Riddle Story of Devil (TV)

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Alternative title:
Akuma no Riddle (Japanese)
悪魔のリドル (Japanese)
Genres: action, drama
Themes: assassins, school, yuri
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: The "Class Black," 10th Grade of Myōjō Academy is composed of 12 assassins disguised as students and one target: Haru Ichinose. Fully aware of being the prey, Ichinose vows to survive assassination attempts and graduate from the school alive. One of the assassins, Tokaku Azuma, has started building up feelings for Ichinose and switched side to become her protector. Together they have to face the onslaught from their classmates of 11 assassins.
User Ratings: 347 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 12 votes (sub:12)
 Excellent: 47 votes (sub:46, dub:1)
 Very good: 84 votes (sub:77, dub:6, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Good: 94 votes (sub:85, dub:5, others:4
2 French subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 57 votes (sub:48, dub:7, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 17 votes (sub:17)
 Not really good: 16 votes (sub:15, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Weak: 12 votes (sub:12)
 Bad: 6 votes (sub:4, raw:1, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 605 users, rank: #1625 (of 6497)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.954 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7603, rank: #2672 (of 6496)
Weighted mean: 6.868 (Good), rank: #2765 (of 6496) (seen all: 6.98 / seen some: 7.00 / won't finish: 4.04)
Bayesian estimate: 6.890 (Good), rank: #2476 (of 4949)
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2014-04-03
Opening Theme:
#1: "Sōshō Innocence" by Maaya Uchida
Ending Theme:
#1: "Paradox" by Ayaka Suwa (ep 1)
#2: "Kinō, Kyō, Ashita" (昨日、今日、明日; Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow) by Hisako Kanemoto (ep 2)
#3: "Concentration" by Manami Numakura (ep 3)
#4: "ACROSS THE FATE" by Haruka Yoshimura (ep 4)
#5: "Dōtte kotonai Sympathy" (どうってことない Sympathy, I Don't Need Your Sympathy) by Fumiko Uchimura (ep 5)
#6: "Poison Me" by Sachika Misawa & Mami Uchida (ep 6)
#7: "Suzukaze" (すずかぜ Cold Wind) by Chika Anzai (ep 7)
#8: "Mayonaka no Tōbō" (真夜中の逃亡, Moonlight Fugitive) by Yuka Ōtsubo (ep 8)
#9: "Tenshi no Smile♥" (天使のスマイル♥, Angel's Smile) by Azumi Asakura (ep 9)
#10: "Inochi no Karakuri" (イノチノカラクリ The Mechanical Workings of Life) by Miho Arakawa (ep 10)
#11: "Survival" by Yoshino Nanjō (ep 11)
#12: "QUEEN" by Ayaka Suwa, Hisako Kanemoto, Manami Nakamura, Haruka Yoshimura, Fumiko Uchimura, Sachika Misawa, Mami Uchida, Chika Anzai, Yuka Ōtsubo, Azumi Asakura, Miho Arakwa, Yūki Yamada (ep 12)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Riddle Story of Devil - The Complete Series + OVA (DVD) 2015-12-08 (from $37.39)
    Riddle Story of Devil - The Complete Series + OVA [Limited Edition] (DVD) 2015-12-08 (from $43.79)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Keizou Kusakawa
Series Composition: Kiyoko Yoshimura
Script:
Ayuna Fujisaki
Kiyoko Yoshimura (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 8-9, 11-12
)

Masahiro Yokotani
Storyboard:
Keizou Kusakawa (ED 1-2, 5-6, 9-11; eps 1-2, 4)
Shingo Tamaki (ED 3-4, 12)
Takayuki Inagaki (ED 7-8; ep 9)
Yoshino Honda (OP)
Episode Director:
Kazunobu Shimizu (ep 2)
Shingo Tamaki (eps 1, 10)
Unit Director:
Keizou Kusakawa (ED 1-2, 5-6, 9-11)
Shingo Tamaki (ED 3-4, 12)
Takayuki Inagaki (ED 7-8)
Yoshino Honda (OP)
Original creator: Yun Kouga
Original Character Design: Sunao Minakata
Character Design: Naomi Ide
Art Director: Masatoshi Muto
Chief Animation Director: Naomi Ide
Animation Director:
Kazuyuki Ikai (Studio Gomez; ep 2)
Mayuko Matsumoto (ep 1)
Naomi Ide (OP; ED 1-12)
Shingo Tamaki (ep 10)
Shōko Maruyama (ep 2)
Tsubomi Benibara (ep 1)
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Director of Photography: Yasuyuki Itou
Action Director: Takayuki Sano
Animation producer: Akihiro Sekiyama
Assistant Animation Director:
Kazuhisa Kosuge (eps 5, 7-9)
Kei Oohashi (ep 2)
Masanori Aoyama (ep 2)
Satomi Miyazaki (ep 2)
Shingo Tamaki (ep 5)
Assistant Chief Animation Director:
Kazuhisa Kosuge (ep 1)
Makoto Kohara (eps 1, 3-4, 6-9)
Masakazu Ishikawa (eps 1-2)
Mayuko Matsumoto (eps 2-12)
Color design: Ryouta Nakata
Editing: Toshihiko Kojima
Hand-to-Hand Fighting Supervision: Akira Otsuka
Key Animation:
Masayuki Nonaka (OP)
Shingo Tamaki (OP)
Tsurugi Kato (ep 10)
Music producer: Yoshifumi Yarimizu
Prop Design: Sayaka Tokunaga
Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
Theme Song Arrangement: R.O.N (OP)
Theme Song Composition: R.O.N (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: Chiaki Ishikawa (OP)
Weapons Supervision: Akira Otsuka
Animation Production: Diomedea
Key Animation:
GK Entertainment (ep 7)
Hanil Animation (eps 4, 11)
J-Cube (ep 4)
MK Seoul (ep 7)
Studio Kuma (ep 2)
Synod (5 episodes
eps 1, 3, 5-6, 10
)

White Line (ep 2)
YABES (ep 11)
Music Production: Pony Canyon
Offline Editing: Diomedea
Production Cooperation:
BLADE (ep 2)
Magic Bus (eps 4, 11)
Studio Gram (ep 7)
Sound Production: Dax Production
Video Editing: Imagica
Japanese cast
Ayaka Suwa as Tokaku Azuma
Azumi Asakura as Isuke Inukai
Hisako Kanemoto as Haru Ichinose
Yoshino Nanjou as Nio Hashiri

Chika Anzai as Suzu Shutō
Fumiko Uchimura as Haruki Sagae
Haruka Yoshimura as Kōko Kaminaga
Mami Uchida as Hitsugi Kirigaya
Manami Numakura as Otoya Takechi
Miho Arakawa as Sumireko Hanabusa
Sachika Misawa as Chitaru Hamatame
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Meichi Yuri (Principal)
Yuka Ōtsubo as
Mahiru Banba
Shinya
Yuki Yamada as Shiena Kenmochi

Asami Yoshida as Haru's mother (ep 11)
Asuna Tomari as Haru's brother (ep 11)
Chika Anzai as Airu Sagae (ep 5)
Daiki Hamano as Math instructor (ep 2)
Junichi Suwabe as Eisuke Inukai (ep 8)
Kouji Fujiyoshi as
Haru's father (ep 11)
Prison guard A (ep 10)
Lynn as
Female Instructor B (ep 1)
Female student (ep 4)
Nozomi Yamamoto as Fuyuka Sagae (ep 5)
Rika Abe as Female student A (ep 6)
Risa Hayamizu as Chitaru Namatame's former teacher (ep 6)
Takahiro Sakurai as Mizurogi-sensei
Taku Yashiro as Prison guard B (ep 10)
Toa Yukinari as Karami Azuma (Tokaku's mother; eps 2, 9, 12)
Tomokazu Sugita as Kaiba-sensei
Tomomichi Nishimura as Myōjō Academy principal (ep 2)
Toshiki Iwasawa as
Booth hawker student (ep 6)
Hanabusa family butler (ep 12)
Yō Taichi as Female Instructor A (ep 1)
Yoshiko Okamoto as Grandmother Azuma (Tokaku's grandmother; eps 5, 9, 12)
Yoshimitsu Takasugi as Priest (ep 4)
Yoshino Nanjou as Kōta Sagae (ep 5)
Yuichiro Umehara as Darts booth student (ep 6)
Yuka Ōtsubo as Sōta Sagae (ep 5)
Yuko Iida as Wataru (Haru's younger brother; ep 11)
Yumi Uchiyama as Mako Azuma (Tokaku's aunt; eps 2, 5, 9, 12)
Yuu Asakawa as Irena (ep 4)
English staff
English cast
Alexis Tipton as Haru Ichinose
Jamie Marchi as Isuke Inukai
Lauren Landa as Nio Hashiri
Morgan Berry as Tokaku Azuma

Anastasia Munoz as Shiena Kenmochi
Bryn Apprill as Sumireko Hanabusa
Carli Mosier as Haruki Sagae
Clarine Harp as Kouko Kaminaga
Colleen Clinkenbeard as Otoya Takeuchi
Michelle Rojas as Suzu Shuto
Mikaela Krantz as
Mahiru Banba
Shinya Banba
Monica Rial as Chitaru Namatame
Natalie Hoover as Hitsugi Kirigaya
Rachel Robinson as Meichi Yuri (Chairwoman)

Jean-Luc Hester as Wataru Ichinose (Haru's Younger Brother; ep 11)
Joel McDonald as Eisuke Inukai (ep 8)
Linda Leonard as Tokaku's Grandmother (eps 5, 9)
Mallorie Rodak as Irena (ep 4)
Martha Harms as Mako Azuma (Tokaku's Aunt; ep 9)
Morgan Garrett as Karami Azuma (Tokaku's Mother; eps 5, 9)
Ricco Fajardo as Mr. Mizurogi
Robert McCollum as Kaiba

Anthony Bowling (eps 4, 6)
Brad Jackson (ep 4)
Caitlin Glass (as Tiffany Patterson; eps 1, 6)
Carly Speno (ep 6)
Chris Rager (ep 2)
Cynthia Cranz (ep 4)
Didi Duron (as Didi Archilla; eps 1-2, 4, 6)
Duncan Brannan (ep 12)
Eric Cherry (eps 6, 10-11)
Garret Storms (eps 10-11)
Juli Erickson (ep 6)
Kristen McGuire (eps 1-5)
Leah Clark (eps 1, 5-6)
Sara Ragsdale (ep 6)
Terri Doty (eps 1-5)
Whitney Rodgers (eps 4, 6, 11)
English companies
Broadcaster: Animax Asia
Internet Streaming:
AnimeLab (Australia & New Zealand)
Crunchyroll
German cast
German staff
ADR Director: Achim Schmidt-Carstens
Josephine Schmidt as Tokaku Azuma
Linda Fölster as Haru Ichinose

Arlette Stanschus as Mahiru Banba
Christian Rudolf as Kaiba-sensei
Dorothee Sturz as Isuke Inukai
Josephine Martz as Hitsugi Kirigaya
Julia Casper as Otoya Takechi
Julia Fölster as Sumireko Hanabusa
Katharina von Keller as Suzu Shutou
Manuela Bäcker as Kouko Kaminaga
Merete Brettschneider as Haruki Sagae
Oliver Böttcher as Ataru Mizorogi
Saskia Weckler as Nio Hashiri
Simona Pahl as Chitaru Namatame
Sonja Stein as Shiena Kenmochi

Anne Moll as Meichi Yuri
Eva Michaelis as Irena (ep 4)
Jürgen Holdorf as Principal (ep 2)
German companies
Distributor: Kazé Germany
Internet Streaming: Anime-on-Demand

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