Japanese: 魔界王子 devils and realist
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2013 to Sep 23, 2013
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.221 (scored by 8764 users)
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SynopsisThe story revolves around William, an aristocratic family's progeny with rare intellect. One day, his uncle lost his possessions after his business failed. Fearing that his family's name has been tarnished, William returns home and searches with his family's butler for anything that can be converted into cash. A search of the premises yields an underground room left by an ancestor. In the room is a magical seal, and William unintentionally summons a devil. The summoned devil tells William his name Dantalion, and reveals that William is the designator who can choose the acting ruler of the demon world.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
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Let's cut the chase, and go to what really matters:
Story: one of the most curious plot I've seen in my anime watching life. A rock headed realist with the power to select the new ruler of Hell. A meatheaded demon and his companions/rivals wanting to be selected as the new ruler of Hell. A Victorian England set. Angels in the middle of it. Wait...what? That was my first good impression, the setting was good, the time was good (personal opinion, I love the Ol' England times) and, well, I didn't got disappointed. The plot was amazing, even though sometimes it was quite slow-paced (again, personal opinion, I could live without some "filler-esque" episodes). The episodes were hilarious, or dramatic, but even so they didn't fled the main theme of it, the Hellking must be chosen, and a certain human needs to do it. Amazing, but I can't give full points because I hate slow paced animes, and this was a case of it.
Art: sometimes the show budget is godlike, and the art sucks, sometimes the budget is low, veeery low, and the art is crazily good. This time, I can say, the budget is low, and the art sucks. Repeated scenes! At this time and day! Nothing leaves such a bad impression as the art, and it was terrible. The opening and ending art were good, maybe that's what lifted up the rating, because I was willing to give it a 4. Nothing more to say, watch it and take your own conclusions.
Sound: I already told my opinion about the OP and ED arts, let's talk about music. The songs were great. For me, the anime sound is quite hard to give it an opinion, since I'm not someone that keeps listening to the insert songs. But the sound is something that can raise a good anime to a higher class, and that is what I think that happened here. The art sucks, ok, I said it, but the sound was very good, well done and it fit the "classic Victorian theme" of the anime and the dramatic scenes got awesome insert songs. Good, good.
Character: that is were the show gets it done. An anime that is not comedy per se, but something in the middle of drama, action and comedy made me laugh it out loud a lot of times. The devils x realist relationship was awesomely well done, and the secondary characters were captivating. Specially the big guys of Hell. The plot was unique, and the protagonists and their counterparts were unique as well. Nothing could get any better (though I really wanted to see God, what a pity), and for that, 10 for you William and Dantalion.
Enjoyment: I don't know what to say here except that I liked it, the plot was unique, the setting was unique (have I told you guys that I love the Victorian theme?), the art was the bad part, but the characters compensate this loss with their awesomeness. Good, that is what I say.
Overall, I recommend it, with one advice. If you, like me, takes art into A LOT of consideration while picking a show, please, give it a try, it is a good show and it was quite the surprise of the season for me. But be warned, the art sucks. Hope you all like it. See you. read more
The anime was very promising: it had an idea and could have been very amusing plus the art is rather good. But, alas, it was all in potential.
The scenes became repetitive very fast and the plot very predictable. The characters are cliché. However, the part which really bothered me was that the anime review acclaimed the protagonist, William, was a genius, or at least very smart, and I waited for some interesting smart acting from his part. No such luck. Well, yes, Karl Popper's ides of scientific method were written in 1930s, nevertheless, even in Victorian England resorting to sciences did not mean denying the evidence of your eyes. And there I thought there would be some funny moments when William would try to figure out what the demons were made of, poke them to see if they bled, try to dissolve them in acid etc. But he just kept shouting the demons were occult nonsense and were impossible, that he was a realist (despite the fact that realism is thought to be independent from beliefs, that is to say his belief the demons don't exist). How very disappointing.
Both have the same elements: butlers , "bochan", bishonens, elegance, demons, contracts, fanservice with shonen ai background tones, even the fonts of the titles are almost alike, the same setting and feeling, with dark aura but with comedy very funny, the story in both are almost alike because of the contents. But I found Kuroshitsuji a little darker.
-Both seem to be dark animes but at times funny
-Both main character has butlers & demon butlers protecting them
-Both has powers and surrounded by supernatural
-Both gives off somewhat same gothic aura
-Both involves contracts
-Both really good
To be honest, when I was watching Makai Ouji, the moment the word "butler" popped out, Kuroshitsuji was my first thought.
Those who like Makai Ouji for the "demon/devil" part should definitely watch Kuroshitsuji, and vice versa. Both animes have elements of the supernatural, as well as fighting scenes. The art is pretty decent for both animes too.
The main characters seem to be rather similar to me too. They both have a kind of "confident" personality, and both happen to come from a well-off family, or at least used to, in Makai Ouji's case.
All in all, I feel that both of them have pretty good plots, so give them a go!
gives off the same feeling as there is a master then there's the demon only thing about this show is that its funnier and has more of a childish fighting instead of dark
Extremely similar anime, both have almost exact same story, plot and similar characters. You will love this is you love Black Butler. Involving butlers, socialites-aristocrats and demons.
They are quite similar because both stories happen in more or less the same place and at the same time (England, end of the 19th century ->Victorian Era). Obviously, there are demons involved in the story, and they have a great infuence in the development of the events. You also get a similar feeling when you are watching these two animes.
-Both of the main characters are both rich and noble
-Both main character have blond hair, sorta similar hairstyles,
-Both main character has a servant
-Both main character has a Demon partner
-Both main character are special and has powers but doesn't realize it
-Both settings of the anime are very similar, also gives off similar aura/sort of gothic aura
-Both anime involves going into another unknown dimension
-Both main character are stubborn
-Both main character has no parents, except for pandora hearts, Oz has a father
-Both involves contracts to summon the demons
-Both you will enjoy deeply
-Both really good
By far, this is the most similar anime that can get
both deals with super powers and master-servant relationship + demons
Strong master x servant relationship. Similar art styles, demons, powers, main characters are both blonde and green eyed.
Both looked really similar! With the hair, the servant, the demon partner
- Revolves around the main character being a reincarnation of a "hero"
- Involves the underworld (Pandora Hearts: Abyss) (Makai Ouiji: Hell)
- Both take place during the same era, probably Victorian Era
- Both characters live with their uncle in a mansion (William's uncle goes AWOL)
- Involves contracts
- Similar art style; Oz and William look very similar to each other
- Main characters have an older servant who protects them
- Both characters have a supernatural partner (Oz-Alice) (William-Dantalion)
Opening Theme"Believe My Dice" by devils and realist (Takuya Eguchi, Takuma Terashima, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Tetsuya Kakihara)
Ending Theme"a shadow's love song" by devils and realist (Takuya Eguchi, Takuma Terashima, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Tetsuya Kakihara)
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