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Akuma no Riddle

Alternative Titles

English: Riddle Story of Devil
Synonyms: Akuma no Riddle
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
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Diomedea
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.751 (scored by 86,636 users)
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Ranked: #46632
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Popularity: #512
Members: 181,247
Favorites: 897


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. 
report Recommended by XRosieMemories
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. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both shows involve a "special" class of high school students who are given a target to assassinate by a certain time period. While Akuma no Riddle is less humorous and has an all-female cast, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu uses more quirky humor and a target that is virtually indestructible. Both series have a blue-haired protagonist who is level-headed and competent at what they do. 
report Recommended by _mahoushoujos_
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 but one  read more 
report Recommended by Bayek
Trying to place the similarities between the two shows into words is honestly complicated. In part, I don't want to give away spoilers. Seemingly dissimilar are these two series except for the same-sex content which crops up, that's really not the only draw. Perhaps then it is the draw of the characters, and how each is almost like their own book? Or the fact one is on the edge of their seat wondering what happens next. Perhaps words were easier to put down than first thought. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
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 Magica are beautiful  read more 
report Recommended by DragonA7X
Both psycho-pass And riddle story of devil voice actor is same for Takahiro sakurai 
report Recommended by requimcompany123
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. 
report Recommended by Yangbojian
Tick, tick, tick... The viewer feels as if time is against the characters, yet the twists within the series... No, the biggest selling point for both are the characters, but both get the viewer rooting for - not always the good guys, but some bad guys. Or are they really bad guys? 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
All-girl survival games with yuri undertones. 
report Recommended by BreezeElric
- Both are a Battle Royale type anime. - Both feature roughly 12 contestants faced off against eachother. - Both have rewards at the end that allow the winner to ultimately have their one wish granted. - Both are fast paced, and include a lot of action, death, and destruction. - Both anime are exhilarating, and keep you wondering what happens next, wanting more. 
report Recommended by Lethal_Anime
Students are trained to kill. But they must kill their principle/friend in order pass. One series is a comedy while the is not.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
If you appreciated the subtle but strong affection that made the characters in Princess Principal keep fighting, then Akuma no Riddle has a similar way of telling its story. Plus it's another cast of badass, skilled girls although less friendly with each other for sure.  
report Recommended by GyroZeppole
-Assassins trying to kill specific person to get reward -School 
report Recommended by Levix01
1.All of the important characters are in a battle game to kill a certain person. 2.The chased protagonist has a protector and they are in love. 3.Both series are short and intense. 
report Recommended by chicostillo
They have the same base, everybody wants a person to disappear (better said "to die"), but the main character decides to get to know that person better and protect her. The difference is, Another is a bit more creepy and Akuma no Riddle is a bit of a shoujo-ai. 
report Recommended by Mi-na42
Both mix school life with horrorful killings, as well as characters fighting for their lives. Both have some fantasy/Sci-fi elements. 
report Recommended by requimcompany123
Both these anime are based of assassins, I highly recommend both because the art, sound, plot and fighting scenes are incredible. 
report Recommended by AnimeUnion
Both mix city life with horrorful killings, as well as characters fighting for their lives. Both have some Supernatural/Sci-fi elements. 
report Recommended by requimcompany123
At a private girl school, Myojo Accademy thirteen girls are transferred into the accademy`s Black Class. Of the thirteen students, twelve are assassins from various surroundings who are all tasked in assassinating the remaining one, Haru Ichinose. If they succeeed, they will be granted any wish they desire but they failed, they are expelled from the class. One of the executioner, Tokaku Akuma develops feeling for the latter which result in protecting her against the other assassins. 
report Recommended by Phantom21st
Watching shinsekai yori and akuma no riddle world future academy and city utopia and dystopia and both akuma no riddle and shinsekai yori have VA same for tomokazu sugita and Yoshiko Sakakibara  
report Recommended by Phantom21st
A phone is in both anime with a competition to 'improve' the lives of others and the similar mobile phone that puts some candidates with certain advantages over others within this 'game' Both anime express the difficulties of trust and two unexpected people randomly ending up working together and later understand some sort of plan  
report Recommended by TheVelocityCatz
Both have killer females main character both have blue hair both yuri animes(kampfer has more lesbo action than akuma) 
report Recommended by LaCrayCray
Both series are romances and revolve around young girl assassins. 
report Recommended by hohos6
If you are not fan of girl-romance, yuri or in Akuma no Riddle action than you can just skip this recommendation or spare few minutes and read this post! Sakura Trick (ST) - anime about girls. Only girls having 'good times' with other girls. That means kissing girl on girl and... and... okey, that is all you will find in Sakura Trick (- romance, yuri, friendship, comedy, school). Akuma no Riddle (AnR) - anime about girls. Only girls trying to kill one girl while next girl is trying to save her from others (- action, yuri, school). Wait and what is similiar between these two?- is what  read more 
report Recommended by marty_beck
Both trapped in a place to kill each other in order to survive -Deadman = prison -Akuma = school They both give off same feeling  
report Recommended by iNinjeek
For starters both series have girls as leads and who do all the action. Both series have characters fighting each other for this or that reason. Both series have an observer who look over what is happening and push characters against each other. Both have similar type of ending. In both series characters have unique personalities. Both shows are set at school. Both shows have some yuri feels. Differences: Akuma is about assassins while Mai HiME is about normal people, well as normal as you can call them Akuma has a slightly darker feel to it with some blood, Mai HiME is more friendly. Mai HiME also has more comedy elements Mai HiME has more  read more 
report Recommended by kitten320
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.  
report Recommended by Krazybigk
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. Similarities: Are about a game of murder; People die all the time; In both animes important things happen when the main character helps someone; Differences: Gantz is more aggressive; The  read more 
report Recommended by JonnyVicent
There are many things that are the same about both of these anime. First off both stories have a character base of mainly females, students too. Second, the main character is a weak girl who might have some sort of twist about her. Third, there is a strong protagonist who is understanding and willing to protect the main character. Finally the plot seems the same in my opinion, both take place at a school that is not the ordinary, they both have something to do with fighting, and there will most likely be a twist that changes your whole perspective of the anime 
report Recommended by Gokufighther
-both shows are repetitive and episodic (you can skip some episodes, it won't affect the storyline) -both shows have a horror(dark) theme and slow pacing -generic(forgettable) villians but its a fun to see the main cast beat them all -and yes they both fight for one woman (but remember if you love life, don't watch these shows, don't waste your time.) 
report Recommended by Zal-Yasu
-Canaan is similar to Tokaku in terms of, they both carry weapons and will kill people, not only that, but also, they protect a girl. In Canaan's case its Maria, while in Tokaku's case its Haru. -Both Canaan and Tokaku are fighting against girls/women. 
report Recommended by Jean-chyan
Watching Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight kinda reminds me of Akuma no Riddle in many ways like the yuri undertone (if you're into that stuff then I definitely recommend this), they are fated to fight or protect each other, every episode has different ending and so on. 
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