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".
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.
This season was, again, outstanding, that's what I give it.
#1 reason I love this season of the series, the story. The plot of the story, even though I've never played the game, is breathe taking. It captures the imagination of the viewers and they can't stop watching.
#2 is the characters. Each character plays a great roles surrounding the heroine of this story. She has a way of changing each and every one of them in their daily lives. It's not just about them drinking her blood it's more to it than that.
#3 is the music & art. The music they use for each episode is
outstanding and fitting to each scene. The art is also incredible. Just beautiful.
#4 is the enjoyment. I found that once I or anyone who starts watching this series will enjoy this series from beginning to end no matter how boring they think it is.
Overall this series and 2nd season was just amazing. Can't wait for more Diabolik Lovers.
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.
First of all, it's MUCH better than the first season, which was mediocre at best. This one is just flat out better. If you liked the first season at all, even as a guilty pleasure, (which, honestly, is probably what it is for most of us who got this far) give the second season a chance. Though why it got a second season at all is beyond me... Well, whatever!
WARNING: Spoilers for the end of the first season. And I swear a bit.
It's not anything revolutionary or anything, but it is there, which is more than I can say about the first series until
the last few episodes. (And even then, it was not very good.)
This season, Yui is kidnapped because she's now Eve in addition to almost-Cordelia for some reason. This will not be explained, nor will what being Adam means. Because it's ~*~fun~*~ keeping the audience in the dark about the core of your plot. (I mean jfc! Not a word?)
Still, learning more about the characters and the conflict, for what little of it there was, between the new guys and old guys drove the season well enough for me to not drop it. (Totally would have dropped it last season if the episodes weren't so short.)
Then, the last episode ends on a cliff hanger and what looks like a promise of a third season. And still isn't subbed. Even though it's been out since the tenth and it's the seventeenth. I had to rely on my below basic language skills and context. I got the bare minimum. I'll be watching it subbed whenever it comes out.
Art: 7 or 8.
Very nice, solid art, same as last season. I still don't get why everyone's hair is so floofy compared to the game, but that's my problem.
But what's-his-face with the eyepatch and glasses. Why is his eyepatch ON TOP OF his GLASSES????????? That is a super awkward way to wear it! And it would look absolutely retarded in real life. Or seen from LITERALLY ANY OTHER ANGLE than what we got. Take it from someone who wears glasses. You DON'T put stuff like that over your glasses. You put them under. GAWD.
I didn't actually notice it as I was watching. So, it's not bad or anything. It's just... Yeah. And then I didn't particularly care for the OP or the ED, so... Yeah. Look at reviews by people who paid attention. Sorry.
I liked the new guys much more. This time, they're actually sympathetic characters and not all a bunch of jerks most of the time. (Not Shuu though. He was nice, if apathetic. And never on screen. Or my angry bby Subaru. RIP.)
Last season, everything felt smashed together and we barely scratched the surface of what the game provided. Now, I haven't actually played either of the games, but I have read summaries of the routes for the first game, and those boys were SO fucked up by Cordelia and her shit. And the season showed almost none of that, so I didn't like any of them. Not to mention the focus was spread out enough that we couldn't get to understand any of them. And I just didn't like their personalities. Especially not Ayato and R/Laito. (Except Kanato. Kanato was great to watch.)
This season with the cast reduced, we could get more of their backstories. So we CARE more about them and I want them to be happy. BE HAPPY PLEASE.
And they actually care for each other!!! And treat each other like a family!!!! The Sakamakis were all so frigid to each other this is like a breath of fresh air!
(Also, Yuuma is like, the closest to my type this series has, so... Bit biased here. Just, how he looks out for Azusa and how he's got a tomato garden and just everything about him~~~~ Sorry. I'll stop now.)
Yui is still our protagonist, so no improvement there. Seriously, they kidnapped you and you can't tell Subaru "they kidnapped me, so no shit I'm not here by choice?" And they're ALL under the impression she just up and left them for the Mukami brothers??? CORRECT THEM, DAMMIT! Even if you don't exactly want to leave, at least let them know you didn't betray them or whatever they think!
Enjoyment: 7. (Pls don't hate me.)
I watched this after the shit first season and you wouldn't think I'd like it? Honestly. Hell, I'm gonna watch the third season! (Fuck cliff hangers though. Just... WHY.)
Most of my bitter dislike is specifically directed at not having any answers after the entire season being paired with that "literally nothing is ever going to be resolved in this fucking series" ending. While I was watching it, I was yelling at Yui, asking the show for answers, and fawning over the Mukamis. So you all know what I enjoyed. I have no shame admitting it here. This is what we came for.
Overall: 7 is sorta my average, so let's go with that!
It was decent. I liked it. You don't have to agree with me. We are allowed to have different opinions.
Just know that you will have questions with no answers, but that was really the same with the last season, so... And last season's questions (like "Why did Cordelia's heart fit inside a baby? And what kind of magic made it try to possess her?" or "There were other 'brides', right? Why? If Yui is the vessel for Cordelia because she had her heart, why would anyone think Cordelia could possess any of the other girls?" and "Why the hell is she there? Seriously? Were the vampires threatening her foster father?") are completely ignored in favor of giving new ones. I guess this is going to be par for the course with this series. Sigh.
Still, in spite of its faults, it was still better than last season, so I have to give it that.
I find that the art of this anime really has the ability to capture my attention, with much detail going into the characters to add to their individual character. The plot I feel is more orientated towards the character development and the romance, although from what I have seen I would still say that the other elements interests me. However, this ambiguity of plot may be a deliberate element of the anime, helping to pull you into it as you wish for a better understanding.
I thoroughly enjoy its reverse harem format, as that adds to the character development element. Overall, I have enjoyed following
'Diabolik lovers More Blood' and the twists that happen with the plot and characters. Although, I will add in my opinion due to the reverse harem element it would appeal more to a female audience.
after watching this i had to see a therapist. the story is so weird. in other word the girl is getting raped by sucking her blood from different vampire, and she is the kind of person that's so stupid and doesn't learn from the 1st time. she keeps going to different vampire every episode, and it ends up in the same way. in the end i feel its an anime that should have never got a season 2. and should have never been aired either. its one of the most stupid and annoying anime that i have ever watched in my life. i want refund
on the hours i spend watching it
I love this story i have always wanted to play the games, the Mukami and Sakamaki family are given more than a few chances to develop their story but it mostly just ends up with them "biting into an apple". Well Yui/Eve's neck. And whats with all the bath scenes?! At least undress Shuu first...
Laito, Azusa, kou, Shuu and Subaru's voice actors match their character perfectly. However i'm not keen on Kanato's VA... To be honest i would swap out Disuke for Junichi and move Disuke to Reiji but it goes well
Can't wait until Dark Fate comes out and this season has only
This is going to be short and sweet because there's really not that much material to review with Diabolik Lovers.
For those who have seen season 1: If you're looking for an improved story line and an actual plot, you aren't going to find it here. More Blood is just as pointless as season 1. So if you didn't like the first season you probably won't like this one either. Don't waste your time unless you're only watching it to see the pretty boys.
For those who haven't seen season 1: If you're looking for some great vampire romance series that has some deep meaning and plot,
this isn't going to deliver. But if you're just looking for a guilty pleasure anime to watch with some very attractive boys (10 to be exact) then this is great. I suggest watching the first season before this one though the plots (or lack there of) don't really connect on a level where you'd absolutely need to see the first season.
So overall Diabolik Lovers: More Blood is definitely just a guilty pleasure anime and nothing more. The story doesn't go anywhere. At least in season 1 the pitiful plot was wrapped up properly. In MB we don't even really know what the plot is until the second to last episode. And then when it finally is revealed the season ends completely inconclusively. They left it wide open for a third season which I have no doubt they'll make. There is little to no character development at all. Maybe they could do better with that if the shows were longer than 15 minutes. The good points for this anime is the art style is lovely and the music is superb. But other than that Diabolik Lovers: More Blood is pretty one dimensional and not worth the time if you're looking for something with a complex plot and deeper meaning.
As if one season of this wasn't enough, the anime world blessed us with another! Diabolik Lovers: More Blood (or 'Return of the Edge').
The makers of this anime must of been like "Hmm...how can we make this better. Add more vampires with little to no character depth!!! Perfect."
Did I enjoy it? Yes, I did! Why? I like yelling at 12+ edge-y vampire men to staph thinking that they are so cool. It's a hobby of mine.
This is pretty much just like the first season. Flat characters and poor story. All the guys are jerks, the girl is an
air-head. Animation is pretty when it comes to backgrounds, character eyes, and character hair.
I'm writing this review for the entire series because you can easily explain one while describing the other.
When I came across the first episode (season 1) I didn't have high standards set in place, I was just looking to kill some time and decided to try out this show because my friend thought it was "sooooooooooooooo good". The first episode revealed to me the typical harem girl (who had an adorable outfit by the way) surrounded by all the generic boys on the checklist of a reverse harem anime.
What interested me was the fact that they didn't all want to be her friend or
lover upon first sight. In fact they hated her and simply viewed her as a resource; and I actually thought that even as generic as this has started out that they might delve into this topic a little more. To my disappointment the series played out in the order listed below; throughout, every, single, episode....
- Girl walks around a bit
- Girl runs into guy
- Guy makes a move on girl
- Girl resists, but is inevitably overpowered
- Girl gets raped or however you want to put it
- Girl passes out then awakens in a bed or couch
- Something plot related happens
Then the second season appears and we're introduced to new characters, and guess what! The same shit happens all over again except this time the characters are unlikable and creepy, and the main character turns out to be just plain annoying.
Not that this matters, but the sounds they make when they're sucking the girls blood sound straight out of a hentai... Also if you want to see the worst car crash in the history of anime watch the first episode of the second season.
The last episode of this season implies that there is more to come, and hopefully it never will.
An important introduction is that this is DELIBERATELY trash, a poor serie to publicize the game. A lot of people say that the story in the game and the gameplay in general is waaaY better
Basically It's like abuse all the time, like they wanna do an hentai but without sex
THE STORY: (kind spoiler alert)
The story is just pointless, nothing happens till 8th episode
I haven't seen the first season but there's nothing special to know
This girl (Yui) starts living with 6 vampires (all stepbrothers), the Sakamaki, for no reason basically. but in the second season it's introduced another family of Vampires, not brothers (that
i've personally loved), the Mukamaki.
They kindap her and treat her the SAME way, abusing of her blood, and like everyone of them bites her in each episode, till something kind of interesting happens at 9th episode
It's all about her blood, Eve's blood. They try to become Adam but at the end they discover that they can't lol BUT none of them explain what the furk this means
One thing that i've hated is that each of them has a "name" for her and USE IT EVERYTIME THEY TALK TO HER OR ABOUT HER, at one point it's just unbearable, like 'sow' or 'bitch' or 'masochist cat' (?)
Nothing makes sense, the girl it's just so passive and unnaturally attached to these vampires that treat her like a blood machine and suck her blood everyday, she's the worst character of all times
But she doesn't seem to unlike this, in fact she don't even try to escape once, never a punch, a slap or whatever
A moment before they abuse of her and the moment after they have an happy dinner like it's a normal family
About the CHARACTERS:
I personally think that the story and personalities of the boys is really good(at least the ones of the Mukamaki, there are so many particularities even if they're like 10, everyone of them is more or less well made and then, the principal character is so anonymous, and just act like a dumbass
Basically if you don't have much to do, you could see it BUT you'll hate the end cuz they end up during a FUCKING WAR, the most interesting thing that ever happens will not be showed, well
At least 3th season will be only +18
I'll begin by saying this: I have no real idea why I watched this second 'season'. I hated the first season with a passion. The idea of watching anymore seemed like torture. So... most likely it was morbid curiosity and my own obsessive compulsive issues that drove me to watch this
Thankfully teach episode is still only half the length of most animes, coming in at around twelve and a half minutes each. This includes the intro, outro and 'sneak peek' at the next episode. That made it tolerable enough, I suppose.
Sadly, it's still just this side of being another 'force' hentai. (I'm not really
going to use the 'R' word here but it's WAY too similar for my comfort.)
Keep in mind that I've watched Shiki, Shinsekai yori (A.K.A. From The New World), Danganronpa and Danganronpa 3 and absolutely loved them. I even liked Elfen Lied to an extent!
This show? This show is the one that made me squirm in discomfort.
Yui is still being mentally, verbally and physically abused by the six vampire brothers. In fact, she doesn't really seem to do much else other than to walk around with that vapid expression while being yanked about, bitten, drained and called things like 'B***h-chan', 'sow' and 'livestock'.
In fact, none of this seems to tie in at all with the ending of the first season. Then again, I might be confused with what really happened since I could have sworn
that Yui was turned into a vampire to save her life at the end of the first season.
*SPOILER ALERT OVER*
But here we are with our main character waking up to find three of the brothers all vying to drink from her the second she wakes up from a strange dream about an apple tree.
*looks around for a dark horse*
Oh, right. Wrong fruit tree. Anywho!
But at some point our main character gets kidnapped by ANOTHER group of vampire boys.
That's right. We get to go through this all again with some NEW characters!
And that's all it really is. Each episode we learn about each of these 'new characters' as they abuse and drain the main character.
Only this time we find that there's a purpose behind this. Supposedly Yui has the 'blood of eve' and the boys are trying to 'become adam'. That's right. Soak it in, people. They're trying to bring in Adam and Eve stuff.
Only in this case Yui is pretty much treated more as the apple of knowledge instead of Eve, considering how many times we hear that dreadful 'crunch' sound every time they bite her. And god forbid anyone just bites, drinks and leave. Oh no! They have to bite, drink, say something, bite again and drink. Sometimes multiple times. And each time there's that 'crunch' sound.
Whomever the sound crew was apparently thought biting into a human is like biting into an apple.... or someone just REALLY liked apples and used it as an excuse to eat apples all day long at work.
But yeah, there's some story here who the guys were before they became vampires, how drinking her blood will somehow turn one or all of them into Adam or something.... and that's it. We never really find out what the point of becoming Adam is, how it's really done, any of it. I think they were leaving it open in order to milk the series for a Season 3 because even the OVA doesn't answer any questions. In fact, all the ova is is everyone being possessive of Yui and chewing on her.
As usual, we come to know each of the new characters EXCEPT FREAKING YUI. Yui, who is supposed to be our MAIN CHARACTER is still pretty much a bland blank slate. All you learned from her in the first season was she was raised by a priest who adopted her and he sent her into this hellhole. That's it. We don't learn if there's more to her, we don't get to learn if she's somehow supernatural in some other sense beyond that she has crack for blood to vampires and she apparently has the 'blood of Eve'.
And Yui is STILL just as boring as before. I figured after the first season she'd at least have something more to her. Instead, our main character still just walks around going, "Oh, you want me to follow you into this room? Okay. What? Oh, no! Please stop! No! Noooo! *whimper, whine, whimper, whimper, whimper, whiiiiiiiine*"
There's absolutely NO character development with her. She's just there to be fodder for the story.... without actually telling us a story.
The rest of this review delves into spoiler territory, so be warned.
OKay. So confession time. I will admit I like this season slightly better than the other. Yui seems to have a little more freedom and she's actually treated SOMEWHAT okay... for a very, very short bit of time.
Again, we never find out more about how drinking 'The blood of Eve' turns one of the vampires into Adam. But at the very end Yui IS given options by the head of the Vampire Boy Group 2, when Vampire Boy group 1 from season 1 is still yanking her around and giving her orders and treating her as a chew toy.... Although Vampire Boy Group 2 still does this, it's only slightly less than the first group.
Don't take this as me actually liking this second group of vampires...
Okay, pause it. I'm gonna have to get to abbreviations. So the vampires from the first season? They shall be henceforth be known in this review as VBG_1 (vampire boy group 1) and the ones introduced in season 2 here will now be known as VBG_2 (vampire boy group 2).
There. Much easier. On with the review!
Okay. So really, when it comes to saying 'VBG_2 is better than VBG_1' that's still like saying "I would much rather be stung by a scorpion instead of stung by a wasp". They're still mostly equal only one is slightly less awful.
At the very least, at the end of the series VBG_2 comes out and says, "Yeah, this may not be working because we have to give Yui the freedom and the ability to choose. We can't just force blood out of her and expect results." And so she's presented with the choice of the four brothers to... I don't know. I guess to choose who should become Adam? Yet again, they STILL DON'T FREAKING SAY.
It's as if they're trying to show us instead of telling us but they're forgetting to SHOW US SOMETHING!!!!!!!!! And I don't mean more vampire feeding porn!!!
The frustrating thing? At the root of this I can feel a REALLY good, very interesting story. It's there, just waiting to be seen! But they spent so much time on treating Yui as a regenerating blood to fight over and stomp on that we literally get next to no story. In fact, only a handful of episodes have ANY story progression beyond both groups of the vampire brothers yanking Yui around and teasing the other with going, 'Na-na, I got your cookie now! *blows raspberry at*'.
Maybe that's why I sat down and watched this. After the ending of the first season. There was a good story buried at the root there, too, but it was passed over so the focus could be on the Yui's mistreatment and 'relationship' with the brothers. I figured that in this season, after what happened at the end of the first, she would be on at LEAST slightly more equal footing.
My main question is... why doesn't she just leave? Surely running away, even with just the clothes on your back, is preferable to that type of treatment?
In conclusion, if you have qualms with bland characters, next to no character development, verbal abuse, and the constant exploitation of 'sweet, innocent girls' and lots and lots of force, then this is the anime for you.
The story of Diabolik Lovers: More Blood follows Yui as she continues her life with the vicious vampires. However, this time a new group kidnaps her. They seem to think that her blood is that of ‘Eve’ and by drinking that blood she gives them the power of ‘Adam.' It is never really explained what these powers would do, and if they were, it was glanced over.
That is the whole story, with a lot of biting. There wasn’t real depth, and there truly was nothing unique about the story line. It was clear that it was pulling straight from the game that it
was based on. There was no real attempt to make the boys relatable, nor the main character. There were some vaguely interesting points, as the threat of ‘werewolves’ and what was so different about Yui. The werewolves plot was the reason I bothered to stick around long enough. However, just when the werewolves were going to be introduced, the season ended. It was majorly disappointing and left an overwhelmingly sour taste in my mouth.
The art style was one of the better points of the season. While it was not that horrible of an art style, everyone was shining. The boys were attractive, but that was very much the point of the genre. If the boys were not the best point of the season, then something much have gone very wrong.
The blood when shown, was very well done as well and the character designs were interesting to look at. However, everything else lacks in comparison. The background was rather dull, and when something was not the main point of the scene, the studio blurred it out, so that the focus was again on the main point. It was quick and showed how little they were thinking about the show overall.
The voice acting was all right, and there isn’t much to complain about there. Unless we are talking about Yui, who would pause and stutter through each and every one of her lines. That was nothing against the voice actor, but the character, in general, was just annoying. Also, the background music seemed only to have two tracks that would repeat over and over again, driving the viewer insane.
The sound that was the biggest problem, however, was whenever anyone would bite Yui. It happened every episode, and quite honestly, and it was the most ‘nails-on-chalkboard’ sound. There was most likely some meaning behind the sound being like biting into an apple (I doubt the producers would put that much thought into it, however), but it was so bothersome. Every time one of them would bite into her neck, I physically cringed.
This would not have been a problem if they did not bite into multiple times, in every episode. It bothered me so greatly that I could not get over it. It was repulsive and so out of place with the show in a whole that there is no way the sound could ever score higher than a 2.
Where to start with this one. Every single character was one dimensional and fulfilled some shoujo ‘bad boy’ arch type. Yui, the main character whom the girls are supposed to relate to, was as deep as a puddle. Not only that but she was most likely the weakest female lead. She never thought for herself and was always feeling sorry for other people. It was infuriating.
The boys from the first season were not expanded on, and they stayed overall the same as they were from the first season, other than Kanato. He seemed to get a little bit more sadistic than he was before, but that was only once and then he returned to being the same as always.
The new boys were all the same as well, only with a little bit less in number. They all had a horrible past, and they all were ‘hiding behind tough skin.' There is a much better way to make the romantic interests interesting, rather than just make them all mysterious. With the characters being so dull and having such simple motives, there was no way to get invested in the plot, let alone care enough about what happens with the characters.
It should be clear by now that this was not enjoyable in any way. With dull characters, a simple plot, and sound that physically makes someone cringe, there was nothing to enjoy in this, in any way. There were times that you could find yourself laughing at the sheer stupidity of it all.
Multiple shoujo harems do the whole idea much better than this one. Amnesia is the first one that comes to mind. The men are all mysterious, have multiple layers, and the heroine has a reason to be as clueless as she is. Yui has no excuse as she is a priest’s daughter.
This is a simple waste of time, the only interesting thing it has to offer is dangled in front of the viewer, only to be stolen away in the last few minutes.
The only reason this does not score lower is simply that the art was not terrible and the plot at least had something it pretended to offer. Otherwise, this was a cash grab to those who might have enjoyed the game.
It is always difficult to change a game into an anime; however, this was just poorly done. Maybe it was simply a bad choice to turn into an anime in general. With such flat characters and a protagonist that makes one groan aloud from her idiotic decisions, it was so bad it appears the problem lies with the source material. This is to be doubted however as any good company can make bad source material into something much more attractive.
TL;dr: Better than the first season in character category, but oh wait, lets confuse everyone with this whole Eve ordeal, make you question things and then nothing will be answered and the ending just makes you more confused. Oh and should be called "Diabolik Lovers: More Hornballs" or "More stupidity." Is the actual otome this bad cause apparently it is pretty popular??
Story: This brings a new set of vampires who are like "I want your blood cause your Eve" and yammering about it nonstop. Now what is Eve and why does this make her a special snowflake? Well the anime decided to say, nah you
dont need to know but we'll give you a shot of them looking off into the distance instead of explaining. Literally if you are here for a "story" this one is just as bad as the first one, no even worse. The first season at least "attempted" to explain.
Art: LITERALLY THE ONLY GOOD PART. The colors and designs are nicely done. Ah but Ayato's pant leg is still up. Drives me nuts @ m @
Music: Even less favourable than the first season. The ending is even lamer and the opening just sounds so unappealing.
Character: These new vampires actually seem to care for Yui waaaaaay more than the original cast. Like think of Shuu,blonde one, from original cast. They remind me slightly of him who was just more chill about everything. Oh and these boys actually think of stuff to do instead of nomming on her every five seconds???!! Yeah they still nom on her just as bad but they actually treat her way better so I applaud for that. Also happy [spoiler: one of the boys threw Kanato's bear in the fire, oh I was crying tears of joy!] Ayato was the one they showed the most out of the original cast and yup still a possesive hornball. Though kudos to him, he actually says her name once -.-
Enjoyment: I enjoyed it thouroghly. It still managed to make me laugh so much at how bad it is. Completely and utterly stupid entertainment.
Overall: Just as pathetic as the first season in all categories, well
Except for art. If you want a good laugh for how bad an anime can be, be sure to check this one out!
This anime is ok. I can't say that it is the best reverse harem anime I have ever seen because there are better ones like Akatsuki No Yona and La Corda D'Oro. The first season was actually better than the second season. The story is kind of boring. The story does not grab the attention of those who are watching it. I am not saying that it is bad. It's not horrible like School Days or anything. They should have just finished off with the first season with an ending where Ayato and Yui becomes a couple. The "Eve" and "Adam" thing was kind
of.....I don't know how to describe it. The story doesn't make any sense. The only thing that happens in this season is that a new set of guys have kidnapped the girl and are sucking her blood and calling her "Eve". Overall this anime was ok but not that good. At least it's better than Fifty Shades of Grey!
Well I'm back to review season 2 of this show, let me tell you,I really wasn't expecting much after that horrible first season. And I don't know if it was cause of me doing that that anything would impress me or because it was true, but I did end up liking this more than the first season so I'll rate it one higher than the first season. Now that's not saying much though, going from a 2 to a 3 isn't something to write home about. It was still a pathetic season but I actually enjoyed a couple scenes here and there this time around.
the new 4 characters, I ended up liking them a little more than the sakamaki douche clan. They at least treat the main girl, Yui, with some decency. I actually enjoyed some ( Repeat Some >.<) of the scenes between them and Yui this time around. While the other brothers just got me irritated whenever they were on screen. These guys are supposed to be the main love interests for Yui and I ended up rooting for thier rivals more than for those douchebags >,< Now don't get me wrong, the rivals have thier douchey qualities as well (cause this show can't have even one all around good guy) but at least with them I saw some redeemable qualities which is way more than I can say for our first 6. As for Yui, she is still as much a one dimensional character in this season as she was in the last one, and still as useless as ever. I really don't know what else I can say about her at this point :/
In this season it looks like they at least attempted to have a storyline but the story itself was poorly explained and confusing. And it kept getting pushed aside or forgotten completely every few episodes just for more scenes of Yui getting passed around like a bag of chips again, up until the last few episodes. By the end it felt so rushed I still don't really know what happened at the ending of it all ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ I can't even say that ending was even an ending. The second to last episode was left on a cliffhanger and it wasn't even close to resolved by the end of the last episode, in fact absolutely nothing was resolved by the last episode. I had to go on the wiki to read what the hell just happened and I got more insight from the story from there than from the show itself. That's what happens when you really start a story 3 episodes before the ending.Confusion.
Even though I think this is a little better than the last season it was still a very poor season with little to no character development, non-existent story and unrelatable characters. I'm going to say the same thing here that I said in my last review. I wouldn't waste my time with this show, if you're really interested in watching it I would suggest playing the game instead, you're bound to get more enjoyment from it than from this piece of crap. Learn from my mistakes.(^.^)
I didn't enjoy the story very much because it has almost no development.
The art is pretty, but nothing outstanding.
It is pretty decent.
The main heroine has no personality. And the rest of the characters aren't too complex either. I can't get attached to none of them.
I enjoyed certained parts of the series, but it is very repetitive and you can get bored easily.
If you are into anime with handsome and dominant vampires give it a go, especially it has only 12 episodes who are approximately 8-9 minutes long. But don't get to excited because it can get pretty boring.
Wow! what a season!. Honestly i was even more surprised when they brought back the same plot, concept, characters, blood sucking intent and misogyny in season 2.
How can i even begin, i have no words. I love how they carried out the same plot all the viewers hated the most and stayed true to its premise of a girl getting sucked on every 4 seconds by 9 guys multiple times an episode, and thats about it. Yeah that's about it, its simple, concise, and you'll most likely relate to how yui feels as you;re gonna get several headaches and concussions hitting your
head against a wall.
the art stayed consistent within both seasons, un generic, colorful and pretty and vibrant. Not to mention the hair that apparently defies all concept of physics
Honestly i can get enough of that same piano ost in the background playing in all scenes. And not to mention the amazing Op's and ED's which have nothing to do with the show. Also slurping noises 10/10
FINALLY my favourite part. Just as you thought ur inner masochistic self couldn't come out any faster. All the guys are are charming, and not hypocritical at all. I love when they talk about how horrible they feel for the main heroine that she's being tortured upon and then proceed by force drinking her blood like 2 seconds later. If you like your sadistic, psychotic and trashy harem sausage party, then this is the show for you. The main heroine Yui is probably my favourite. Just like you may know, I love my useless protagonists. Especially when they make no development throughout the entire show! like honestly, youd think when your're being dragged, pushed, sucked, tortured and so on, youd have the common courtesy to try and run away right! Nope. Top quality traits right here people. Just stand still while yelling "please stop" repeatedly should do the trick. God I love her
And boy was this enjoyable. I love how the shock value even disappeared. Before even proceeding to the next episode, I could tell that Yui would most likely be sucked on for blood by at least 5 of the guys in her neck, chest, leg, arm, stomach, feet ect. I love the thrill and buildup of when Yui decides to go back to communicating with the vampires even after knowing the risks and doing absolutely nothing about it and acting shocked when they decided to torture her. Absolutely magnificent.
This has ot be my favourite show of all time like honestly can you blame it. generic and repetitive story, bland and useless characters, 1 song to theme the whole thing, inner rage about why the main protagonist is so damn stupid, its all part of the package!
i cant believe theres a dub -------_____________________---------
What's the best way to put Diabolik Lovers More;Blood......"second verse, same as the first" comes to mind.
Diabolik Lovers is in one of the forefronts as some of the worst reverse harem examples in recent anime history, what with it's blank slate idiot main female protagonist, abusive harem members and little content to make us care about anything or anyone in the anime....so HOW DID IT GET A SECOND SEASON, that is merely beyond LA to think how this second season came to be but like LA said about this second season being "second verse, same as the first" is VERY prevalent as LA watched this
second season. Why?...well...
These "new" characters are nothing but carbon copies of the original abusive cast with the differing goal in which isn't that much of a change from the first season at all of these new 4 vampires "aren't gonna abuse"....ummmmm ohh right Yui, in which they do what any vampire do, wanting to suck Yui's blood in a sexually abusive manner with their expected sob backstories to get us to "like" them and failing because...well the new vampire in question is STILL ABUSING YUI.
Ohh and here's the carbon copy breakdown...
*Ruki Mukami = Shu Sakamaki - in the sense they do the least harm to Yui but their ulterior motives and Yui cause them to lash out at Yui.
*Kou Mukami = Reiji Sakamaki - the second sons to their respective families, they are both manipulative and sadistic in the sense, though Reiji shows his sadism right there and there, Kou hides it.
*Yuuma Mukami = Laito Sakamaki - in the respect of the suave asshole type, it's just that Yuuma calls Yui a sow instead of a bitch...so that different...right?.
*Azusa Mukami = Kanato Sakamaki - in the respect of the shy creepy loner vampires and the youngest of their families bunch, just that Kanato is sadistic, Azusa is masochist...
And no if your wondering...LA didn't like or had ANY sympathy for ANY of these characters...mainly Ruki because even though they have expected horrible backstories...Ruki still initiated the plan to kidnap and blood-sucking abuse Yui until Ruki's plan was completed all for his own selfish reasons and NOT taking into account to how Yui feels about all this and from that not even Yui is spared due to her blank slate female main protagonist and being a general idiot during most situations to the point that some of the Sakamaki vampires had more common sense when it came to the plot than she did!.
So what's worse?...the 4 kidnapper "kind" yet borderline abusive vampires or the 5 or 6 abusive vampires?...well that in itself is splitting hairs and something LA "thought" would do something different with these new vampires and NOPE, there's no difference between these 10 vampires, it's the equivalent of getting into a fight with a choice between an axe wielding psycho and a knife wielding maniac, whatever the case or semantics, your gonna get hurt and boy did LA get angry at this season very much the same way as the first season of Diabolik Lovers did to LA probably even worse actually.
You know what's worse?, Yui had MANY opportunities to go back to the Sakamaki's family or hell from the first season...just run away from these abusive vampires...SIMPLE. AS. THAT, but again like LA said above, what's the point of that, this merely shows Yui has quick Stockholm Syndrome (no seriously...you get kidnapped and almost instantly warms up to your kidnappers...even though they want to suck your blood any chance they get) and to hit the nail in this coffin the four new vampires as "competition" to the Sakamaki's vampires doesn't even count as competition, quite obviously because the Sakamaki vampires DON'T EVEN CARE IF THEIR "BLOOD A LA YUI" IS GONE AND WAS KIDNAPPED, Yui is that much of waste of space to them even though she's your main blood supply...the fucking IDIOTS. What's perplexing is that only after they get her back and add stupidity to this mess is that the Sakamaki vampires saw and INTERACTED with Yui during school and they didn't get her back and THEY WANTED YUI BACK BY THE WAY WHAT THE FUCK?...DUMBASSES and stupid writing, but that isn't saying much as the competition of the Mukami vampires aren't much better on the account of the blood sucking abuse...as LA said...would you want to fight off a knife wielding maniac or an axe-wielding psycho?
LA didn't really talk about plot for this second season and it's kinda obvious why. The plot is essentially Yui getting kidnapped by the Mukami vampire family...blood sucking abuse ensues and something about one of the Mukami vampires wanting to be Adam to Yui's Eve but that plotline is mentioned in passing and doesn't go into much detail of what will even happen once one of the Mukami vampires turns into him and to add salt to the wound to this little plotline, the culmination of Yui's blood and Mukami vampires wanting to be Adam, the conflict between the Mukami and Sakamaki vampires "resolving" to the newer threat of the Founder vampires ends in a god damn cliffhanger FUCK THAT!. Even for an anime short SECOND season it has pitiful to even LESS amount of material from it's first season and that's horrible in perspective this is suppose to be a second season.
Diabolik Lovers More;Blood is a carbon copied first season with the same goal (of sucking Yui's blood) under the guise that these 4 new vampires might give us anything new or change for the better and it just doesn't and THAT just clearly shows that More;Blood is the same as the first season heck even worse as More;Blood didn't or doesn't care to better itself or learn from it's predecessors and LA knows LA will get the obvious, it's based on an otome game so leave it alone! or what did you expect from this? To that LA says that, LA would have easily say it's the second season...LA kinda expect some change or movement in a story no matter how horrible it's first season was and for a second season this went NOWHERE.
Was there ANYTHING LA liked from this second season?, it's what the first season did quite well as well and that was it's animation done by Zexcs mainly it's character designs are soo solid and detailed with Yui being a highlight of the animation, the background is typical dark gothic architecture from it's first season but that is about it. But animation alone doesn't make an anime good, the plot NEEDS to pulls it's weight and quite obviously...More;Blood does not PERIOD.
Diabolik Lovers More;Blood is nothing but another failed attempt at trying to make the reverse harem genre marketable in making not 6 but now TEN abusive vampires...with all these horribly executed sob backstories to make us care about ANY of these abusive vampires and Yui still being the blank slate idiot she still and forever will be and an ass of a finale that was trying to culminate all it's loose plot points into a fucking cliffhanger ending really sealed More;Blood's fate at being worse than it's first season because at the VERY least the first season resolved it's main conflict...More;Blood fucking did not.
Want a better reverse harem anime?...just watch Kamigami no Asobi...