Dies Irae

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Alternative Titles

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: 5.391 (scored by 4267542,675 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #119022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1626
Members: 141,026
Favorites: 213

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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



Opening Theme

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"Kadenz" by Yui Sakakibara

Ending Theme

"Opera (オペラ)" by Phero☆Men

Episode Videos


May 17, 2018
I'm proud to tell everybody that this anime has a potential to become a masterpiece, people complained about it for being too short or cutting important points in the VN, but the most common thing people said about the anime are sentences like: "What did just Happened ?" "What did I just Watched", etc...

However "in my case" I'm not confused at all, the story is easy to understand, and I'm not even joking... I could only advise people to read the description/sypnosis first especially before watching and not skipping the important EP 0. This anime is one of the most unique I've ever watched... It ...
Dec 22, 2017
Mixed Feelings
I can get why people have a problem with this show. The pace is quite uneven, the story isn´t that coherent, much is not explained, and the clear haram vibe can be a turn off. I haven´t read/played the popular visual novel that the anime adaption is built on, so I can´t say if it´s a good adaption or not. However, I actually quite liked the show, its just demand that you are focused on the bits and pieces of information you get, and that you puzzle them together yourself. But before we dig into the actual review, some background information can be good.

Let´s first ...
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 ...

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