To shorten the waiting time until the first episode of anime High School DxD Hero, the official website of the anime posted an interview with 12 of the cast members. MT translated it into English for you!
What did you think when you received the message about High School DxD Hero being produced?
Yuki Kaji (as Issei Hyodo): Like always, it has an amazing title! H! Ero! (Perverted! Erotic!)
Yoko Hikasa (as Rias Gremory): ‘Eh, really!?!?’ was my first surprised reaction when I heard about it. When I started working on the first season, I didn’t think it would continue on that long, so I am really happy! It is indeed a series that is watched and loved by many people. The power of ero is strong!
Azumi Asakura (as Asia Argento): It was: ‘Yay! I get to meet Asia again!’ (*^^*) The first heroine I got to play for a TV anime was Asia so I like her a lot and think about her a lot. I am happy I get to see her again.
Shizuka Ito (as Akeno Himejima): ‘THE OPPAI DRAGON IS BAAAACK!! YEAAAAAH!!!’, I thought. Really. From the bottom of my heart. I love all the people involved in DxD so I was super happy.
Ayana Taketatsu (as Koneko Tojo): ‘Fourth season! Incredible!!’ is what I thought. I am very happy that I get to return to the world of DD. I think it would be great if Koneko would appear in many scenes!
Kenji Nojima (as Yuto Kiba): Really? Why? For what reason!? Really? Okay! If it’s like that, of course, I’ll do it!
Risa Taneda (as Xenovia): That laugh still can’t die out…but then I remembered that during the recording it’s hard to hold back with the laughing and it always was so much fun so I instantly got super excited! That there will even be a fourth season is really too incredible! When I heard the meaning of the title, I immediately had to laugh. I am really happy.
Ayane Sakura (as Gasper Vladi): I thought, ‘Is it (the series) a Phoenix?’
Maaya Uchida (as Irina Shidou): The fourth season took some time to come after the third ended! And that means the expectations of the fans would also be considerably higher. Sorry for letting you wait!
Ai Kakuma (as Rossweisse): I joined this series as Rossweisse from Season 3 on but the recording work is so much fun. I am looking forward to spending my time like that again.
Rikiya Koyama (as Azazel): ‘Wow, no way, is it going to continue?’, I thought. Normally this kind of series end after a single season and they leave everything just where it was without a care in the world, but this-!! Congratulations are in order, congratulations!
Ryota Osaka (as Vali Lucifer): I was simply happy that get to voice Vali again. He is a character I hardly get to do, so I am looking forward to it!
What kind of character is the character you are voicing?
Yuki Kaji (as Issei Hyodo): Gentle, hot-blooded OPPAI DRAGON!
Yoko Hikasa (as Rias Gremory): Rias is a mysterious character and like an older sister. Lately, thanks to the influence of Asia and the others, she is starting to act her age and react cuter. She is a warmhearted woman who values her family.
Azumi Asakura (as Asia Argento): No matter what, she is someone who works hard on everything and is brave. She always thinks about her beloved Issei which makes her look so pure and lovely.
Shizuka Ito (as Akeno Himejima): She is a pretty sadistic onee-san (older sister) but she values Rias a lot and is always teasing Issei and Rias. She is a lot of fun to play!
Ayana Taketatsu (as Koneko Tojo): Koneko-chan is just like her name- a girl with a personality like a kitten. She may be very small but she carries a lot of power and is actually a former Nekomata. Now she really likes Issei and there are plenty of cute scenes with her…or not, you’ll have to check it out!
Kenji Nojima (as Yuto Kiba): He is the only true existence. I will properly continue on!
Risa Taneda (as Xenovia): She is a former human and was raised in a church. She is reliable and a little tomboyish. She uses a sword in battles but her character is surprisingly natural. She is very serious and has a firm belief but can also act funny. However, she values Asia and Issei the most and is a girl with a kind heart.
Ayane Sakura (as Gasper Vladi): He is a vampire boy! A boy dressed as a girl.
Maaya Uchida (as Irina Shidou): I think Irina’s carefree aura is probably her charm. And her pigtails are cute.
Ai Kakuma (as Rossweisse): She is beautiful and cute and tall. Even though her life should be on easy mode, for some reason that could be her character or the people around her, she does seem a bit regretful.
Rikiya Koyama (as Azazel): Well, you… me… A good looking uncle-type with guts, who does well with danger, or rather who is extremely strong and follows his feelings and is a dandy. Also mischevious and clever with quite the insight!! (T-that’s how he should be…)
Ryota Osaka (as Vali Lucifer): Even though he is the rival of the main character, he sometimes gives him advice and is a rival who can’t be hated.
The Charm of High School DXD in one word?
Yuki Kaji (as Issei Hyodo): OPPAI!
Yoko Hikasa (as Rias Gremory): OPPAIDRAGON!!!!
Azumi Asakura (as Asia Argento): Oppai? [laugh] Is that what you wanted? [laugh laugh]
Shizuka Ito (as Akeno Himejima): By rule, hot-blooded boobs!!
Ayana Taketatsu (as Koneko Tojo): Boobs!
Kenji Nojima (as Yuto Kiba): ‘Single-minded’
Risa Taneda (as Xenovia): OPPAI! Hot blood! Which one is it? [laugh]. It makes you laugh and is really sexy and is a hot-blooded anime so I am thankful it exists.
Ayane Sakura (as Gasper Vladi): ISSEI!
Maaya Uchida (as Irina Shidou): For starters, it’s hot!
Ai Kakuma (as Rossweisse): The DxDness. This word is slowly coming out during recording. Everybody who watches the series feels it somewhere, the fun it is to record this series. It’s the balance of the hotness and seriousness and pervertedness or rather the miraculous exquisite words.
Rikiya Koyama (as Azazel): Yeah, you, no matter what, that, this, that’s it, that! It can only be that one! If they push that again, the fourth season will be continued! That’s clear, isn’t it? XXX hah~, there’s something left for the uncle next door, right~!
Ryota Osaka (as Vali Lucifer): Boobs and ass and heat!
A message for the fans who are waiting for the broadcast!
Yuki Kaji (as Issei Hyodo): Let’s scream it all together at three! One, two, three! OPPAI!
Yoko Hikasa (as Rias Gremory): H! Ero! We arrived at the fourth season…! I will respond to your hot thoughts and love for the series and play Rias with all I’ve got, so please watch the series! This season as well, DD will be flying high!
Azumi Asakura (as Asia Argento): I am so glad that I am able to meet everybody in front of their TV screens again! Hot fights, friendship, and sex appeal!! I would be glad if you were looking forward to all of it (*^^*)
Shizuka Ito (as Akeno Himejima): Don’t think anything…
Ayana Taketatsu (as Koneko Tojo): Sorry that we’ve kept everybody waiting who was looking forward to the continuation! At last, the fourth season starts! The number of characters has increased since the first season and the relationship between everybody as well. Issei-kun is still the same, though. [laugh] There are many unique scenes coming up in High School DxD so look forward to it!
Kenji Nojima (as Yuto Kiba): There aren’t many series blessed with a fourth season. It is all thanks to the undying support of the fans. We will work tirelessly! Please watch well over us! Look forward to it!
Risa Taneda (as Xenovia): The recording sessions are really fun and I hope everybody will see our work soon because I have many scenes I want everybody to see, so look forward to the broadcast! During times when you have no energy and when there is too little sexiness or you want to get hot, watch this series! It definitely will bring out your energy and cheer you up!
Ayane Sakura (as Gasper Vladi): Everybody went through so much with me already and now I am back again! Thank you once again for this time, please watch over me.
Maaya Uchida (as Irina Shidou): With this season of High School DxD we will not betray your expectations for hot-bloodedness! Definitely look forward to the series!
Ai Kakuma (as Rossweisse): I have heard that fans have been looking forward to a fourth season for a long time, which is why I also feel a bit nervous but I appreciate the DxD-feeling and will work hard while enjoying every second!
Rikiya Koyama (as Azazel): Because it is D D, there is forgiveness, absolution, mercy and that’s its full charm! You guys out there also study, work, and are living your hardest.
Ryota Osaka (as Vali Lucifer): This time as well it will be a story with boobs and hot-blooded action so look forward to it!
High School DxD
Spring 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast