Devils and Realist Stage Musical Gets Sequel in November

posted on by Karen Ressler
Mashū Ishiwatari, Taiyō Ayukawa reprise roles as William, Dantalion

This year's June issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum announced on Friday that the stage musical adaptation of Madoka Takadono and Utako Yukihiro's Devils and Realist (Makai Ōji: Devils and Realist) manga will get a sequel this November. Mashū Ishiwatari and Taiyō Ayukawa (both pictured below) will reprise their roles as William and Dantalion, respectively.

Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi (Emukichi-Beat) is again directing the musical, and Naohiro Ise is returning to write the script. CLIE is again producing the play.

The first musical ran in Tokyo from June 1-5, 2016. A DVD of the performance shipped in October in Japan.

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 13th volume on October 25. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English, and published the 12th volume in North America on April 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.

Chiaki Kon (Junjō Romantica, When They Cry - Higurashi, La storia della Arcana Famiglia) directed a 12-episode television anime adaptation, which premiered in July 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed and released the series on DVD and Blu-ray.

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