Akuma no Riddle
I laughed so hard when I first read the story about Akuma no Riddle. This was supposed to be the one show that could save Yuri anime. There is no saving Yuri anime. It’s always going to be “good” at best. A Yuri masterpiece has yet to be made.
I must say that I’m really digging the artwork here. The characters look pretty cool, especially that scarred girl, and the scenery is quite gloomy and thrilling. This could be a pretty good thriller if the author ever wanted to.
I’m not so sure about the story though. Maybe it’s the first episode that’s just lacking the necessary information, but all I could see is a bunch of trained murderers and one normal girl that they are supposed to kill. Not much of a story…
Do I recommend this? Action fans might like it, sure… Don’t worry about girl on girl love, it’s all good. I doubt it’s going to get boring when the characters are trying to kill each other twenty four hours a day.
Plot Summary: Haru Ichinose is a student at a private girls’ boarding school, Myōjō Academy, who is being targeted by 12 assassins disguised as students and Tokaku Azuma is a transfer student and an assassin who also initially targets Haru, but develops feeling for her and decides to protect her from the other assassins.