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OtapediaDevil's Line

Movies

Devil's Line video 1

Genre

Action, Supernatural

Synopsis

A world in which vampires known as “devils” exist and hide in plain sight, blending in among the human population. College student Tsukasa is one day attacked by a devil and saved by a half-devil named Yuki Anzai, a member of a shadowy police force specializing in investigating devil-related crime in Tokyo. From then on, Yuki continues to watch over Tsukasa, creating a bond that will test his resolve to never drink human blood.

Background

Devil’s Line began as a dark fantasy manga written and illustrated by Ryo Hanada. The manga has been published in Kodansha’s Morning Two since March 2013 and has been collected into 10 tankobon volumes as of March 2018. The manga is licensed in English by Vertical.

An anime adaptation of the series with animation by Platinum Vision is scheduled to premiere in Japan in April 2018. It is being directed by Yoshinobu Tokumoto with series composition by Ayumu Hisao and Kenji Konuta, character designs by Chisato Kawaguchi, and music by Kana Shibue. Shouta Aoi and Mamoru Miyano will sing the opening and ending theme songs, respectively.

Glossary

Vampire: Bloodsucking creatures who live close to humans. They are called “devils” or “redeyes” and account for about 0.01% of the total population of Japan. Because of this their existence is not made official.
Benign mutation response: During this state, sensations are sharpened, muscular strength is close to 100%, and some reasoning is left.
Full mutation: A state in which reasoning is completely lost due to excessive blood intake. Canines and nails become further elongated and physical abilities are beyond that of normal mutations.
ReMI: Short for “Redeye's Metamorphic Insufficience.” Refers to the symptoms and sufferers who hardly show any thirst for blood or mutation.
Police Public Safety Division 5: A division that conducts criminal investigations on devils and devil organizations. In addition to human investigators, devil investigators are assigned to each team and they work in cooperation.
Team F The team Anzai is a part of. It is based in Bar Sasaki and active in the Bunkyo Ward.
Obihiro National Lab: Abbreviated ONL, the lab is an independent institution that researches the ecology and medical treatment of devils.
Obihiro National Lab Orphanage: Abbreviated ONLO, the orphanage raises devil orphans and hybrid children.
CCC: Stands for Chosen Civil Community. The CCC is an organization that publicizes the existence of devils and aims at their eradication. Members include police personnel and government officials, all of whom go by codenames.
R2PC: Stands for Redeye’s Rights Protection Committee, which aims to protect the rights of devils.

Characters

Yuki Anzai (CV: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)
A hybrid half-demon who grew up at ONLO and was part of the hybrid experiments. He is later assigned to Team F of the Police Public Safety Division 5.
Tsukasa Taira (CV: Yui Ishikawa)
The main heroine of the series, Tsukasa is a college student who is saved from a demon attack by Yuki and slowly begins to form a bond with him.
Hans Lee (CV: Ryohei Kimura)
Takashi Sawazaki (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya)
Juliana Lloyd (CV: Miyuki Sawashiro)
Kirio Kikuhara (CV: Takahiro Sakurai)
Takeshi Makimura (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya)
Nanako Tenjo (CV: Nao Toyama)
Kenichi Yoshii (CV: Shouta Aoi)
Yosuke Asami (CV: Kazuyuki Okitsu)
Naoya Ushio (CV: Ryota Osaka)
Megumi Ishimaru (CV: Akira Ishida)
Midori Anzai (CV: Mayumi Asano)
Tamaki Anzai (CV: Mamoru Miyano)
Shouta Akimura (CV: Hiro Shimono)
Ryusei Yanagi (CV: Satoshi Hino)
Ryunosuke Katagiri (CV: Daisuke Hirakawa)

Cast

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka: Yuki Anzai
Yui Ishikawa: Tsukasa Taira
Ryohei Kimura: Hans Lee
Yoshimasa Hosoya: Takashi Sawazaki
Miyuki Sawashiro: Juliana Lloyd
Takahiro Sakurai: Kirio Kikuhara
Hiroshi Kamiya: Takeshi Makimura
Nao Toyama: Nanako Tenjo
Shouta Aoi: Kenichi Yoshii
Kazuyuki Okitsu: Yosuke Asami
Ryota Osaka: Naoya Ushio
Akira Ishida: Megumi Ishimaru
Mayumi Asano: Midori Anzai
Mamoru Miyano: Tamaki Anzai
Hiro Shimono: Shouta Akimura
Satoshi Hino: Ryusei Yanagi
Daisuke Hirakawa: Ryunosuke Katagiri

Staff

Original Work: Ryo Hanada (serialized in Kodansha’s Morning Two)
Director: Yoshinobu Tokumoto
Series Composition: Ayumu Hisao, Kenji Konuta
Character Designer: Chisato Kawaguchi
Chief Animation Directors: Chisato Kawaguchi, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
Action Animation Director: Yasuhiro Saiki
Prop Design: Tomokazu Sugimura
Art Director: Masaki Mayuzumi
Color Designer: Aiko Yamagami
Director of Photography: Shigeki Asakawa
Editing: Kashiko Kimura
Sound Director: Toru Nakano
Sound Effects: Eiko Morikawa, Yuki Hayashi
Sound Production: Pony Canyon Enterprise
Music: Kana Shibue
Music Production:** King Records
Animation Production: Platinum Vision
Production: Devil’s Line Production Committee
Opening Theme Song: Shouta Aoi
Ending Theme Song: Mamoru Miyano

Broadcast Information

AT-X: Every Saturday at 11:30 pm starting April 7
Tokyo MX: Every Sunday at 1:35 am starting April 8
BS11: Every Monday at 12:30 am starting April 9
Sun TV: Every Monday at 1:30 am starting April 9
KBS Kyoto: Every Tuesday at 12 midnight starting April 10

Online Streaming

TBA

Official Links

Anime Website (Japanese)

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