Doreiku Anime Casts Katsuyuki Konishi as Ataru

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Survival game series premieres in April

The April issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine revealed one additional cast member on Saturday for Doreiku The Animation, the television anime adaptation of Shinichi Okada and Hiroto Ōishi's Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei (Slave District: 23 Slaves and Me) manga.

Katsuyuki Konishi (Gurren Lagann's Kamina, The Seven Deadly Sins' Dreyfus) is joining the cast as Ataru Chūō (pictured bottom right in image below).

The previously announced cast includes:

Hibiku Yamamura (Seraph of the End's Asuramaru, Kiznaiver's Noriko Sonozaki) as Eia Arakawa

Ryouta Suzuki (King's Game The Animation's Teruaki Nagata, Recovery of an MMO Junkie's Hayashi) as Yūga Ōta

Sayaka Senbongi (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress' Mumei, Girlish Number's Chitose) as Julia Katsushika

Hikaru Midorikawa (Fushigi Yugi's Tamahome, Blood Blockade Battlefront's Zed O'Brien) as Seiya Shinjuku

Suzuna Kinoshita (Ojisan to Marshmallow's Machida, King's Game The Animation's Mitsuki Yukimura) as Ayaka Toshima

Ryōichi Kuraya (Tsugumomo) is directing and handling series composition at Zero-G and TNK. Junji Gotō (School Days, High School DxD) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director.

The anime will premiere in April on Tokyo MX and BS11, and it will stream exclusively on Netflix in Japan.

The story is a survival game between 24 people who each have a device called an SCM (slave control method), which can make their opponent into their slave. Each person has their own reason for participating in the game.

The manga is an adaptation of Okada's Boku to 23-nin no Dorei novels, which initially serialized on the novel submission site Everystar. Futabasha published three volumes for the main series, as well as the Doreiku 2nd Shinjuku Kikō Kai sequel and the Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei.ex side story. Okada and Ōishi are publishing a new sequel titled Dai Doreiku: Kimi to 1-Oku 3-Senban no Dorei, and the second compiled book volume shipped on December 1. The Doreiku series' physical and digital volumes have a total of more than 3.3 million copies in circulation.

Ōishi launched the manga adaptation on Everystar in 2012, and Futabasha published the full series in 10 compiled volumes.

A live-action film adaptation starring Sayaka Akimoto and Kanata Hongō opened in Japan in June 2014.

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