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Sentai Filmworks Adds Makai Ōji: Devils & Realist Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
2013 anime of supernatural manga to be available digitally & on home video

North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it has acquired the 2013 television anime of Madoka Takadono and Utako Yukihiro's Makai Ōji: Devils and Realist manga. The company plans to release the series "soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow."

Devils & Realist centers on William Twining (Takuya Eguchi), 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 (Takuma Terashima). 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, Yūki 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) also perform 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) directed the anime at Doga Kobo and Michiko Yokote (, Squid Girl, xxxHOLiC) supervised the series scripts. Kikuko Sadakata (Corpse Princess, Shikabane Hime: Kuro) served as both character designer and chief animation director.

Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.

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