Devils' Line Anime Reveals Teaser Video, Character Visuals

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Cast member Shouta Aoi performs opening theme song

The official website for the anime of Ryo Hanada's Devils' Line manga revealed a teaser video and two character visuals on Wednesday. The video features Kana Shibue's background music.

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Yūki Anzai, Yui Ishikawa as Tsukasa Taira

Previously announced cast also includes:

  • Ryohei Kimura as Hans Lee
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Takashi Sawazaki
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Juliana Lloyd
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Kirio Kikuhara
  • Hiroshi Kamiya as Takeshi Makimura
  • Nao Tōyama as Nanako Tenjō
  • Shouta Aoi as Kenichi Yoshii
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Yōsuke Asami
  • Ryota Ohsaka as Naoya Ushio
  • Akira Ishida as Megumi Ishimaru

The website also revealed on Wednesday that Aoi will perform the anime's opening theme song.

Yoshinobu Tokumoto (Nagasarete Airantou, Amanchu! unit director) is directing the anime at Platinum Vision, with Hideaki Nakano (Aoharu x Machinegun, Servamp) as assistant director. Kenji Konuta (Aoharu x Machinegun, Servamp), Ayumu Hisao (Gekijōban Servamp: Alice in the Garden) are credited for series composition and scripts. Senri Kawaguchi is drawing the character designs, and is also credited for chief animation director alongside Toshimitsu Kobayashi. Yasuhiro Saiki is the action animation director.

Other staff members include:

  • Prop Design: Tomokazu Sugimura
  • Art Director: Masaki Mayuzumi
  • Color Setting: Aiko Yamagami
  • Director of Photography: Shigeki Asakawa
  • Editing: Kashiko Kimura
  • Sound Director: Toru Nakano
  • Sound Effects: Eiko Morikawa, Yuuki Hayashi
  • Sound Production: Pony Canyon Enterprises
  • Music: Kana Shibue
  • Music Production: King Records

The anime will premiere in April.

Vertical Comics is publishing the manga in print in English, and Kodansha Advanced Media is releasing the manga digitally in North America. Vertical describes the series' story:

Tsukasa, a college student, is rescued from an attack by a devil, one of many vampires that can blend in among the human population. Anzai, her savior, is a half-devil who exploits his supernatural gifts as a member of a shadowy police task force that specializes in devil-related crime in Tokyo. As Anzai continues to keep guard over Tsukasa, the two quickly forge a tentative bond—one that Anzai fears will test his iron-clad rule of never drinking human blood...

Hanada launched the dark fantasy manga in Kodansha's Monthly Morning Two magazine in 2013, and Kodansha published the 10th compiled book volume on July 21. The 11th volume, which will ship on March 23, will bundle a drama CD with the anime's cast featuring a story from the day before the first episode of the anime. Vertical published the eighth volume on August 15.

Source: Comic Natalie

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