Interest Hiroshi Kamiya Leads Devil Survivor 2 Anime's Cast
posted on 2013-02-09 17:05 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Promotional flyers and a promotional video have revealed the Devil Survivor 2 The Animation television anime series' 14 main cast members. Hiroshi Kamiya (Nekomonogatari (Black), Natsume's Book of Friends, Durarara!!) will star as the 18-year-old "extremely normal" high school student Hibiki Kuze. The revealed cast list is as follows:
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Hibiki Kuze
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Daichi Shijima
- Aya Uchida as Io Nitta
- Junichi Suwabe as Yamato Hotsuin
- Takahiro Sakurai as Anguished One
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Makoto Sako
- Fuko Saito as Keita Wakui
- Rikako Yamaguchi as Fumi Kanno
- Mitsuaki Madono as Yuzuru Akie
- Ami Koshimizu as Hinako Kujō
- Yuka Iguchi as Otome Yanigaya
- Kana Asumi as Airi Ban
- Daisuke Namikawa as Jungo Torii
- Rikiya Koyama as Ronaldo Kuriki
The anime series will adapt Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Nintendo DS role-playing game. Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation) is directing the series, and Yoshimichi Hirai is the assistant director at the studio Bridge. Makoto Uezu is in charge of the series scripts, and Kotaro Nakagawa is scoring the music.
The series will premiere in April 2013 on MBS' "Animeism" programming block. The production company Pony Canyon began streaming the first full promotional video in December. The video game is also getting a manga adaptation that launched in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine on December 18.
Atlus USA released the original Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Nintendo DS game in June 2009 in North America, and then released the enhanced port titled Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked in August 2011. Atlus released the Devil Survivor 2 video game in Japan in July 2011, and then Atlus USA released the game in North America in February 2012. Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!, Yozakura Quartet) drew the main character designs for all three games. The original Devil Survivor game also inspired a manga adaptation from Satoru Matsuba (WARASIBE) that launched in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine in May.