Before you ask, yes, this is the Eyes Wide Shut one.

Yesterday, the official Doreiku: The Animation anime website updated with a new teaser trailer, as well as the first two cast members. We break the details down below:

Promo Video

The 45-second teaser offers a look at the show in action. Character dialogue and quick cuts convey the core plot concepts.


The series will star the following:

  • Eia Arakawa: Hibiku Yamamura
  • Yūga Ohta: Ryouta Suzuki

Visuals for both characters were also unveiled, which you can check out below:


Doreiku: The Animation will air on Tokyo MX and BS11 in April 2018. Netflix will stream the series as a Netflix Original in Japan.

Ryōichi Kuraya (Tsugumomo) is directing the project and writing the scripts at studios TNK and Zero-G. Junji Goto (High School DxD, School Days) will fill the dual role of character designer and chief animation director.

Doreiku: The Animation is based on Shinichi Okada and artist Hiroto Ōishi’s Doreiku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei (Slave District: 23 Slaves and Me) manga. The series began its life as light novel series Boku to 23-nin no Dorei, which originally appeared on novel site Everystar. Futabasha picked up the rights to the series, which they began publishing the title under their main banner. Three volumes, along with sequel story Doreiku 2nd Shinjuku Kikō Kai and 23-nin no Dorei.ex have been released to date.

Okada and Ōishi have recently begun work on a new series, titled Dai Dorei: Kimi to 1-Oku 3-Senban no Dorei. One volume has been released to date, as the second will hit stores on Tuesday.

The Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei manga began publication in 2012. Nine compiled volumes have been released to date, with the most recent hitting stores on May 12, 2016.

Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the series as:

What if you could enslave anyone you ever wanted? Well, this comes close. The SCM lets you enslave anyone who is also wearing an SCM, at a price. One must win over the other, at anything, in order for the other to become their slave.

Source: MoCa News