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Diabolik Lovers More, Blood's 1st Promo Highlights the Sakamaki Brothers

posted on by Karen Ressler
2nd season of vampire romance series to premiere on September 23

The official Diabolik Lovers anime YouTube channel began streaming the first promotional video for Diabolik Lovers More, Blood, the anime's upcoming second season, on Thursday. The video focuses on the Sakamaki brothers. A new promotional video featuring the Mukami brothers will debut at Otamate Party 2015 event in Tokyo on Saturday.

The series will premiere on AT-X on September 23. It will also air on Tokyo MX on October 4, and stream on Niconico in Japan.

The first season's assistant director Risako Yoshida is replacing Shinobu Tagashira as the main director at the studio ZEXCS, and Hiroko Kanasugi (My mental choices are completely interfering with my school romantic comedy) is replacing Seiko Nagatsu as the series script supervisor. However, character designer Yūko Yahiro (B Gata H Kei - Yamada’s First Time, Lady Jewelpet) is returning to adapt Satoi's game illustrations.

Also returning are the main cast members:

Joining the main cast are Takahiro Sakurai as Ruki Mukami (center in image above), Ryōhei Kimura as Kou Mukami (far right), Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Yūma Mukami (bottom left), Daisuke Kishio as Azusa Mukami (far left), and others. They play the Mukami vampire brothers who first appeared in the Diabolik Lovers More, Blood fan disc.

The show's opening theme, titled "Kindan no 666" (The Forbidden 666) and performed by Ryōhei Kimura and Daisuke Kishio, will serve as the character song for new characters Kou and Azusa Mukami (voiced by Kimura and Kishio, respectively).

Rejet's original Diabolik Lovers vampire drama CD and PSP game project centers around the six sadistic Sakamaki vampire brothers. Yui Komori is a positive-thinking girl who nevertheless is troubled by seeing spirits and experiencing poltergeist phenomena. In her second year in high school, she transfers to a new school — a night school for entertainers and celebrities — due to her father's work. There are rumors that there are vampires among the student body, and Yui ends up living with the Sakamaki brothers.

The studio ZEXCS adapted the franchise into the first television anime season in 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Sentai Filmworks released the first television anime season on DVD with an English dub and subtitles in December. The franchise is also inspiring a stage play which will run in Tokyo on August 26-30.

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