English: Diabolik Lovers
Japanese: DIABOLIK LOVERS
Sep 16, 2013 to Dec 9, 2013
15 min. per ep.
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisYui Komori used to see dead people. But as troubling as past glimpses of spirits, poltergeists, and psychic phenomena may have been, they pale into insignificance compared to what she's about to discover once she's forced to transfer to a new school. Because it turns out that her own history is very different from what she thought it was, and she has a very different kind of family waiting for her.
Now she'll be sharing her living space with six very attractive young men, though not a single one is human. And while her new dorm mates may be brothers, and their attraction to her involves her bloodline, "brotherly" is the last word to describe their intentions. In moving from her father's church to becoming the object of six blood lusting young vampires' affections, Yui will undergo the most shocking, soul ripping and draining experience any teenage girl could imagine in her wildest fantasies... or most salacious nightmares.
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
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Opening Theme"Mr.SADISTIC NIGHT" by Ayato Sakamaki (Hikaru Midorikawa) & Shuu Sakamaki (Kousuke Toriumi) (eps 2-11)
Ending Theme#1: "nightmare" by Yuuki Hayashi (eps 1-12)
#2: "Mr.SADISTIC NIGHT" by Ayato Sakamaki (Hikaru Midorikawa) & Shuu Sakamaki (Kousuke Toriumi) (ep 12)
This series....or rather this abomination is what I would call a trainwreck that never had itself on rail. Visual novels aren’t easy to adapt. In fact, recent years has shown that many anime series never lives up to its original material that result in disappointed fans. However, there are also some VN adaptations that are so horrid, so atrocious, so dreadful, so disastrous, so unappealing that it can be in a category of its own. Diabolik Lovers belongs to the category for failure with all its rights. This show is something of a tragedy - an anime adaptation that is almost an insult to the brain to watch.
Diabolik Lovers is an anime series adapted from the visual novel of the same name. Zexcs handles its production and from one of their more recent notorious series known as Aku no Hana (Flowers of Evil), it’s their chance to step up to the plate again. But only this time, we deal not with a gym clothes but instead with vampires.
The series begins with a young girl named Yui Komori who we know almost nothing about. Well, on the surface, we know that she seems to be a normal girl with a sweet personality. However, I would describe Yui as an empty doll. Why? Well it’s because she is constantly being played by the guys of this show. She takes the role of a toy and the boys just loves to have their play time. Of course, the guys that plays with her aren’t exactly normal. No in fact, they are vampires. They view Yui as a meal nearly every time their eyes are set on her. She is their happy meal and they’re loving it.
Yui also gets treated by the vampire boys as almost a dog on a leash. In essence, she becomes exactly what a frail girl is - helpless, pathetic, and unresisting. On various occasions, she tries to get out of her situation typically involving rape-like scenarios but finds it ever so difficult to do so. It’s a story gone wrong with Yui being the heroine. No matter how girlish she is, there’s no limit on her stupidity and how she deals with her new lifestyle. Whether it’s at home or at school, she submits to her tormentors without ever trying to escape. To make matters worse, she even compliments on the guys in hopes of getting a break. The result though? Vampire rape, hickeys, and blood scars.
As an anime series aimed at a female audience, I suppose the guys have some appealing features. Most of them are designed to look aristocrats and behaves as such. In their minds, they are the masters of the mansion and Yui is their dog. The only difference is that instead of the guys feeding them, it’s the other way around. Most of them have contrasting personalities ranging from Shu’s laziness, Reiji’s demanding attitude, Ayato’s aggressiveness, Kanato’s unstable mind, and Raito’s sadism. Regardless their differences though, they all want one thing: Yui’s blood.
The construction of the story is absolutely ridiculous. There is almost no plot development or characterization; there is never in fact any character development since all of them sees Yui as food with their vampiric eyes. Most of the early episodes focuses on the guys whom each gets his chance to spend some time with Yui. These usually end up with Yui losing blood and crying herself to tears. Are we supposed to feel sorry for the girl? Perhaps but with what she’s doing, there’s a complete sense of hopelessness for her. Each of the guys also seems to have some sort of history as demonstrated by occasional flashback scenes played throughout the series. Unfortunately, it’s never really fully explored so it’s up to viewers to guess in their heads. The story itself also assumed contain a form of romance but usually comes out in an atrocious way that leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Artwork wise, there’s nothing really special with the way the characters are designed besides their outfits. Their eyes reflects those of a vampires so some of them are noticeable. The mansion the characters live in has some artistic value with an English-like architectural design. Unfortunately, the atmosphere of the series obliterates any sense of artistic value since it twists around the idea of sexual abuse.
The soundtrack is mediocre at best with an eerie like background. The way the show handles itself hardly comes as any special in terms of OST because most of the time, you’ll be listening Yui fighting for her life and screaming her lungs out. The screams she lets out is a cry for help but no one ever comes. I do give some credit to the ED song though as it creates a sense of darkness. Additionally, the show’s sadistic voice tones of Ayato and Raito gets the job done in that field.
Diabolik Lovers is the perfect example of how to not adapt a shoujo anime series based off a game. The shows’ sadism and vampire rape tones is almost an insult to viewers itself. Yui is one of those characters that is unbearable to watch. At various times, I found myself siding with the vampires since they at least have a control of their characters’ degree. Oh and the humor? It’s blend as dry paint. It tries to add some humor to its dialogues but this comes out as awkward and senseless. Thank goodness each episode is less than the typical 24 minutes or I would of screamed my lungs out for it to be over. Ultimately, I did stick around the show to see how it developed or ended. Unfortunately, it proves once again just how much of an abomination it really is.
I was going to do a first impressions review of this show, but I've decided to play a different tune for this one. What seemed to be a harmless vampire romance at first glance, turned into something much more sinister that left my stomach turning.
The show follows Yui who ends up in a house full of vampires as she was directed to by her father. But now that she had fallen down the rabbit hole there is absolutely no escape for her. All the vampire brothers there keep her as their sadistic prisoner, each taking turns at torturing her. It's not surprising for vampires to take advantage of the living, but this show takes it to a whole other level by giving all the vampire characters absolutely no humanity. They literally torture her one by one and enjoy doing it. And of course, in typical vampire fashion there are sexual undertones, but this is no undertone, they underline rape quite clearly. I found myself being very angry by the end of the 5 episodes as it just turned from ugly to hideously uncomforting. I thought there would be at least one redeeming moment over the 5 episodes, but no. She is helpless, tries to get away, and is taken advantage of. It is disgusting.
Although there is something to be said about the vampire genre, about its inherent domination of vampire over victim, from the vast amounts of entertainment I've enjoyed from the genre I have never seen the vampire character lose its humanity and be truly happy raping and torturing someone. These characters laugh at how pathetic and helpless Yui is, and have no remorse for her emotional battery. You might try to argue that this is just showing the vampire genre for what it really is, but no it is not. The alluring factor of a vampire is that it has problems controlling its nature, but will do so out of love for another. These characters experience no love, and from the looks of it, never intend on opening up on the matter. But if they do open up, this show has already completely lost my interest. After 5 episodes of this filth I'm not willing to stick around to find out.
It seems like in this anime, rape is some taboo but exhilarating thing. It makes me sick to my stomach that this anime can be coined as entertainment. I have no clue how the otome game plays, but I can imagine it has many of the same elements as the show, making this horrifying story interactive (and I don't want to imagine how it can be worse than this). The vampires refer to mortals (but let's be honest, they mean women) as empty containers meant for the use of the vampires. They even scoff at how Yui must be 'enjoying it' (because all women love rape right?). They have inherent mommy issues, and use every opportunity to belittle Yui with one character even calling her bitch-chan. I watched these first few episodes to get some sort of opinion, and I refuse to promote this sick entertainment in any redeeming light. I'm capped at 5 episodes, that's all my stomach can take.
Unless you like to see rape readily promoted as some sexual taboo then stay away from this anime. It's bad enough the game it was based on was popular enough to warrant an anime adaptation, the less promotion it gets the better. read more
(It says I only watched 1/12 episodes but I finished most of it, couldn't force myself to watch last few though; so I'd say this review holds valid.)
I'm not going to lie, I watched this because I love reverse harems, and I *ehem* adore nicely drawn male characters. But this?! This is an insult to all my brain cells.
The plot isn't even worth mentioning because there isn't any. This anime is so pointless and consists of the female walking around getting her blood drained like 5 million times. How is she not dead? This anime is rate r because there are a lot of potential rape scenes. The girl and some vampire always looks like they will engage in some non-consensual borderline sexual activity. There's no real development in anything. So in conclusion? The plot sucked, was lacking.
The characters were the ones that made me feel my IQ points slip. We don't know much about the characters and can really only distinguish them by the clothing, really, and as the story drags on we don't learn much either.
The female protagonist in here is just so STUPID. I yell WTF at least six times an episode and have to resist the urge to beat the shiii out of the characters at least seven. The girl has no personality and there's no character development at all. She's a walking blood bank. She's a self degrading, masochistic, idiotic, helpless, useless, vulnerable, terrible main character that gets borderline raped every so often. You know those useless girl characters that go KYYAAAAA, well here you go.
The guys aren't even worth mentioning. Those hot sadistic mature males in all other animes are not here. Here lies a bunch of cocky ass, jerkwads. Need I say more?
I mean if you're a masochistic being yourself and once in a while like to feel angst and watch horrible anime, hey, do your thing and watch this, nobody's going to judge you.
But don't say I didn't warn you. read more
I just marathoned this abomination (which wasn't too difficult considering each episode is under 14 min) and first of all, men: if you hate women and like to see them abused you will love this show, ladies: if you are masochists you will also love this show. If these descriptions do not fit you, you will just be vomiting your brain cells out the entire time.
From reading the summary, you would (obviously) think this story would evolve to the brilliant anime equivalent of the Mona Lisa or the Sistine Chapel but no. Let's go through this using the provided elements.
Alright, I KNOW the art is pretty. It was why I clicked on the cursed show. A bunch of pretty boys with awesome gradient hair. This is how the creators (satan) draw you in. DO NOT FALL FOR IT. You will be coasting on the art for 3 or so hours telling yourself the plot will get better. Spoiler alert: it doesn't. The plot is a giant lie. You keep waiting for it to pop up and when it does in the 3rd or 2nd to last episode you wonder why they even bothered to add one in because it is god awful. I laughed bitterly at my naivety. What you will be getting is 3 hours of continuous blood draining, she is bitten by like 3 of the brothers per episode and miraculously, she does not develop anemia or pass out regularly from blood loss even though the boys go HARD in the blood. Also she never has any marks on her neck when the next guy has a go unless it is valuable for them to notice (eg. "oh I see so-and-so has already been here, what a guy..."). There was even a scene where one vampire bit her then when he went to bite her again the previous marks were already gone. What else can I say about the story, nothing else happens.
Sound: Alright, prepare for a buttload of awkward sucking sounds. Even when they are licking her neck there is slurping sounds, as if they can't contain their vampiric saliva and have to constantly be sucking it back, it is horrifying. I can't comment on the music because it was not memorable. As for the voices, very nice selection, good choice of voice actors if anything (I am being genuine), sometimes it masks the horrible words coming from their mouths (only not really). As for the dialogue... just a repeat of moans and comments on the flavour of her blood, etc.
Characters: Our main girl is a mediocre dunce who is having a really difficult time realizing these dudes are just scumbags. Every time she approaches a guy she is shocked that he soon after sucks her blood. She has no spine so she usually lets him have his way with her after which she runs off scared only to come back and repeat the process. One vampire, the only tolerable one, even gives her the opportunity to leave but she stays to try and figure out the plot (haha fool). As for the guys: scumbags with varying levels of sociopathic and sadistic tendencies. One character lays around all episode sounding tired while another with bipolar schizophrenia (and most inclined to be a serial killer of the bunch) stabs the crap out of his potatoes while laughing maniacally. Each of the 5 brothers are drawn to her but there is only one romantic connection really (and it's with the most rape-y of the vampires, of course) and it is also quite pathetic and shallow (this can be considered our character development). There is not any meaningful interaction between the boys and our heroine other than blood letting and beating around the bush pretending there is a plot (yet she still cares about them). One guy even comes up with a misogynistic nickname for the main character on the spot that is so offensive and out of nowhere I almost spit out my beverage. It doesn't help that he uses it like 7,000,000,000 (+/-) times over the course of the anime. None of the characters are especially likeable, they are all quite horrible and I wanted them all to die.
Enjoyment: You will laugh, you will cry, you may stab yourself through the chest with a silver knife. Regardless, you WILL wonder how you managed to watch all 12 episodes in one sitting (I hate myself). My final spoken word as the last episode came to an end was a incredulous "what" because I literally had no idea what happened in the end.
Disregarding all math that would give the correctly balanced final rating, I throw all numbers out the window and give it a 2. It could have borderlined on a 3 thanks to the art but "dreadful" suits this anime much better than "poor". Only use this anime as a tool of revenge. read more
Both have the same romance, horror, reverse harem, vampire and the same setting where it is set in a school excursively for vampires, dissimilarities are that the female protagonist in one anime is not alone when dealing with vampires, while the female protagonist is all by herself and has to fend off them vampires.
Both these shoujo anime revolve around vampires and they obsessive love for the same girl. Both female protagonists are surrounded by the blood-thirsty boys and encounter them more than once.
What annoys me about these anime is that the spineless female protagonists can't do anything but be quiet and obey. They don't really stand up against the beautiful vampires and just let them do as they please. That alone gives the anime a certain boring atmosphere, I think.
Still, if you're into romantic vampire stories with a bit of sadism, these two will do just fine.
Both Vampire Knight and Diabolik Lovers are shoujo vampire anime with good looking guys and a female protagonist who is not the most interesting of characters. There are differences in plot but I'm sure both will appeal to female anime fans who enjoy supernatural anime.
Both have the same scenario where the female character were raise by an individuals whom were suppose to be very enemy of vampires, both have the same dark romance when there is a competition for female character's affection, in "Diabolik Lovers" the female character is all alone and has to fend herself against the very monsters that she's living with, while in Vampire Knight the female character has a childhood friend (also a vampire) who aides her in controlling the vampire hordes in the very school she lives in.
Both series have vampires including Gothic and Dark themes and settings.
One series has the sweet end of the deal in tone (Vampire Knight) while the other has the opposite resulting it having the bitter tone (Diabolik Lovers). So If you didn't like one of them you might like the other.
The only difference is that Vampire Knight is more action base (not all the time) and Diabolik Lovers has little to none but still good in its own way without it as much as Vampire Knight is good with action.
If you already watched one of the two give the other a try as an alternative if you enjoy the Gothic and Dark themes and settings including the twist of vampires.
If you haven't seen ether I'd recommend them if you like vampires.
Both have reverse harem ( one female lead and several guys around her )and both of them have vampires.
Both series have your fill of supernatural dark romance that centers around a human girl (until the end) with love triangles and competition
Both have annoying female leads that are surrounded by sexy vampires but do nothing about it.
-In both animes its about hot looking vampires
-They love the blood of a girl - the protagonist
'Romance' kind of with loads of pretty vampires
Initially, both have very vapid female protagonists
Both use a lot of 'blood sucking is sexy' stuff
Diabolik Lovers is a reverse harem
Vampire Knight has a plot
Diabolik Lovers is awful and I enjoyed every awful minute of this awful show, can't wait for season 2
Watch out: both of these series are absolute guilty pleasures. The main character is forced to live with several brothers she has never seen before. As always with (reverse) harems, all the boys want to be with her.
- Has triplets
- Step brothers
- Reverse harem
- Brothers Conflict (normal human world) x Diabolik Lovers (supernatural with vampires)
One girl, many boys.
Tsubaki is little similar to boys from Diabolik Lovers.
Both is about girl who must live with new family, and residents fall in love with her .
The main female from both series must live with a new family. She doesn't know what to expect from them. In BroCon, she meets 14 step brothers who are all talented and beautiful. We have a doctor/father-figure, lawyer/home-cook/caretaker, cross-dresser, game developer, hairstylist, Idol, voice actors, pro basketball player, florist/gardener, Monk/hostess, a student who goes to the same school as the heroine (her crush), and finally cute little brother. They all fall in love with her and have accepted her to their family. They will protect her. While in Diabolik Lovers, we have vampires who want her blood and have taken interests in her. They will do anything to her. Talented voice actors can be heard from both series. Both series are adapted from an otome visual novel and categorized as reverse harem.
•both anime are about a girl forced into a situation by their father which leads them surrounded by a bunch of beautiful male testosterone
•both have attractive males with each of their own unique personalities, to rival the others to compete for the 'beauty *passive/useless/quiet* in distress' in their own way
•both are different in the way the surrounding boys 'act' upon the main protagonists feelings, where one is the stand alone same old harem, and the other is an S&M type, appealing to those types of audiences
•they are similar in the bunch of beautiful handsome males surrounding a timid and standoffish girl, but the audience factor is different, you might like one if you like the other, but it depends.
- About a girl got into situation because of her father.
- Step Brothers.
- Has Triplets.
- Similarities Character:
Brothers Conflict (Normal HUMAN world) x Diabolik Lovers (Supernatural with VAMPIRES), adapted from an Otome Visual Novel with Shoujo and Reverse Harem.
Female protagonist transferring into a giant mansion with a bunch of seductive - and sadistic - guys who are brothers. One is an unrequited sibling-love while the other is a dark shoujo romance. Both have a slow plot and zero character development though both are interesting shoujo shows.
Both anime series have so many similarities, it's unbelievable.
Of course, both series are reverse harems. Involving a girl - who's sweet personality is overdone and boring, making the brothers actually the most interesting characters in both series. Each episode brings out the same sort of outcome - another brother makes some sort of move on the uninteresting girls. Diabolik Lovers is more to suck the girl's blood. Brothers Conflict, more trying to win her heart. Either way, it's not all that exciting.
Eventually there is some lame "plot twist" although there really isn't a plot in either of them to begin with, but I guess there isn't much to complain about considering it really makes no difference.
But on a serious note - if you've "enjoyed" one of these, then you'll enjoy the other. Both these series are here purely for entertainment, we're here for the humour of it all - not for the plot.
Both are full of hot guys with different personality that will makes all of you fangirls go "kyaa"
Both have an innocent girl that out of place.
Both girl got into the situation because of her father.
Both are Shoujo genre anime.
-guy's after 1 girl
The sole female main character, utterly confused and scared about what's happening around her, and a bunch of hot guys with each after her in different ways and in different exciting situations. :> Lovely and enjoyable.
Both are adapted from a hit otome game and are filled with bishonens. they let the viewers pick for themselves who they like to ship with the main character. You'll definitely enjoy this one if you like animes with reverse harem theme.
The main heroine from both series have similar personality and character designs. The only difference between them is that one was able to react to her surrounding. She knew something was wrong and tried to escape while the other doesn't do anything until the right moment occurs. Amnesia and Diabolik have gorgeous bishounen characters with great voice actors too. Both are reverse harem anime and have been adapted from an Otome visual novel.
Like Amnesia, Diabolik Lovers is also a shoujo anime and an adaptation of an otome game. Both anime have a quiet female lead with little personality and a variety of male bishounen characters of various personality types too. Infact, both have six main male characters each. If you like reverse harems then you'll probably like this anime! I think that fans of Diabolik Lovers are almost guaranteed to enjoy Amnesia and vice versa.
I don't know why people are relating this to Brothers Conflict because neither of these series are even remotely similar in terms of atmosphere, plot and storyline.
Anyway, both have some messed up guys, have mystery, horror (more on DiaLovers) and involves many bishounen pursuing a helpless female.
They are both inspired in a game, harem that doesnt resolve, similar main characters shy and quiet... Confusing endings.
The female main character both are practically emotionless and are both extremely naive. They both include attractive looking guys and they all "want" her. Both have beautiful art and the endings are unexpected. If you liked one of these I'm positive you will like the other!
Both have female leads who wake up confused, not knowing where or why they are there before being surrounded by many attractive males, all with different and unique traits.
Both equally bad series in my opinion, but for those who enjoy these types of reverse harems, then by all means. The girl tries to cope in their own situations while surrounded by a bunch of guys. Both somewhat supernatural and mysterious.
Both are very, very bad reverse harem anime that involve female MCs that barely have any personality and allow themselves to be tossed around like a rag doll by the male characters. Speaking of the male characters, the guys that are supposed to be her romantic interests have serious problems and treat her like an object. Uh huh, I can feel the romance. Stay away unless you're into that kind of thing.
Both have the same reverse harem.
Both female characters have the first name Yui.
Both same female characters found themselves having to deal with rowdy boys.
One has a full 25 mins duration while the other was only limited to 12 mins.
One was more of a horror genre, while the other has a slice of life.
Both involves a girl who gets drafted into living with a bunch of bratty guys where everyday puts her in a lot of pressure. Except, DL was more into horror while KnA is more into drama.
The same plot where a girl gets recruited (against her free will) to deal with a bunch of misfit guys, except the girl in one anime serves as the guys' bloodbank, while the girl in the other anime serves as game for the guys.
Both of these anime are ones of the best reverse harem you will ever see. In both anime there is 1 main female character which is almost trapped in this specific place and there are people that are not letting her escape. Amnesia is also an anime based around those facts however in her case there is no-one holding her back from escape because she is almost trapped between different world. this is similar to kamigami no asobi because both of the female characters can return home when they have done what they had to do. Amnesia is similar to diabolik lovers because both of the female characters are confused by their situation and are unable to control things that are happening around them.
When I watched, immediately comes to my mind Ouran Koukou Host Club image. First the "Prince", then the "Intellectual", after that the "Big guy" and finally the "Childish" one with a "teddy bear" in his hands. What's the difference? This is not a club, they are vampires. Maybe I forget the twins... but well, until now is the same.
Diabolik Lovers is like the dark version of OHSHC .
Yui = Haruhi
Kanato = Hunny (Both a 'loli' type)
Shuu = Takashi
Reiji = Kyoya (Both cold hearted)
Ayato = Tamaki (Both say they are princes)
-Both reverse Harems
-Both have good looking guys
Ouran High School Host Club + Dark theme = Diabolik Lovers
Reverse harem that was adapted from an Otome Visual Novel. Both Hakuouki and Diabolik Lovers deal with vampire or vampire-like people who have taken interest in our main female heroine( her blood!!! or bloodline per say). One series is based on Japanese history during Edo to the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate while other is not. Both series has beautiful bishies + talented voice actors too. In Diabolik Lovers, the main heroine saw herself was in danger and was able to escape/hide until she was found. In Hakuouki, the bishies protect her but she can't do much to help them.
If you somehow managed to put up with one of the most pointless and infuriating heroines I recommend Diabolik Lovers! Yes, They could probably protect themselves without the assistance of hot men and yes, they make decisions that will cause you to bash your head against a wall, but the side characters will keep you clicking the ol' faithful 'next' button. Can you make it through this show without screaming at the heroine to run for her life? Probably not.
Reverse harem, lot of bishounens, vampire theme and a heroine that may annoy you during the anime. Although the animes have a huge difference in the actual plot there are many similarities you may note. Also both are adapted from a visual novel/otome game
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