How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Anime Unveils 3 More Cast Members

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Ryotaro Okiayu, Akira Ishida, Akio Ohtsuka cast in anime premiering July 5

The staff for the television anime of Yukiya Murasaki's How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord light novel series revealed three more cast members on Saturday.

Ryotaro Okiayu as Emile, a warrior with numerous regrets, but thinks of himself as a "nice guy" to every woman

Akira Ishida as Keera, Shera's older brother who tracks her

Akio Ohtsuka as Galford, the lord of the Stronghold City of Faltra

The cast also includes:

Azumi Waki as Rem Galleu

Yū Serizawa as Shera L. Greenwood

Masaaki Mizunaka as Diablo

Yumi Hara as Alicia Crystella

Rumi Okubo as Sylvie

Emiri Katō as Edelgard

Atsumi Tanezaki as Klem

Sayaka Senbongi as Celestine Baudelaire

Yūka Morishima as Mei

The anime will premiere on July 5 on AT-X at 9:30 p.m, on Tokyo MX at 10:00 p.m., on BS Fuji at 24:00 (effectively July 6 at 12:00 a.m.), and on Sun TV at 26:00 (effectively July 6 at 2:00 a.m.). Crunchyroll will stream the anime worldwide outside of Asia, and Funimation will stream the anime in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Yūta Murano (Brave Beats, Dream Festival!) is directing the anime at Ajia-do. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is in charge of the series scripts. Shizue Kaneko is designing the characters. Yuki Nishioka is serving as chief animation director. Yuki Miyamoto is serving as monster designer and action animation director. Natsuko Otsuka is the color key artist, and Kusanagi is handling the backgrounds. Teppei Satō is directing the photography at Asahi Production Shiraishi Studio. Satoshi Motoyama is directing the sound at Half HP Studio.

The five main voice actresses (Waki, Serizawa, Hara, Okubo, and Katō) perform the opening theme song "DeCIDE" under the unit name "SUMMONARS 2+." Yū Serizawa performs the anime's ending theme song. Creator unit HoneyWorks is producing the song.

J-Novel Club is releasing the novel series in English, and it describes the story:

In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to another world – but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They had performed an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon... but that's when Takuma's passive ability "Magic Reflection" activated! Instead, it was the girls who had become enslaved! Though Takuma may have been the strongest Sorcerer there was, he had no idea how to talk with other people. That's when he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game!

“Amazing? But of course... I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!”

So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!

Kodansha published the first novel with illustrations by Takahiro Tsurusaki in December 2014, and published the ninth volume on February 2. J-Novel Club released the third novel as an e-book on May 7. Naoto Fukuda launched the manga adaptation on Kodansha's Suiyōbi no Sirius (Wednesday Sirius) section on the Niconico service in June 2015, and Seven Seas Entertainment announced last September that it has licensed the manga.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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