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HIDIVE Adds Doreiku: The Animation To Spring 2018 Simulcasts, Plans DubCast Also (NSFW)


It looks like HIDIVE is aiming to be a master in this streaming season.

Earlier today, HIDIVE announced that they will stream Doreiku: The Animation as part of their Spring 2018 simulcast lineup. The series will launch on the platform on April 12, 2018 at 17:00 UCT (1:00PM EDT, 10:00AM PDT) for users in the following regions:

  • North America
  • the United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Latin America
  • the Netherlands
  • Scandinavia

A DubCast version is also in the works, which will see episodes hitting HIDIVE within two weeks of each episode’s air date.

Doreiku: The Animation will hit Japanese TV on April 12. Sentai Filmworks announced that they licensed the series earlier today.

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.

Shōgo Sakamoto will perform opening theme song Karakara no Kokoro (Dried-Up Heart), while pile provides closing theme song BJ.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Eia Arakawa: Hibiku Yamamura
  • Yūga Ōta: Ryouta Suzuki
  • Julia Katsushika: Sayaka Senbongi
  • Ayaka Toyoshima: Suzuna Kinoshita
  • Seiya Shinjuku: Hikaru Midorikawa
  • Julia Katsushika: Sayaka Senbongi
  • Ataru Chūō: Katsuyuki Konishi
  • Rushie Suginami: Nozomi Nishida
  • Masakazu Meguro: Yasuhiko Kawazu
  • Shinnosuke Tachikawa: Showtaro Morikubo
  • Takio Minato: Yusuke Shirai
  • Sachi Shibuya: Hikaru Yūki
  • Tsubaki Setagaya: Kazuyuki Okitsu
  • Shiwori Adachi: Sarara Yashima
  • Taiju Nakano: Ayumu Murase
  • Zenichi Bunkyō: Tetsu Inada
  • Zushiōmaru Sumida: Kouki Miyata
  • Maria Chiyoda: Saki Hayakawa
  • Gekkō Itabashi: Kengo Kawanishi
  • Zero Shinagawa: Sachi Kokuryu
  • Muon Nerima: Kenyuu Horiuchi
  • Minami Kita: Saeko Kamimura

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.

Sentai Filmworks describes the series as:

Based on the novel and manga published by Futabasha (Old BoyCrayon Shin-chan), DOREIKU: The Animation explores the twisted dynamic of slave/master relationships in modern-day Tokyo through 23 storylines that intersect to create a complex web of deception and violence. Written and directed by Ryōichi Kuratani (Tsugumomno, Ai Tenchi Muyo!), DOREIKU: The Animation will leave the viewer questioning society’s morality and wondering how far they would go if they were given ultimate control..

Source: Sentai Filmworks (Press Release)

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