News Makai Ōji: Devils and Realist Staff, Cast Announced
posted on 2013-03-28 07:10 EDT
The adapatation will be directed by Chiaki Kon (Junjō Romantica, When They Cry - Higurashi, La storia della Arcana Famiglia) and series composition by Michiko Yokote (C³, Squid Girl, XXXHOLiC). Kikuko Sadakata (Corpse Princess, Shikabane Hime: Kuro) will serve as character designer and chief animation director.
The series will star Takuya Eguchi (Eden of the East's Satoshi Osugi, Kuroko's Basketball's Shinji Koganei) as William Twinning alongside Takuma Terashima (Aquarion's Apollo, Kokoro Connect's Yoshifumi Aoki, Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%'s Otoya Ittoki) as Dantalion.
The story revolves around William, an aristocratic family's progeny with rare intellect. One day, his uncle lost his possessions after his business failed. Fearing that his family's name has been tarnished, William returns home and searches with his family's butler for anything that can be converted into cash. A search of the premises yields an underground room left by an ancestor. In the room is a magical seal, and William unintentionally summons a devil. The summoned devil tells William his name Dantalion, and reveals that William is the designator who can choose the acting ruler of the demon world.
Artist Yukihiro (Uta no Prince-sama) launched the manga in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero Sum magazine in 2009. Novelist Takadono's other works include Hakushakuke Goyōtashi.
[Via Anime Tower Records]