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DRAMAtical Murder


Alternative Titles

English: DRAMAtical Murder
Synonyms: DMMd
Japanese: ドラマティカル マーダー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2014 to Sep 22, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: NAZ
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.331 (scored by 27,749 users)
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Ranked: #56802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #713
Members: 71,610
Favorites: 408
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

DRAMAtical Murder is set in the futuristic, fictional island of Midorijima, Japan. This island was divided into two sections by Toue inc., a massive corporation that bought the island and created a social barrier by building a VIP district called Platinum Jail. Those who are lucky enough to call the VIP Utopia home are mostly wealthy citizens, while those outside it are mostly poor citizens who live simple lives.

Additionally, there are two very popular games that are played on the island. One is a complex and technologically advanced game called Rhyme, which uses a player’s consciousness in a virtual reality. The other game, Rib, is an old school, hand-to-hand combat game. To boost their profits, Toue inc. hope to increase participants for the more lucrative Rhyme. But unfortunately, not everyone is willing to join. In order to solve this lack of members, the citizens of the poor section outside the VIP area are recruited to join the game, an offer that they cannot refuse.

Aoba Seragaki, a boy who lives in the poor district with his grandmother, has no intention of joining Rhyme. However, a series of rumors and the appearance of some very curious characters may just change his mind. Join Aoba on his epic journey to greatness!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Noiz
Noiz
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Hino, Satoshi
Japanese
Hino, Satoshi
Clear
Clear
Main
Nakazawa, Masatomo
Japanese
Nakazawa, Masatomo
Seragaki, Aoba
Seragaki, Aoba
Main
Kisaichi, Atsushi
Japanese
Kisaichi, Atsushi
Koujaku
Koujaku
Main
Takahashi, Hiroki
Japanese
Takahashi, Hiroki
Miyashita, Eiji
Japanese
Miyashita, Eiji
...

Staff

Miura, Kazuya
Miura, Kazuya
Director
Iida, Satoki
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Sekine, Satoko
Sekine, Satoko
Script
Masuda, Toshihiko
Masuda, Toshihiko
Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"SLIP ON THE PUMPS" by GOATBED (eps 1-11)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "BOWIE KNIFE" by GOATBED (eps 1-6, 11)
#2: "BY MY SIDE" by Kanako Itou (ep 7)
#3: "felt" by Seizi Kimura (ep 8)
#4: "Lullaby Blue" by Kanako Itou (ep 9)
#5: "Soul Grace" by VERTUEUX (ep 10)
#6: "Tenshitachi (天使達)" by GOATBED (ep 12)



More reviewsReviews

robovelociraptor
Oct 26, 2014
May it be said that this horror of an adapted anime has forever ruined my picture of DMMD. Anyone who gives this anime a decent score is just going easy on it. This anime is not a ten, not a seven or even the lowest score to ever be conceived of on MAL, a six. No, this is far worse.

What I was hoping for was, alas, too much. I feel sorry for previous fans of the series, as this does no justice to the original VN. Honestly, I think you should never remove the "L" from "BL", as the original read more
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Asfaria
Sep 21, 2014
DRAMAtical Murder is an anime adapted from a BL visual novel originally created by the company Nitro+ who also made things like Steins;Gate and Chaos Head. Similarly to those and other stories done by Nitro+, it has a very sci-fi and futuristic feeling to it. And despite the original material involving gay rape sex scenes (though I haven't played the original game so I can't compare them more than this), this is tuned down to a PG-13 rating which never delves farther in the shounen-ai element than a simple kiss and gay sexual innuendos galore.

DMMd begins with Seragaki Aoba, a man of around 20 years read more
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Verria-Nichole
Sep 22, 2014
"DRAMAtical Murder" was a train wreck of an anime, sullying the video game's name.


When I first heard that "DRAMAtical Murder" was becoming an anime, I was so excited, I couldn't stop thinking about it. What I was met with, however, was a show consisting of average animation, bland plot lines, and no romance whatsoever.

Voicing Aoba is Kisaichi, Atsushi, known for his role of Aizawa, Yuuichi (Kanon). He is not very popular in the anime world, but his voice is pretty nice. He did a wonderful job of voicing Aoba regularly, and then digging deep to bring out Aoba's "dark" side. Most of the voices read more
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Blska1441
Feb 2, 2015
Why are you all hating?

The plot may be difficult to follow, but when it all finally clicks into place you end up sitting there like "HOW COULD I HAVE MISSED THIS?" Don't give up on Dramatical Murder just because you don't understand what is going on in the first episode. Or the second...Or third...Or...Well you get the point (Amnesia fans understand the struggle).

Each time I clicked 'next episode', I felt as if someone rammed something into my brain and started picking on it : "Oh look..You've seen this character before. Haven't you? Ohhhh he seemed suspicious! I knew it! I knew it!". In read more
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