DRAMAtical Murder

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Synonyms: DMMd
Japanese: ドラマティカル マーダー
English: DRAMAtical Murder
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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
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: PsychologicalPsychological, Super PowerSuper Power, Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.051 (scored by 7410274,102 users)
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Ranked: #92662
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1411
Members: 167,911
Favorites: 612

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Some time ago, the influential and powerful Toue Inc. bought the island of Midorijima, Japan, with the plans of building Platinum Jail—a luxurious utopian facility. Those who are lucky enough to call it home are the wealthiest citizens in the world. The original residents of the island, however, were forced to relocate to the Old Residential District; and after the completion of Platinum Jail, they were completely abandoned.

"Rib" and "Rhyme" are the most common games played on the island. Rib is an old school game in which gangs engage in turf wars against each other, while Rhyme is a technologically advanced game wherein participants fight in a virtual reality. To be able to play Rhyme, you must have an "All-Mate" (an AI that typically looks like a pet), and the match must be mediated by an "Usui."

Aoba Seragaki has no interest in playing either game; he prefers to live a peaceful life with his grandmother and All-Mate, Ren. However, after getting forcefully dragged into a dangerous Rhyme match and hearing rumors about disappearing Rib players, all of Aoba's hopes of living a normal life are completely abolished.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Matsuda, Kenichirou


Majima, Junji


Higuchi, Tomoyuki


Iguchi, Yuuichi


Takahashi, Kenji


Tanaka, Hiroyuki
Miura, Kazuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

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

Episode Videos


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 ...
Sep 22, 2014
Mixed Feelings
"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 ...
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 ...

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