Vampire manga Devil’s Line by Ryo Hanada will get an anime adaptation! The manga is currently being serialized in Kodansha’s Morning Two. The story takes place in a world where humans and vampires co-exist and tells the dark fantasy story of a university student called Tsukasa and a police man for vampires called Anzai. Volume 10 will be released on 21 July 2017.
Together with the anime announcement, a website for the series has been opened and Hanada drew an illustration to celebrate. The anime introduction can also be found online. Hanada said, ‘The Devil’s Line anime will be fun for those who read the manga as well as those who don’t, so I really wish from the bottom of my heart that many people will watch it.’
Comment from Ryo Hanada
‘I was very happy, couldn’t sit still and was excited that my very own manga would seen by so many people as an anime, which is a great thing for me, who basically works alone (without any assistants). This time I am involved in many production stages, as I drew the original character design as the original author and was also checking and correcting the script. In fact, the manga and anime are quite different, even though there are similarities, but how you make it and the techniques are very different. I think that making an anime based on a manga is harder than it seems. When they first asked me about doing the anime, I told them to not concern themselves too much with the original. That’s because I think what works for a manga doesn’t have to work for an anime and vice versa. I want to produce a series that is really interesting, so while writing the script we stay true to the contents of the manga but sometimes put new things in it. Like this, I can feel how precious the manga Devils Line is and am thankful for the love the people of the anime production give it.
The production of the anime will still continue for a while, but my involvement as original creator will end soon. I am happy I could be a part of the production team, even if I only helped a tiny bit. The Devils Line anime will be fun for those who read the manga as well as those who don’t, so I really wish from the bottom of my heart that many people will watch it.’