Dance With Devils Franchise Gets Theatrical Anime Project This Fall
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Rejet and Elements Garden's Dance with Devils franchise announced at a concert event in Kanagawa on Sunday that the franchise is getting a theatrical anime project this fall titled Dance with Devils: Fortuna. The film's official website is streaming an announcement video, which gives an overview of the various projects and events in the franchise since it officially launched in 2015.
The site has also revealed a key visual for the film. The tagline on the film's website reads, "Even though there isn't only one way to choose, now I want to choose this way."
The new film will feature the same staff and cast as the television anime series. Rejet's Daisuke Iwasaki is in charge of the original plan, and Ai Yoshimura is directing the film at Brains Base. Tomoko Konparu is writing the script, and Yuka Takashina is adapting Hirotaka Maeda's original character designs for animation. Elements Garden is composing the music, and Elements Garden's Junpei Fujita and DIVE II Entertainment are producing the music.
The film will star:
- Himika Akaneya as Ritsuka Tachibana
- Sōma Saitō as Rem Kaginuki
- Wataru Hatano as Lindo Tachibana
- Takashi Kondō as Urie Sogami
- Subaru Kimura as Mage Nanashiro
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Shiki Natsumezaka
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Loewen
- Risae Matsuda as Azuna Kuzuha
- Yuuto Suzuki as Jek
Game developer Rejet, music production studio Elements Garden, and music production company Avex are collaborating on the Dance with Devils franchise. A 12-episode television anime series premiered in Japan in October 2015. FUNimation Entertainment streamed the series with subtitles as it aired in Japan, and also streamed a Broadcast dub. Funimation describes the story:
From Rejet, the original creator of Diabolik Lovers, and Brains Base, the studio behind Princess Jellyfish, comes a devilish tale of high school seduction. Second-year student Ritsuka Tachibana has the perfect school-to-life balance, but all of that's thrown into chaos when she discovers that several of her handsome male classmates are actually demons in disguise.
Rejet's PlayStation Vita game shipped in Japan on March 24.
The franchise has also inspired two stage musicals. The first stage musical ran from March 3-13 in Tokyo, and the second musical, titled Dance with Devils ~Da Capo~, ran in Tokyo from December 21-27.
Samako Natsu launched a manga for the franchise in Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine in September 2015 titled Dance with Devils -Blight-. Square Enix published the manga's second and final compiled volume on May 18.
Source: Animate Times