Jul 9, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014 | 4 Comments

DRAMAtical Murder

Now this is quite funny. I have been reading posts from anime fans for many weeks now. They couldn’t wait for the anime and wished they could control time. Now that it’s finally here their posts have turned into hateful stabs at the animators. That’s just how it works. Sometimes an anime adaption doesn’t work out as well as you’d hope.

DRAMAtical MurderI honestly cannot find anything wrong with the artwork. Honestly I can’t. Yes, it could use a few minor improvements, but I would never think about complaining. I think it looks rather nice and find the characters quite refreshing.

The problem, for me, is the story. I haven’t read the manga and I only know, after having seen the first episode, that it’s primarily about a special boy with a sweet voice and people that try to pull him back into their criminal world. It’s a bit vague right now, but I suspect that the second episode will clear things up a bit.

The problem is that I don’t know if I should recommend this. I honestly enjoyed the first episode and think that a lot of the hateful comments are grossly overreacted. I will stick around for now to see what the future brings me.

Plot Summary: Aoba lives on Hekishima, a small island to the southwest of the main islands of Japan. He lives with his grandmother Tae while working part time at a junk shop. The popular pastimes on the island are the ongoing turf war called “Libstease” and an online game set in the virtual world of “Rhyme.” Aoba isn’t involved in either, preferring to live peacefully, until one day he is forced into a Rhyme battle.

  1. There is no DMMd manga, it was based off a BL visual novel

  2. I will reiterate what Alvira says. There is no DMMD manga. This is based on a visual novel game, otherwise known as otome game. Since you do anime reviews, I would suggest you do a bit of research first.

    I just suddenly thought of your previous reviews on other anime and decided to check out what you wrote about this. I had a feeling you’re as clueless with the others. Dramatical Murder, may I point out, is a BL or Boys Love harem game. Depends on the route you play, Aoba always end up in some relationship with any of the other male characters (not all of them, which means that doesn’t include the shop owner, LOL). I often wondered why they tagged it as BL when it’s clearly hard yaoi. There are sex scenes between Aoba and his male partner. Though I doubt they’ll show that in the anime. They’ve already discreetly touched the BL part, but it can be ignored.

    • Greetings,
      Thank you for your message. I have no interest in visual novels, erotic games or whatever this anime adaption was based on. I write my reviews based on first impressions. I see something, I judge it by artwork, story and fill it all up with my personal opinion. I am not going to play the games, read the manga or fap to erotic games in order to write my reviews. That’s just not my style.

      Thank you.

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