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Dance with Devils: Fortuna Anime Film Reveals Teaser Video, More Cast, November 4 Premiere (Updated)

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Toshiyuki Toyonaga joins cast for musical film

The official website for Rejet and Elements Garden's Dance with Devils: Fortuna anime film began streaming a teaser video for the film on Monday. The video previews the song "Sweet Grimoire!" and reveals the film's premiere in Japan on November 4.

The video also reveals that Toshiyuki Toyonaga is joining the film's cast as the character Marius. Toyonaga joins the show's main cast to sing the "Sweet Grimoire!" song.

The site also revealed the film's main visual. The tagline on the visual reads, "Even though there isn't only one way to choose, now I want to choose this way."

The story centers on second-year high school student Ritsuka Tachibana. She lives a calm and unchanging life. Ritsuka's older brother Lindo returns from studying abroad in the United Kingdom. Shikō Academy student council president Rem Kaginuki calls on the girl, and she begins having mysterious encounters with the student council members. Her life changed a little from that day, but Ritsuka expected nothing more.

However, she comes home to find her mother collapsed with suspicious hooded men nearby. They were not human but devils, vampires, and exorcists seeking the Forbidden Grimoire. Ritsuka's former daily life crumbles around her, and she finds herself slowly becoming attracted to Rem, who helps her in her predicament. On the other hand, confusion deepens with regard to her brother who carries a secret. Ritsuka is unsure what path to choose as she finds herself at the center of a love story.

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:

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 in March 2016.

The franchise has also inspired two stage musicals. The first stage musical ran in March 2016 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 in May 2016.

Update: Film story added.

Source: MoCa News

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