Devils and Realist Manga Gets Stage Musical
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The December issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero Sum magazine announced on Wednesday that a stage musical adaptation of Madoka Takadono and Utako Yukihiro's supernatural manga Devils and Realist (Makai Ōji: Devils and Realist) has been green-lit. The magazine did not reveal an opening date for the musical, but it will provide more information in future issues.
Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi (Emukichi-Beat) is directing the musical, and Naohiro Ise is writing the script. CLIE is producing the play. The Stradford School Drama Club is performing the musical.
The magazine also revealed that Ichijinsha will publish the manga's 12th compiled book volume on January 25.
The story revolves around William, an aristocratic family's progeny with rare intellect. One day, his 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.
Artist Yukihiro (Uta no Prince-sama) and novelist Takadono (Hakushakuke Goyōtashi) launched the manga in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero Sum magazine in 2009, and Ichijinsha published the 11th volume on July 25. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English, and published the sixth volume in North America on August 4.
Chiaki Kon (Junjō Romantica, When They Cry - Higurashi, La storia della Arcana Famiglia) directed a 12-episode television anime adaptation of the manga at Dogakobo, which premiered in July 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for home video in North America. Sentai Filmworks released the series on DVD and Blu-ray on March 17.