It’s been over a year since the US release of Dramatical Muder in North America and now it looks like the show is finally getting ready to expand its availability. Manga Entertainment UK has revealed their acquisition through a retail listing where it’s coming out as a DVD/BD combo set in bilingual form using the dub produced by Sentai Filmworks. The set, which is priced at £39.99, is set for release on February 13th, 2017.
The show adapts the story that comes from the boys-love adventure game of the same name. Kazuya Miura directed this series at Studio NAZ based on scripts by Kabura Fuchiii, who worked on the game, and Touko Machida. Character designs were done by Yukiko Ban while Yuuki Hayashi did the music composition.
The Japanese cast includes Atsushi Kisaichi as Aoba, Hiroki Takahashi as Kōjaku, Satoshi Hino as Noiz, Kenichirou Matsuda as Mink, Masatomo Nakazawa as Clear and Ryota Takeuchi as Ren.
Plot concept: The story takes place many years in the future where the game “Rhyme,” a virtual fighting game, is incredibly popular and people possess “AllMates,” convenient AI computers. Aoba leads an ordinary life, working at a junk shop and living with his grandmother on the island of Midorijima. Unlike his friends, he doesn’t participate in Rhyme, nor does he belong in a gang. However, when rumors of people disappearing spread, Aoba finds himself needing to unravel the mysteries behind the island in order to protect his everyday life.