Forum - View topic
REVIEW: Devils and Realist GN 1




Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
sakuragtin



Joined: 18 Nov 2008
Posts: 203

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:59 am Reply with quote
I'll have to disagree with you on this review. I actually quite enjoyed Devils and Realist and didn't find it mediocre at all. I'm enjoying it better than Black Butler. I guess William would make or break the series for you though. Personally, I loved him. His cynical attitude toward everything was hilarious and for me it made him adorable.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CallumKeyblade



Joined: 30 Jul 2014
Posts: 34

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:08 pm Reply with quote
sakuragtin wrote:
I'll have to disagree with you on this review. I actually quite enjoyed Devils and Realist and didn't find it mediocre at all. I'm enjoying it better than Black Butler. I guess William would make or break the series for you though. Personally, I loved him. His cynical attitude toward everything was hilarious and for me it made him adorable.


Yeah, William is probably one of my favourite things about the series. I like how with all this madness going on around him he doesn't really want any part in it. He just wants to live a normal life so it's perfectly understandable that he wouldn't be particularly nice to those trying to drag him into the demon's world.

--

I didn't think the first volume was perfect but I think it does show promise. The whole "new character tries to get William's vote" thing does get a bit repetitive but towards the end of volume 2 it seems that there is more to the series than just that aspect. The lack of female characters also changes in volume 2 (the colour page at the start is two female characters bathing together which was a bit of a surprise for a Comic Zero Sum title). Overall, I'm really looking forward to seeing where the series goes now that the foundations have been laid.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
traveling



Joined: 23 Apr 2013
Posts: 114
Location: U.S.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:25 am Reply with quote
Does anyone know how much of the manga the anime adapted?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dessa
Baka RangerBaka Ranger


Joined: 14 Jul 2004
Posts: 2425

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:56 am Reply with quote
I think "mediocre" is a good way to describe DaR. I enjoyed reading it well enough, but there was just something missing for me, that I felt the anime did much better, that I can't quite put a finger on. Maybe it was the great performances of the voice cast, or maybe it was the pacing, or maybe it was a combination of that and a little bit of something else. But while I liked the anime enough that I wouldn't mind rewatching it, I can't see myself going out of my way to reread the manga. I'll read the other volumes, and I'm hoping it does get better, but it's not something I'd buy (libraries FTW!).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group