Devil Survivor 2 The Animation Series Review

I’m sure you guys must know about the “Shin Megami Tensei” series by Atlus if not look it up it’s a good game franchise. Well you must also know about the Devil Survivor 2 anime that came out in 2013.

out of the phones of the people who also died in the accident they were in and they could summon demons from their phone to work with them. As they leave the area they encouneter a government group calp Jps ( prounounced jips) led by Yamato Hotsuin who are recruiting demon summoners like them to defeat the rogue demons.

The series follows the concept of the game where the main character Hibiki Kuze and his friends Daichi Shijima and Io Nitta are killed after they get a video of their deaths from this phone app called “Nicea” they are given the choice to continue living which they accept. The three then awake and find that demons are coming

While I admit the story of the game is longer and has a good amount of character development for the colourful cast, the anime itself is not bad and even gave Hibiki some character development that was not shown in the game. There was also some slight character change for one of the characters, Keita Wakui who they encounter on the second day or the third episode of the anime. This was rather violent and had a somewhat unpleasant character in the original game but was changed into a still distant but tsundere kind of character that still fit him. This slight change was better appreciated by fans of the original game who didn’t find his original game personality very appealing but liked how he was made into a more tsundere character.

So while I admit that there are quite a few things from the game that I wished they added to the anime it is still a decent series. One thing that was especially good about the anime was also it’s soundtrack. Especially the opening “Take Your Way” by livetune and the ending “Be” by Song Riders.

So in conclusion I believe that the anime is worth watching but that may depend on whether you have played the game first. I am saying that because some people complain how it’s not exactly like the original source material. But don’t listen to those haters and just see for yourself whether you like it or not.

My score for the anime is a 7.5 out of 10.

It’s a decent adaption of the game and it’s enjoyable to watch. But sometimes I think they could have done a bit more. But I still recommend it.


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