Madoka Takadono and Utako Yukihiro’s Devils and Realist manga first started its run in Ichijinsha’s Monthly Comic Zero Sum magazine back in 2009, and has since been compiled into 14 collected volumes. That run is about to come to an end, though, and the latest issue of Comic Zero Sum has that ending lined up for the following issue in February.
Devils and Realist inspired a TV anime adaptation in 2013, directed by Junjou Romantica‘s Chiaki Kon. Seven Seas Entertainment releases the manga in North America and most recently published volume 13. Here’s how they describe it:
William Twining has it all—a sharp intelligence, dashing good looks, and a noble station in life. There’s only one problem: he’s broke. With no way to finance his prestigious education, William decides to search through his uncle’s mansion for something of value to sell. But William’s logical worldview is about to take a hit, when he comes across a mystical seal which he unintentionally uses to summon a demon.
The demon’s name is Dantalion, a Grand Duke of Hell, who informs the young nobleman of his destiny—that he is the new “Elector” whose sole responsibility is to appoint the next ruler of Hell in place of Lucifer. Such news might drive a lesser man mad, but not William Twining. He’s a realist whose views don’t allow for the existence of demons, even when scores of demonic candidates begin to knock down his door and seek his favor. None of this can possibly be real—can it?—and besides, he’s got bills to pay.
The new issue of Comic Zero Sum also announced that the manga adaptation of the A3! mobile game will end in the next issue.