If you have finished watching all the seasons of High School DxD, then you have probably wondered where you can find anime similar to High School DxD. It’s something that most people look for when they search for new anime. We have compiled a list of top 10 best anime similar to High School DxD. We have based this list on the opinions of our commentators on the site. If you like our site, you can join us in the comments as well. And if you’re a fan of High School DxD then you might like our reviews on the current High School DxD Hero ongoing series.
Top 10 best anime similar to High School DxD
10. Highschool of the Dead
Overall Score – 7.5/10
This anime is similar to High School DxD, but then again it is not really similar. Why do I say that? Well, because of the apocalyptic setting. It totally contradicts Isseis carefree life. I know Issei is not really carefree due to the demons. But he still goes to school and relaxes. While in High School DxD you get a zombie setting. One day, zombies attack the High School where Rei Miyamoto goes. In order to survive Rei kills his best friend that got bitten by a zombie. He also saves his girlfriend which he secretly had a crush on. At that point, there are more girls involved and there is more ecchi fanservice. However, there was not as much as in DxD. That is why this anime ranked so low on this list. Even though I would definitely rate it higher than some other on this list.
9. Date a Live
Overall Score – 6.4/10
Date A Live is an anime about Itsuka Shido as his daily usual life changes once an odd phenomenon that goes by the name of “Spacial Quakes” happen. To make sure that the causes of those Spacial Quakes don’t happen to leave any sort of damage around his town he ensures that he will save every spirit through a dating method. It is very similar to Highschool DxD on the harem aspect. Basically, through the hard effort that the protagonist puts his life along the line to save every spirit, he wins their trust, which makes them fall in love with them essentially. A fair thing to notice is, the first season revolves more around introducing the main spirits, while the second one tends to delve into a deeper thoughted theme, leaving you wanting for more. Overall, I would really recommend Date A Live if you are a harem fan, it does have the ecchi aspect very much like Highschool DxD so knock yourself out.
8. Rosario To Vampire
Overall Score – 7.0/10
Anime follows the story of Tsukune Aono. Tsukune Aono is your average lazy boy, looking to find a high school to enroll. Unable to find any decent school to join, his parents decide to enroll him in Youkai Academy as their last resort. Youkai Academy is a boarding school that has a goal of teaching monsters to coexist with Humans. Upon enrolling, Tsukune meets the most beautiful girl in the school. He instantly falls in love with Moka Ayashi. Without even realizing that she is a vampire. This is your average ecchi anime, and since you’re searching for anime similar to High School DxD then I would assume that you want that. However, I must say that this anime has been completely turned around from the manga. The manga has a good storyline and action, which got replaced by ecchi and comedy in the anime.
Overall Score – 7.3/10
The anime follows a young male Minato Sahashi. Minato tried to enroll in a few high schools but got rejected. Sounds similar to something? Well, most anime like these quite similar. One day, a girl randomly falls into his arms from the sky. She is an extraterrestrial being called Sekirei, and upon coming to earth she realized something. Minato had hidden potential deep within him. And, for it to be unlocked Musubi mist kiss Minato and unlock his potential. The story, followed the manga quite closely even though it strayed away a bit near the ending. The animation was by Seven Arcs so it was pretty good. It had a good flow and the characters were drawn quite well.
6. Demon King Daimao
Overall Score – 7.4/10
Akuto Sai is a good guy, that dreams of one day changing the world to a better place. I mean who would not want to do that? One day, he was transferred to some magic school, where he befriends a ninja. Everything went well until someone told him that he will become the next demon king. Upon realizing this Akuto’s life changes drastically. The people in the school begin to fear him, and his friends abandoned him. But, Akuto does not waver, and he becomes determined to prove to everyone that he is good. Unfortunately, his actions speak louder than words. With his new power that is hard to control everyone begins believing that he will become the demon king. He has a harem of girls following him, some wish to use him, and some wish to turn him towards good. It’s a funny series and worth a try.
5. Trinity Seven
Overall – 7.5/10
Arata Kasuga’s town one day gets destroyed. However, it is reanimated with some weird grimoire. Then some girl comes and gives him two choices. He can either give her the grimoire or die, but then bam plot twist. Arata chooses the third option, and that is to enroll in a school. That was not expected from me to be honest. The show has a lot of fanservice, so that’s pretty good for those that enjoy it. If you’re looking for anime similar to High School DxD, then this is one of the top picks. The story overall is mediocre and nothing special. What makes this story good, is the character in it. The main character is a competent and strong guy, that can defend himself. He does not need to rely on others. The story intro was very good, compared to how it got developed further on in the series. Also, are you excited about High School DxD Hero?
4. Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
Overall Score – 7.6/10
Also known as Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica is another great pick for anime similar to High School DxD. It is very similar to DxD, actually one of the most similar to it. Except for one part, and that is the main character. Akatsuki Ousawa is a very powerful main character, he is quite a badass. After being sent to some weird world, he had to go and fight a Dark Lord. He defeated him, and then took his daughter with him to Earth. There they enroll in some special school and have to overcome life’s difficulties so that they can one day become useful to mankind. However, that does not mean that the story is anything special. The action and the comedy are great, plus you have the usual fanservice.
3. Heaven’s Lost Property
Overall score 8/10
Also known as Sora no Otoshimono, this is yet another anime similar to High School DxD. This anime mostly revolved around comedy and ecchi fanservice. Some friends have told me that the comedy made them cry from laughter, while some told that it was mediocre. For my personal preference, I’d give the comedy an 8/10. The story revolves around Tomoki Sakurai, a boy that dreams of seeing angels. And is obsessed with his dreams, until one day. He actually meets an angel that had fallen down from the sky. The angel then began to call him “master”. After this incident, his life was turned around. And he had never again lived a normal day in his life. The story starts off with some romance ecchi setting. Until it began going in some random direction. Some say it was good, some call it trash. How will you grade it?
2. To Love-Ru
Overall Score – 8.2/10
So let’s begin with the first thing that is on our list for anime similar to High School DxD. To Love-Ru is your mediocre ecchi anime involving harem and unexplainable naked girls. In my opinion, this anime is worthy of being on this list. However, it is nothing special as compared to some other. It lacks story-wise, but that is balanced off with well-animated series, a lot of fanservice and absolutely no idea what’s going on. The story revolves around a 16-year-old Rito Yuuki who has been in love with his classmate. Although in love, he was unable to confess to her. One night a mysterious girl crashes into his bathroom while he is taking a bath. Lala Satalin Deviluke is the crown princess of some alien empire.
1. Shinmai Maou no Testament
Overall Score – 8.8/10
Basara Toujou lived a normal life, until one day he walked into his sister while she’s in the bathroom. He did not even know that he has sisters. Until one day his father brought them to their house and introduced him to Mio and Maria. One day, Mio and Maria reveal that they are demons. Mio is the daughter of a demon lord just like Rias from High School DxD. After some incidents, they form a contact and Basara gets new powers. His powers look a lot like Isseis sacred gear from High School DxD. This is not an anime similar to High School DxD at all, because it’s so similar, you could call them the same anime. If you liked DxD, then this will definitely be a great watch for you.