News New Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san Anime DVD's Promo Streamed
posted on 2014-02-14 07:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Kodansha began streaming a promotional video for the new Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san (They're Calling for You, Mr. Azazel) original anime DVD on Friday. The limited-edition 11th volume of Yasuhisa Kubo's manga will bundle the anime when it ships in Japan on June 23. The bundle will cost 3,314 yen (about US$33), and fans can pre-order until April 23.
This is the first anime adaptation of the manga's "legendary" Isoginchaku (Anemone) arc. (This arc was not animated in either season of the television series.) In addition, the bespectacled student and brilliant magic user Osamu Osanai (played by Ryohei Kimura) will make his animated debut.
The original anime DVD will run about 25 minutes long and reunite the "golden tag team" staff from the television anime at Production I.G, led by director Tsutomu Mizushima. Daishiro Tanimura wrote the script, and Junichiro Taniguchi is designing the characters. Kazuhiro Wakabayashi is directing the sound, and Ryuji Takagi is scoring the soundtrack with Starchild Records. The television cast members are also reprising their roles, including:
- Masaya Onosaka as Azazel
- Rina Satou as Rinko Sakuma
- Daisuke Namikawa as Akutabe
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Beelzebub
- Ryoko Shiraishi as Kōtarō Dōchin
The gag comedy story revolves around the detective Akutabe, his assistant Rinko Sakuma, and the various magical demons (such as Azazel) that Akutabe uses for his cases. The manga has been running in Kodansha's Evening magazine since 2007, and the fourth, fifth, and eighth manga volumes shipped with the first, second, and third anime DVDs, respectively. The manga was nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award on 2009.