Dies Irae

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Synonyms: Day of Wrath
Japanese: Dies irae
English: Dies irae
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Visual novel
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.381 (scored by 4085340,853 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #111422
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1537
Members: 135,376
Favorites: 200

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Ren Fujii is a normal student who just had a fistfight with his former best friend, leading him to break off their friendship. But with the help of his childhood friend, Kasumi Ayase, and upperclassman, Rea Himuro, he's gradually returning to his normal school life.

Then a series of brutal murders in which the victims are decapitated begins to strike their city. Strangely, at the same time, Ren starts to have terrifying nightmares of being beheaded by a guillotine. But these are just a prelude to the painful and terrifying battles to come.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Maesaka, Eiji
Tsuruta, Naokazu
Herek, Samantha
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Opening Theme

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"Kadenz" by Yui Sakakibara

Ending Theme

"Opera (オペラ)" by Phero☆Men

Dec 22, 2017

[A Confusing and Frustrating Mess]

If I had to describe Dies Irae, it’s this: confusing and frustrating. Almost every episode left me saying, “what the fuck is going on” or “what is happening”. But, in most cases, I just sit there looking confused and dazed as I try to piece together the events that happened this episode with the previous ones. After awhile, I sort of understand what is happening, but not without a few lingering questions. Questions that I hoped would be answered in the next episode, except they weren’t, leaving me even more confused and frustrated.

It seems ...
Dec 22, 2017
A wise man once said: "There is no Tsukihime anime."

His august thought, pregnant with knowledge and brightness can fit any visual novel adaptation perfectly. To ruin a magnificent novel by an unspeakable, abominable, despicable, damned monstrosity of an adaptation is a grave sin one could say.
Great books don't make great movies, or series in this instance.

So I say: "There is no Dies Irae anime."

Really just read the VN, it's available on Steam, you won't regret spending those sixty hours reading it. It is a magnificent story filled with so much thought you won't be able to remove it from your thoughts (unless you don't ...
Dec 22, 2017
This show is a disaster. This isn't something I say lightly. On a basic level Dies Irae is a complete and utter failure on almost every possible level. And knowing that (at the time of this review) there are still web exclusive episodes left is a harrowing thought.

I have not read the visual novel, in fact I was dared to watch this show, having not read it. As somebody who hasn't read the VN Dies Irae is baffling. Characters teleport around, change powers and appearances, and have momentary appearances in the show for seconds before randomly becoming important later. Of course, this is because much ...

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