We’ll be taking a break from Action/Mecha shows to take a look at the Demonic Supernatural Romance, Dance with Devils. Animated by Brains Base, known for Baccano, and directed by Ai Yoshimura, known for Oregairu, this anime has already been dubbed by many, “Diabolik Demons.” That might seem confusing at first, what does this show have to do with Diabolik Lovers? The fact that Dance with Devils is also a reverse harem and is an adaptation of a game from the same company responsible for Diabolik Lovers. Not convinced? Just read the synopsis.
“‘Das ich erkenne, was die Welt im Innersten zusammenhalt, schau’ alle Wirkenskraft und Samen und thu’ nicht mehr in Worten kramen.’ ‘That I realize what keeps the world together at heart, look at all effectualness and seeds and don’t rummage in words anymore.’ At a street that looks nostalgic, in Shikou Village. Ritsuka Tachibana, a second year high schooler who attends Shikou Gakuen. She spends a peaceful school life with her mother Maria, but the balance will collapse one day—. Is that a person or a devil? This is a story of a girl who is being loved and charmed by beautiful devils.” (Source)
Still unconvinced? Check out this trailer, which is one of my favorite anime trailers of all time.
I honestly love this trailer, I love the abrupt change in tone about a minute in, I love the fact that the dog got his own character intro, I love the horrible CG staircase at the end, I just love this trailer.
That said, this show isn’t terribly exciting. Mostly due to how all over the place the entire show is. We have a director whose done some great shows, but this is a reverse harem, which have never been considered very… good. The show is animated by Brains Base, but it doesn’t actually look very well animated. It has damn cool trailer, but it also has the one featured above. It’s not about vampires, but it’s about demons.
The show is a huge mixed bag, it has promising staff, but a lackluster trailer.
Dance with Devils will start airing October 7th, 2015 for the 2015 Fall season.