This manga takes place a year before the events of Devil May Cry 3 the video game. Which confused me when I learned that, since Vergil is doing the same thing he was doing in game and the second volume ends on a specific scene right from the video game.
ah well, you shouldn't always expect PERFECT continuity when it comes to other forms of media attached to a franchise.
Keep in mind, this review is based off the official Tokyo pop translation. NOT the raw translation you can find on the Devil's Lair website.
So translation isn't really good...
The dialogue for Dante is a complete
contrast from his personality in the video game. Personality wise he's closer the DmC reboot Dante people hate so much. His attitude is over the top and he comes across like a foul mouth douchebag instead of the likable smart mouth from the game. At least the raw translation fixed that, I guess Tokyo Pop was trying to make him Edgier?
Vergil is pretty much the same even though he has a couple lines that seem to have the immature smart mouthing Dante should of had.
The Art - 10
It is Amazing!
I have no complaints about the artwork!
The manga artist did a good job keeping it close to the art from the games.
The Story - 8
As I mentioned he story takes place a year before DMC3 the game. We still have Lady making a couple appearences and some new characters like Alice, Rabbi, and Enzo.
The manga does go a little further back into Dante's past, so if you wanted to explore that this manga is definitely worth picking up!
Apparently there was going to be a third volume (Code 3: Lady) but sadly the manga artist quit the project and it was canceled. I assume it would have focused more on Lady's character and how she got started on her journey, but we'll never know.
If you can get over the botched translation, this is a manga I recommend to any devil may cry fan! I had fun reading it.
This manga being out of print it might be a pain to find physical volumes, but I found my copies on ThriftBooks for less than $5.
Or if you'd rather read the raw translation read it on the Devil's Lair
If you can't find the right links just message me and I'll give them to you.