Devils and Realist Stage Musical Debuts in June

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Mashū Ishiwatari, Taiyō Ayukawa, more star in musical of supernatural manga

The staff for the stage musical of Madoka Takadono and Utako Yukihiro's supernatural manga Devils and Realist (Makai Ōji: Devils and Realist) announced the main cast and debut date of the musical on Monday.

The main cast includes:

  • Mashū Ishiwatari as William
  • Taiyō Ayukawa as Dantalion
  • Takuya Kawaharada as Sytry
  • Masato Saki as Gilles de Rais
  • Seiya Konishi as Isaac Morton
  • Kousuke Yonehara as Camio

The play will run from June 1 to 5 at the Zenrōsai Hall Space Zero in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi (Emukichi-Beat) is directing the musical, and Naohiro Ise is writing the script. CLIE is producing the play. The Stradford School Drama Troupe is performing the musical.

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. Ichijinsha published the 11th volume on July 25, and will publish the 12th volume on January 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.

Source: Comic Natalie

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