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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
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.381 (scored by 1,570 users)
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Ranked: #79512
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Popularity: #5311
Members: 3,086
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The story revolves around two high school students Akemi and Yumiko, who share a mysterious intertwining past lives. Akemi bullied at school but a genius has managed to create a demon summoning program to get revenge but chaos ensues.


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

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Suzuki, Toshio
Sugimoto, Yuuri
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Kitazume, Hiroyuki
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Nishitani, Aya
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"iroaseta" by YOURI with the CASH

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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
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
Feb 7, 2017
kryhelm (All reviews)
I found it very difficult to get attached to Akemi and you don’t find out his motivation until about half-way through so he just seems like an ass throughout the beginning. Yumiko is not too bad, but isn't too great either because she becomes useless later on . The animation is not great even for standards back then, but I’ve always enjoyed older anime aesthetics so I enjoy the look of it. Overall I don’t think it is atrocious. Overall the story and the characters are not very strong so I couldn't get too much enjoyment out of it. I feel like if you’re read more
Jan 4, 2015
katoptron (All reviews)
A wacky tale about a young boy and how he makes the worst decisions possible in every given situation and throws the biggest shit-fit in history.

In all seriousness though, the OVA is alright. It has good art and everything looks very nice. However, the story is greatly streamlined and cut down from the Game/Novel.

I got most of the enjoyment of the package from it's un-intentional hilarity. The 80's animation makes some of the scenes look very comical in combination with the rushed story. It looks and sounds like a 8th grade reproduction of Megami Tensei, and it takes a lot less time in read more


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