Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist is the newest anime project by Junjou Romantica director Chiaki Kon. Surely, filled with bishounen boys and with a pinch of shounen-ai, this show will capture the hearts of many girls. More than centred on the romance, however, it seems to lie on the supernatural side of things. The show starts on 7th July 2013 (let me remind you that we have two sevens I this date and it is considered one of the magical numbers).
The story of Makai Ouji centres on a young man named William Twining. He is smart and a noble, but after his uncle’s bankruptcy, he finds himself into a dire situation of financial difficulties. Seeking for something that can help him pay for his tuition fees, young mister William ends up in the basement of his home. By chance, he summons a devil from a different dimension. Dantalion, as is the daemon’s name, acknowledges him as the so-called ‘Elector’ – the one who will choose who will replace the Emperor of Hell once Lucifer falls into eternal sleep. This is the moment everything changes for young William as from then on he is constantly sought by various supernatural creatures and human-like beings who wish for his acceptance. Meanwhile, Heaven is trying to retrieve his soul as well.
main characters shown on image (left to right)
William Twining to be played by Takuya Eguchi (Kuroko no Basuke’s Shinji Koganei)
He is the son of an aristocrat, but because of bad management on the side of his uncle, the whole family is experiencing financial difficulties. He is a nonbeliever when it comes to daemons.
Dantalion to be played by Takuma Terashima (Baka to Test’s Toshimitsu Kubo)
William’s first daemon summon. He tries to protect and follow William constantly. He even changes into the boy’s classmate, often having careless conversations at school.
Sitori to be played by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online’s Kirito)
A daemon with very beautiful and feminine looks. He is a candidate for Lucifer’s position. Sometimes is being referred to as one would do with a princess, because of his appearance and behaviour.
Camio to be played by Tetsuya Kakihara (Fairy Tail’s Natsu Dragneel)
A half-human and half daemon candidate for the Daemon Lord’s position. He is a student prodigy in the academy.
Kevin to be played by Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass’s Lelouch Lamperouge)
The Twinings’ butler and a gambler. A curious and mysterious person who is currently working as a teacher at the academy.
Isaac Morton to be played by Motoki Takagi (ef: a tale of…’s Renje Asou)
A good friend of William and another student at the academy. A human with interests in the occult who gets caught-up in the daemons’ battle over William.
rest of characters and cast
Baphomet to be played by Hiroki Yasumoto (Bleach’s Chad/Sato Yasutora)
Amon to be played by Kazutomi Yamamoto (Another’s Mochizuki)
Gilles de Rais to be played by Kousuke Toriumi (Bleach’s Szayel Aporro Grantz)
Solomon to be played by Mitsuki Saiga (Peacemaker Kurogane’s Okita Souji)
Mycroft Swallow to be played by Yuuki Ono (Kimi ni Todoke’s Kazuichi Arai)
Mamon to be played by Yuuto Suzuki (Pengiun Musume’s Karei Ijuuin)
As we can all see, the heavy artillery is in action for this project. Not to mention the staff whose past projects speak for themselves…
Director: Chiaki Kon (Junjou Romantica)
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote (xxxHOLiC)
Original creator: Madoka Takadono (story) and Utako Yukihiro (art)
Character Design: Kikuko Sadakata (Kaibutsu Oujo)
Chief Animation Director: Kikuko Sadakata (Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san)
OP: “Believe My Dice” by Takuya Eguchi, Takuma Terashima, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Tetsuya Kakihara
ED: “a shadow’s love song” by Takuya Eguchi, Takuma Terashima, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Tetsuya Kakihara
* Both are performed by the four main characters’ seiyuu. They play respectively William, Dantalion, Sitori and Camio.
Here is Pony Canyon’s official trailer for the show. It presents the main characters in the upcoming TV anime series.
Official Makai Ouji Devils and Realist Website
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