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, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: PsychologicalPsychological, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.051 (scored by 7292172,921 users)
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Ranked: #90512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1375
Members: 165,419
Favorites: 601

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsuda, Kenichirou


Majima, Junji


Higuchi, Tomoyuki


Iguchi, Yuuichi


Takahashi, Kenji



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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)


May 14, 2022
I haven't played the visual novel of Dramatical Murder and probably don't plan to in the near future because I don't like too much gore, but the character designs really appealed to me, so I thought let's give the anime a try instead. Honestly, I loved it. I wasn't expecting the plot to be this deep and thought-provoking. I'm a hardcore fan of the Persona series, and I feel Dramatical Murder had elements of the self-acceptance themes that Persona has too, so I really enjoyed it. I found Clear's story to be the most heart-warming out of all, plus his melodious jelly fish song is ...
Jul 9, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This show is so bad it's good at times. As a fan of the games (get them on steam/JAST, it's cheap and better than the anime!), I mostly watched it to see some of my favourite scenes animated.
I think it's supposed to be watched after you play the games, and that's the only way I'd recommend it, can't imagine anyone getting into DMMd from just watching the anime alone. It's really poorly produced, so much so that it was incredibly funny to watch, but we did also get a bunch new songs SO as bad as it was I'm grateful it happened :) also ...
Jul 21, 2023
Dear lord...
Who is this anime for, really? If ypu didn't play the original visual novel, that this anine is (kinda) based on: I strongly recommend you skipping this obe and go play the game instead. It's so much better to enjoy the story that way and you will get the actual whole picture.
If you played the visual novel and want to see the characters move...go for it I guess. Unfortunately for all fans of the original BL game, you won't find any L in here. And since that was the main part of the story honestly, there is nothing much left. I ...

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