Dies Irae: Reimei

Dies irae: The Dawning Days

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Synonyms: Day of Wrath, Dies Irae 00, Dies Irae Episode 0
Japanese: Dies irae (0) 黎明
English: Dies irae: The Dawning Days
German: Dies Irae: Folge 0 Morgenröte
Spanish: Dies Irae Episodio 0
French: Dies Irae: Épisode 0 L’aurore
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2017
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Visual novel
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.341 (scored by 1291212,912 users)
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Ranked: #115322
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Popularity: #3994
Members: 23,403
Favorites: 12

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Sakakibara, Yui
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Fukunaga, Gen
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Masada, Takashi
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"Kadenz" by Yui Sakakibara

Oct 7, 2017
A prologue to a series isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. You need to establish what'll happen in the main series proper in a bite sized amount of time, sort of like a demo. You give them a taste of what's to come, or at least tell them what they need to know in the hopes that they'll continue.

Dies Irae episode 0 is how not to do it.

A prologue is supposed to give a good first impression, and if it fails, we have the right to persecute and execute. Some people play the "it's just a prologue" card but that never works due to ...
Oct 7, 2017
Hello. This is the first time I have written a Review on MAL.

I see that there is a certain polemic on this episode, so before giving my opinion on the episode, I will talk about this polemic and my point of view.

Basically, they had no way to produce an anime and it shows ... the animation is really not terrible. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this introductory episode, this passage that highlights Reinhard was not mandatory because the base a special episode and I find it nice to highlight it directly. I see that many expect a perfect adaptation, or other people who criticize because there are ...
Oct 10, 2017
I am going to keep this short as how this prologue made me wish I have short term memory. Here we go:

The visual novel is pretty good, I am around 35 hours deep into the game and my god how terrible this is.

For starters, this is heavily rushed, like doing a college thesis 2 hours before its due. Episode 0 is supposed to give you a general impression of the series and what to expect, I will expect to see a game over 50 hours long composed in 18 episodes which is 23 x 18= 414 minutes of rushed content.

Nothing is explained properly but minimal ...

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