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Anime Spotlight - Riddle Story of Devil

by Anthony Foronda,
Broadcast Begins April 3, 2014 (JST)

Key Staff

Original story: Yun Kouga
Director: Keizo Kusakawa
(Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st, Sekirei (TV))
Series composition and screenplay: Kiyoko Yoshimura
(Linebarrels of Iron, DOGS/BULLETS&CARNAGE OVA)


Classmates are all assassins. 10th Grade Black Class now in session.


The story is set in Myojo Gakuen's 10th Grade Black Class made up of one target girl and 12 assassins, who are all high-school girls looking to kill the target. Haru Ichinose with her life at stake vows to graduate alive. While realizing that Haru is the target, Tokaku Azuma is gradually attracted to her as they get closer to each other. When the classmates pull the sword on Haru, will Tokaku stand up against them to protect her or..?

Private School Myojo Gakuen… The school holds the Black Class on an irregular basis. The boarding school provides integrated education from elementary school through university. Many children of politicians and rich families are enrolled, who have connections with influential people.

10th Grade Black Class… In this class, whoever is able to kill the target high school girl faster than anyone else is granted a desired reward. A total of 12 girls ranging from professionally trained assassins to lust murderers are gathered as classmates. The reason for holding the class is unclear. Two students share one room at the boarding school. The luxurious dorm even has a large public bath. The general students gossip that the girls are elite students from overseas or perhaps a special secret class for idols.


Isuke Inukai
VA:Azumi Asakura

Student number 2. A sexy, beautiful girl with an aggressive attitude.

Nio Hashiri
VA: Yoshino Nanjō

Student number 10. The only student who is from Myojo Gakuen. A friendly girl who loves to gossip and gets carried away easily.

Haru Ichinose
VA:Hisako Kanemoto

A high school girl with a cheerful personality. Shares a room with Tokaku in the dorm. The target high school girl by the 12 assassins. Her life has been at stake many times since she was young due to family matters. She never cries despite her unfortunate circumstances and is firmly determined to graduate alive knowing that she is the target.

Hitsugi Kirigaya
VA: Mami Uchida

Student number 4. A high school student so frail that she is mistaken for an elementary school girl.

Chitaru Namatame
VA:Sachika Misawa

Student number 9. Prince-like high school girl who helped Kirigaya when she got lost.

Tokaku Azuma
VA:Ayaka Suwa

Student number 1. A transfer student from Private 17 Gakuen based on Kaiba's orders. She has extraordinary assassination powers and is an elite assassin belonging to the family known as “Azuma of the East.” She is resolved to protect Haru after having been exposed to her warmth.

Haruki Sagae
VA:Fumiko Uchimura

Student number 6. Shares a room with Isuke Inukai. She takes most things calmly and is hard on herself and others.


Tokaku Azuma
Ayaka Suwa
Haru Ichinose
Hisako Kanemoto
Nio Hashiri
Yoshino Nanjō
Isuke Inukai
Azumi Asakura
Haruki Sagae
Fumiko Uchimura
Hitsugi Kirigaya
Mami Uchida
Chitaru Namatame
Sachika Misawa


Original story
Yun Kouga
Original character design
Sunao Minakata
Keizo Kusakawa
Series composition & screenplay
Kiyoko Yoshimura
Masahiro Yokotani & Ayuna Fujisaki
Character design & animation director
Naomi Ide
Animation production

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