Devil Survivor 2: The Animation

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Devil Survivor 2:
The Animation
Devil Survivor 2 The Animation Blu-ray Cover Volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first Blu-ray volume released by Pony Canyon in Japan on June 19, 2013
デビルサバイバー2: The Animation
(Debiru Sabaibā Tsū: The Animation)
Genre Action-adventure, Supernatural, Urban fantasy
Manga
Written by Makoto Uezu
Illustrated by Haruto Shiota
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly G Fantasy
Original run December 18, 2012 – ongoing
Volumes 3 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Seiji Kishi
Produced by Fumihiro Tanaka
Gorō Shinjuku
Jin Kawamura
Jun Fukuda
Natsuki Uetake
Ryōichi Ishihara
Susumu Machida
Toshihiro Maeda
Yasuo Suda
Written by Makoto Uezu
Music by Kōtarō Nakagawa
Studio Bridge
Licensed by
Network MBS, TBS, CBC, BS-TBS, Niconico
English network Crunchyroll
Original run April 4, 2013June 27, 2013
Episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Light novel
Devil Survivor 2 The Animation:
Cetus's Prequel
Written by Katsumi Amagawa
Published by Kodansha Box
Published June 3, 2013
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Devil Survivor 2: The Animation (デビルサバイバー2: The Animation Debiru Sabaibā Tsū: The Animation?) is a 2013 anime series based on the 2011 Nintendo DS video game Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 by Atlus. The series was directed by Seiji Kishi, with series composition by Makoto Uezu, based on the original story by Atlus and animated by Bridge. The series stars voice actors Hiroshi Kamiya as Hibiki Kuze along with Nobuhiko Okamoto, Aya Uchida, Junichi Suwabe and Takahiro Sakurai. The story revolves around a mysterious calamity which plunges the world into a state of chaos. This causes Hibiki Kuze and his friends Daichi Shijima and Io Nitta to be suddenly thrown from their normal lives into a battle of survival against creatures called Septentriones seeking to bring the world to ruin. Gaining the ability to summon demons from a cell phone app, Hibiki and his friends team up with an organization known as the JP's to protect Japan and above all else—survive.

The thirteen episode series premiered on MBS' Animeism programming block on April 4, 2013 and was subsequently licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America for home video distribution on July 1, 2014. A manga adaptation published by Square Enix in Monthly G Fantasy preceded the anime. A light novel prequel was also published by Kodansha Box. In addition, two supplementary books were released along with three Drama CDs featuring a side story involving Hibiki Kuze and a host of other merchandise. Critics praised the series for its animation and visuals especially as they evoked the themes employed in the plot. However, the series is described as having a compacted and less than compelling plot.

Plot[edit]

High-schoolers Hibiki Kuze and Daichi Shijima register themselves for a website called Nicaea[Jp. 1] which claims to deliver tasteless videos that predict a friend's deaths. The website soon turns out to be much more than meets the eye when it predicts Hibiki and Daichi's deaths just before they are killed by a derailed train at the Shibuya Subway Station. Accepting Nicaea's offer for a second chance at life, a Demon Summoning App[Jp. 2] is forcefully downloaded onto their phones and allows Hibiki, Daichi and classmate Io Nitta to escape the station from a horde of carnivorous monsters by using the app to summon protective demons. The trio then take refuge in Roppongi after an apocalypse befalls the world. However when they are suddenly attacked by a creature called Dubhe (ドゥベ Duube?), Hibiki manages to defeat it with his demon, Byakko.[Ep. 1] Witnessing their fight, an organization calling itself the Japan Meteorological Agency, Geomagnetism Research Department - JP's[Jp. 3] led by Yamato Hotsuin enlists Hibiki and his friends to aid in defeating the six remaining Septentriones[Jp. 4] in the following six days to prevent the end of the world.[Ep. 2]

Hibiki and his friends then befriend other demon summoners Hinako Kujou and Keita Wakui, the latter of whom meets an untimely end during their rescue of JP's scientist Fumi Kanno.[Ep. 3] After Hibiki narrowly defeats the next Septentrione, Merak (メラク Meraku?) in Osaka,[Ep. 4] the leader of the Resistance faction, Ronaldo Kuriki tells Hibiki of Yamato's warped meritocratic plans for the future as opposed to his own egalitarianistic outlook. Meanwhile as Io and Daichi race to the branch after receiving Hibiki's death clip, the latter also meets fellow demon summoners Yuzuru Akie and Otome Yanagiya.[Ep. 5] However when Airi Ban and Jungo Torii attempt to retake the Nagoya branch, things take a turn for the worse when Phecda (フェクダ Fekuda?) appears and almost kills Hibiki. Following its destruction at the hands of Yamato though, a fierce debate erupts between Yamato and Ronaldo over their ideals, with each trying to win the support of Hibiki.[Ep. 6] Alcor also joins the fray and shocks the crowd with the revelation that he created Nicaea and the Demon Summoning App to aid humanity in their time of peril.[Ep. 7]

As events progress the triplicate forms of Megrez (メグレズ Megurezu?) are simultaneously destroyed in a collaborative effort by the JP's, Resistance and demon summoners at the cost of Ronaldo, Yuzuru and Otome's lives. While Hibiki struggles to cope with the death of his friends, Alcor explains that humanity's ordeal is the direct result of a being called Polaris (ポラリス Porarisu?) as it attempts to restore the natural order of existence by using its Septentriones to destroy the spiritual barriers protecting Japan from the "Void" phenomenon as it erases the current reality.[Ep. 8] When Alioth (アリオト Arioto?) manifests, the JP's has Hinako and Airi combine their demons to defeat it. However Alioth's massive outer shell plummets from the sky and kills thousands more people when it crushes the city. This prompts Hibiki to once again clash with Yamato over the high cost of his ideal.[Ep. 9] When Mizar (ミザール Mizaaru?) appears the next day, the JP's use Io as a spiritual medium in summoning the demon, Lugh. Yamato then uses Lugh to evoke the Dragon Stream[Jp. 5] and defeat Mizar at the cost of Io losing her will to the demon. Lugh then tries to kill Yamato for its imprisonment before it is stopped by Hibiki who successfully separates Io from its possession using the Dragon Stream.[Ep. 10]

The last Septentrione, Benetnasch (ベネトナシュ Benetonashu?) appears the next day and easily eradicates the remaining spiritual barriers. Even as the remaining summoners including Fumi, Airi, Jungo and Hinako put up a valiant effort against the creature, they are killed thanks to Yamato's forsake. An enraged Hibiki then enters the fight, ultimately defeating Benetnasch with Yamato and Daichi's help.[Ep. 11] In the aftermath, Alcor chooses to kill Yamato in support of Hibiki's ideal. Following a fierce battle resulting in Makoto and Alcor's death, Yamato activates the Transport Terminal to meet with Polaris. Io and Daichi then sacrifice their lives to allow Hibiki's pursuit of Yamato.[Ep. 12] Facing each other in a final confrontation, Hibiki and Yamato conclude their debate without finding a compromise. However Hibiki ultimately defeats Yamato with a fusion of all of his friends' demons and is rewarded with an audience with Polaris where he asks it to restore the world to its previous state. Finally, Hibiki finds himself one week in the past with only himself, Yamato and the revived Alcor remembering the events of the past week. As peace returns, Alcor remains optimistic of humanity's future while Hibiki asserts their will to keep on living.[Ep. 13]

Main characters[edit]

Hibiki Kuze (久世 響希 Kuze Hibiki?)

Hibiki is granted the ability to summon demons from the Demon Summoning App thanks to Nicaea after experiencing a train accident on his way home from taking mock exams.[1] With his newfound power Hibiki finds himself intertwined in a battle of survival against the Septentriones who seek to destroy the world while initially unaware of the choices he will be forced to make in the days ahead.[1] He is voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya[2] in the anime series and by Patrick Poole[3] in the English dub. When interviewed Kamiya did not express any opinions on Hibiki's character. However he was very clear to point out that the anime, despite being called "Devil Survivor 2", is not a sequel to a previous anime series but rather "an independent story all its own".[4]

Daichi Shijima (志島 大地 Shijima Daichi?)

Daichi is Hibiki's best friend and was with him during the train accident where he was also granted the power of summoning demons from Nicaea.[5] He is voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto[2] in the anime series and by Greg Ayres[3] in the English dub. Okamoto praised the visual effects of the nighttime battle scenes calling them "very beautiful!"[4]

Io Nitta (新田 維緒 Nitta Io?)

Io is an extremely beautiful and intelligent senior at the same high school attended by Hibiki and Daichi. She was also granted the power of demon summoning by Nicaea after being involved in the train accident.[6] She is voiced by Aya Uchida[2] in the anime series and by Jessica Boone[3] in the English dub. Uchida remarked that players of the original Devil Survivor 2 video game would be able to enjoy the various viewpoints presented in the series. She also felt that the audience would be able to greatly empathize with the characters since they are presented in a way that asks the question, "What would you do if you found yourself in that situation?"[4]

Yamato Hotsuin (峰津院 大和 Hotsuin Yamato?)

Yamato is the director of the Japan Meteorological Agency, Geomagnetism Research Department - JP's which was established by the Hotsuin family.[7] Yamato is a level-headed thinker and able to maintain composure in most situations.[7] He is voiced by Junichi Suwabe[2] in the anime series and by John Gremillion[3] in the English dub. Suwabe praised the cohesiveness of the music, video and dialogue of the series. He also noted that the charm of his character (Yamato) is his strength.[4]

Anguished One (憂う者 Ureumono?)

A mysterious white-haired individual who appears to Hibiki and Yamato at various times during the week.[8] He is the creator of the Nicaea website and the Demon Summoning App.[9] Also known as "Alcor", he is the 8th Septentrione.[10] He is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai[2] in the anime series and by Illich Guardiola[3] in the English dub. Sakurai described Alcor's charm as lying in the enigma of being part of something larger than himself. Sakurai also joked that his favorite character apart from his own was "Hinako Kujou" and described her clothing as "erotic". He went on to praise the animation style, describing it as "powerful and immersive".[4]

Production[edit]

Director Seiji Kishi compared the destruction caused by the Trials of Polaris to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Devil Survivor 2: The Animation was produced by the Bridge animation studio of Japan using a team henceforth known as the Devil Survivor 2 The Animation Committee.[2] The series was directed by veteran anime director Seiji Kishi best known for directing the anime adaptation of Atlus's 2008 video game Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4.[11] During production Kishi remarked that the calamity of which the story describes was reminiscent of the Great East Japan Earthquake which struck in 2011.[12] He also praised the animated depictions of Suzuhito Yasuda's character designs. Makoto Uezu was selected as both the script writer and series composer for the anime. In an interview Uezu commented that he had been a huge fan of the Megami Tensei series since his childhood and that his interests in the occult and electronic technology aided in the composition. Uezu further remarked that the story followed a "hard path" whereby the heroes were forced into making difficult choices at key points in the plot whilst the characters simultaneously explored sensitive issues related to human ethics and morality.[2][12]

The series' character designs were drawn by Etsushi Sajima and were based on the original designs by Suzuhito Yasuda which received praise from Director Kishi.[2][12] The original designs of the Septentriones were created by Mohiro Kitoh who remarked that since he was not directly engaged in the production process, he had to wait until the finished product was released before he could see the animated versions of his designs.[13] The other half of the series' creatures i.e. the various devils (demons) used were designed by Hiroyuki Kanbe, while prop designs were done by Hatsue Nakayama and color designs were done by Keiichi Funada. Finally leaving Kazuto Shimoyama to oversee this area of production as the art director.[2]

The musical score was composed by Kōtarō Nakagawa.[2] Nakagawa was initially surprised to have been offered to be the series' musical composer but took up the role as a challenge.[13] In addition to Nagakawa, Sound Direction was done by Satoki Iida along with Sound effects by Iki Okuda. Other staff members included Assistant Director Yoshimichi Hirai, Animation Designer Eriko Ito, Composite Director Katsufumi Sato, CG Director Yuji Koshida and Ayumu Takahashi as the series Editor and Yasuo Suda who filled the role as producer of the series.[2]

Release[edit]

The thirteen-episode series premiered on MBS' Animeism programming block on April 4, 2013 during the 26:05 (02:05 JST) time slot, which technically resulted in the episodes airing on the days following the ones scheduled.[14] The anime was later aired on TBS, CBC and BS-TBS with online streaming on the Japanese Niconico website.[15] The series was acquired by Crunchyroll for online simulcast streaming with English subtitles in the territories of USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, and Scandinavia.[16][17] The Anime Network later picked up the series for streaming on their online service. The anime was also licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks for distribution through selected digital outlets and a home video release.[18][19][20] The company released the series in its entirety on DVD format on July 1, 2014 in North America and will include both English and Japanese audio options along with English subtitles.[21][22]

On June 19, 2013, Pony Canyon began releasing the series in DVD and Blu-ray volumes in Japan—with the first volume including the first episode and a bonus CD featuring the first Original Soundtrack for the series.[23] The following volumes each contained two episodes with all but the fifth and sixth volumes containing bonus discs of which included a three volume Drama CD series. The seventh and final DVD and Blu-ray volume was released on December 18, 2013 while all Limited Edition volumes were distributed with a bonus poster featuring characters from the series.[24]

Media[edit]

Music and audio[edit]

"Take Your Way"
Cover of the "Take Your Way" single.
Single by Livetune feat. Fukase
Released June 5, 2013 (2013-06-05)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre J-pop
Length 04:36
Label Toy's Factory
Writer(s) Kz
Livetune singles chronology
"Transfer"
(2012)
"Take Your Way"
(2013)
Music video
"「Take Your Way」" on YouTube

Devil Survivor 2: The Animation uses three pieces of theme music: one opening theme, one closing theme and one insert song. The theme sequences are not used consistently throughout the series since the episode producers decided to prioritize story-telling to to their use which helped keep the plot within thirteen episodes.[25] The anime debuted with "Take Your Way" by Livetune feat. Fukase as the opening theme for the first eight episodes and then from the eleventh. The theme is not played, but credited in both the ninth[26] and tenth[27] episodes. The closing theme is "Be" by Song Raiders and is used from the first through ninth episodes and then from the eleventh. The insert song titled "Each and All" by Livetune feat. Rin Oikawa also doubled as the closing theme of the tenth episode.[28]

Song Raiders released "Be" on May 22, 2013.[29] Livetune's "Take Your Way" single followed shortly after on June 5, 2013.[30][31] The official "Take Your Way" music video was directed and features visuals by Fantasia Utomaro.[32] "Take Your Way" sold 9,776 copies during its first week and placed 12th on Oricon's weekly rankings.[33][34] It later went on to become the number one single in Japan during the week of June 3–9, 2013.[33][35] The soundtrack music for the series was composed by Kōtarō Nakagawa.[2] The first soundtrack album was bundled with the first Blu-ray and DVD Volume of the series and released in Japan on June 19, 2013.[23] The second soundtrack album was released in a similar manner, being bundled with the third Blu-ray and DVD Volume and released on August 21, 2013.[36]

Shūta Morishima, the voice of the in-game "Nicaea" AITycho, began hosting a bi-weekly internet radio show from April 4, 2013 on the Hibiki Radio and Sound Springs stations.[37] In addition, three drama CD's were released. They were bundled together with the second, fourth and seventh Blu-ray and DVD volumes of the series on July 17, 2013,[38] September 19, 2013[39] and December 18, 2013[40] respectively. The CD's collectively tell parts of a story titled "Hibiki-kun Go For it!"


Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation tentatively titled "Devil Survivor 2: The Animation" began serialization on December 18, 2012 in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine.[11][41] It is illustrated by Haruto Shiota and written by Makoto Uezu; based on the original Devil Survivor 2 story by Atlus. Three tankōbon volumes have been released as of March 27, 2014.[41][42]

Volumes[edit]

No. Release date ISBN
1 March 27, 2013[41][43] ISBN 978-4757539327
  1. Sunday's Melancholy ①
  2. Sunday's Melancholy ②
  3. Monday's Turmoil ①
  4. Monday's Turmoil ②
Hibiki Kuze and Daichi Shijima meet up after taking high school mock exams. Daichi introduces Hibiki to a website called Nicaea which claims to predict when a friend will die. However when Nicaea predicts their deaths during a train wreck, it installs a Demon Summoning App on their phones and allows them and classmate Io Nitta to escape from a horde of carnivorous demons by summoning their own. At the same time a mysterious calamity throws the world into disaster and as the trio takes refuge in the city, they are attacked by Dubhe. However Hibiki manages to defeat the creature using Byakko. Afterwards they are arrested by an organization known as the JP's and its director Yamato Hotsuin and captain Makoto Sako explain the world's situation and try to recruit Hibiki to their cause of defeating the six remaining Septentriones. Hibiki declines and Makoto takes them to a refugee shelter. However when rogue Itsumade demons attack the shelter, Hibiki protects the terrified refugees with Byakko and resolves to use his power to protect others and decides to aid the JP's along with Daichi and Io. Afterwards, Yamato tasks them with finding the scientist Dr. Fumi Kanno. Meanwhile another organization begins to move.
2 September 27, 2013[44] ISBN 978-4757540774
  1. Monday's Turmoil ③
  2. Monday's Turmoil ④
  3. Monday's Turmoil ⑤
Yamato dispatches Hibiki, Daichi and Io to the Osaka area to search for Dr. Kanno and they team up with fellow summoners Hinako Kujou and Keita Wakui. However Keita leaves the group in favor of hunting rogue demons. Afterwards the JP's' Osaka firewalls come under the attack of a highly skilled hacker. At the same time Hinako receives Keita's death clip and Yamato has them stop the hacker at Festivalgate. Keita also comes under a demon attack at Festivalgate and just barely escapes death when Hibiki and the others arrive on the scene. As they begin battling the demons, Yamato buys them some time by using the "Almadel" virus to slow the demons. However when they shockingly discover the hacker to be Dr. Kanno herself, a sentient and powerful demon called Botis stops them in their tracks. While Hibiki and Keita seemingly stop Botis, Daichi damages the hacking computer. As the group begins a premature celebration though, Botis has Dr. Kanno use the Almadel against the JP's and then proceeds to attack the group, killing Keita. With the JP's' firewalls destroyed by the Almadel, the spiritual barrier over the Osaka area becomes undone and the Septentrione known as Merak appears in the city.
3 March 27, 2014[45] ISBN 978-4757542679
  1. Monday's Turmoil ⑥
  2. Monday's Turmoil ⑦

Light novel[edit]

A light novel written by Katsumi Amagawa titled "Devil Survivor 2 The Animation: Cetus's Prequel" was published by Kodansha Box on June 3, 2013.[46][47]

Other books[edit]

A supplementary book titled "Devil Survivor 2: The Animation—Character Archives" was published by Square Enix on June 27, 2013.[48] The book contained character biographies in addition to commentaries by Seiji Kishi and Makoto Uezu.[49] Another book titled "Devil Survivor 2: The Animation—Creator Works" was published by Pony Canyon of Japan on August 9, 2013.[50] This book contained broad interviews from most of the animation staff, including photos and a behind-the-scene look at the animation process and at the Devil Survivor 2 world.[50]

Merchandising[edit]

Numerous products including figurines and mobile phone accessories among other things were released in response to the anime.[51] A set of 16 posters was released by Pos x Pos Collection on October 18, 2013.[52]

Reception[edit]

Rebecca Silverman of the Anime News Network described the first episode as "not feeling like a game adaptation [but rather] an exciting survival tale with high stakes and a few moments of very real fear" with "a lot to take in and think about."[53] She went on to praise the designs of the demons and the background, saying that the "transformation from the everyday world to one of total chaos and destruction is both swift and impressive". She also called the captured image of a modern apocalypse as "very effective" since it reminded her of the Great Kanto Earthquake.[53] In her full series review, Silverman praised the use of animation in the series, including the dark colors employed for the environments and the way in which they seamlessly brought the dark themes associated with an apocalypse together for an emotional impact. Silverman also noted that while the anime differs from the style used in Persona 4: The Animation, compaction of the game's story into thirteen episodes "never feels rushed, but it can be a little cramped."[25]

Richard Eisenbeis of Kotaku had less praise for the series—drawing attention to its "painfully run-of-the-mill" framework consisting of the overused "Teenagers summoning monsters to save the world" cliché.[54] With reference to Persona 4: The Animation Eisenbeis stated that the series possessed "no compelling mysteries nor are there deeper psychological dilemmas being explored."[54] In his full review, Eisenbeis explained that the very premise of the characters encountering a new monster each episode and defeating it by acquiring new abilities or through teamwork was "hardly compelling."[55] He further elaborated on the "woefully underdeveloped" characters who were given just enough backstory to provide some level of solidarity. However he praised the concept of the series' main villain (or antihero) Yamato Hotsuin, who "gets a ton of development" and credited the character as being an "excellent villain". On the flip side, Eisenbeis went on to praise the convincing development of the basic hero/villain relationship which took a non-traditional route. He also noted that the themes of the anime included much more than simply surviving death, but also the "conflicting ideas on how exactly the world should work."[55]

Andy Hanley of the UK Anime Network was quick to note that much of the inspiration for Devil Survivor 2: The Animation's story-telling stemmed from the success of Persona 4: The Animation's playbook.[56] Hanley went on to describe the immense amount of plot that was packed into the first episode, explaining that "while some series would have spent half a dozen episodes explaining the nuances of the setting, plot and characters, Devil Survivor 2 is truly an "in at the deep end" experience." He noted that while the compacted plot had the downside of leaving "the series open to being labelled as shallow" it was "actually very effective in keeping the viewer engaged - there's always something going on." Hanley also described the series' visual appeal which made the less than spectacular battles "feel satisfying and fit in with the broad aesthetic of the show, which looks and sounds good for all its visual quirks."[56]

Notes and references[edit]

Japanese text
  1. ^ ニカイア Nikaia?
  2. ^ 悪魔召喚アプリ Akuma Shōkan Apuri?
  3. ^ 気象庁・指定地磁気調査部、「ジプス」 Kishōchō. Shitei Chijiki Chōsa bu, 'Jipusu'?
  4. ^ セプテントリオン Seputentorion?
  5. ^ 龍脈 Ryumyaku?
General references

"Ep." is a shortened form for "Episode" and refers to a particular sequence of events that take place as the Devil Survivor 2: The Animation anime progresses.

  1. ^ 1st Day: Melancholy Sunday
  2. ^ 2nd Day: Monday of Upheaval - I
  3. ^ 2nd Day: Monday of Upheaval - II
  4. ^ 2nd Day: Monday of Upheaval - III
  5. ^ 3rd Day: Tuesday of Turbulence - I
  6. ^ 3rd Day: Tuesday of Turbulence - II
  7. ^ 4th Day: Wednesday of Transformation - I
  8. ^ 4th Day: Wednesday of Transformation - II
  9. ^ 5th Day: Thursday of Shock
  10. ^ 6th Day: Friday of Farewells
  11. ^ 7th Day: Saturday of Variances
  12. ^ Last Day: Sunday of Realization - I
  13. ^ Last Day: Sunday of Realization - II
Specific references
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  3. ^ a b c d e "Sentai Filmworks Announces Full Devil Survivor 2 Dub Cast". Anime News Network. June 4, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
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  10. ^ Makoto Uezu (May 23, 2013). "4th Day: Wednesday of Transformation - II". Devil Survivor 2: The Animation. Event occurs at 18:48. MBS. "Alcor: I'm one of the Septentriones."
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  27. ^ Makoto Uezu (June 6, 2013). "6th Day: Friday of Farewells". Devil Survivor 2: The Animation. Event occurs at 03:43. MBS.
  28. ^ Makoto Uezu (June 6, 2013). "6th Day: Friday of Farewells". Devil Survivor 2: The Animation. Event occurs at 19:08. MBS.
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