned several spin-offs and adaptations, including light novels, video games, and live-action dramas.

Date A Live

First episode: April 6, 2013

The film adapts Koushi Tachibana’s first four novels from his light novel series of the same name.

It follows the story of Shido Itsuka, who learns that he has the ability to seal the powers of Spirits – supernatural beings capable of destroying cities – with a kiss.

Along the way, he meets and falls in love with various Spirits who become his companions in defending against other destructive Spirits.

Omamori Himari

Omamori Himari

First episode: January 6, 2010

This anime was alright, not my favorite, but it was an easy watch.

Omamori Himari follows protagonist Yuuto Amakawa, who has been protected by a spirit cat named Himari since childhood.

However, on his 16th birthday, Himari reveals that she is a demon slayer from the Shiguma clan, sworn to protect him from other demons.

As Yuuto navigates his new life surrounded by demons and fellow demon slayers, he also develops feelings for Himari.

The series features themes of love and loyalty as well as action-packed battles between demons and demon slayers.

With its charming characters and intriguing plotline, Omamori Himari quickly became a fan-favorite manga and later received an anime adaptation in 2010.

Demon King Daimao

Demon King Daimao

First episode: April 2, 2010

Demon King Daimao, also known as Akuto Sai, is the main protagonist of the anime series “Demon King Daimao.” He is destined to become the Demon King, but strives to become a good-hearted leader instead.

Despite facing opposition and adversity from those who believe he cannot change his fate, Akuto is determined to prove them wrong and create a peaceful world for both humans and demons.

However, he must also deal with his growing demonic powers and the temptation to use them for evil means.

Regardless, he’s surrounded by attractive female classmates who want to be with him because he has a special destiny – does that sound like High School DxD?



Volumes: 18 (List of volumes)
Magazine: Young Gangan
English publisher: NA Yen Press
Published by: Square Enix

You might enjoy shows like High School DxD if you enjoy a seemingly ordinary male protagonist whose latent powers are awakened by beautiful women with supernatural origins.

Sekirei are supernatural beings who have special powers and abilities.

They are bound to a human called an “Ashikabi,” whom they must fight other Sekirei in battles known as the “Sekirei Plan.”

The ultimate goal of the Sekirei Plan is for the winning Sekirei and Ashikabi pair to reach the heavenly realm known as “Takama-ga-hara.”

Rosario + Vampire

Rosario + Vampire

Rosario + Vampire is a manga series written and illustrated by Akihisa Ikeda. It follows Tsukune Aono, a teenage boy who enrolls in a boarding school for monsters, only to discover that he is the only human among them.

With the help of his vampire friend Moka Akashiya, who wears a Rosario necklace containing her powerful alternate personality, Tsukune navigates through the challenges of being the only human at a school for monsters while trying to keep his true identity hidden.

Even though Issei gets involved with demons in High School DxD differently, he has plenty of close encounters with them.

To Love-Ru

To Love-Ru

When a naked girl named Lala Satalin Deviluke crashes into Rito Yuuki’s life, he struggles to figure out how to confess to his crush.

She is a princess from another planet who fled her home to avoid a political marriage.

It’s no secret that she’d like to marry Rito, but she doesn’t think it’s appropriate for her to marry such a man.

The supernatural harem comedy To Love-Ru has lots of fan service, just like High School DxD. There’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this anime.

Is this a Zombie?

Is this a Zombie?

First episode: January 11, 2011

In Is this a Zombie, another protagonist bites the dust only to be revived by a pretty girl with supernatural powers.

A necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe revives a zombie named Ayumu Aikawa after he is killed in a suspicious house.

Ayumu begins a journey to find the person who took his life.

Things get even weirder when he accidentally absorbs the powers of a magical girl with a chainsaw. He will have to spend his immortality fighting beasts called Megalo to make up for it.


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