Diabolik Lovers Episode 1-2 Fall 2013 Anime Review

Oh man, totally vampires!

Diabolik Lovers Episode 1

One of the main reasons decided on following Diabolik Lovers happened to be it was reverse harem and the other reason that the it would be featuring beautiful bishonen. If you have been on the blog sometime you might have noticed in the Amnesia Complete Anime Series Review which is reverse harem too. There is no secret reverse harem is definitely one I enjoy a lot.

Yui arriving at the Sagamaki brothers's mansion- Diabolik Lovers Episode 1
The anime eyes for Yui give off such a luminous rose pink glow. Pretty wonderful animation quality.

The anime eyes for Yui give off such a luminous rose pink glow. Pretty wonderful animation quality.

The anime eyes for Yui give off such a luminous rose pink glow. Pretty wonderful animation quality

Diabolik Lovers when actually saw the first episode was incredibly “blown” away. Thanks big-time to ZEXCS the animation studio! The whole atmosphere was sinister but surreal. The heroine, Yui Komori, from the moment it begins is the first character we are introduced to and her sparkling pink eyes are what really caught my attention. You don’t see that in animation a lot. All the character eyes follow that same template. Yui is dropped off at at a huge imposing mansion. The mansion is inhabited by the Sagamaki brothers. They all happen to be vampires. The Sagamaki vampire brothers range from cute-looking to sexy in their own ways. Although they are weird. A fact which Yui points out too. In any case, Yui ends up being sent there by her father and she soon finds out to be a prospective bride. We still don’t know from Episode 1 if this means all the brothers or just one of them. If it is just one then I predict they will end up competing for Yui’s love.

Scary. Who is that dark violet-haired lady?

Scary. Who is that dark violet-haired lady?

I enjoyed the episode so much. At the time had only just began watching it and was incredibly lucky watched Episode 1 on a Sunday and the next episode was due out the next day on a Monday. So didn’t suffer withdrawal symptoms from watching Diabolik Lovers.

Shu is my favorite. He hasn't been horrible to Yui yet.

Shu is my favorite. He hasn’t been horrible to Yui yet.

Diabolik Lovers Episode 2

Sagamaki brothers don't get along-Diabolik Lovers Episode 2

At the end of Episode 1 Ayato and the other diabolical vampire brothers had tried to bite poor Yui. In Episode 2’s start they obviously spared her. Yui ends up being told by Reiji she’s going off to school and not just any school but night school. Yui is inconvenienced but she really has no choice since she is living under the vampire brothers’ roof. If she tries to leave they’ll kill her. Yui believes them and stays. Ayato though finds surprising ways to keep Yui to himself in order to be the first  vampire brother to feed on her supposedly sweet blood. He continues being a horrible person to her in the episode going so far as almost drowning her but feeling guilty at the last moment.

Ayato saving Yui after causing her to almost drown. Ayato is just really diabolical.

Ayato saving Yui after causing her to almost drown. Ayato is just really diabolical.

While all this is pretty intense stuff at the end of the episode we see a new character who happens to be a mysterious man drawn to the brothers’ mansion. He is shrouded in mystery since we really don’t know who he is yet. But the episode ends there. The episodes of Diabolik Lovers are pretty short at 15 min. but even so the episodes cover enough. Diabolik Lovers is my favorite anime series so far of the 2013 Fall Anime Season and it will take a lot for any other anime series of the Fall to displace it from being my #1 Favorite.

A mystery guy. Who knows who he can be but he seems to sense Yui or the presence of someone in the Sagamaki mansion.

A mystery guy. Who knows who he can be but he seems to sense Yui or the presence of someone in the Sagamaki mansion.

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Diabolik Lovers (12 episodes?)
Diabolik Lovers
Komori Yui is a positive-thinking girl who is sent by her father to live at the Sagamaki mansion. Yui ends up living with the six sadistic Sagamaki vampire brothers.
Anime Produced ZEXCS

The Characters

Rie Suegara Yui Komori

Daisuke Hirakawa –Reito Sagamaki
Hikaru Midorikawa –Ayato Sagamaki
Katsuyuki Konishi –Reiji Sagamaki
Kousuke Toriumi Shū Sagamaki
Takashi Kondo Subaru Sagamaki
Yuki Kaji Kanato Sagamaki





Opening Theme Song

Mr. Sadistic Night” by Hikaru Midorikawa and Kousuke Toriumi

Pretty chilling and fits perfectly to the dark and macabre feel of Diabolical Lovers. Quite beautiful too.

Ending Theme Song


 
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