Sentai Filmworks Adds Devil Survivor 2 the Animation TV Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
North American licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the Devil Survivor 2 The Animation television anime series. The company noted it will release the series digitally with a home video release to follow later this year. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series outside of Japan as it airs.
The anime series adapts Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Nintendo DS role-playing game. In the story, 13 Devil Messengers face the end of the world by mysterious invaders in seven days.
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 (Zettai Karen Children) is scoring the music. livetune featuring Fukase (from the band End of the World/Sekai no Owari) is performing the opening theme song "Take Your Way," and the Japanese hip-hop group Song Riders is performing the ending theme song "Trauma / Be." The producer kz has used Hatsune Miku vocals under his unit name livetune in the past; while he has contributed opening theme songs before, this is his first under the livetune name.
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 second game will be ported to the Nintendo 3DS system this summer under the name Devil Survivor 2: Break Code.
The original Devil Survivor game also inspired a manga adaptation from Satoru Matsuba (WARASIBE) that launched in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine last May.
The series premiered on April 4 in Japan on MBS' "Animeism" programming block.
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