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Doreiku
Doreiku, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first manga volume.
奴隷区 僕と23人の奴隷
(Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei)
Manga
Illustrated byHiroto Ōishi
Published byFutabasha
DemographicSeinen
ImprintAction Comics
Original run20122016
Volumes10 (List of volumes)
Novel series
Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei
Written byShinichi Okada
Published byFutabasha
Original runNovember 14, 2013March 13, 2014
Volumes3 + 1 extra (List of volumes)
Novel
Doreiku 2nd Shinjuku Kikō Kai
Written byShinichi Okada
Published byFutabasha
PublishedJune 20, 2014
Live-action film
Tokyo Slaves
Novel series
Dai Doreiku: Kimi to 1-Oku 3-Senban no Dorei
Written byShinichi Okada
Published byFutabasha
Original runMay 27, 2017 – present
Volumes2
Anime television series
Directed byRyōichi Kuraya
Written byRyōichi Kuraya
Music byNaoyuki Osada
StudioZero-G
TNK
Licensed by
Original networkBS11, Tokyo MX, AT-X
Original run April 13, 2018 June 29, 2018
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei (Japanese: 奴隷区 僕と23人の奴隷, lit. "Slave District: 23 Slaves and Me") or simply Doreiku, is a Japanese novel series written by Shinichi Okada. A manga adaptation illustrated by Hiroto Ōishi ran for 10 volumes starting in 2012. A live action film was released under the title Tokyo Slaves in 2014, and an anime television series adaptation of the manga aired from April 13 to June 29, 2018.

Characters[edit]

Eia Arakawa
Voiced by: Hibiku Yamamura (Japanese); Christine Auten (English)[1][2]
A street smart girl who isn't afraid of speaking her mind out when it concerns the welfare of her friends. She is a tomboy who is quick witten and can think fast on her feet when it comes to mind games and is not afraid of taking risk. She is always in the company of her dog Zushioumaru whom she doesn't know was once an experimental subject of Dr. Sumida who invented the "Slave Control Method" (SCM) which was intended to be used on animal such as dogs.
Yūga Ohta
Voiced by: Ryōta Suzuki (Japanese); David Matranga (English)[1][2]
A College student who is also a hustler for finding ways to make money and other forms of excitement and adventures, he got involved in the SCM distribution with his partner in crime Shinnosuke Tachikawa, and has soon got on board with the slave trading game where he would gather up other SCM users and beat them in a game of wits with Eia as his accomplice and turn them into his own slaves . For a brief time he becomes Ryuuou's slave after being outwitted in a game, but later on was freed when he was send by the latter to duel an unknown SCM user who turned out to be Eia in disguise who later on put on the SCM and has beaten him in a game.
Julia Katsushika
Voiced by: Sayaka Senbongi (Japanese); Patricia Duran (English)[3][2]
A lonely girl who desired to be loved, her desire also makes her susceptible to being submissive and weak, she worked once as a club hostess whom initially had a relationship with Seiya but was later on dumped and kicked out from his life by him after he becomes Ayaka's slave who ordered him to do so. She later on becomes Ryuuou's nanny but unbeknownst to her that the latter had planned it from the beginning where she becomes his first slave after he tricked her into putting on the SCM. Though she is ryuuou slave, she does have feeling for him, whereby it is strongly suggested that even without being under the enslavement of the SCM she's be willing to do anything form him.
Seiya Shinjuku
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa[3]
He is a male club Host who a one point had a relationship with Julia, whom he later dumped after an obsessed Ayaka tricked him into putting on an SCM and becomes her slave, he later on becomes Yuuga's slave after he and Ayaka were challenge by Yuuga into a game where he intentionally loses so as to get away from Ayaka's control and later on becomes one of Ryuuou's Slave.
Ayaka Toshima
Voiced by: Suzuna Kinoshita[3]
She is an club hostess with an eyepatch from another club that specialize in having their hostess sport cutie attires, she is very much obsessed with Seiya that she help him be the number one host in his club but felt betrayed when she found out that he only used her for monetary purposes and he already had a relationship with a girl, Julia, angered by his betrayal and eager to break his relationship with Julia, he tricked him into putting on an SCM , but later on her master and slave relationship ended when they encountered Yuuga and Eia who beat them in a game, where she together with Seiya becomes Yuuga's salve together with Seiya. They later on become among Ryuuou's Slaves.
Ataru Chūō
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi[4]
Lucy Suginami
Voiced by: Nozomi Nishida[5] (Japanese); Kira Vincent-Davis[2] (English)
Masakazu Meguro
Voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawazu[5] (Japanese); John Swasey[2] (English)
Shinnosuke Tachikawa
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo[5] (Japanese); Scott Gibbs[2] (English)
Takio Minato
Voiced by: Yusuke Shirai[5] (Japanese); Greg Cote[2] (English)
Sachi Shibuya
Voiced by: Hikaru Yūki[5] (Japanese); Shelley Calene-Black[2] (English)
Tsubaki Setagaya
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu[5]
Shiwori Adachi
Voiced by: Sarara Yashima[5]
Taiju Nakano
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase[5]
Zenichi Bunkyō
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada[5]
Zushiōmaru Sumida
Voiced by: Kōki Miyata[5]
Maria Chiyoda
Voiced by: Saki Hayakawa[5]
Gekkō Itabashi
Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi[5]
Zero Shinagawa
Voiced by: Sachi Kokuryu[5]
Muon Nerima
Voiced by: Kenyu Horiuchi[5]
Minami Kita
Voiced by: Saeko Kamimura[5]

Media[edit]

Novels[edit]

Shinichi Okada originally serialized the series as a web novel on the novel submission website Everystar before it was picked up for publication by Futabasha, who published it as three novels between 2013 and 2014.[6] The main series was followed by a side story, Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei.ex (奴隷区 僕と23人の奴隷 ex.), and a sequel, Doreiku 2nd Shinjuku Kikō Kai (奴隷区2nd. 新宿奇行会), both in 2014.[6] A second sequel, Dai Doreiku: Kimi to 1-Oku 3-Senban no Dorei (大奴隷区 君と1億3千万の奴隷), has published two volumes since 2017.[6]

Volumes[edit]

Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei
No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 November 14, 2013[7]ISBN 978-4-575-51631-9
2 January 9, 2014[8]ISBN 978-4-575-51644-9
3 March 13, 2014[9]ISBN 978-4-575-51661-6
Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei.ex
No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 May 15, 2014[10]ISBN 978-4-575-51677-7
Doreiku 2nd Shinjuku Kikō Kai
No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 June 20, 2014[11]ISBN 978-4-575-23867-9
Dai Doreiku: Kimi to 1-Oku 3-Senban no Dorei
No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 May 27, 2017[12]ISBN 978-4-575-84976-9
2 November 28, 2017[13]ISBN 978-4-575-85071-0

Manga[edit]

In 2012, Hiroto Ōishi launched a manga adaptation of the novels on Everystar, and Futabasha published the series in 10 collected tankōbon volumes.[6]

Volumes[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 December 12, 2012[14]ISBN 978-4-575-84171-8
2 April 26, 2013[15]ISBN 978-4-575-84224-1
3 August 28, 2013[16]ISBN 978-4-575-84281-4
4 December 27, 2013[17]ISBN 978-4-575-84328-6
5 May 28, 2014[18]ISBN 978-4-575-84416-0
6 October 28, 2014[19]ISBN 978-4-575-84519-8
7 March 27, 2015[20]ISBN 978-4-575-84602-7
8 September 25, 2015[21]ISBN 978-4-575-84685-0
9 May 12, 2016[22]ISBN 978-4-575-84801-4
10 October 28, 2016[23]ISBN 978-4-575-84874-8

Live-action film[edit]

A live-action film starring Sayaka Akimoto and Kanata Hongō premiered in Japan in June 2014.[6]

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation of Ōishi's manga was announced on October 7, 2017.[6] Ryōichi Kuraya directed and wrote the series, and animation was provided by Zero-G and TNK. Junji Goto provided character designs for the series as well as serving as chief animation director.[1] The series aired from April 13[a] to June 29, 2018.[24][25] It was broadcast on Tokyo MX and BS11. Netflix streamed the series in Japan.[1] The opening theme is "Karakara na Kokoro" (カラカラな心, Dried-Up Heart) by Shōgo Sakamoto and the ending theme is "BJ" by Pile.[24] Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series and simulcasted it on Hidive.[26]

No. Title[b] Original airdate
1"Choice"
(Japanese: 選択 -sentaku-)
April 13, 2018 (2018-04-13)
The episode opens with a man commanding a woman to have sex with him after beating her in a game of cards. The story then switches to Eia, whose friend is complaining that her boyfriend left her to date another man. Interested, Eia asks to meet them. When they meet, the boyfriend, Yuuga, says he will explain himself if either of them manage to guess the relationship of a nearby couple. Impressed by Eia's answer, he asks to meet her alone later, where he explains that he was only trying to make the breakup easier. He then shows her a device called Slave Control Method (SCM), which, when worn by two people during a contest, will force the loser into subservience, making them a slave to the winner. Once enslaved by another SCM user, a slave can only be freed on that person's command. He then asks her to become his partner in testing the SCM, so that she can convince his master to release him should he lose a contest and become enslaved. Seeing a chance to change her life, Eia agrees. Meanwhile, a woman named Lucie gets revenge on her rapist by tricking him into wearing an SCM before beating him in a game of pachinko and then torturing him as her slave.
2"Shackles"
(Japanese: 束縛 -sokubaku-)
April 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)
Seiya Shinjuku and Ayaka Toshima have a duel with the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors with Ayaka emerging victorious. Ayaka orders Seiya around to sexually engage with her as revenge for being treated as just a cash cow, and more specifically to further ruin his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Julia Katsushika. The two are challenged to a two-on-two duel with Eia and Yuuga to a game of Thumbs Up. However, it was a trick as Eia was not wearing a SCM and Seiya bails leading to Eia and Yuuga emerging victorious. Yuuga releases the two from their obligations as slaves. That night, Seiya reflects on how the SCM ruined his relationship with Julia, and Julia appears and wins a duel against Seiya after letting go of her hand to make him her slave.
3"Abuse"
(Japanese: 被虐 -higyaku-)
April 27, 2018 (2018-04-27)
Julia reveals that she is now a slave to Ryuuou Edogawa. Shiori Adachi, a worker at a cosplay cafe, and Taiju Nakano, a frequent customer at the cafe, engage in a duel to see whose boyfriend spends the most money on them during their dates. Taiju takes an early lead, but Shiori catches up. However after going to the apartment of one of the boyfriends, Shiori gets drugged and Taiju comes to her rescue when he reveals that he is a man who had wanted to become her slave. With Taiju winning the duel, Shiori becomes her slave, but it does not last long as Zenichi Bunkyou arrives and threatens to kill Shiori if she did not agree to duel him in a punch out contest, thus becoming Zenichi's slave. Taiju gets help from Julia, who was passing by, but had to become her slave if she helped him. Before she could, the dog Zushiohmaru arrives to beat up Zenichi, who is also wearing a SCM.
4"Plan"
(Japanese: 計画 -keikaku-)
May 4, 2018 (2018-05-04)
Prior to his encounter with Shiori and Taiju, Zenichi obtained a SCM device in order to live large. After the encounter, he becomes a slave to Zushiohmaru as he unknowingly agreed to a duel with the dog. Afterwards, Ryuuou's colleague Ataru Chou takes Shiori and Taiju with him to Ryuuou, while sending Zenichi to the hospital. However, Eia takes Zushiohmaru with her as she and Yuuga let Chou know that they are out to release slaves from the SCM. The next day, Zero Shinagawa is approached by a mysterious boy claiming to want revenge against the person who beat up his father causing permanent brain damage. Zero is pressured to agree, and he puts on the SCM engaging in a trivia contest with Chou, who the boy claims to be the criminal, with the boy also participating. However, it was a trap as the boy, revealed to be Ryuuou, was actually the person Zero challenged. Zero loses the duel and becomes Ryuuou's slave.
5"Puzzle"
(Japanese: 困惑 -konwaku-)
May 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
Ryuuou orders Zero to obey Chuo, but he runs away had to be chased down. A tied-up Zero tells Chuo that a voice in his head told him to run, indicating that there's a potential flaw with the SCM. Sometime later, Zenichi escapes from the hospital and both Yuuga and Ryuuou receive a letter written in blood by someone identifying himself as a crazy person. Yuuga decides that he will challenge him, but Eia objects as she does not approve of Yuuga's approach to add as many slaves as possible. Eia takes Zushiohmaru and decides to end her working relationship. However, she is coerced into working for him again when he threatens to kill Ayaka by having her freeze in the bathtub to circumvent the rule that prohibits killing slaves. Eia reluctantly has Zushiohmaru challenge Ayaka to a duel to eat utensils. Zushiohmaru refuses to eat leading to him becoming Yuuga's slave through Ayaka. Not wanting to see Zushioumaru or Ayaka hurt any further, Eia agrees to work with Yuuga.
6"Awareness"
(Japanese: 自覚 -jikaku-)
May 18, 2018 (2018-05-18)
Zushiohmaru's backstory is explained as he inadvertently ran away from home when he chased a dog he loved. Professor Sumida, who was doing research on the SCM, found him and adopted him. One day, Sumida's colleague Sanegaya drugged him and stole Sumida's research leading him to quit his job as a professor. Zushiohmaru puts on the SCM to get revenge on Sanegaya, but he hasn't met him since. On the next day, Yuuga meets the crazy person, Fujiko Taito, and she drugs him with a substance that gets him to unconsciously challenge her to a duel where the loser is the one who sees their mother first. Yuuga is tied up prompting her mother to see him, thus making Fujiko the winner. That night, Yuuga is challenged to a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors by a masked person, who is revealed to be Eia after beating him in the duel. Eia has since put on the SCM in order to free the slaves that have been taken control by the device, starting with Yuuga.
7"Servitude"
(Japanese: 隷属 -reizoku-)
May 25, 2018 (2018-05-25)
After breaking up with Seiya, Julia was hired by Ryuuou's mother to babysit him while she is out working several jobs to pay off a huge debt. Having been introduced to the SCM, Ryuuou decides to help pay off the debt by taking in slaves. He makes Julia his first slave easily beating her in a game of count up. Fujiko challenges Ryuuou to a game of capture the flag using their team of slaves. Ryuuou wins the duel when he used Julia to shock herself near a pool of water surrounding the flag to prevent Fujiko's slaves from reaching it due to the mechanism that prevents them from following orders that would harm them, thus making Fujiko and her four slaves Ryuuou's slaves.
8"Discovery"
(Japanese: 発覚 -hakkaku-)
June 1, 2018 (2018-06-01)
Julia infiltrates a high school disguised as a student to investigate the star-shaped SCM that appears on the map, while Fujiko also foes disguised as the school's substitute nurse. There, they find out that the SCM user is Setagaya, and he has the Judgment SCM that can instantly enslave SCM wearers without a duel. Julia and Fujiko would become Setagaya's slaves as a result. Meanwhile, Eia challenges the wealthy businessman Muon Nerima to a duel seeking his fortune to free the slaves. The two duel to see who makes the most money in two hours. Eia makes money being a street performer with one of her slaves giving her a ton of money, while Nerima gathers all the available assets from his company's stores. Then Yuuga disguises himself as a loan shark to loan him 10 million yen. Thinking that he had more than enough to win, Nerima stops gathering assets, however the loaned money burns just moments before the deadline leading to Eia winning, thus making Nerima her slave.
9"Intersection"
(Japanese: 交錯 -kousaku-)
June 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
Gekkou Itabashi is a huge fan of the internet sensation Maria-sama, who is revealed to be Maria Chiyoda. Gekkou goes over to see Maria, and gets challenged to a duel by Zero in a game of Look That Way. Zero wins, however Gekkou is not enslaved to Ryuuou as Zero ends up getting possessed by his late mother Kiyo Koto. Kiyo reveals that being a slave allowed her to possess Zero and is determined to release him from slavery before passing on. Maria reveals that she met Kiyo in prison and became close friends.
10"Fall"
(Japanese: 転落 -tenraku-)
June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15)
Ryuuou's background is explained as he got into this game to pay off a huge debt burdened to his mother, and he did so after doing extensive research into SCMs. After enslaving Julia, he became close friends with her. Eia and Ryuuou meet each other and have a casual conversation after Ryuuou lost all of his slaves having fallen into Setagaya's trap leaving him desperate to rescue Julia. Meanwhile, Maria is approached expecting to see Gekkou, but instead meets up with masked man named Nobito who challenges her to a due to dodge his shots, and Nobito wins to enslave her.
11"Harvest"
(Japanese: 収穫 -syukaku-)
June 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
12"Explosion"
(Japanese: 起爆 -kibaku-)
June 29, 2018 (2018-06-29)

Reception[edit]

As of December 2017, the series had 3.2 million copies in print.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The series premiered on April 12 at 25:00, which is the same as April 13 at 1:00 AM.
  2. ^ The English episode titles are taken from Hidive.[27]

References[edit]

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