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High School DxD is one of the most successful harem anime in recent years. Its enormous popularity led to the release of a second season, High School DxD New, in July of 2013. A third anime television series, High School DxD BorN will premiere in April 2015. This series has proven that even a fan service show can be entertaining when combined with a fantastic plot and captivating character development.
High School DxD Plot: The story follows a horny high school student named Issei Hyodo, who dreams of being surrounded by women and is enrolled at a formerly all-girls high school with a secret. The secret is that angels, fallen angels, and devils comprise part of the student population. After an ordinary day at school, Issei is asked out on a date by a woman who turns out to be a fallen angel and tries to kill him. Issei subsequently gets revived by a devil, Rias Gremory, who forces him to serve her devil family.
If you're looking for other harem anime with romantic stories and scintillating action scenes, here are some anime like High School DxD that you're definitely going to enjoy.
1. Highschool of the Dead
Highschool of the Dead is a horror harem anime released in Japan in July 2010. It differs from other anime with a high school theme. It is also a straight up horror anime.
The story revolves around a group of high school students who are caught in the middle of a deadly pandemic referred to as Them. This plague turns humans into zombies, and every person in town is in grave danger. The group tries to survive the outbreak, but there are several challenges along the way. Fellow survivors pose threats, and enemies surround our heroes wherever they go.
How long will the group last? Will they be able to rescue other survivors they come across? You'll have to watch to find out!
2. Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai
Can you resist making a deal with a smoking hot goddess of death? If you're like Ryosuke Kaga, the protagonist in this series, you can't. Ryosuke is a horny student at the Momozomo Academy who happens upon a girl standing alone in the rain.
The girl turns out to be a grim reaper named Lisara Restall. Lisara makes a contract with Ryosuke, draining his spirit to gain the energy she needs to stay in the mortal world. Left with no choice and no soul, Ryosuke must join Lisara in her quest.
First released in 2012, Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai is a highly enjoyable anime. It has beautiful art, a captivating musical score and a great story line that will hook you from beginning to end.
3. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Hasegawa Kodaka is a transfer student at St. Chronica’s Academy. He has brown-blonde hair which, coupled with his piercing eyes, makes him look like a delinquent. Because of this, he has trouble making friends.
One day, he runs into an equally solitary classmate named Yozora Mikazuki as she talks with her imaginary friend, Tomo. Realizing that they both lack in the social department, they decide to establish the Neighbor’s Club, a club for people with no friends.
Eventually, they meet the arrogant Sena Kashiwazaki, an underclassman named Yukimura Kusunoki, and Rika Shiguma, a wayward genius. Will this wild mix of personalities be able to get along with each other?
4. Date A Live
A tremendous spacequake shattered the land of Eurasia and caused the death of 150 million people. Since this tragic event, smaller spacequakes have plagued the world. Itsuka Shido, a high school student, comes across a girl after a huge explosion.
His sister-in-law, Kotori, tells him that the girl is one of the Spirits, the entities that are responsible for the spacequakes. At the same time, Kotori admits that she is the commander of the airship Fraxinus under the anti-spirit organization Ratatoskr. She tells Shido that he has the ability to seal the powers of the Spirits.
Kotori asks Shido to take the spirit girl on a date. The challenge, however, is that in order to seal a Spirit’s power, Shido must capture the heart of the girl and kiss her. You'll have to watch the series to find out what happens.
5. To LOVE-Ru
Rito Yuuki is a high school student who cannot muster the confidence to confess his love to Haruna Sairenji, the girl of his dreams. One day, while in the bathtub, a girl appears out of nowhere. She is Lala, a girl from the planet Deviluke, where she is poised to take the throne. Lala’s father asks her to return to her planet and marry one of the candidates he has picked out for her, but she refuses. She wants to marry Rito and stay on Earth.
Commander Zastin is commanded to bring Lala back, but he returns to the king with the news that Rito, in fact, is suitable to marry Lala. The king decides that Rito can marry Lala, but only if he can defeat the other husband candidates. Otherwise, the king will end Rito’s life and destroy Earth.
A retired baseball player by the name of Godou Kusunagi is asked by his grandfather to return a stone tablet to Lucretia Zola, an old friend that lives in Sardinia. After meeting the demonically manipulative sword-mistress Erica Blandelli, he encounters the god of war, Verethragna, and subsequently kills it. This event makes Godou a Campione, or god slayer, and his new task is to ward off and fight heretical gods that wreak havoc on earth for their own selfish purposes.
Being a Campione elevates him to a special status, which comes with several problems. Perhaps the biggest is the fact that girls now adore him to an extreme. Erica Blandelli, a magic swordswoman and member of European magic organization, in particular, lets the world know that she loves Godou, putting them in awkward and funny situations.
7. Mayo Chiki!
Kinjiro Sakamachi is one very unlucky high school boy. He suffers from gynophobia, also known as the fear of women. Even the slightest contact with a female makes his nose bleed. This proves to be especially troublesome because he comes from a family of female wrestlers.
One day at school, he goes to the men’s washroom and discovers that Subaru Konoe, the handsome butler of Kanade, the principal’s daughter, is actually a female.
After this discovery, Kinjiro must now work with Subaru and the twisted Kanade to protect her secret from other students.
8. Rosario + Vampire
Tsukune Aono is a troubled teenager with poor grades. Because of this, he can't get into any local high schools and his parents decide to enroll him at Yokai Academy. Tsukune soon discovers that Yokai is a boarding school for monsters that teaches them how to coexist with humans. He meets Moka Akashiya, and they soon become good friends.
One day while fighting a school bully, Tsukune accidentally takes off the rosary around Moka’s neck. To his surprise, Moka turns into a powerful vampire with a completely different personality. Tsukune decides to stay at Yokai to be with Moka, and he meets other monsters, including the succubus Kurumu Kurono and a witch named Yukari Sendo.
Earth has been invaded by aliens from another dimension called the Nova. In order to save the world from total downfall, Pandoras and Limiters are trained to battle the aliens. Pandoras are genetically modified girls that possess superb fighting skills and their male partners have an ability to freeze that cripples the mobility of enemies.
The story follows Kazuya Aoi, a Limiter who decides to team up with Satellizer el Bridget, a powerful Pandora with haphephobia. They are eventually joined by Rana Linchen, a Pandora who is in search for her Limiter. She believes Kazuya is her soulmate, igniting a rivalry with Satellizer. How will this feud affect their quest to save Earth?
Minato Sahashi is an extremely intelligent 19-year-old, but he always fails to perform under pressure. This causes him to fail the college entrance exams twice, making others he is an idiot.
He meets a girl named Musubi, and his life changes forever. Minato is a Sekirei, and she has chosen Minato as her Ashikabi, a human with special powers that enables them to form a contract with a Sekirei. This allows Musubi to use her full power when battling other Sekirei in the Sekirei Plan, a competition among Sekirei organized by Hiroto Minaka, the founder of the MBI Corporation.
Other Sekirei eventually choose Minato as their Ashikabi, increasing the tensions among the girls. Minato must quickly find a way to survive the battles as well as the constant competition among the Sekirei in pursuit of him.
All images are taken from gallery.minitokyo.net.
random on May 11, 2020:
I've seen them all not bad tho
I watch too much anime on April 08, 2020:
23 months ago
anyone know of an anime like highschool dxd but without the pervy stuff?
Mairimashita! Iruma-kun is awesome it is where a boy's parents sell him to a devil and he sends him to school and the boy has to survive
high school dxd fan for life on March 19, 2020:
omg i love high school its the best and season 5 and 6 will almost come out
Baguett on November 22, 2019:
i would rate Freezing 8/10
tracey on July 03, 2019:
need a new season of high school dxd
Issei Hyodo on June 10, 2019:
High School DXD is the greatest movie series!
LordCyber on January 21, 2019:
is freezing that good is it lots of romance and harlem ?
anonymous on January 17, 2019:
freezing is good please watch it but I hope there will be a season 3 soon
sumeet biswas on September 06, 2018:
high school dxd fan for life....
Kai on June 16, 2018:
Date A Live-HighschoolDxD- Shinmai Maou No testament-Naruto-(Just About to Start watching Highschool of the dead) and then Mason Gokoun or something like that. If you haven’t watched yet your missing out
MENTS on May 19, 2018:
anyone know of an anime like highschool dxd but without the pervy stuff?
unknown on April 20, 2018:
rosario vampire is great
Aidan on March 13, 2018:
#Highschool Dxd fan 4 life
Ar on December 30, 2017:
How is queens blade not even on this list seriously def ranked up there with High school Did for Fan Service
Lucas0015 on December 26, 2017:
High School of the Dead was 10/10
asadfqwer on December 08, 2017:
Freezing wasn't that bad it just had a slow start
mansi rawat on December 04, 2017:
i really like anime... i love
isaka on November 02, 2017:
i have watched all of these
anime freak on September 04, 2017:
This list is good one I like the anime high school too much and I hope this list can help me as I m a big big anime fan
Helita on September 02, 2017:
People things High School of Dead differnt version of High School DxD ı think maybe :D
Unknown on August 27, 2017:
I've watched Highschool of the Dead before a few times. I know that it's weird for someone to rewatch an anime a few times over but for me it always got to me. The action, love, comedy, and the similarities it has with "The Walking Dead". I only wish that I could be able to watch more episodes of highschool of the dead, but sadly after that tunami hit Japan the producers were hit and all their work destroyed, now sadly I highly doubt we will be able to keep seeing episodes of highschool of the dead :(. For me, besides a few others, highschool of the dead is the best anime I've ever seen.
Animefan on August 14, 2017:
Amazing list. Though why so much hate on freezing? I enjoyed it.
Metalhawk on August 07, 2017:
Most Anime Like Highschool Dxd Will Come And Go Bt Highschool Dxd Will Remains The Best.
Anime Anonymous on July 04, 2017:
Rozario+vampire and freezing are both good anime with slow starts dont take it down off of the first episode its always good to try watching atleast three episodes of an anime before judging wether or not you like it or else your going to miss out on alot of good anime, over all i like the list all the anime ive watched,
that is on this list, are great anime
brandon hite on June 29, 2017:
oh come on trinity seven should be number 1 cause its the exact same
Random Person on June 11, 2017:
I thought maybe Kanokon would be in this list
SPAMATRON64 on June 03, 2017:
I like the story not the nudity so do any of them have a similar story I actually prefer no nudity cause then it is age restricted on YouTube
Basilisk on May 21, 2017:
I already watched all of them exept to love ru, i hate the mc -_-
Huahwi :P on May 07, 2017:
All these anime look boring and weird idk why but im that person who doesnt watch anime unless im forced too in order to see if its good same with highschool dxd and highschool of the ded peple told me and i watched them and loved them.
Not Happy on May 05, 2017:
While "Date a Live" and "Sekirei" are great anime, they are simply incomplete without any chance of actually ever being completed.
This makes them crap as a whole.
king harem dxd on April 07, 2017:
i more like high school dxd ,just like dxd thing hahahhahah!!!
Thank u on February 19, 2017:
Thanks for the list
killer boy on January 19, 2017:
i watchted them all and animie are the best
CyberNinja57 on December 02, 2016:
Does anyone know of an anime where the MC does and is taking to an alien planet and brought to life as a girl with advanced cybernetic tech?
zairen on October 29, 2016:
watched shinmai maou testament (testament of my sisters' new devil) and i think it should be in the list..its like highschool dxd..
AnimeLover on September 21, 2016:
Watched all of these anime as well. With number one being between Sekirei and Rosario + Vampire. Worst one was high school of the dead...felt too Americanized for me. Plot was choppy...and can in no way be compared to High School DXD which is absolutely the BEST HAREM ANIME out there. Lots of nudity...humor...sort of a reverse harem. And very much action packed. Sekirei is really similar to it as well as Date A Live, however none are as good. :-) Enjoy.
Decoy on August 13, 2016:
Frrezing is "okay " you could say but i liked Highschool of the dead it was the most similar to dxd in my opinion but it didnt have a kiss scene like dxd which is okay would ha e been better to be honest
SomeRandomDude on July 18, 2016:
You I would recommend watching The Testament Of Sister New Devil
You on July 17, 2016:
Do any of these have as much nudity as highschool dxd?
Me on June 13, 2016:
High school of the dead isn't like high school dxd at all......
ThatOneGuy on May 23, 2016:
I've watched all of the anime on this list before I even looked at the list xD
Jughk on May 05, 2016:
Why why why
TheAniMan on April 29, 2016:
i have seen all of these lol
Mission2000 on April 19, 2016:
Dude have you watched the anime, "The testament of my sister's new devil" ? I like a high school dxd rip off. If you are searching for anime like high school dxd this one should be in number 1 and it's not incest you don't have to worry about that. Ok!
So please include this one on the list.
Raekesh on February 13, 2016:
Well i rly dont like rosari vampire. I watched it and its pretty old and boring. But the rest i really agree with.
Kat on January 29, 2016:
Maken-Ki is somewhat like all of these also.
Yukki on January 25, 2016:
Lol watched all but freezing
Prince z on January 03, 2016:
I just want a anime with a boy with a wired arm
Zobo247 on December 24, 2015:
I think the list is fine but Rosario+Vampire wasn't that good but I got a lot of laughs out of it...
DragonDeathxx on November 26, 2015:
i've already watched them all ):
Xenata on August 16, 2015:
Rosario+Vampire is a different story.. It's a nice anime but there are in my opinion too many events going on at the same time in it..
Just finished Freezing. The anime has potential, good storyline, but i think the 12 episodes it gets aren't enough to coverup all the bases. An anime with 24 episodes would have been better for Freezing. All in all I'm kinda dissapointed in this anime. The ending didn't make much sence in regards of the rest of the anime. And on top of that where the OVA's just garbage. 6 episodes of around 3 minutes with nothing but breastrubbing in it.. Good way to end the anime... -.-
Anonymous on May 07, 2015:
Rosaro+Vampire is really good and freezing is really good but the start is kinda boring
Random guy on April 21, 2015:
Rosario + Vampire is the boring one outta these, not freezing...
anonymous on March 15, 2015:
Freezing is awful. Don't watch Freezing. Other than that, nice list!
Dern sure on December 24, 2014:
All these animes are great (idk about freezing though, that's the only one i didn't watch out of all of these)