Friday, May 29, 2009

Devil May Cry

Time to review another shitty anime ( guess I’m a sadist ). But before I say this anime is a load of crap, I would like to point out the fact that I’m not picking on Devil May Cry franchise. The video games are great and represent some treasured memories for me ( maybe one day I’ll review the games ). And I am sure there will be those among you that read this review who will find the anime entertaining. It is. And it would be an Ok anime if it didn’t claim the title Devil May Cry, and would have nothing to do with the franchise. My main issue with this load of monkey-fuck is that IT BUTCHERED THE MEMORIES I TRESURE. I will definitely go into details later on but first thing is first. The plot is that Dante works as a demon hunter for the office of Devil May Cry, and as he is always in debt he doesn't have the luxury to turn down jobs as long as they pay well. His latest assignment is to be a bodyguard for the young Patty Lowe while she receives her inheritance. During the mission he was able to defeat the demons that got in his way and deliver Patty safely, but upon completion of the mission Dante discovers that Patty will be staying with him – indefinitely! Now, Dante must not only hunt demons and coexist peacefully with other hunters, but also handle the responsibility of taking care of a little girl! So right of the start you can see my first complaint. WHAT IN THE LOVE OF FUCK, DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH THE FRANCHISE? Is this what you want to see ? Dante taking care of a little girl ? Or rather something that could progress the plot in the series, tie in loose ends or maybe show how he grew up, or maybe something about his father, the Great Sparda, The Man. No. You get to see an annoying little girl which makes Dante’s life even shittier. It doesn’t progress the plot, or ad up to it. Instead you see random events that don’t have anything to do with one another. FUCKING GENIUS. Another complaint is the music. I’m guessing you already heard the opening theme, and I want to say that it’s not bad… But it doesn’t fit. Playing DMC you hear heavy metal music with vocalists. It gives a certain bad-ass style to the franchise AND most importantly – to Dante. So the theme is not bad, but out of place. Again, if this weren’t DMC, it would be Ok. I also find really displeasing the character cast. It has Dante, Trish ( his demonic partner ) and Lady a female demon hunter. So… Ok, I’m fine with that. But who are these other characters ? A little girl that you really don’t give a shit about, an old man who seems to know Dante very well, but you’ve never seen him before in the franchise, and gives Dante various missions. Why would you put them here. You don’t want them. You want Dante’s brother Virgil, or the Demon King Mundus, or ANYONE that would add up to the plot of the FRANCHISE. Also, another aspect of the series is Dante himself. He is not the one you grew up with. He’s the guy that likes to sleep and eat STRAWBERRY ICE-CREAM…….. WHAT THE FUCK ? Is it necessary ? Do you really want to see these ,,brilliant” new additions to the character. Well… no, because they fuck him up. You want to see the badass that eats pizza, reads magazines, and listens to rock. Also they made him less energetic than in the game. Now he is more calm and less talkative. What is this ? A samurai movie ? What’s with this sudden transformation ? How about not change anything about the character, how about that. What’s wrong with his energetic, rebel attitude which makes him say his punch-line ,, Let’s Rock” ? That is why we love him. Also I’m a bit disappointed about the enemies in this series. There is not much variety, and the ,,boss” battles are short. It’s not that the anime lacks action, it’s just that it’s not what you would expect. So yeah, there isn’t much to say about the character rooster. It’s small, and you don’t care for most of them, and the ones you do care ( mostly Dante ) are unrecognizable because of they’re personality change. Other aspects are good. The graphics are well done, smooth, sharp and detailed, and the sound effects are real. No complaints. It’s like they focused on it’s appearance and not it’s plot. Many episodes in the anime don’t even add up to the plot of the SERIES, let alone the franchise. And remember, the anime is 12 episodes long… too fucking short to show something good. It’s like somebody came in they’re office, said ,,Quick make an anime based on the best action game ever… AND MAKE IT INTO A STEAMING PILE OF DOG SHIT ! “ and they also gave the developers a very short deadline. But these are all assumptions. Like my friend Maniak said, these are our personal opinions, and you may or may not like them. But to a fan of DMC this is the worst anime adaptation ever, and probably one of the worst anime ever. To someone who has never heard of Devil May Cry ( although I doubt people like that exist ) this may be a fun little series to waste your time. But if you are one of those, I recommend to play the game, and stay away from this awful abomination.

2 comments:

neaty said...

Well, I didn't played the game. But about the anime, it didn't impressed me. The story is strange and simplistic, and the end is disappointing and pulled hair. :))
Most anime made after the game are weak.

Animenerdz said...

well, yeah...you are right..the series is bad..i think the fans are pissed...as for me, a no-dmc fan, it will remain a shitty anime series