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Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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)

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Score: 5.301 (scored by 2,262 users)
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Ranked: #101262
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Popularity: #5830
Members: 4,523
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Preliminary
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
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
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
Jan 24, 2009
TwoSoxs (All reviews)
I like old school anime a lot. Since I hadn't seen this one I decided to watch it.

The RPG was great fun, so I wanted to check out the OVA. I shouldn't have done that >_<

It's one VERY cheesy OVA even if you consider how old it is.
Still it's entertaining in a quaint and WTF kinda way. Has loads of action and hack and slash, BUT the story is filled with so many inconsistencies that it's both confusing and annoying.

The plot is pretty bad, and the horror effects are medicore.

Sad sad adaptation. If you want to get some cheap laughs, or your really bored, go read more
Jan 10, 2019
matthigh (All reviews)
I knew it! Fortran is the programming language of the Devil!

To cut to the chase: This one-shot story is just one huge pile of horse manure, with a confusing and convoluted story featuring characters you don't care about.

The 'novelty' of this OVA is that it involves summoning a demon through the use of the high school's computer, complete with cheesy bleeps and bloops and reel-to-reel tapes and all that. The way that computers are shown here may seem way quaint and silly, but keep in mind when this was made -- in an era read more