Oozing with anime inspired cliché's and stereotypes, the Devil May
Cry: The Animated Series Volume 1 is more or less your standard
cartoon series from Japan, however with one western twist.
The twist is the premise behind the series which was inspired by the
PlayStation 2 game, the Devil May Cry and follows the main character
Dante through his everyday life and is a mercenary as opposed to the
heroic godlike character from the game.
This DVD features the first four episodes of the series and sets
down the ground rules for Dante and the supporting cast that not
only pays homage to the video game but also gives fans of the
character a completely new direction. With the introduction of
"Patty" to the franchise, it seems that the creators attempted to
give Dante a more human face and when it comes to the crunch, Dante
is the classic anti-hero who uses guns and a whopping big sword to
cut through an almost endless parade of demons. Thankfully, a number
of supporting cast members from the game also make a welcome return
to the world of animation.
The animation is pure anime with large eyed female characters who
happen to wear seductive clothing, however the star of the series is
the battle scenes that are at times inspired by the video game
through it's almost ridiculous yet exciting nature.
With strong writing, an addictive plot, the Devil May Cry would not
only appease most hardcore fans but also fans of anime.
DVD Special Features
Interview with Toshiyuki Morikawa (Dante)
Devil May Cry 4 cut scenes
Clean opening animation
Clean closing animation