Visual novel adaptation coming this fall
Following a blockbuster crowdfunding campaign visual novel series Dies irae is now set to become a fall TV anime. Along with news that the series will be broadcast on TOKYO MX and BS11 in Japan starting in October, a NicoNico webcast has offered a preview of the series' character designs.
Ren Fujii - Kousuke Toriumi
Marie - Yui Sakakibara
Kasumi Ayase - Ayaka Fukuhara
Rea Himuro - Hitomi Nabatame
Shirou Yusa - Takeshi Maeda
Director: Susumu Kudou (K, Mardock Scramble)
Series Composition, Script: Takashi Masada
Character Designer: Takaaki Fukuyo
Animation Production: ACGT
J-List described the premise:
As the Soviet Union marches on Berlin in May of 1945, a secretive group of sorcerers and madmen gathers to perform a terrible ritual. They care nothing for the fate of the Reich. To them, the countless lives lost in the battle are the perfect sacrifice to fuel their spell. After the war, they vanish and are not heard from again, except in rumor. One day, it is whispered, they will return. And on that day, the world will end. Fear the demons in human form. Fear the Longinus Dreizehn Orden.
Flash forward to present-day Japan. Fujii Ren is released from the hospital after two months spent recovering from wounds suffered in a vicious brawl with his best friend Shiro. As Christmas approaches, he tries to rebuild his life, clinging to what brilliance remains. But even that is soon threatened. For the knights of the LDO have returned, and brought the apocalypse to his doorstep. Forced to wield the same unholy power as his foes, will Ren be able to protect what is dear to him from the inhuman might of the Longinus Dreizehn Orden?