Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei

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Synonyms: Digital Devil Monogatari Megami Tensei
Japanese: デジタル・デビル物語〈ストーリ〉 女神転生


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 1987
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: animate Film
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, MysteryMystery, HorrorHorror, DemonsDemons, PsychologicalPsychological, SupernaturalSupernatural, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, SchoolSchool
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.211 (scored by 30063,006 users)
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Ranked: #106582
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Popularity: #6228
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Akemi Nakajima, is a high school student with a genius talent for computer programming.
One day, Yumiko Shirasagi is transferred to the same class as him. She feels she knows Nakajima from somewhere, but doesn't try to deal with it. After school, Nakajima and a couple of classmates held a ceremony to summon the devil. Nakajima summons the devil Loki on the computer display while presenting a female offering. What will happen to Yumiko, who witnessed the scene?

(Source: Official site, edited)


Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei is an adaptation of the first of Aya Nishitani's Digital Devil Story novels.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Toshio
Sugimoto, Yuuri
Theme Song Lyrics
Kitazume, Hiroyuki
Character Design
Nanba, Hiroyuki


Opening Theme


Ending Theme

"iroaseta" by YOURI with the CASH

Dec 3, 2009
D5 (All reviews)
Basically, I enjoyed this anime because it fleshed out the background of the megaten series a bit. It is more directly based on the DDM book than the Famicom game that followed it, leading eventually to the "two men in black" splitting off from NAMCO to form Atlus.

However, in general, it is fairly pathetic, even by old-fashioned standards.

Taken as a compliment to the light novel, though, it works fairly well, so overall, I rated it as "good", or 7/10... however, for most people, I would recommend watching something else... leave this for diehard megatenist, or fans of the DDM light novel (which is still read more
Nov 26, 2009
Shidira (All reviews)
Story: A girl named Yumiko transfers to Juusei Academy and finds very accepting people except for one guy, Nakajima, who treats here like dirt and seems to have a large amount of power, given the students and even teachers scrape and bow to him. Later that night, Yumiko spies on Nakajima and finds, to her horror, Nakajima is trying to summon a demon by the name of Loki through his computer. Eventually Loki is able to be fully summoned out of the computer and turns on Nakajima, almost killing him and Yumiko. Through a brief series of events, Yumiko and Nakajima break free and eventually read more
Mar 6, 2020
Nicholaevich (All reviews)
This is the worst Digimon series.

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei is about a kid who gets bullied so hard he summons demons and mind controls his classmates with the shittiest computer. He and some other girl are reincarnations of gods or something. He also goes from complete psychopath to hero in the span of about two minutes. A sequel is teased at the end and it never happens. Thank you, Jesus.

Most one-shot OVAs have pacing issues due to their one-shot nature. You only get 40 minutes to tell your story, so tell it really fuckin’ fast. Digital Devil Story has the opposite problem, it’s 40 read more
Sep 10, 2019
Legendanime (All reviews)
This anime is...decent. I am trying hard to see how this book was able to produce not only more sequels, but was able to spawn a whole franchise that created such games like Persona 3 and Cathrine. Maybe there was more to the book, but everything here just felt dull and average.

The art was ok, sound ok, the end song was typical 80s cheese, and there was a lot of blood. But after the beginning where we see Loki summoned? That was when it just felt dull and lifeless, like the anime wanted to get to certain points as fast as it can read more

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