As revealed in Volume 16 of the light novel, DxD is the name of an anti-terrorism organization and has the meaning of the different factions which form the group:
Devils, also a Dragon, and the word “Fallen” of a Fallen Angel—like downfall.
(In Japanese, Fallen Angel is [堕天使]【だてんし】, whose romaji datenshi starts with D)
Quoting from the novel:
I read the light novel, and you got it wrong. It wasn't that only 3 devils survived. Think of it more like they were an endangered species (more than 3), and to increase their number one devil created the chess pieces. When a devil wants a servant, it doesn't limit to just humans, it can be any creature (devils included, i.e. Ravel). For example, a dragon ...
Issei was able to use Vali's White Dragon Emperor power, Divine Divide, because Issei took one of the jewels in Vali's armor during their fight in Volume 4 and put it on his own. This allowed him to gain access to Vali's predecessors (past Hakuryukou) and their powers.
He managed to activate it right after he transplanted it into his Sacred Gear.
As for ...
Basically what happens is that as you said, Issei gives his arm to the dragon in return he get balance breaker. the arm that he traded is now belowing to the dragon, no longer a demon, that is why he was able to hold the cross or the holy water without being hurt in the fight between him and the phoenix.afterwards, the dragon power starts to take over his ...
According to the author:
In no particular order Ophis, Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Śakra, Thor, Typhon (Or Fenrir), Hades, Aten, and Lugh.
That's how it is. Great Red isn't included because it is a creature who basically doesn't fight (I get many claim that this isn't true!), and it is the ranking before Ophis and Fenrir lost their powers. What you will have to ...
That's referring to the events in one of the short stories from Volume 8, Extra Life: The Fun Gremory Family. It was never adapted in any form, so the only way to know what happened is to read the novel. Fortunately, Volume 8 is a collection of short stories, so they can be read in any order; you could even read that short story alone and not feel lost at ...
Season 1: Volumes 1 and 2
Season 2: Volumes 3 and 4
Season 3 episodes 1-9: Volumes 5,6 and 7
Season 3 episodes 10-12: Original
Ovas and Specials: Half of volume 8 and original
The most likely future:
Season 4: Volumes 9 and 10. The way these 2 volumes work it should be this way
I watched the anime and read the light novels.
About your second ...
Officially, High School DxD has ended with volume 25, but it will be followed by a direct sequel titled Shin Highschool DxD (Source: afterword of Volume 25).
So the series has not really ended, as a direct sequel, Shin DxD will be covering the second half of the Azazel Cup arc. Its Volume 1 will esentially be Volume 26, just with a different label.
Quoting Volume 4 of the light novel,
different from the usual two wings of devils, one wing was of a devil and the other one was the black wing of a fallen angel.
This is the basis for the scene you saw in High School DxD New.
Now, the background story of Akeno is that she originally possess only fallen angel wings. She was born of a Miko ...
Demon Contract Reward
Quoted from High School DxD novel Volume One.
The job goes like this:
First we are summoned, and then we make a contract with them.
After that, we fulfill their wishes.
As a price, we receive an award fitting for the particular wish they made.
It can be money, an object, and even their life.
Well lately, there aren’t any contractors ...
If the King dies the King dies, that's all. The servants go on with their lives. Koneko used to have another master but he died. She was alone for some time until she formed a pact with Rias. If she had had a higher status she may have had her own servants.
Konoko's sister Kuroka killed her master. Now, that's another story. She lost her ranking and became ...
No, the ability doesn't depend on the Queen of the group. I forgot whether it was Rias herself, or Azazel-sensei that said that the stronger Issei is, the longer he can stay in promotion as the promotion takes its toll on his body. If the promotion depends on the power of the team's Queen, then there won't be any need for Issei to improve his physical ...
From what i remember from the light novel:
In DxD a set of chess pieces are granted to "high class" demons, demons are a tiered class society, so if Issei managed to climb the social ladder he will be granted his set of chess pieces despite he being a human born demon. Demons are extremely elitists so climbing is really hard, that's the reason that most ...