Ritsuka Tachibana has always been a good student, so she is completely shocked when she is suddenly summoned by the student council. Even more, they seem to think of Ritsuka as a troublemaker. Led by the handsome Rem Kaginuki, the student council—also consisting of Urie Sogami, Shiki Natsumizaka and Mage Nanashiro—tries to question her, but it soon becomes clear that they have ulterior motives. However, this is only the beginning. When her mother gets kidnapped, her life is turned upside down, and Ritsuka gets drawn into a world of vampires and devils. Both groups are searching for the “Grimoire,” a forbidden item allowing its owner to rule the world. The return of her brother Lindo from overseas gives her hope, but even he appears to be hiding something. In a world filled with secrets, Ritsuka questions whom she can trust in this dark musical tale, while the handsome and dangerous members of the student council compete for her attention. – My Anime List
Based on 9 review scores:
The show has its flaws but I have to give it credit for delivering an anime musical.
If you are into musicals, then this is a series you may be interested in! Although, some scenes may leave you becoming critical about the series but overall it is worth the try. I am not sure about you but I hope that this series could bring you into another ride into ‘Disney Land’ that is filled with music. In terms of character development, it is something to look forward to in the game (or to the reviews). Overall, thumbs up to Rejet, Elemental Gardens and Brain’s Base for the series.
My Anime List
The songs aren’t particularly memorable or well-written either. They feature no memorable melodies and all have the same generic faux-symphonic metal arrangement that anyone who’s watched a lot of anime in the last few years can probably fart out without even putting any thought into it. To make matters worse, the lyrics add absolutely nothing to the story. In a proper musical, these would delve deeper into the characters’ emotions and internal struggles, but in Dance with Devils, they only regurgitate what you’ve already learned in the least poetic way possible.
The Sushi Times
It’s enjoyable, but I think it’s lacking something that would make it truly lovable. I can’t get obsessed with these characters because they just are too dull. It doesn’t even matter if they’re demons.
Anime News Network
Dazz’s Anime Stop
I’ll leave off with this; I’d rather reread part of Lord of the Flies then ever sit through this again. And that’s saying something.