Ranked #2583

Devil May Cry

Alternative Titles

Japanese: デビル メイ クライ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 14, 2007 to Sep 6, 2007
Genres: Action, Demons, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.181 (scored by 81,932 users)
Ranked: #25832
Popularity: #221
Members: 135,659
Favorites: 1,207
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Devil May Cry follows the story of the demon hunter known as Dante. As a half demon, half human, he uses his trusty sword Rebellion and his two guns Ebony and Ivory to take on missions. Dante owns and runs "Devil May Cry," a business that specializes in hunting and killing demon-related problems.

Based on the video game series "Devil May Cry."


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Characters & Voice Actors

Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Lowell, Patty
Lowell, Patty
Fukuen, Misato
Fukuen, Misato
Orikasa, Fumiko
Orikasa, Fumiko
Tanaka, Atsuko
Tanaka, Atsuko


Itagaki, Shin
Itagaki, Shin
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Kawamura, Kenichi
Kawamura, Kenichi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

"D.M.C." by Rungran

Ending Theme

"I'll be your home" by Rin Oikawa

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Sep 13, 2007 8:18 PM
Devil May Cry is a strange anime. It does one thing rather nice but utterly fails in another. I have no idea why or how that happened.

Story? Well, you might as well forget it, since you won't get any for about 9 episodes in a row. Yes, it's almost a slice-of-life series about Dante being cool. That's right, it has pretty much less of a story than the series of video games the setting is actually based on! Furthermore, at several points, you get an impression that some general plot will emerge (it eventually does, but already after you lose all hope for it), but read more
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Apr 10, 2009 8:45 PM
If you’ve never heard of Devil May Cry before and are looking for a good action anime, this is not it. If you’re a fan of the video games and want to see more stylish ass-kickery, prepare to be disappointed.

Story: Dante is running his business, performing mundane tasks for clients like demon-slaying, saving the world, the usual. Almost every episode starts and concludes one of Dante’s assigned cases, involving nasty monsters that inevitably end up dead. There is some cheap drama that focuses on a young girl whom Dante saved and a loser demon who wants to become a god, but you’re not seriously read more
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Feb 29, 2008 12:25 AM
Can you name a single video game that was turned into a movie that wasn't an extremely terrible film that failed in all regards? Now can you name a good videogame that was turned into an anime that wasn't terrible? Alright...you can probably name a whole bunch, alot from the choose-your-own-adventure genres. However Devil May Cry is more like a terrible video game movie. If you've ever played, or seen someone play, Devil May Cry then you know the style of the game quite well. The quality and feel of the anime is nothing like that of the original videogame.

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Nov 13, 2014 6:24 PM
This anime is barely worth a review, let alone even a few measly words. The plot practically revolves around Dante being an apathetic badass with his cheesy as hell punchlines. No structure to the plot what so ever I tell you. One could even say this was an episodic anime for it's lack of a structured plot with continuity. I haven't played the game, but simply put this is probably nothing but an effortless promo for the game. Take some advertising advice from old spice damn producers, at least they know what the hell they're doing.
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Anime: Hellsing
In both series, the protagonist is a powerful person of demonic origin, dressed in red, who is nearly invincible, has superhuman abilities and two big handguns of different colors. He is employed by humans to fights other demons in exceptionally gory and stylish way on a daily basis. The animation style is also somewhat similar. 
reportRecommended by moozooh
Anime: Hellsing Ultimate
Both have badass main characters who are loners and are very cruel in enjoying their massacres. That's about the whole story right? 
reportRecommended by Graygoose124
Anime: Gungrave
Both are about a guy who is kind of a loner. They both use guns to do their work. 
reportRecommended by darkmoonuni
Anime: Black Lagoon
They have different plot, but both of them are action-packed and somehow doesn't follow a specific storyline. 
reportRecommended by kurohaneul
Anime: Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi
Both main characters own buisnesses. Every episode is a different mission, basically. They both hunt for bounties. In that respect they are very similar 
reportRecommended by Beef_Whistle
Anime: Trigun
The stories are really different
(e.g.: storyline
[DMC is just a little slice of Dantes life, there isn't much is known about his past,
Trigun is a full story, including his past, reasons, etc.]),
but the protagonists shows resemblance to each other.

Dante and Vash have several similarities, including but not limited to:
-like the lone wolf role, but both have fellows
-long red coat
-marksmanship skills
-custom handgun(s)
-personal sense of justice that prevents them from killing humans
-non-human aura with a human appearance
-an evil, identical twin brother

(ps.: Interestingly Vash english voice actor is Johnny Yong Bosch  read more 
reportRecommended by Nails

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