So, ah, World War II got pretty weird.
Earlier today, the official Dies Irae anime website updated with a new promotional video. The 40-second trailer offers a brief glimpse of the show in action, and confirms the title’s première schedule.
the show will air on the following networks:
- Tokyo MX: 10/6/2017 at 01:05 (10/6/2017 at 1:05AM)
- BS11: Mondays at 0:30 (Mondays at 12:30AM) – Date not specified
Streaming service Abema TV will stream simultaneously with the BS11 airings. The series is slated to run for at least fourteen episodes.
The site also unveiled details on the show’s theme songs. Yui Sakakibara will perform opening theme song Kadenz, while Junichi Suwabe and Kousuke Toriumi’s music unit Phero☆Men handles the closing theme.
Sakakibara was tapped to play Marie in the series. She also handled the theme song for the original visual novel.
Dies Irae is based on game developer Light’s visual novel of the same name. Susumu Kudo (Coppelion, Sakura Wars 2 OVA) is directing the project at ACGT, with Takaaki Fukuyo providing character designs. Takashi Masada is in charge of series composition for the project.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Ren Fujii: Kousuke Toriumi
- Marie: Yui Sakakibara
- Eleonore Von Wittenburg: Asami Yaguchi
- Kasumi Ayase: Ayaka Fukuhara
- Göetz Von Berlichingen: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Isaak: Hitomi Nabatame
- Rea Himuro: Hitomi Nabatame
- Reinhard Heydrich: Junichi Suwabe
- Beatrice Waltrud von Kircheisen: Kei Mizusawa
- Kai Sakurai: Kei Mizusawa
- Valeria Trifa: Ken Narita
- Wilhelm Ehrenburg: Kishō Taniyama
- Spinne: Kouki Harasawa
- Mercurius: Kousuke Toriumi
- Riza Brenner: Risato Habuki
- Shirō Yusa: Takeshi Maeda
- Erii Honjō: Yoshina Makino
- Rusalka Schwägerin: Yuka Inokuchi
- Wolfgang Schreiber: Yuki Tamaki
Much of the cast is returning from the original Dies Irae visual novel. That said, Ayaka Fukuhara is replacing Michiru Yuimoto as Kasumi.
Developer Light ran a successful Japanese crowdfunding campaign for the anime project in 2015. The organization raised 96,560,858 yen ($877,590.63 USD) from 5,188 backers.
In December, Light took to Kickstarter to successfully fund the localization of the Dies Irae visual novel. The campaign raised $224,180 across 2,577 backers, with an average contribution of $86.99 per backer.
Several characters visuals for the Dies Irae anime were released to promote the show. You can check them out below: