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What in the world is supposed to be funny about a demonspawn liking strawberry sundaes? Devil May Cry seems to think the idea is hilarious based on how much of the series' runtime is given over to how many he can eat along with large pizzas, no olives. This joke with no good punch line is pretty indicative of the excitement to be gleaned from the episodic adventures of Dante in this plotless prequel/promotion for the game Devil May Cry 4. The formula is strictly monster of the week, and doesn't adopt an overarching plot until a forced climactic revelation in its last two episodes. (Though to be fair, this twist is built up in tiny scenes that begin as early as the first episode. It doesn't change the fact that the twist itself is dumb and contrived.) From the food gags to the enormous stack of hack-and-slash cliches that form the show's script, "dumb and contrived" are really the best words for this. Every new "mission" is composed of a lame gag about Dante's habits or history, a long sequence of fact swapping with a client, a predictable demon revelation and battle, and a punchline to the lame gag we started with back at the Devil May Cry agency, no less facepalm-worthy twenty minutes later. Just repress the urge to "press A to scroll through the text" because sadly, this is not a video game, and this narrative oatmeal does not work outside of cutscenes. Some development of the characters might offset this, but Lady and Trish are barely used and even fresh face Patty is only predictably exposed as a despondent lonely girl with a brash exterior by story's end. Nothing really happens here they're all just waiting for the new game to come out so the franchise canon won't be disturbed by this side story. Read More Click Me!

Devil May Cry Complete Season Review

12 episodes welcome you to the Collection of Devil May Cry, based on the popular Capcom video game. I've actually never played any of the games so this was a new experience to see if the anime could convert me, and also I could go into it without trying to compare it to the video games. We are introduced fairly quickly to Dante, a half human/half devil who works a freelance business where he slays demons as well as other mercenary like jobs such as when he is hired to be a bodyguard for a young girl named Patty Rowell Dante comes across as someone who can be all business when he is in the zone, but at the same time has a child like immature nature when bantering with Patty or ordering strawberry sundaes for lunch. As Patty is being targeted by devils who want to kill her because if she doesn't make a certain deadline, a fortune inherited to her will be forfeit, it leads to a chase as Patty thinks she has found her long-lost mother, but turns out to be a trap. However, Dante is more than adept in taking care of himself, and has impressive sword and gun skills designed to take out devils. The story ends with basically Patty using the money to help out the orphanage where she grew up and becomes a permanent decoration at Devil May Cry, much to Dante's displeasure or comic value. For most of the collection until near the end, the formula is pretty much the same. Dante is hired to do something, which leads to interesting but obvious battles. Fortunately, it doesn't become too repetitive (albeit obvious) mainly due to the variety of jobs and the interesting characters that accompany and help Dante. Episode 2 we are introduced to Lady who is also a demon hunter, and amusingly a running gag is shown where Dante is up to his eyeballs in debt with her (and amusingly later on in the series with Patty), his long suffering agent Morrison, who also acts as a repairman when Dante has one of his fits much to his annoyance, and a recurring devil named Sid, a weak devil who appeared as a taxi driver during the Patty ep, but becomes much more relevant during the final episodes. T To Read More Click Me!

Not quite the devil people were expecting

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers) Based off of the game franchise, Devil May Cry is the kind of show where you can't really be sure of how the adaptation will go. The entire game series has been built around the idea of being cool and stylish while fighting and has a legion of fans that like it's over the top style. My time with the game franchise has been pretty minimal as I owned Devil May Cry 2 years ago but just couldn't get into it. Upon playing the demo for Devil May Cry 4, I found myself thinking that I'm now firmly old enough that games like this just are too much for me. When your five year old daughter points out how to get around better than you can, well, it's time to move on to more noble gaming pursuits like... chess. Thankfully, the anime incarnation doesn't seem to want to play like the games, though that's going to alienate a lot of the fans. With production by Madhouse, the series episodes has a very dark and ominous feel to it with some stunning looking designs and a real sense of presence and machismo. The series spends some time focusing on how the world works though and this comes through a very basic plot setup. The show revolves usually around Dante, a half breed born of devil and man who spends his time hunting down devils. Why he does this outside of the massive debts he seems to accrue is unclear but he is quite good at his job and has a real knack for sensing the demons that take human form. For the first four episodes, each one introduces someone new into the cast of characters that spend a lot of time around Dante. On the negative side, the first episode introduces us to Patty Lowell, a young girl whose case he takes on by being her bodyguard and transporter while some devils are chasing after her. Naturally, it doesn't go as planned and she ends up moving in with him and introducing a lot of girly aspects to his life as well as a bit of whining. The second episode introduces Lady, a fellow Devil Hunter who has a strong visual look to her as a short haired badass that is on par with Dante. The fourth episode introduces another tough as nails woman known as Trish who has something of a fun duel with Lady throughout it which showcases their tough side but also some of their femininity. The weakest of the introductions comes in the third episode with Morrison, Dante's agent who isn't too strongly involved but is a decent enough supporting character. While Devil May Cry isn’t high art, it’s certainly a lot more entertaining and engaging that I suspected it would be. It’s kept to episodic stories with some underlying currents to them but it avoided being filled with nonstop action and over the top silliness. Everything that caused me to enjoy the show are likely things that alienated its gamer audience however and I can understand the general derision there is among many for it. It’s not a series that leaps out as the cream of the crop, but it’s solidly animated, has a great sense of style in its design itself and gave me twelve interesting and rather well connected stories in the end. Source Here

Was good.

Even though it jumped from DMC4 to DMC to DMC3 and such it still was quite good. It is like the Resident Evil Movies, you can either hate or love them and the same for this show.

loved it

Even though it seems it will only go one season this a must watch for all fans of the gaming series. I watched episode one and then couldn't stop until i was done.