Doreiku Survival Game TV Anime Premieres in April
The January 2018 issue of Futabasha‘s Monthly Action magazine revealed on Saturday the first key visual, character visuals, story information, and the April 2018 premiere date of the television anime adaptation of Shinichi Okada and Hiroto ?ishi‘s Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei (Slave District: 23 Slaves and Me) manga.
The story is a survival game between 24 people who each have a device called an SCM (slave control method), which can make their opponent into their slave. Each person has their own reason for participating in the game.
The manga is an adaptation of Okada’s Boku to 23-nin no Dorei novels, which initially serialized on the novel submission site Everystar. Futabasha published three volumes for the main series, as well as the Doreiku 2nd Shinjuku Kikō Kai sequel and the Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei.ex side story. Okada and Ōishi are publishing a new sequel titled Dai Doreiku: Kimi to 1-Oku 3-Senban no Dorei, and the second compiled book volume will ship on Tuesday. The Doreiku series’ physical and digital volumes have a total of more than 3.2 million copies in circulation.
Ōishi launched the manga adaptation on Everystar in 2012, and Futabasha published the full series in 10 compiled volumes.
A live-action film adaptation starring Sayaka Akimoto and Kanata Hong? opened in Japan in June 2014.