More information on the crowdfunded Dies Irae anime—which adapts Light’s visual novel of the same name—has surfaced via the official website. The TV anime is now set to premiere this October, and we have a new visual to go along with the update.
The adaptation features a large number of cast members reprising their roles from the visual novel, and has Susumu Kudo (Coppelion, Mardock Scramble movies) directing at production house ACGT (Duel Masters, Freezing).
Here’s the new visual:
A trailer posted in March for those who missed it:
And a description of the game from J-List:
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?