Japanese: DIABOLIK LOVERS
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 16, 2013 to Dec 9, 2013
15 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 5.911 (scored by 21313 users)
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SynopsisKomori Yui is a positive-thinking girl who nevertheless is troubled by seeing spirits and experiencing poltergeist phenomena. In her second year in high school, she transfers to a new school—a night school for entertainers and celebrities—due to her father's work. There are rumours that vampires exist among the student body, and Yui ends up living with the six sadistic Sakamaki vampire brothers.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Diabolik Lovers Anthology, Diabolik Lovers Prequel
Summary: Diabolik Lovers Recap
Other: Diabolik Lovers OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
Diabolik Lovers was brought into live action from their original dating sims, leaving the story to be scattered and confusing, as well as forcefully awkward. The characters were dull, leaving us to be unsympathetic when needed be. It would only be delivered to us as fan-service for anyone who was interested in the original game, or was interested in randomly placed perverted rapey scenes, leaving everyone else behind in a disappointed mess.
You would think that since this is a game already, the story would be set up already for the writers to just cut and paste into the animation. Yet, we were left with little to no story at all, and once there was a story, it was too late and was very forced.There was no build up, no story to hold onto from beginning to end. They introduced characters at the wrong time, and once the climax came around, it was too painful to watch, so most people would shrug it off because no one had sympathy for any of the characters. It would make more sense to actually play the game rather than see the anime. I felt as if it was made into an animated series for just showing the supposedly "rapey but romantic" scenes.
It does seem like once dating sims are made into anime, the quality of the animation goes down by a ton, although I did enjoy the colors that were chosen, it was interesting seeing their eye color and hair color, it was something to look at rather than painfully sit through a show with no plot. I was disappointed that they could've put more effort into the animation, it would've served a little bit better and wouldn't have been much of an eyesore.
The music from the dating sim was transferred over to the anime. it was enjoyable music although everything would distract you from even being able to hear the music. There was one soundtrack that would come up repeatedly once in a while through out the episodes. The soundtrack itself is good and it probably serves well within the game, but there are more tracks from the game that could've been used.
Each character had little to no dynamic traits to them. The vampires were feeling up on Yui, and Yui was the victim. That is basically the whole show. I will give it to them that they at least tried to stick a story in there, but it was too late and it was very forced. A solution was forced at the very end, too. They wanted us to have sympathy for the characters, when there was not even any material early on that we were able to use to have sympathy later on.
The only things I enjoyed about this series is the music and the art, although the animation wasn't very up to par. The story was too dull, and the characters were very flat. Someone may have a better go at this story if they were to try the games rather than watch the animated version. There may be more potential placed there, even though, I myself haven't played any of the games. I didn't want to be disappointed, and I wanted to be reminded of an anime like Vampire Knight, but at least there was a reason to everything that was happening. This anime introduced a situation, but there was no reason for it happening. It just happened, and I'm sure that he majority shrugged it off because we weren't able to have sympathy for the characters.
Overall, I wanted to enjoy this as much as possible, when I realized that I couldn't. I was confused from beginning to end with useless nonsense that would only be necessary in the game itself. As a dating sim, you don't want to let your fans down. There was potential for this but it went straight down the drain. There's a balance between romance and actual story that can be accomplished, but this was thrown together and completely severed into two different things. They should've focused on the main plot, while once in a while throwing in romance. It would've been better if the main character, Yui, actually developed sympathy for each character first, then once the romantic scenes rolled around, we would've all felt the same emotion. This show got it completely backwards, and I hope that they can figure out those faults and change it around once season 2 comes around.
(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
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.
Two stories with extremily passive main characters surrounded by handsome guys that all wish to have 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
a little rapey
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 are about vampires with a human girl as the protagonist (at least in the beginning). Both have a darker atmosphere to them and have more than one love interest.
The same Vampire, supernatural, thriller and reverse harem genre.
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
Opening Theme"Mr.SADISTIC NIGHT" by Ayato Sakamaki (Hikaru Midorikawa) & Shuu Sakamaki (Kousuke Toriumi) (eps 1-11)
Ending Theme#1: "nightmare" by Yuki Hayashi (eps 1-12)
#2: "Mr.SADISTIC NIGHT" by Ayato Sakamaki (Hikaru Midorikawa) & Shuu Sakamaki (Kousuke Toriumi) (ep 12)
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