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Also Known As

Doreiku
Slave District: 23 Slaves and Me
Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei
奴隷区 僕と23人の奴隷

Background

Well-known as simply Doreiku, Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei (Slave District: 23 Slaves and Me) is a psychological series which was first released as a web novel on Everystar by Shinichi Okada (Inou Maze, Weapon Geek) before being picked up for publication by Futabasha.

The series was then released in three novels between 2013 and 2014, and it was then followed by several sequels: Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei.ex, Dorei-ku 2nd Shinjuku Kikou Kai, and Dai Dorei-ku: Kimi to 1-Oku 3-Senban no Dorei. Manga artist Hiroto Ooishi (King Sweets, Utsukushii Inu) then adapted the series into a manga between 2012 and 2016 which had a total of 10 volumes.

In total, the Doreiku series has more than 3.2 million copies in circulation as of December 2017. A live-action suspense thriller film titled Tokyo Slaves starring Sayaka Akimoto and Kanata Hongo was also released in June 2014.

Synopsis

The series is centered around the concept of an “SCM,” a “Slave Control Method”. Players in the SCM game wear the mouthguard-like item behind their teeth and compete in games where the winner becomes the master of the loser. The winner can then command their slave to do anything within their physical abilities that won’t harm or kill them. The slave can only be freed by their master, and if they remove the SCM device for more than 24 hours, they endure a punishment from the device.

Eia Arakawa is bored and cold when her friend tells her that her boyfriend Yuuga Ohta broke up with her after revealing that he’s gay. Curious about the story, Eia asks to meet with him. After they meet, Yuuga is extremely impressed with Eia and reveals the SCM game to her and asks her to be his partner. She agrees and the two begin their journey into the game’s dangerous world.

Anime Adaptation

An anime adaptation of the manga was first revealed on Oct. 7, 2017. The series is being directed and written by Ryouichi Kuraya (Overlord, The Irregular at Magic High School) with animation by Zero-G (Aikatsu!, Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation) and TNK (AnoHana, Attack on Titan). Junji Goto (Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire, School Days) is also serving as both character designer and chief animation director.

The series will star Hibiku Yamamura (Anne-Happy, Go! Princess Precure) as Eia Arakawa and Ryouta Suzuki (King’s Game the Animation, Recovery of an MMO Junkie) as Yuuga Ohta. Hikaru Midorikawa (Air, Future GPX Cyber Formula), Sayaka Senbongi (Aho-Girl, Knight’s & Magic), and Suzuna Kinoshita (King’s Game the Animation, Mameneko) have also been brought on as Seiya Shinjuku, Julia Katsushika, and Ayaka Toshima, respectively.

The anime will begin airing in April 2017 on Tokyo MX and BS11, and Netflix will stream the series in Japan.

Characters

Eia Arakawa (CV: Hibiku Yamamura)
Eiya is an extremely intelligent 20-year-old woman with a cold streak. She meets her friend’s ex-boyfriend Yuuga Ohta in order to confront him about the breakup. Impressed with her intelligence, he invites her to be his partner in the SCM game.

Yuuga Ohta (CV: Ryouta Suzuki)
An ambitious newcomer to the game of SCM who’s using it to fight off boredom. He was seeking out a partner for the game when he met Eia, and they’re continuing to work together.

Seiya Shinjuku (CV: Hikaru Midorikawa)
A host who is a slave to Ayaka Toshima. Originally he was only using Ayaka’s affections for money, but he attempted an SCM battle with the goal of turning her into a slave and taking all of her money. After losing to her, he was forced to break up with his girlfriend Julia and let Ayaka live with him until she ultimately loses to Ohta.

Julia Katsushika (CV: Sayaka Senbongi)
Seiya’s ex-girlfriend. They lived together and she used to work at a club as a cabaret girl, but following their breakup she quit the club. She’s also the slave of a man named Ryuuou. She uses the “unaware opponent” rule to trick Seiya into a game.

Ayaka Toshima (CV: Suzuna Kinoshita)
Ayaka is a gothic lolita girl and the master of Seiya Shinjuku. She’s hopeful that eventually she’ll be able to make him fall in love with her using the SCM, and while she successfully makes Seiya her slave, she ends up losing to Ohta, thus making Seiya Ohta’s slave.

Lucie Suginami
An office worker who is raped by Meguro. She uses the SCM to turn him into a slave for revenge.

Masakazu Meguro
A disgusting and cruel man who raped Lucie Suginami after they went out on a date. As a form of revenge, Lucie tricks him into wearing an SCM and turns him into her slave.

Ryuuou / Spring Jamaica
Julia’s mysterious and cruel master. He keeps a blog online about all of the experiments he does on the SCM using her which Ohta reads.

Cast

Hibiku Yamamura: Eia Arakawa
Ryouta Suzuki : Yuuga Ohta
Hikaru Midorikawa: Seiya Shinjuku
Sayaka Senbongi: Julia Katsushika
Ayaka Toshima: Suzuna Kinoshita

Staff

Original Work: Hiroto Ooishi, Shinichi Okada (Futabasha)
Director/Series Composition: Ryouichi Kuraya
Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Goto Junji
Studio: Zero-G, TNK

Broadcast Information

Premiering in April 2018 on Tokyo MX and BS11

Streaming Information

Streaming exclusively on Netflix in Japan

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