[Anime Review] Dance with Devils [Why do I even trust Rejet anymore?]

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Episodes: 12
Aired: 2015
Studio: Brain’s Base
Creators: Rejet

Synopsis

Ritsuka Tachibana has always been a good student, so she is completely shocked when she is suddenly summoned by the student council. Even more, they seem to think of Ritsuka as a troublemaker. Led by the handsome Rem Kaginuki, the student council—also consisting of Urie Sogami, Shiki Natsumizaka and Mage Nanashiro—tries to question her, but it soon becomes clear that they have ulterior motives.

However, this is only the beginning. When her mother gets kidnapped, her life is turned upside down, and Ritsuka gets drawn into a world of vampires and devils. Both groups are searching for the “Grimoire,” a forbidden item allowing its owner to rule the world. The return of her brother Lindo from overseas gives her hope, but even he appears to be hiding something. In a world filled with secrets, Ritsuka questions whom she can trust in this dark musical tale, while the handsome and dangerous members of the student council compete for her attention.

Opening video

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[First Impressions] Dance with Devils [ Episode 1]

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MAL synopsis: “Daß ich erkenne, was die Welt im Innersten zusammenhält, schau’ alle Wirkenskraft und Samen, und thu’ nicht mehr in Worten kramen.”
“That I realize what keeps the world together at heart, look at all effectualness and seeds and don’t rummage in words anymore.”

At a street that looks nostalgic, in Shikou Village.
Ritsuka Tachibana, a second year high schooler who attends Shikou Gakuen.
She spends a peaceful school life with her mother Maria, but the balance will collapse one day—.
Is that a person or a devil?

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[NEWS] Dance with Devils PV2

STILL GETTING DIABOLIK LOVERS FEELS HERE!

Game developer Rejet began streaming the second promotional video for the Dance with Devils television anime on Saturday. The video debuted first at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair this weekend. It features the opening theme song “Kakusei no Air” by the anime’s Lind voice actor Wataru Hatano, as well as the ending theme song “Mademo★iselle.” by Pentacle★, a unit composed of the main voice actors Sōma Saitō, Hatano, Takashi Kondo, Subaru Kimura, and Daisuke Hirakawa. So… am I the only one surprised by the actual unit here? They even made the effort to get a name! That’s…so awesome.

[NEWS] First “Dance with Devils” Musical Anime Commercial Posted

Otome game makers Rejet, music producers Elements Garden and avex have shared a first TV commercial for their fall 2015 original TV anime musical Dance With Devils. Blue Spring Ride director Ai Yoshimura and composition writer Tomoko Konparu will be reuniting on the Brains Base (Natsume’s Book of Friends) production. Yuka Takashina adapts Hirotaka Maeda’s (Rejet) character designs.

Wataru Hatano’s 5th single “Kakusei no Air”will be featured as the opening. The song is written by Daisuke Iwasaki (Rejet) and composed by Junpei Fujita (Elements Garden), and its CD single will be released on October 14. Check snipets of them out!

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[NEWS] Dance with Devils TV Anime

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Summary: Ritsuka Tachibana is a female second-year high school student who attends Shiko Academy in Shiko Town. She enjoyed her school life while living with her mother Maria, but one day, that balance fell into ruin when she discovers several of her attractive, male classmate are demons. (ANN)

Animation Production: Brain’s Base
Music Production: DIVE II Entertainment
Original Creator: Rejet

So…As far as I understood, “Dance with Devils” is not an otome game, but an original anime concept coming from Rejet; whoever doesn’t yet know, Rejet is known for the Diabolik Lovers otoge franchise. And that scares me to a certain extent. XD I’m not “against” Diabolik Lovers, I do think it has some reedeming qualities, yet I can’t say I’m a fan of the type of “aggressiviness” (“abuse”) that it involves. I do identify myself with an M, but not to that point. x’D We don’t yet know, however, if Dance with Devils is going to have something in common with Diabolik Lovers’ protagonists, so it’s definitely too early to judge based on assumptions. Also. Anime News Network said to expect a manga of Dance with Devils to be released before the anime. ANN also noted that the manga will tell an original story, different from that of the upcoming anime which is supposed to air in October of this year.