News Takuya Eguchi, Takuma Terashima Narrate New Makai Ōji Ad
posted on 2013-07-03 15:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Japanese channel AT-X aired a new commercial for the Makai Ōji: Devils and Realist television anime series on Wednesday. Takuya Eguchi and Takuma Terashima narrate the ad as characters William Twining and Dantalion, respectively.
The show centers on William Twining, an aristocratic family's progeny with rare intellect. One day, Wiliam's 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 is Dantalion, and reveals that William is the "Elector" who can choose the next acting ruler of Hell.
The show also stars Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Sitori, Jun Fukuyama as Kevin, and Motoki Takagi as Isaac. Other cast members include Kousuke Toriumi as Gilles de Rais, Mitsuki Saiga as Solomon, Yuuki Ono as Mycroft Swallow, Hiroki Yasumoto as Baphomet, Kazutomi Yamamoto as Amon, and Yuuto Suzuki as Mamon. Eguchi (William), Terashima (Dantalion), Matsuoka (Sitori), and Kakihara (Camio) are also performing both the "Believe My Dice" opening theme and "a shadow's love song" ending theme.
Chiaki Kon (Junjō Romantica, When They Cry - Higurashi, La storia della Arcana Famiglia) is directing the anime at Dogakobo, and Michiko Yokote (C³, Squid Girl, XXXHOLiC) is supervising the series scripts. Kikuko Sadakata (Corpse Princess, Shikabane Hime: Kuro) serves as both character designer and chief animation director.
The anime will premiere in Japan on July 7.
Seven Seas announced in May that it licensed Madoka Takadono and Utako Yukihiro's original manga. Takadono (Hakushakuke Goyōtashi) and Yukihiro (Uta no Prince-sama) launched the manga in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero Sum magazine in 2009, and Ichijinsha published the seventh volume last month.