First Diabolik Lovers Vampire Anime Trailer Released

The official website for the anime adaptation of Rejet’s Diabolik Lovers PSP game and drama CD has released the TV show’s first trailer. The video features the opening theme song from the original game, “Mayonaka no Kyoen (Midnight Pleasure)”. The anime will begin this autumn.

The story revolves around six sadistic vampire brothers and Yui Komori, an optimistic girl who is troubled by her ability to see ghosts. Due to her father’s work, Yui transfers to a night school, and is sent to stay with the Sakamaki brothers.

The series is being directed by Shinobu Tagashira (animation director on Hunter X Hunter and D.C. ~Da Capo~) at ZEXCS studio (D.C. ~Da Capo~, Flowers of Evil). Yuuko Yahiro (B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time) is the character designer, Seiko Nagatsu (Mokke) is the scriptwriter for the series and Yuki Hayashi (Robotics;Notes) is the composer.

The voice of Yui Komori has yet to be announced, but the six Sakamaki brothers have already been revealed.

  • Hikaru Midorikawa (Clannad) as Ayato Sakamaki
  • Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan) as Kanato Sakamaki
  • Daisuke Hirakawa (The Familiar of Zero F) as Raito Sakamaki
  • Kousuke Toriumi (Naruto) as Shu Sakamaki
  • Katsuyuki Konishi (Gurren Lagann) as Reiji Sakamaki
  • Takashi Kondo (Blade of the Immortal) as Subaru Sakamaki

New Project X Zone English Trailer

Sega has released a new English trailer for Namco Bandai Games’ crossover RPG Project X Zone, which will be available on Nintendo 3DS on 25 June (US), 4 July (AUS) and 5 July (EU). A demo of the game has just been released on the Nintendo eShop.

The trailer previews some of the animated sequenced created by Trigger anime studio and directed by Akira Amemiya (animator on Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt). It also reveals a few of the vast roster of characters available from 27 different titles.

The game was originally released in Japan last October.

Vampire Franchise Diabolik Lovers Gets Anime

It was announced at the Rejet Fes 2013 Viva La Revolution event that an anime adaptation of the drama CD and PSP game franchise, Diabolik Lovers, has been green-lit.

The story revolves around the six sadistic Sakamaki brothers, who happen to be vampires, and Yui Komori, a girl who can see ghosts. When Yui’s father is called away for work, she transfers to a night school and is sent to stay with the Sakamaki brothers. Each one of the brothers wants to suck her blood, and they become obsessed with Yui.

Left to right: Subaru, Shu, Kanato, Ayato, Raito and Reiji

Subaru will be voiced by Takashi Kondo (Blade of the Immortal), Shu will be voiced by Kousuke Toriumi (Black Butler), Kanato – Yuuki Kaji (Blue Exorcist), Ayato – Hikaru Midorikawa (Clannad), Raito – Daisuke Hirakawa (The Familiar of Zero F) and Reiji – Katsuyuki Konishi (Gurren Lagann).

Trigger’s New Anime Project From Panty & Stocking Director Teaser Released

Trigger animation Studio, recently co-founded by director Hiroyuki Imaishi (Dead Leaves, Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt), has released a short teaser for its next anime project. There’s not a lot to go on yet, but more details will be released in the June issue of Newtype magazine on 10 March.

This new project is Trigger’s first television anime series since working on Gurren Lagann in 2007 and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt in 2010. No staff announcements have been made, but Panty & Stocking concept planner Hiromi Wakabayashi provided the finishing special effects on Imaishi’s artwork in the video.