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Doreiku Anime Adds 15 Cast Members

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Showtaro Morikubo, Ayumu Murase, Kazuyuki Okitsu, more join series premiering in April

The official website for Doreiku The Animation, the television anime adaptation of Shinichi Okada and Hiroto Ōishi's Doreiku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei (Slave District: 23 Slaves and Me) manga, revealed 15 more cast members for the series on Saturday. The site also revealed character designs for five of those characters.

Nozomi Nishida as Rushie Suginami


Yasuhiko Kawazu as Masakazu Meguro


Showtaro Morikubo as Shinnosuke Tachikawa


Yusuke Shirai as Takio Minato


Hikaru Yūki as Sachi Shibuya


The other new cast members include:

  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Tsubaki Setagaya
  • Sarara Yashima as Shiwori Adachi
  • Ayumu Murase as Taiju Nakano
  • Tetsu Inada as Zenichi Bunkyō
  • Kouki Miyata as Zushiōmaru Sumida
  • Saki Hayakawa as Maria Chiyoda
  • Kengo Kawanishi as Gekkō Itabashi
  • Sachi Kokuryu as Zero Shinagawa
  • Kenyuu Horiuchi as Muon Nerima
  • Saeko Kamimura as Minami Kita

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


Katsuyuki Konishi (Gurren Lagann's Kamina, The Seven Deadly Sins' Dreyfus) as Ataru Chūō


Ryōichi Kuraya (Tsugumomo) is directing and handling series composition at Zero-G and TNK. Junji Goto (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 at first, with other services streaming the series after its television broadcast.

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 Doreiku: 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.

Source: MoCa News


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