Yui Komori may (or may not) have attained vampire status, but due to her inexplicable links to the Sakamaki clan her life remains somewhat unchanged. Yet troubled by new dreams and apparitions mentioning a mysterious "Eve," Yui's life is suddenly once again – quite literally – turned upside down when she and the Sakamaki brothers are involved in a fiery car crash. The incident heralds the appearance of four new vampires, the Mukami tribe, and to her dismay these dashing young men have their eyes and fangs set on Yui as well!
I just thought a question towards this show. Why did this got a sequel, when the first season was the utter definition of reverse harem done wrong on so many levels, with almost no redeeming quality to it or any rewatching value, or, the amount of budget or sales this get? It's like there are shows that deserve a sequel (example Spice and Wolf and Panty and Stocking), and there and others that do not deserve it for a lot of reason (Example Infinite Stratos and Tokyo Ghoul, even Maken-ki!). This, right here in front of your eyes and body, is the definition of an anime series that should have never existed at all. It literally deserves a lot of credit and wish to not exist because there's nothing going forward to it regardless of the things it delivered, or to continue, that's what I am going to say. Yes, if you want to know, I love reverse harems to a degree, I love them a lot to an extension, however this show is cringey as fuck and it's ebola fest. Even as a girl, I just quickly see no reason for this show to be made in the first place and/or have a sequel, there's literally many reasons to it, and its the same problem with season 1, but worse. I mean literally I never had a hatred so big this season, than this awfully done sequel worse than Tokyo Ghoul Root A.
Overall Start and Story:
Basically going to the simple terms without explaining about the story, the show is basically just as bad as the first season, however its just your cringey as fuck logic that they attempted to add, and then the same old same old "Oh let me suck your blood" idea. Not that I have anything against this, but in this type of series, it's just awful and so unappealing and pathetic as fuck. The dialogue as always is so untolerable, usually making me feel like my cells are burning to death. I mean I have seen bad shows this season, but nothing tops this one show. Yes, Diabolik Lovers More Blood wins for the most cringey as fuck dialogue in this season, probably of the year. Also the fact that the romance of this is just so awful done and presented, forced, and just cringey, just really a matter of trying too much that it causes my eyes bleed out of hatred for this. Not to mention that if you want something with a story, you're not going to find anything in here. In this case onward Diabolik Lovers is just a show only worth for the pleasing of the sexy husbando choosing, and that's probably the only purpose this anime has to deliver. Literally I will say that much as a credit. At least that would be a bonus for the anime for going across, and that's not even a nice accomplishment.
As for the characters, I will personally say this. I hate all of them. Yes, even the male characters and the female protagonist, as I said on the previous statement, the show only pleases the audience by simply having vampire men that will please the females (even though I am a female, but the way they do it is just no) with their sexy abs and their personalities, then again, these guys are just cringe worthy towards my own soul that it even disgusts me why I have to even bother watching them doing this type of shit, on and I'm not against this, but the way they presented it was so messed up that it makes me wanna go and hit the fan a lot of the times. As for the female protagonist? Once again I will say it since the last time I talked about this show, the female protagonist is only used for the sake of seeing the male leads sucking their blood, which in my personal opinion I find it disturbing and unappealing. I will say that at least because season 1 was the same thing as always. She does nothing but to serve that purpose. Only to serve to the male protagonist with her blood. That's it. The only thing I can remember from all of them would be their different designs, that's the only thing I can remember from them and nothing more.
The only thing I could praise from the show and giving some points would be the Artstyle since I love the texture they took and the color like season 1. Usually the artstyle goes for my personal taste with that base of color, however for the animation? It's just inconsistent, and also very terrible in very different ways. I will say that at least, so at least that department gets some points at least, not even an accomplishment to my eyes.
For the Opening song I will say I did liked it a little bit, some points here because that's the second nice thing about the show. The visuals for it seems very fitting with the music and it doesn't look just as bad as the actual show. Overall the Opening is nothing new but I guess it was nice to listen to. That and the fact that I enjoyed that more than the show.
As for the sound, nothing special in particular as the usual. It just goes into the generic and unmemorable soundtrack and a few that are just unbareable. Just saying the least here. Sound department? Not saying much either over here.
Characters voicing was pretty average at best, not like I wouldn't care but they at least put some sort of effort into it at least. That's another point here at least.
Overall Opinion about Diabolik Lovers More Blood:
This show is classified as one of the few potential worst shows or even worst harems I have ever seen in my entire experience in the anime community at the moment. Not only I ask why it got a second season. I'm mainly asking why this show had to exist in the fucking first place. The only purpose for this anime is nothing more but for the self indulgence and also the pandering of the female audience for them to get a dose of their husbandos, with a cringe worthy story, bland but sexy male cast, a useless female protagonist, generic and unmemorable music except for the Opening, and average art. I personally will say this right now, I personally now think that the reverse harems like these are far worse than the normal or average ecchi/harems shows. I really will say that and that's quite a bonus for the whole ecchi harem genre shows (except for a very few I've seen that they're on the same level as this, but majority wins).
If you want to have a series just for sexy husbandos and pandering, go for this one actually, other than that, don't you dare go towards this abysmal of an anime I call "Cancer Lovers". read more
Ok, so, only me finds that comma in-between “more” and “blood” to be awfully distracting? Like what does it mean? “More” Diabolik Lovers, version “Blood”?
(WARNING. THIS REVIEW MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS)
Anyway! With no further ado, let me get into this. I have a confession to make: this season has become a freakin guilty pleasure for me. It’s still bad, consistency committed suicide like any other sense of ethics and morales I could expect, but goddamn it, it’s painful to say that I actually did come to like the Mukami brothers…or some parts of them at least.
This second season makes me actually re-think the rating that I gave to the first season because they used to be both 3 on MAL for me, but I genuinely think that this one actually TRIED to make sense in some parts, so the first season went to a 2 instead. It’s like when stuff start getting fairly nice and then somebody in the staff went like NOPE, WE HAD A LACK OF BITING THIS EPISODE!
…ლ(ಠ_ಠ ლ）Why can’t you people just accept exposition and development for what they are rather than shove “I’m a bad bad vampire” down my throat? And MOSTLY when it comes to the Mukami brothers! The whole “biting is hot” thing going on in this show has become a running gag from the first season and yet this one still insists on it. Insists even when it makes no sense to. All the Eve&Adam bulshit to a side and also ignoring that Yui was supposed to be a vampire by this time (huge plothole but I guess the original otome game didn’t give shit about it and continued from a state when Yui never actually had the whole issue with the Sakamaki-mom), I thought that the Mukami brothers would have brought a ray of light into my life, as ex-humans and everybody having went through very nasty things. I expected them to try and understand how Yui is feeling, yet I was thoroughly disappointed.
You know? I am starting to believe that if I would have forgotten most story of the first season, I think this second season would have been more consistent x2. Yet the fast pacing (15 minutes/episode) definitely played to its disadvantage. The Mukami brothers are definitely more likable than half the Sakamaki’s; for one, I just can’t stand Reiji and Kanato; Shu is a saint, Subaru is kinda cute if he drops the anger issues, while Ayato is…sometimes…remotely… actually a nice guy if he would drop his badass egocentric vampire act. The Mukami brothers? Still somehow douchebags when they remember they have to act like evil vampires, safe for Azusa. Azusa is an angel. ( ´͈ ॢꇴ `͈ॢ)･*♡
Unfortunately, besides the “Eve” nonsense which I refuse to even get into, the rest of the story is not devoid of plot holes and incoherences. During the first season (which is why I would have preferred to forget it…) one of the vampires (I think it was Reiji and then Laito when he chased after her) has implied that Yui wasn’t going to be able to escape from the Sakamaki’s; not only because they would have killed her if she tried, but also because they would have been able to find her anyway with their vampire senses…Yeah, well, the Mukami brothers stole her right from under their noses and nobody used their awesome teleportation skills and spider senses to actually do something to stop it. Then when she was gone, they were all butthurt about Yui’s disappearance, not striking them as odd at all that everything was plain weird.┐(￣ヘ￣)┌
By the end, the whole story was, once again, about Yui getting bitten over and over, the Mukami brothers fighting the Sakamakis using Yui as a tool to trigger jealousy, Mukami brothers’ angsty past stories, Yui being a b**ch not even caring who bites her anymore (I’m actually quoting Shu here) and PLOTTWIST: 2 more people for Yui to get kidnapped and abused by. Just marvelous! Diabolik Lovers is getting a third season! My! I’m just speechless!
One last thing: Karlheinz butting in all this to trigger the Eve-game is just a reason to bring in the Mukami brothers, right? Right. (And I know the “he wanted it so one of the vampires would have become Adam and so, would be able to eventually kill Karl, but I don’t remember the anime ever clarifying that, so to me, it’s still a sin).
I would like to concentrate on the Mukami brothers for this section. I’m very confused about them and it’s really not even their faults. They are genuinely the ruined potential of this anime. As I said before, as ex-humans I expected them to understand a lot of things that the Sakamaki brothers could never manage to grasp and to a certain extent I got what I wanted. They are the first heart-warming “family” that I’ve seen in this show. It was amazing how they actually eat together and take care of eachother like Yuma making sure Azusa eats properly; it was something that moved me deeply because I really didn’t expect to see “warmness” in Diabolik Lovers. They actually even share some of their interests and thoughts with the heroine (even though in the end it didn’t matter, because Yui kept being as blank as a board, but anyway…), however that gets ruined when they suddenly “remember” that they’re vampires and as vampires they MUST BITE and be TOTAL DOUCHEBAGS! …excepting Azusa.
Talking about Azusa now, he is actually the character with the most consistency. As much as I tried to justify the Sakamaki brothers with their pasts, I never managed to actually put my finger on all of them and their actions. I understand what they went through and I understand the enviroment they kept living in and I also understand that people develop differently even when they’re exposed to the same enviroment (which explains Shu and Subaru), but I kept having this strong feeling that most of them were all just excuses in the end. Azusa is that guy that instead of getting angry at the world, he got “angry” at himself and nothing of what he does is inconsistent with his past or with himself, at least how he was portrayed at the beginning.
Then there’s Ruki. He is the first character in Diabolik Lovers who showed actual struggle! It’s the first time that I see despair visually expressed on the face of a vampire in this show. Even if Ruki’s feelings came out of nowhere, my expectations were really low, so it really took me by surprise. His fear, his confusion of seeing the heroine fainted with anemia. His feelings of “impureness” , that he’s not able to become Adam, are fascinating. The reaction of the other Mukami brothers to Ruki and the well-being of the heroine was also something that surprised me. They were still not being consistent by randomly switching between their vampire “pride” and human “nice” selves, but it was fresh.
For the rest…
Yui = doll. ✔
Sakamaki brothers = generally douchebags ✔
Kou = doucheba-…*spares him the last g for his angsty past that he still seems to suffer deeply about*✔
Yuma = averagely douchy. (I think he’s a type that barks more than anything) ✔
Morikubo Showtaro in the last 5 minutes of the show = OMFG I JUST HAD TO MENTION IT. ✔
Animation & Soundtrack
Opening– never skipped it. It’s just that awesome. I’m in love with their vocals.
Ending-forgettable this time.
Rest of the OST was mostly recycled from last season, but still gives me the chills everytime.
..fairly good. The bleak colors still do their jobs, though it’s nothing amazing. The characters don’t really move a lot and there are a lot of closeups instead.
Third season upcoming? I’m half horrified and half curious because, despite everything, I still want to see what end Ruki’s conclusion regarding the heroine is going to go and for how long is it going to work. And then, Morikubo Showtaro. I said everything.
Diabolik Lovers, More Blood, what is there to say about it. I guess a good place to start is the beginning. Diabolic Lovers spelled with a “K” for some reason, was about something called a sacrificial bride as you all might've been already aware. Now this season is about Christian symbolism with Eve and Adam for ones unaware of the story of Eve and Adam you will be very confused since everything about the story completely relies on you being a Christian. If you aren't well....f*** I guess you'll forever be completely lost in the great abyss since you are never told what the story was. Anyway, let's start talking about the consistent references to Adam and Eve, or maybe I should just start with the story. You know what let me explain the story first. A group of non-pure blooded vampires steal “Eve” and intends to keep her locked up in the house until one of them becomes “Adam”. Assuming that you know what a sacrificial bride is by now you can come to the conclusion that this is the same thing. Which you might dismiss of being wrong somewhere along the line since they kept referring to being reborn and becoming “Adam”(as they put it). Which as an outside looking in doesn't exactly fit in with the canon already established of only pure-blooded vampires only being able to become king. So your left there with nothing to work off, since you are like Yui or Eve and have no idea of what they meant by “reborn” or what they meant by becoming “Adam”, until they reveal; that it was impossible to begin with and you should've stuck with your original assumption that they completely destroyed with a bunch of plot holes and unfamiliar topics that didn't seem to fit the sacrificial bride thing. Overall, the story was pretty weak because it completely relied on a story that was never explained to you.
Cons and Pros of the Story(Pretending I have no idea who Adam and Eve are):
-Confusing plot points
-Random mention of what is supposed to be a reference I think
Wow, the characters somehow became, even more, unlikable than the 1st season's cast! Not only are they flaw-filled characters with weak character building only there to get sympathy. They also have a lot of moments of trolling you(This mostly applies to Kou). For example, the first time you meet Kou alone, he seems like a breath of fresh air and actually being genuinely nice for a change, but then... Tah dah! He's actually really selfish and did that one nice deed for her blood. It's even worse when you know his backstory and how his spoiled brat line of “you have to give something in return” relates to it. As for the other three brothers, one enjoys his own misery, the other one is basically Reiji, and the last one is a bad boy stereotype. There I just summed up all the new characters in a nutshell. With all of their character building being just like the other bunch of brothers with only a little bit more details still not enough for good and complete character building, though. The other characters are exactly how you remembered them personality wise. As for the character interactions/relationships, nothing really changed there either. Yui is still a lifeless doll despite my wish of coming in here and seeing her actually having a backbone. The relationships are still fairly confusing with the brothers still being indecisive of either being scary and lustful towards Yui or a love interest. And the characters' relationships never grows, just like the first seasons' development. Overall, the characters suck, as usual, just a little more this time.
Cons and Pros of Characters:
-Poorly built characters
-Terrible relationships between Yui and the brothers
-Very little character development if any
-Still no "real" personalities
Now we are at the only decent part of Diabolik Lovers the presentation. First of all, let's talk about the opening.The first eleven seconds sounds almost too much like Princess Resurrection's first eleven seconds with the only big differences being present is with the slower and deeper tone of the music.Not that I'm framing of Diabolik Lovers, More Blood of copyright infringement. I just found the similarities interesting, when I first heard the opening and it reminded me a lot of the opening in Princess Resurrection. As for the osts they are actually pretty appropriate this time around. When each character's osts match their personalities.For Yuma(the bad boy stereotype I was talking about) has this very classical action movie type osts that seem to fit his personality quite well. Ruki has an ost paying homage to soft tango (The Reiji rip-off). Kou has disco music mixed in with modern day remix(To show his two-faced personality). Azusa's is a mixture of electronica and classical music(the one who enjoys his own misery), etc. Maybe I got the styles of music wrong since I suck when it comes to basic music knowledge, but you can search up "Diabolik Lovers More Blood OST - ____ (Extended)". To find some really cool homages to different kinds of music.It's really neat and different, you should defiantly look it up if you have the time.(Credit to TBC btw) As for the designs, the characters still look way too much like visual novel designs. With the weird shading and off-putting lighting that doesn't seem to fit the eerie background designs at all. Which has dark shading and amazing details in the background. Overall, the sound is great, but the designs are a bit more important/
Cons and Pros of the presentation:
-Light novel-ish character designs
-The character designs don't blend into the background nicely
+Cool homages to different types of music
+Nice music style choices for the characters
+Amazing background designs
If you didn't like the first season then chances are you won't like this one, because it's just as bad if not worse than the original. Even though it's not hard to go through 15 minutes of this because, well honestly I think how bad this anime really is, is really exaggerated, but it's still pretty close to being an atrocity. So if I was you I wouldn't go near it, unless you liked the first season then well you'll most likely like the second season as well. Enjoyment:1/10, Overall, 2.5/10,Terribleread more
Ok, after watching the last episode, I can't help but wonder and say "WTF, THAT"S IT, NOTHING CLIMATIC THAT GONNA HAPPEN???!!!"But will get to that, so. Story (up) despite of the changes in property possession ( and I' taking about pancake, M neko chan, Bitch Chan or Livestock) nothing has change at all , this still the girl whose being used by another group of property owners as their own personal blood ATM, and as usual there is no one to save her, now forget about the new plot where she has to serve as the Mukami's Eva and also, forget about the short climax about wolves attacking both the Mukami's and them Sakamaki's, cu'z non of it make any difference when this 12 min anime only runs for just 12 epiosdes, cu'z bottom line girl is just another blood ATM that another group of vampire wanna have, and "Yes" it's them Founders which makes this anime's category a "Mediocre." Art (up), just like the 1st season, them vampires simply just look like a bunch of old homosexual matrons with their sense of "Poor" fashion. Sound (up) I gave it a "Good" for the opening theme cu'z it really does represent the anime as a whole provided that the expectations are there...but not and neko chan's cute voice.....cu'z its cute. Character (up) well since the livestock (Yui) is in the possession of them Mukami's, let talk about them, first they started out as humans who lived a very impoverish and difficult condition that would have make one sympathize with them and compare to the Sakamaki's they're ehhhhhh a little bit nicer to their livestock (Yui), enough for me to give this category a "Fair" , but still they're a bunch of douchbags who just treats their livestock (Yui) as their own personal blood ATM and as for the livestock (Yui) nothing has change for her since she still serves as blood ATM regardless as to whom she is with. Enjoyment (up) when the wolves appeared, I've though that there gonna be a climax, so just for a brief moment I felt ecstatic which I would have give this category a "Fair" rating, but it ends on the last episode cu'z the last episode is basically a cliffhanger , so overall (up) I gave this anime a 3 since the original creator Rejet has a wrong concept about the Adam and Eve thingy that was suppose to brew in the Mukami's household was very much wrong, if the Mukami's orginal creator Rejet really wanted to properly conceptualize the Adam and Eve thing in the Mukami's house-hold, the them Mukami's shouldn't not only suck her blood but should also bang their livestock (Yui) as well. Frankly I feel like going to Japan, hunt down anime's original creator Rejet and stabbed him or her with a stake in the heart and tell him/her to leave as a game, beside the manga version didn't went well at all it only lasted for 1 volume. Season 3????? Don't even think about it.
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