Shoujo Vampire Anime Diabolik Lovers Receives 2nd Season and Stage Play

According to the official Twitter accounts of a Japanese games developer, Rejet, and it’s visual novel franchiseDiabolik Lovers, it has been announced that the anime will be having a second season sequel. They also revealed that the Sakamaki and the Mukami brothers will be returning for the new season. More information and details will be announced soon.

 

The dramatic, mystery-romance otome game franchise is also known in Japan as Diabolik Lovers: Haunted Dark Bridal. There are currently four games. The first one is playable for both PlayStation Portable, released on October 11, 2012, and PlayStation Vita as a limited second edition, released on December 19, 2013. The second game is titled as Diabolik Lovers: More, Blood featuring four new characters and was released for PSP, PS Vita and PS Vita TV (limited edition) on October 24, 2013 and January 15, 2015 respectively. The third game is called the Diabolik Lovers: Vandead Carnival and was released on December 4, 2014 for PS Vita and PS Vita TV. The latest game is titled as Diabolik Lovers: Dark Fate and will be released on February 26, 2015 for both PS Vita and PS Vita TV.

Diabolik Lovers received a 15-minute 12-episode anime adaptation produced by Zexcs (Sukitte Ii na yo.Aku no Hana) on September 16, 2013 to December 9, 2013. It was directed by Shinobu Tagashira (in-charge for Kimi ni Todoke‘s storyboard). The anime released six DVDs, regular and limited edition. The first limited edition DVD volume was released on November 27, 2013 covering the first two episodes. The sixth limited DVD volume was released on April 25, 2014 covering the last two episodes.

Cast:

  • Rie Suegara (debut) as Yui Komori
  • Hikaru Midorikawa (Little Busters!’ Kyousuke Natsume, Yu-Gi-Oh!‘s Seto Kaiba) as Ayato Sakamaki
  • Yuki Kaji (Ao Haru Ride‘s Kou Mabuchi, Brothers Conflict‘s Wataru Asahina) as Kanato Sakamaki
  • Daisuke Hirakawa (Free!‘s Rei Ryuugazaki, School Days‘ Makoto Itou) as Laito Sakamaki
  • Kousuke Toriumi (Yowamushi Pedal‘s Shunsuke Imaizumi, Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%‘s Cecil Aijima) as Shu Sakamaki
  • Katsuyuki Konishi (Hetalia Axis Powers‘ America and Canada, Tokyo Ghoul‘s Koutarou Amon) as Reiji Sakamaki
  • Takashi Kondou (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!‘s Kyouya Hibari, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi‘s Ritsu Onodera) as Subaru Sakamaki

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It has also been announced that the franchise will receive a stage play on August 26 – 30, 2015 at the Rikkoukai Theater in Tokyo’s Shinagawa district. They will be telling more information about the play as the date comes closer. The official Twitter accountofficial website and the official blog for the franchise’s stage play was also opened.

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Staff:

  • Director: Yusei Naruse (screenwriter of the stage play adaptation of Yowamushi Pedal)
  • Screenplay: Oota Guiya (screenwriter of the musical adaptation of an otome game franchise, Amnesia)
  • Production: Office Inveider & Frontier Works Ltd.

Synopsis of Diabolik Lovers from Haruhichan:

Komori Yui is a positive-thinking girl who nevertheless is troubled by seeing spirits and experiencing poltergeist phenomena. In her second year in high school, she transfers to a new school—a night school for entertainers and celebrities—due to her father’s work. There are rumours that vampires exist among the student body, and Yui ends up living with the six sadistic Sakamaki vampire brothers.

Source – Diabolik Lovers‘ Official Twitter Account

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