Dance With Devils Franchise Gets Fandisc Game, 3rd Stage Musical

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Both new installments debut in March

Rejet announced on Saturday that its and Elements Garden's Dance with Devils franchise is getting a fandisc game as well as a third stage musical. Rejet also revealed a promotional video on Saturday for the fandisc, titled Dance with Devils My Carol.

The fandisc will ship in Japan on March 22 for the Playstation Vita. In the fandisc players will be able to go on "sweet dates" with the characters, and the story will also feature a mysterious new development.

Rejet's original PlayStation Vita game shipped in Japan in March 2016.

The third musical will run at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from March 15-25. Tickets go on sale on November 18. The cast for the new musical includes:

  • Rem Kaginuki (returning from first two musicals)
  • Akira Takano as Lindo Tachibana
  • Shōgo Yamazaki as Urie Sogami
  • Yū Yoshioka as Mage Nanashiro (returning from first two musicals)
  • Junpei Yasukawa as Shiki Natsumezaka (returning from first two musicals)
  • Taiki Naitō as Loewen (returning from first two musicals)
  • Ryōsei Tanaka as Jek (returning from second musical)

Kaori Miura is once again directing the musical and writing the script, and Elements Garden is once again in charge of the music for the play. Tomoko Konparu, Rika Nakase, Michiko Yokote, and Teruko Utsumi are collaborating on the script.

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.

The Dance with Devils: Fortuna anime film opened in Japan on Saturday. The film has six different epilogues that screen at different times. Each epilogue focuses on one of the six lead male characters: Rem, Lindo, Urie, Mage, Shiki, and Loewen. The film also has "participation-style" "Akuma to Utau Jōei-kai" (Sing With Devils Screening Event) screening events in addition to regular screenings. At the fan participation screenings, people are be able to sing, call and respond to each other, use pen lights, and cosplay.

The franchise's 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.

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.

Source: Animate Times

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