Dorei-ku The Animation

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Synonyms: Doreiku: Boku to Nijuusannin no Dorei, Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei, 23 Slaves and Me
Japanese: 奴隷区 The Animation
German: Doreiku: 23 Slaves
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2018 to Jun 29, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: TNK, Zero-G
Source: Web manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.941 (scored by 2396123,961 users)
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Ranked: #102402
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Popularity: #2767
Members: 63,259
Favorites: 74

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Eager to know why her best friend’s boyfriend dumped her for a man, the headstrong Eiya Arakawa suggests a meeting with them. Gathered together at a café, Yuuga Oota agrees to answer Eiya’s questions only if she can correctly ascertain the relationship of a couple sitting across from them, which she does on her first attempt. Amazed by her astounding intellect and intuition, he invites her to a private meeting where he introduces her to the concept of Slave Control Method, or SCM, a retainer-like device that has the ability to turn people into slaves.

When two SCM users enter a duel, the devices exert a powerful influence on their brains. Once the duel is over, the SCM amplifies the loser’s sense of obligation and forces them to bend to the will of the winner. Wanting desperately to test his own abilities, Yuuga asks Eiya to act as his insurance in the event that he himself becomes a slave. Granted access to 10 million yen, Eiya’s job is to convince Yuuga’s would-be master to free him from his servitude. Though hesitant at first, Yuuga’s words resonate with her personal yearning for something more from her life, and she agrees to his request. However, when a mysterious organization begins rapidly accruing slaves, Eiya becomes entangled in a game far more dangerous than she ever could have imagined.

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"Kara Kara na Kokoro (カラカラな心)" by Shougo Sakamoto

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"BJ" by Pile


Jun 17, 2021
Brother, an absolutely brilliant and well-thought-out series, I really liked the way they thought in this series and what they were doing. But in some situations it's a little too strange in my opinion. But I hope for a second season from them, meaning that's not how the anime ends.

Story, Characters, Animation, Soundtrack:
Story: The story is absolutely brilliant, it was so well explained and how things evolved in it and, I wish you were more but unfortunately we only have 12 episodes. They went through the story a bit quickly, I think in order to finish it faster, but still I really liked to see ...
Nov 26, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This show has an interesting plot where it is a game of making people your slaves while trying to avoid being made a slave yourself. And capturing a master makes that master's slaves also your slaves. I like how that naturally leads up to a big finale where there are mostly slaves and very few masters. Then the masters duke it out in a final, "who will win it all" battle. Despite that, the tension is rather short lived because the games end extremely quickly and always followed a specific pattern. I won't tell the pattern because I feel like it is more enjoyable before ...
Apr 5, 2021
The truth shit I saw the whole series and there is nothing good to rescue, nor are the bad ones that bad and the good ones leave much to be desired. This anime lacks death and destruction, it is all very rosy. If you're thinking of watching him do yourself the favor of not looking at this shit. The truth is a total waste of time but hey sometimes happens.

En español:
La verdad una mierda vi toda la serie y no hay nada bueno que rescatar ni los malos son tan malos y los buenos dejan mucho que desear. Le falta muerte y destrucción a este ...

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