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The series is unusual for the fact that it is essentially an animated musical, featuring at least one song per episode, sung by the characters in the show. Probably because of the music's high-production values, the show is relatively sparse on background music, with what's there being quiet and muted, contributing to an ominous tone.

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The series is unusual for the fact that it is essentially an animated musical, featuring at least one song per episode, sung by the characters in the show. Probably because of the music's high-production values, the show is relatively sparse on background music, with what's there being quiet and muted, contributing to an ominous tone.
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In June 2017, a movie based on the anime series, ''Dance with Devils -Fortuna-''was announced, with the movie itself premiering on November 4 the same year. The movie's premise is an alternative retelling of the anime series with a number of key differences such as new songs, different epilogues depending on the cinema that shows it and a new character; Marius, voiced by Creator/ToshiyukiToyonaga, who serves as the movie's [[TheNarrator narrator]] and has an implied connection to Ritsuka and Roen.

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In June 2017, a movie based on the anime series, ''Dance with Devils -Fortuna-''was -Fortuna-'' was announced, with the movie itself premiering on November 4 the same year. The movie's premise is an alternative retelling of the anime series with a number of key differences such as new songs, different epilogues depending on the cinema that shows it and a new character; Marius, voiced by Creator/ToshiyukiToyonaga, who serves as the movie's [[TheNarrator narrator]] and has an implied connection to Ritsuka and Roen.


The multimedia project also counts with a manga (''Dance with Devils -Blight-'', written and illustrated by Samako Natsu, which focuses on Ritsuka and Shiki's relationship), a stage play, a [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PlayStation Vita]] [[RomanceGame otome]] game (released on March 25, 2016), and some drama CD series (''[=EverSweet=]'', ''Charming Book'', and ''Twinlead'').

An alternate retelling movie based on the anime series, ''Dance with Devils -Fortuna-'', is scheduled for a Fall 2017 release.

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The multimedia project also counts with a manga (''Dance with Devils -Blight-'', written and illustrated by Samako Natsu, which focuses on Ritsuka and Shiki's relationship), a 3 stage play, plays, a [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PlayStation Vita]] [[RomanceGame otome]] game (released on March 25, 2016), and some drama CD series (''[=EverSweet=]'', ''Charming Book'', and ''Twinlead'').

An alternate retelling In June 2017, a movie based on the anime series, ''Dance with Devils -Fortuna-'', -Fortuna-''was announced, with the movie itself premiering on November 4 the same year. The movie's premise is scheduled for an alternative retelling of the anime series with a Fall 2017 release.number of key differences such as new songs, different epilogues depending on the cinema that shows it and a new character; Marius, voiced by Creator/ToshiyukiToyonaga, who serves as the movie's [[TheNarrator narrator]] and has an implied connection to Ritsuka and Roen.



* DisneyAcidSequence: The sequences for ''Temptation❤︎Amour'' and ''Pitiful Lullaby'' are the biggest offenders for the anime, though they get [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for being side effects of Urie and Shiki's powers respectively.



* MultipleEndings: The movie ''Fortuna'' has 6 different endings, one each for the love interests when she chooses a boy.

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* MultipleEndings: The movie ''Fortuna'' has 6 different endings, epilogues, one each for the love interests when she chooses a boy.depending on the date and location where the viewer watches it in cinemas. The home release features all of them at once.


Ritsuka Tachibana becomes entangled in a conflict between devils and vampires at her school. Both sides believe she is the last remaining key to discovering the location of the "Forbidden Grimoire", a powerful book of magic that will give whoever obtains it, mastery over the world.

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Ritsuka Tachibana becomes entangled in a conflict between devils and vampires at her school. Both sides believe she is the last remaining key to discovering the location of the "Forbidden Grimoire", a powerful book of magic that will give whoever obtains it, it mastery over the world.

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* MultipleEndings: The movie ''Fortuna'' has 6 different endings, one each for the love interests when she chooses a boy.


The multimedia project also counts with a manga (''Dance with Devils -Blight-'', written and illustrated by Samako Natsu, which focuses on Ritsuka and Shiki's relationship), a stage play, a [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PlayStation Vita]] [[RomanceGame otome]] game (released on March 25, 2016), and a couple of drama CD series (''[=EverSweet=]'' and ''Charming Book'').

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The multimedia project also counts with a manga (''Dance with Devils -Blight-'', written and illustrated by Samako Natsu, which focuses on Ritsuka and Shiki's relationship), a stage play, a [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PlayStation Vita]] [[RomanceGame otome]] game (released on March 25, 2016), and a couple of some drama CD series (''[=EverSweet=]'' and (''[=EverSweet=]'', ''Charming Book'').Book'', and ''Twinlead'').


''Dance with Devils'' is a multimedia project conceived by Rejet and Elements Garden, which started as an anime series that was part of the Fall2015Anime season.

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''Dance with Devils'' is a multimedia project conceived by Rejet Creator/{{Rejet}} and Elements Garden, which started as an anime series that was part of the Fall2015Anime season.


* BittersweetEnding: The anime -- [[spoiler:Lord Nesta is dead. Ritsuka is reunited with her mother. And while she parts with the her devil friends, they do son on good terms, with her and Rem's love remaining strong.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The anime -- [[spoiler:Lord Nesta is dead. Ritsuka is reunited with her mother. And while she parts with the her devil friends, they do son so on good terms, with her and Rem's love remaining strong.]]


A movie, ''Dance with Devils -Fortuna-'', is scheduled for a Fall 2017 release.

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A movie, An alternate retelling movie based on the anime series, ''Dance with Devils -Fortuna-'', is scheduled for a Fall 2017 release.

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* BittersweetEnding: The anime -- [[spoiler:Lord Nesta is dead. Ritsuka is reunited with her mother. And while she parts with the her devil friends, they do son on good terms, with her and Rem's love remaining strong.]]


* AllThereInTheManual: Additional details (and backstory) for the main characters is available in the original [[ImageSong character singles]]' monologues (their motives and feelings towards Ritsuka), the [[RomanceGame otome game]], and the duet singles' monologue tracks.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Additional details information (and backstory) for about the main characters is available in the original [[ImageSong character singles]]' monologues (their (such as their motives to obtain the Forbidden Grimoire and their feelings towards Ritsuka), the [[RomanceGame otome game]], and the duet singles' monologue tracks.



* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: Lindo and Rem reluctantly team up to rescue Ritsuka in Episode 11.]]

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* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: Lindo In Episode 11, [[spoiler:Lindo and Rem reluctantly team up to rescue Ritsuka in Episode 11.]]Ritsuka, as she is kidnapped by Jek]].



* FestivalEpisode: Episode 8 is essentially this as Shikō Academy is having a SchoolFestival.

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* FestivalEpisode: The essential plot of Episode 8 is essentially this as involves a SchoolFestival at Shikō Academy is having Academy, featuring the usual food stands and activities organized by each class, including the academy's traditional [[DancesAndBalls ball]] where a SchoolFestival.king and queen are chosen (by random).



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The episode titles are styled using the names of dances, which is fitting for a musical anime. For example: "Jitterbug of Doubts and Secrets".

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The anime's episode titles are styled by using the names of dances, which is fitting for a musical anime. For example: "Jitterbug of Doubts and Secrets".



* NonuniformUniform: The Student Council uses variations of the Shikō Academy's male uniforms that fits each one of their personalities.
* OncePerEpisode: A song in each episode, though the first episode has 2 full-length songs.

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* NonuniformUniform: The Each one of the Student Council Council's members uses variations of the Shikō Academy's male uniforms that fits each one uniforms. All of them are fit according to their personalities.
traits (e.g. Rem uses an elegant jacket, while Mage's jacket doesn't fit because he is taller than the average student).
* OncePerEpisode: A As a musical anime, there is a song in each episode, though usually sung by the character that becomes the focus of the episode. The first episode has becomes an exception, though, since it features 2 full-length songs.



** Ritsuka [[spoiler: was the Forbidden Grimoire all along. Her family wasn't going to tell her so until a day before her 17th birthday, when the powers of the grimoire were fully activated. The potpourri her mom always gave her? It was to hide the essence/odor of the grimoire that came from her, as well. Eventually, it was also revealed that Ritsuka is also Maksis' daughter, making her also half-demon.]]

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** Ritsuka [[spoiler: was the is [[spoiler:the Forbidden Grimoire all along. Her family wasn't going to tell her so until a day before her 17th birthday, when the powers of the grimoire were fully activated. The potpourri her mom always gave her? It was to hide the essence/odor of the grimoire that came from her, as well. Eventually, it was also revealed that Ritsuka is also Maksis' daughter, making her also half-demon.]]



** [[spoiler: Roen, the Pomeranian dog that was under the Arlond family's services, was also the mysterious blue-haired guy who tricked Ritsuka in Episode 4. But, he is ''also'' Cerberus, and he betrayed Rem's father, now serving his former master, a fiend that goes by the name of Maksis.]]

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** [[spoiler: Roen, the Pomeranian dog that was under the Arlond family's services, was is also the mysterious blue-haired guy who tricked Ritsuka in Episode 4. But, he is ''also'' Cerberus, and he betrayed Rem's father, now serving his former master, a fiend that goes by the name of Maksis.]]



* SeriesMascot: Roen, the pomeranian dog. So much, that even in the pre-release promotional campaign, during April Fools' Day 2015, he cosplayed as the rest of the main male cast.
* SpoilerOpening: Since the opening was played at the end of the first episode, you could tell from the start that [[spoiler: Lindo has a thing for Ritsuka and that Roen, Rem's dog, is also the blue-haired young man.]]

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* SeriesMascot: Roen, the pomeranian dog. So much, dog, has been featured in many pieces of merchandise and promos [[spoiler:although it stopped once it was revealed that even in he also has a human appearance]]. For example, during the pre-release promotional campaign, during campaign in April Fools' Day 2015, he cosplayed as the rest each one of the main male cast.
cast's members.
* SpoilerOpening: Since the opening was played at the end of the first episode, you could tell from the start that [[spoiler: Lindo has a thing for Ritsuka and that Roen, Rem's dog, is also the blue-haired young man.]]man]].



* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idh7sMQM00k The opening musical number]] at the start of the first episode has this.

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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idh7sMQM00k The opening musical number]] at the start of the first episode has this.features a dialogue in English that sounds fluid and natural.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: The Exorcist Society is revealed to be this, having planned on sacrificing Ritsuka for the sake of humanity, due to Ritsuka being the grimoire.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: The Exorcist Society is revealed may be right about their mission of stopping the war between devils and vampires, [[spoiler:although they were planning to be this, having planned on sacrificing sacrifice Ritsuka for the sake of humanity, due to Ritsuka being as she is the grimoire.]]forbidden grimoire they are looking for]].


* AllThereInTheManual: Additional details (and backstory) for the main characters is available in the original ImageSong character singles' monologues (their motives and feelings towards Ritsuka), the [[RomanceGame otome game]], and the duet singles' monologue tracks.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Additional details (and backstory) for the main characters is available in the original ImageSong [[ImageSong character singles' singles]]' monologues (their motives and feelings towards Ritsuka), the [[RomanceGame otome game]], and the duet singles' monologue tracks.



* WatchingTheSunset: Mage ultimately takes Ritsuka to a beach in Episode 5, to watch the sunset. He did so, because he thinks it is a "pretty" thing that human couples want to see when going on a date.

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* WatchingTheSunset: In episode 5, Mage ultimately takes Ritsuka to a beach in Episode 5, as a way to watch "watch the sunset. He did so, sunset", because he thinks it is a "pretty" thing that human couples want to see do when going they are on a date.


* AlmostKiss: In Episode 9, after confessing to Ristuka that he is in love with her, Lindo leans in to kiss her but is interrupted when Rem arrives at the temple.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Additional details (and backstory) for the main characters is available in the original ImageSong character singles' monologues (their motives and feelings towards Ritsuka), the [[RomanceGame otome game]], and the duet singles' monologue tracks.
* AlmostKiss: In Episode 9, after confessing to Ristuka Ritsuka that he is in love with her, Lindo leans in to kiss her but is interrupted when Rem arrives at the temple.



* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Due to the series being an otome anime, the main male cast (the student council, Lindo, and [[spoiler: Roen]]) are designed to be attractive not only for Ritsuka, but also for the female viewers. Even Jek, whose real appearance wasn't revealed until later in the anime, looks handsome as well.

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* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Due to the series being an otome anime, the main male cast (the student council, Lindo, and [[spoiler: Roen]]) are designed to be attractive not only for Ritsuka, but also for the female viewers. Even Jek, whose real appearance wasn't revealed until later in the anime, looks as handsome as well.them.



* CircusOfFear: In Episode 3, Ritsuka gets chased through an ominous fairground by Urie's "butterflies", which turns out to be supernatural in nature as it disappears when Ritsuka escapes with brother.

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* CircusOfFear: In Episode 3, Ritsuka gets chased through an ominous fairground by Urie's "butterflies", which turns out to be supernatural in nature as it disappears when Ritsuka escapes with brother.Lindo.



* FantasticRacism: The devils and vampires hate each other with a passion.

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* FantasticRacism: The devils and vampires hate each other with a passion.passion, due to a long and heated war for great power in the underworld.



* MissingMom: What kicks off the plot of the anime series is the disappearance of Ritsuka's mother.

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* MissingMom: What kicks off the plot of the anime series is the disappearance of Ritsuka's mother.mother, as she is kidnapped by vampires.


The anime started airing on October 4, 2015 as part of the Fall2015Anime season.

The manga entitled ''Dance with Devils -Blight-'' is written and illustrated by Samako Natsu and began serialization in Creator/SquareEnix's G Fantasy magazine on September 18. It features an original story which does not follow the anime. The anime's scriptwriter Rika Nakase will be collaborating on the story. It's scheduled to have a movie soon.

A otome game was released for [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PlayStation Vita]] on March 25, 2016.

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The anime ''Dance with Devils'' is a multimedia project conceived by Rejet and Elements Garden, which started airing on October 4, 2015 as an anime series that was part of the Fall2015Anime season.

The multimedia project also counts with a manga entitled ''Dance (''Dance with Devils -Blight-'' is -Blight-'', written and illustrated by Samako Natsu and began serialization in Creator/SquareEnix's G Fantasy magazine on September 18. It features an original story Natsu, which does not follow the anime. The anime's scriptwriter Rika Nakase will be collaborating focuses on the story. It's scheduled to have Ritsuka and Shiki's relationship), a movie soon.

A otome game was released for
stage play, a [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PlayStation Vita]] [[RomanceGame otome]] game (released on March 25, 2016. 2016), and a couple of drama CD series (''[=EverSweet=]'' and ''Charming Book'').

A movie, ''Dance with Devils -Fortuna-'', is scheduled for a Fall 2017 release.



* BigNo: [[spoiler: Ritsuka, after Azuna gets stabbed.]]

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* BigNo: [[spoiler: Ritsuka, [[spoiler:Ritsuka, after Azuna gets stabbed.]]



* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: It ''is'' an otome anime.

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* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: It ''is'' Due to the series being an otome anime.anime, the main male cast (the student council, Lindo, and [[spoiler: Roen]]) are designed to be attractive not only for Ritsuka, but also for the female viewers. Even Jek, whose real appearance wasn't revealed until later in the anime, looks handsome as well.



** The anime's opening, "Kakusei no Air" is sung by Lindo's [[Creator/WataruHatano seiyuu]]. The anime's ending, "Mademo★iselle" is sung by Pentacle★, a vocal unit composed of all the seiyuu of the male cast.
** The game's opening song "Unmei no Coda" is also sung by Creator/WataruHatano.

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** The anime's opening, "Kakusei no Air" is sung by Lindo's [[Creator/WataruHatano seiyuu]]. voice actor]]. The anime's ending, "Mademo★iselle" is sung by Pentacle★, a vocal unit composed of all the seiyuu of the main male cast.
voice actors.
** The game's opening song "Unmei no Coda" is also sung by Creator/WataruHatano.Creator/WataruHatano, while the ending theme "BL(U)CK BASIS" is sung by Pentacle★★ (the same Pentacle★ vocal unit, plus [[spoiler:Roen's voice actor]].



* LuckyCharmsTitle: The seiyuu vocal unit Pentacle is referred as such as "Pentacle★", the ending song is even named "Mademo★iselle".

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* LuckyCharmsTitle: The seiyuu vocal unit Pentacle main male voice actors' unit, Pentacle, is referred as such as "Pentacle★", the ending song is even named "Mademo★iselle".



* SeriesMascot: Roen, the pomeranian dog. So much, that even in the pre-release promotional campaign, during April Fools' Day, the anime staff used him ''cosplaying'' the rest of the main cast.

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* SeriesMascot: Roen, the pomeranian dog. So much, that even in the pre-release promotional campaign, during April Fools' Day, the anime staff used him ''cosplaying'' Day 2015, he cosplayed as the rest of the main male cast.


The manga entitled ''Dance with Devils -Blight-'' is written and illustrated by Samako Natsu and began serialization in Creator/SquareEnix's G Fantasy magazine on September 18. It features an original story which does not follow the anime. The anime's scriptwriter Rika Nakase will be collaborating on the story.

A otome game was released for [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PlayStation Vita]] on March 25, 2016.

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The manga entitled ''Dance with Devils -Blight-'' is written and illustrated by Samako Natsu and began serialization in Creator/SquareEnix's G Fantasy magazine on September 18. It features an original story which does not follow the anime. The anime's scriptwriter Rika Nakase will be collaborating on the story.

story. It's scheduled to have a movie soon.

A otome game was released for [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PlayStation Vita]] on March 25, 2016.

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