Ranked #3718

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
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #37182
Popularity: #402
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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.

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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
Uchida, Maaya
Uchida, Maaya
Theme Song Performance
Nanjo, Yoshino
Nanjo, Yoshino
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(2/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The World Is Full of ___
Sekai wa □□ ni Michiteiru (世界は□□に満ちている)
Apr 4, 2014
2 What Dwells In Your Heart?
Mune no Naka ni Iru no wa? (胸の中にいるのは?)
Apr 11, 2014

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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Mar 8, 2015
The concept of survival game and battle royal 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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Jun 21, 2014
"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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Aug 2, 2014
Upon the understanding that a film, book or television show will feature assassins as its fundamental aspect, it’s likely that the immediate set of expectations we receive from this falls along the imagery of thrill, excitement and aesthetics. Akuma no Riddle is very much a show that exhibits these types of expectations. It sets the stage for a high-school battle royale well enough by introducing 12 female assassins, each with their own desires, and one target, a girl striving to survive the oncoming ordeal. The assassins and target must all participate in Myoujou Academy’s elusive Black Class, where they’ll assume the guise of high-school students, read more
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Jul 28, 2014
The term ‘devil’ can transit a variety of reactions towards an audience. Here we have a show named Akuma no Riddle (translated as Riddle Story of Devil). And incidentally, we have an angel-like character with and energetic personality named Haru Ichinose who gets herself into a mess that threatens her very existence. Luckily, she’s not alone because Haru’s got a protector. Her name is Tokaku Azuma and she is not a pushover, not in the art of assassin anyways.

To call Akuma no Riddle a memorable art piece though could be both an understatement and overstatement. For starters, we have a diverse and colorful cast of read more
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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. 
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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
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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
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Both have killer females
main character both have blue hair
both yuri animes(kampfer has more lesbo action than akuma) 
reportRecommended by LaCrayCray
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Gantz begins when a boy decides to help an old friend, to save a homeless man from being hit by the train. The boy did not help either, as most of the people present there, he does not really care about the beggar.
They saved the beggar, but they were both killed by the train. And now to have a second chance to live, they have to win a game in which risk their lives.

Are about a game of murder;
People die all the time;
In both animes important things happen when the main character helps someone;  read more 
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