Devil May Cry follows the story of the demon hunter known as Dante. As a half demon, half human, he uses his trusty sword Rebellion and his two guns Ebony and Ivory to take on missions. Dante owns and runs “Devil May Cry,” a business that specializes in hunting and killing demon-related problems. Based on the video game series “Devil May Cry.” – My Anime List
Based on 18 review scores:
Its DMC… you either came here because you’ve played the game and you said, “omg i didnt know this existed” or you’ve never seen the anime. Its great. Watch it.Though you’ll either really enjoy this series or you won’t. Hit or miss though, its bloody and follows its own unique story. Check it out.
This anime is truly captivating how it all wrapped up in the end. The artwork was very nice and it’s a very enjoyable show to watch. I believe if you enjoyed the game or even the manga, you would really enjoy this anime. Especially Dante’s quick and funny sayings. “Jackpot!”
Devil May Cry shows that as a show it’s quite brainless, and you don’t require much thought to enjoy it. The predictable nature means that everything can be thought ahead of time, and it pretty much turns into the Dante show. However, at the same time, Dante is a great character, his interactions with others are fun, and the fight sequences are fantastic. It’s not a show that you need to think about, and it’s not one that will draw you in. However, it’s a show you can enjoy it for what it is, and it’s recommended considering it’s a decent price, and a bonus if you’re a fan of the games.
This show is a nice slice out of the Devil May Cry franchise that allows non-gamers to enjoy the story for what it is – a guy that hunts demons – and allows gamers to see their character in a different format. It’s a kick-ass show that is pretty much “what you see is what you get” and what you get are a few laughs, a lot of action and some great entertainment!
This anime is action packed and entertaining, it doesn’t completely follow a plot but towards the end things start pulling together for one hell of an ending. Dante is a character that you enjoy, and the action is varying in different episodes so that you see the different sides to Dante. Overall a very enjoyable anime and short enough to make it really entertaining.
With strong writing, an addictive plot, the Devil May Cry would not only appease most hardcore fans but also fans of anime.
My advice is if you’re a die-hard fan you have to take the anime with a pinch of salt. Yes it’s not perfect and there are many things they could have done to make it better, but it also has so many good qualities which you will over-look pointing out the bad things. Watch it with an open mind and be prepared for a light-hearted (though it does have its dark points) piece of good entertainment staring your favourite Demon Slayer.
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All in all, DMC is the kind of show you’d want for some simple braindead entertainment when you’ve run out of more entertaining stuff. Don’t expect anything beyond that, as otherwise you’ll be disappointed in no time. Just get your beverage of choice, a pack of suitable snacks, and press play. Alternatively, go play Quake 3 deathmatch—it has just about the same amount of plot with ten times the action and thrill.
That isn’t to say that Devil May Cry isn’t enjoyable. You can easily lose twenty-odd minutes to an episode, again mostly for the characterisations and the energy and pace of the story. You don’t have to strain the grey matter to do so, and these are very much episodes that you can have on in the background. Devil May Cry is a fun series that is well worth watching, and if you haven’t seen it before, then this Blu-ray release, if you can still find it, is the obvious way to go in this HD age. But if you have it on DVD, and are pondering upgrading, then it’s best to save your pennies for something new, as there just isn’t enough over the DVD release to warrant double-dipping.
I’m sure DMC was intended to radiate an effortless cool and a cheeky disregard for the boundaries of taste, but instead it turned out rather juvenile. Whilst this level of mediocrity occasionally provides belly laughs when accompanied by 80s animation, no modern anime should presume to become enough of a cult classic to excuse such delivery. As a woven plot, the series is nonsense; as an action fest, it has limited entertainment value. DMC will appeal to those who very recently came to anime via Blood+, Hellsing and the like, and thus haven’t yet developed their tastes with better fare.
A must-watch for everyone who’s growing weary of Japanese Anime stereotyping.
Aside from the occasional blip of a larger story scattered about, the entirety of Devil May Cry’s twelve episodes is comprised of episodic stories. Something goes down, Dante is hired, and some demon winds up getting its ass kicked in the process. I’m not going to deny that it’s fun for short bursts of action-oriented anime, but the story simply feels too shallow for its own good some times. With that being said I must admit that the show is incredibly sexy. The art direction is phenomenal and some of the fights here are truly brutal. Because of that I’d say this is a fun diversion if you appreciated the game series, but not nearly the full-blown, standalone anime it could have been.
Devil May Cry had the potential to make an entertaining anime series, yet that potential wasn’t ever fully realized during its short 12-episode run. And for those who did enjoy the series, the relatively slight improvement in the Blu-ray presentation doesn’t quite justify going the full HD route. We recommend going back and playing any of the games again for a more rewarding storytelling experience.
Devil May Cry may interest some people as an introduction to the series, but those who are long-time fans may not find a whole lot on offer. While the series is decent and works on its own, it just doesn’t stand up to its videogame counterparts and never really excites at any point. I’d only pick it up if you’re looking for an introduction to the series, rather then an addition.
Not awful, but forgettable due to insufficient budget and weak stories.
Devil May Cry is an unusual show. Fans of the video game series may well enjoy seeing the adventures of their favorite characters in a form other than the games but casual viewers who haven’t played the games may be confused by the sudden arrivals, actions, and departures of various characters whose stories are related through the games but not in the anime series. While Trish and Lady are gorgeous eye candy and their battles are occasionally exciting, eye candy only goes so far – some background and insight into their characters other than they like fancy clothes would be nice. Dante and the other two demon hunters are so powerful and skillful and the demons so ridiculously weak that no real drama comes out of their battles. This may work in a video game where much excitement is generated by the player’s skill in controlling Dante’s various abilities but seeing demons shot to bits and stabbed gets tiresome after awhile. What little real drama exists in the show develops too late for the audience to care. In the end, Devil May Cry is a triumph of style over substance.