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Akuma no Riddle

Akuma no Riddle

Alternative Titles

English: Riddle Story of Devil
Japanese: 悪魔のリドル


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2014 to Jun 20, 2014
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.841 (scored by 39586 users)
Ranked: #38492
Popularity: #405
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The story is set at Myoujou Academy, a private girls' boarding school. The 10th year's Kurogumi class has 12 assassins with their sights on one target, Haru Ichinose. Tokaku Azuma is a recent transfer student who is also targeting Ichinose, but she gradually develops feelings for Ichinose.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Akuma no Riddle
Sequel: Akuma no Riddle: Shousha wa Dare? Nukiuchi Test

Characters & Voice Actors

Azuma, Tokaku
Azuma, Tokaku
Suwa, Ayaka
Suwa, Ayaka
Ichinose, Haru
Ichinose, Haru
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kanemoto, Hisako
Hashiri, Nio
Hashiri, Nio
Nanjo, Yoshino
Nanjo, Yoshino
Banba, Mahiru
Banba, Mahiru
Ootsubo, Yuka
Ootsubo, Yuka


Kusakawa, Keizo
Kusakawa, Keizo
Yokotani, Masahiro
Yokotani, Masahiro
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kanemoto, Hisako
Theme Song Performance
Uchimura, Fumiko
Uchimura, Fumiko
Theme Song Performance

Add episode Episodes

Episodes  1 / 12
Aired  Apr 4, 2014 to Jun 20, 2014
Status  Finished Airing

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Jun 18, 4:44 AM
Okay, if you're looking for an in-depth-review of this one, you won't find it here. I want to showcase this one only because it may feature one of the greatest anime-episodes of all time.
[insert kanye-meme here]
No joke, I'm actually serious about that statement.

Now, that we've got that out of the way, I want to recommend this series to anyone who's into Battly Royale'ish survival game-settings, girls-with-guns and/or anything yuri-related, who doesn't have amazingly high expectations and just want to consume a nice, little survival game thriller. You'll be pleased, at the very least.

Akuma no Riddle (otherwise known by its hilariously Engrish alternate title Riddle Story read more
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Mar 8, 3:07 AM

The concept of survival game and battle royale is very mainstream today and is favored also by many people, a lot of anime that use this concept with the objective of achieving huge profits that makes anime these days feels more commercial. One of those anime is Riddle Story of Devil or commonly called Akuma no Riddle, a show that comes from Diomedea studio (known for the anime Squid Girl). The story is illustrated in Myojou Academy, a boarding school for women. The school have a special class named Black Class, containing 12 assassin who has a mission to kill 'the target' which is read more
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May 28, 8:10 PM
I found myself drawn to “Akuma no Riddle” because of the summary and the character design, but I ended up finding myself sadly disappointed by this particular Anime. This isn't to say “Akuma no Riddle” isn't an Anime people should forgo watching. The series simply fell flat because of all the cliches shoved into the series.

I think my disappointment started in the first episode when I found myself reminded of “Noir” in a manner which made me feel “Akuma no Riddle” was unoriginal. After that I found myself reminded of to many other series. “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni”, “Dangonropa” and quite a few read more
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Jun 21, 2014 7:39 AM
"The World is full of ___" - Forgiveness

What a season Spring 2014 has been, a lot of anime's have come forth that have, in way, became a lot more than what it appeared to be at first. Anime's such as Selector Infected WIXOSS that reminded me not to judge a book by it's cover to the underdog of the season in Ping Pong the Animation which turned out to be the case of the Cinderella story. While Akuma no Riddle is nothing new or completely original as the series mentioned above, it is something that surprised me as I thought this series was going to read more
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Anime: Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation
A bunch of highschool kids have to kill someone to "succeed" while following certain rules.
In Dangan Ronpa, they're stuck in a school and they're only chance of escaping is to kill someone without being caught, while in Akuma no Riddle the whole class as the goal of killing a fellow classmate so they can be granted anything they want. 
reportRecommended by XRosieMemories
Anime: Mirai Nikki (TV)
One victor - for the ultimate price, both series involves a scenario where the main character becomes a target for assassination. Luckily, they do manage to make friends with an unlikely alliance who has their own skills in protecting them. And although different in man ways, they bond throughout the series and learn about each others' dark pasts. Both series features a cast of diverse characters each with their own set of skills and personalities. Expect grim scenes and horrific sequences when it comes to attempts to kill off their targets. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Kill Me Baby
1. Both contain some elements such as school life and killers.
2. The "killer" things are just like game in both series, although Akuma no Riddle is a bit more serious.
3. Both has some girl x girl moments or subtext. 
reportRecommended by Yangbojian
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Both Akuma no Riddle and Madoka Magica involve a female cast who have different motives behind their actions for a wish. In Akuma no Riddle, they are attempting to assassinate one of their classmates for the ability to have any wish they desire granted while in Madoka Magica the girls can have any wish they want fulfilled in return of them becoming a magical girl who fights witches for the rest of their lives.
Some characters resemble each other in both personality and appearance like Madoka Kaname and Haru Ichinose along with Haruki Sagae and Kyouko Sakura.

Both Akuma no Riddle and Madoka  read more 
reportRecommended by DragonA7X
Anime: Grisaia no Kajitsu
They both relates to assassination.
Both main characters protects a female character or characters.
The feeling you get from watching Akuma no Riddle is similar to the Grisaia series.
reportRecommended by Krazybigk
Anime: Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
Whether it's a classroom full of school girl assassins or a city full of bloodthirsty murderers, both are murder games which revolve around killing a seemingly helpless girl in order to be granted a wish. Both are filled with eccentric and psychologically unstable characters who take pleasure in the "killing" aspect of the killing game. The main characters play similar roles in the game and both share a special connection to the target.

Furthermore, the grins. Let's not forget the grins! Characters in both shows have giant grins that look like razors stretching from ear to ear. This is  read more 
reportRecommended by Ratohnhaketon

Opening Theme

"Soushou Innocence (創傷イノセンス)" by Maaya Uchida

Ending Theme

#01: "Paradox (パラドクス)" by Ayaka Suwa as Tokaku Azuma (ep 1)
#02: "Kinou, Kyou, Ashita (昨日、今日、明日)" by Hisako Kanemoto as Haru Ichinose (ep 2)
#03: "Concentration" by Manami Numakura as Otoya Takechi (ep 3)
#04: "Across The Fate" by Haruka Yoshimura as Kouko Kaminaga (ep 4)
#05: "Doutte koto nai Sympathy (どうってことないsympathy)" by Fumiko Uchimura as Haruki Sagae (ep 5)
#06: "Poison Me" by Sachika Misawa as Chitaru Namatame & Mami Uchida as Hitsugi Kirigaya (ep 6)
#07: "Suzukaze (すずかぜ)" by Chika Anzai as Suzu Shutou (ep 7)
#08: "Mayonaka no Toubou (真夜中の逃亡)" by Ootsuba Yuka as Banba Mahiru (ep 8)
#09: "Tenshi No Smile♥ (天使のスマイル♥)" by Azumi Asakura as Isuke Inukai (ep 9)
#10: "Inochi no Karakuri (イノチノカラクリ)" by Miho Arakawa as Sumireko Hanabusa (ep 10)
#11: "Survival" by Yoshino Nanjou as Nio Hashiri (ep 11)
#12: "QUEEN" by 10 Nen Kuro Gumi (ep 12)

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