Adding a slightly older title to their anime acquisition pile, North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks have confirmed that they now hold rights to the 2014 science fiction / psychological action series DRAMAtical Murder (ドラマティカル マーダー). This series will be available soon via select digital video-on-demand services, with a home video release to follow at a currently unspecified date.
Based on the original boy love visual novel by Nitro+chiral (2012), this anime adaptation features direction by Kazuya Miura, series composition by Kabura Fuchii and Touko Machida and music by Yuuki Hayashi. Animation for this series was handled by NAZ.
Official Synopsis for DRAMAtical Murder
Aoba has a part-time job at the junk shop “Mediocrity,” and lives with his grandmother Tae on the island of Midorijima, which is located to the southwest of the Japanese island chain. While hand-to-hand combat turf wars called “Ribstiez” have spread across the island, an online game “Rhyme,” which is set in a virtual world has become quite popular. Aoba spends his time participating in neither, until one day, he is suddenly — and forcibly — dragged into a Rhyme battle…