Devils Line Episode 1 First Impression Review

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Tsukasa, a college student, is rescued from an attack by a devil, one of many vampires that can blend in among the human population. Anzai, her savior, is a half-devil who exploits his supernatural gifts as a member of a shadowy police task force that specializes in devil-related crime in Tokyo. As Anzai continues to keep guard over Tsukasa, the two quickly forge a tentative bond—one that Anzai fears will test his iron-clad rule of never drinking human blood.

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This has so many unintentionally goofy moments. Color palette in the prologue. Corny opening song. Gratuitous English. Main girls and her friends faces bordering on uncanny valley (eye sizes are just wrong). Sawashiro Miyuki delivering Super Inazuma Kick. 100% maximum friend zone. That transition into “softly melting away”. But all of it gets easily excused for the struggle of a friend zoned vampire plot line. For something so short it was a very compelling story. And the whole premise of vampirism as antisocial disorder/drug-addiction and police employing vampires to hunt vampires reminded me of Psycho Pass of all things, rather than other vampire stories. Compared to Manga cover page, main guy’s design looks disappointing.

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 I think this show is super refreshing as a baseball anime. Usually all we see are super passionate, shonen protagonists, and he feels like actual pro in super volatile career path. That “WTF!?” Ending aside, I thought it was pretty good! I love the misdirection that they did to make us think that Anzai is the killer on the loose but it was actually Akimura and Anzai is part of a special vampire hunting police unit. I know there’s suppose to be romance in this anime anime but I REALLY wish they used a different music for that final scene. That was NOT a romantic scene. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

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4 thoughts on “Devils Line Episode 1 First Impression Review

      1. Oh the manga is addictingly good for some reason and no I don’t think it’s botching it that much. I just happen to prefer it more as a manga instead of making an adaptation out of it.

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