Devil May Cry Anime Review

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I have to admit, before I watched this Anime, I thought it’ll be another of those lame half-assed attempts at milking an established franchise. True, this Anime doesn’t live up to the name of the game but don’t let that deter you from watching it! Especially if you are sick and tired of Anime clichés. The reason I like this Anime is because it doesn’t not fall into the trap of Anime clichés. (Well, it does manage to dodge them really well.)

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As an action Anime, this Anime fails horribly in its action. It’s action is mediocre, often ending as quickly as it began. Dante doesn’t spend too much time on killing a single demon in the game but that doesn’t mean the producers can skimp on the fighting ><
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The demons look weak (that’s why Dante kills them so fast?) and boring. Urgh. Even the final boss didn’t look too impressive. They are huge, bulky and don’t move around much. All they do is get shot at. That’s partially why the action sucks.

The story isn’t very strong, overall. The ending wasn’t predictable because I never expected it to be so stupid. Guess Devil May Cry is another of those Animes with sucky endings. (Is this a growing trend in Japan or something?). The side stories are nice though. The one and only reason why I liked it is because it isn’t prone to stereotyping.
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With quite a lot of girls around Dante, it’s amazing the producers didn’t crack their favourite harem jokes. The little girl does throw her temper around but she doesn’t go all acting cute and stuff (Good job!). She also doesn’t go around hindering Dante’s fighting (Huge sigh of relief!). The other women around Dante were also very womanly, very independent, and real! Japanese Anime has a tendency to portray all women (be they White or Asian) as kawaii lil-bitches who lust for the main character’s attention. The reason I’m giving DMC a lot of marks despite its mediocre action is because it’s breaking away from the sickening Japanese tradition in terms of characterisation. Good job!

I’d give this Anime 6/10. (It’ll be a 3 if not for the good characterisation) A must-watch for everyone who’s growing weary of Japanese Anime stereotyping.

Download it for free here.

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5 Comments

  1. i really like the game although it is frustrating.I really do want to see the anime.

  2. I’ve added links to watch or download it for free. enjoy =)

  3. I expect more about the DEVIL MAY CRY anime version — stylish actions just like the game (and/or using enemy’s weapons), acrobatic moves, and the story on how did he become a Demon Hunter.

    For a mission by mission series, not bad at all. All I don’t enjoy is on how he defeat the last enemy with an instant slash..

  4. The game series is very good. The anime, though not as good as the game series, was still nice. It did not have a cliche story (that stupid cliche of ‘love conquers all’). One would expect a touch of jealousy between Lady & Trish (if they decided to go cliche and involve romance), but they did not. It is exactly why I like the anime. The atmosphere is nice too (dark & mysterious, as one would expect). Too bad the anime did not score well, so I doubt that there will be a sequel, but it would be great if I prove wrong. Well… one cannot really expect to beat the stupid Hollywood cliche today, which is catcing on day by day…

  5. This is one of the most boring animes ever, no story at all and poor action, the only thing that was better than the games was the gore, they could´ve done something so much better,


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