The Five Principal Clans (五大宗家 Godai Sōke) are five well known distinguished clans that have been purifying evil spirits since the past.


The Five Principal Clans are powerful clans of mystics linked to the Shinto Gods and have served them for generations. The Five Principal Clans rule over the powers of the Four Sacred BeastsSìshén (四神ししん, Shishin "literally Four Gods") and the Yellow DragonHuánglóng (黄龍おうりゆう, Ōryū) and the name and powers of the five sacred creatures are handed to the strongest member of their clans.

The Five Principal Clans and the sacred beasts linked to the respective clans are:

Family Sacred Beast Element Name

(櫛橋くしはし, Kushihashi)

Blue DragonQīnglóng(青龍せいりゅう, Seiryū) Wood Seiryuu Kushihashi

(櫛橋 青龍くしはし せいりゅう, Kushihashi Seiryū)


(童門どうもん, Dōmon)

Black TortoiseXuánwŭ(玄武げんぶ, Genbu) Water Genbu Doumon

(童門 玄武どうもん げんぶ, Dōmon Genbu)


(真羅しんら, Shinra)

White TigerBáihŭ(白虎びゃっこ, Byakko) Gold Byakko Shinra

(真羅 白虎しんら びゃっこ, Shinra Byakko)


(姫島ひめじま, Himejima)

Vermillion BirdZhūquè(朱雀すざく, Suzaku) Fire Suzaku Himejima

(姫島 朱雀ひめじま すざく, Himejima Suzaku)


(百鬼なきり, Nakiri)

Yellow DragonHuánglóng(黄龍おうりゆう, Ōryū) Earth Ouryuu Nakiri

(百鬼 黄龍なきり おうりゆう, Nakiri Ōryū)

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The current inheritor of the Yellow DragonHuánglóng, Ouryuu Nakiri, is a student of Kuoh Academy and a member of the new Student Council led by Xenovia Quarta.


Nakiri Himejima Kushihashi Doumon Shinra
  • Ouryuu Nakiri
  • Seiryuu Kushihashi
  • Tsubaki Shinra (former)
  • Kiyotora Shinra (former)


  • Suou Himejima is the Ōoji-sama (大叔父, great uncle) who pursued Akeno in the short story Scarlet and Crimson, found in High School DxD Volume 15
    • He is the great uncle of Tobio Ikuse through his sister Ageha, and Akeno and Suzaku through and second, unnamed sister.
  • Suzaku's mother is Shuri's younger sister, making Suzaku and Akeno first cousins.