List of Devil May Cry episodes
This is a list of episodes of the Devil May Cry anime. The episodes are directed by Shin Itagaki and produced by Madhouse Studios. The English adaptation of the anime has been licensed by Funimation Entertainment. They are based on the Devil May Cry video game series produced by Capcom. The background of the storyline is primarily based on the first and third installments of the series, Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening respectively.
The anime was originally announced at the Tokyo Game Show on September 22, 2006, with plans to release twelve episodes of the series. Unlike most anime, the episode titles were released in English instead of the customary Japanese. The first episode aired on June 14, 2007, with the twelfth shown on September 6, 2007. The episodes aired on WOWOW.
Two pieces of theme music are used for the episodes, one opening theme and one closing theme. The opening theme is "d.m.c." by rungran, and the closing theme is "I'll be your home" by Rin Oikawa. The original soundtrack for the episodes was released by Media Factory on August 18, 2007.
As of December 2007, three DVD compilations have been released by Media Factory, each containing two episodes of the anime, with the latest one released on November 22, 2007. Three more DVD compilations are slated for release. A special edition of the first compilation will also be packaged with Devil May Cry 4, the next game in the Devil May Cry series.
|#||Episode Name||Original air date|
|1||"Devil May Cry"||June 14, 2007|
|Dante, a half-devil, half-human mercenary specializing in devil hunting, is hired as the bodyguard of Patty, a young orphaned girl who is the heir to a large fortune. He protects her from the numerous demons set to kill her, but feels something amiss in this job.|
|2||"Highway Star"||June 21, 2007|
|Dante reluctantly accepts a mission from his old acquaintance, Lady, to stop a demonically possessed motorcycle named "Red Eye" that haunts the motorway. At the same time, a young, brash motorcyclist hopes to outrace the Red Eye, so as to avenge his brother.|
|3||"Not Love"||June 28, 2007|
|The daughter of the mayor begins seeing a mysterious man. Under suspicion that the man is a devil in disguise, Dante is sent to investigate. Along the way, the man questions whether a human and a devil can ever be together, forcing Dante to recall the relationship between his human mother, Eva, and his father, the legendary dark knight, Sparda.|
|4||"Rolling Thunder"||July 5, 2007|
|A strange woman with lightning-based abilities is seen lurking around town. Lady is asked to investigate, believing it's a demon in disguise. However, the fact that this woman dual-wields handguns does not surprise Dante at all.|
|5||"In Private"||July 12, 2007|
|Dante finds himself followed by a customer from a local diner, who is trying to find out the devil hunter's secrets in order to impress a local waitress. After witnessing Dante slay multiple devils, the man manages to gain the waitress' affection.|
|6||"Rock Queen"||July 19, 2007|
|Dante is hired to protect a group of treasure hunters from a female devil that has possessed the body of a former rock star.|
|7||"Wishes Come True"||July 26, 2007|
|A man receives a visit from a demonic mask which claims to fulfill any wish he desires. After inadvertently wishing for his friend's death, the man ends up in a prison deemed impossible to escape. Dante is hired by a guest from the past to get him out of the prison. Dante manages to expose the prison guards as devils and later defeats the wish-making demon as well.|
|8||"Once Upon A Time"||August 2, 2007|
|A man named Ernest insists that Dante is his childhood friend, Anthony, and that he and his mother used to live in his small town twenty years ago, before being banished by the townspeople after a devil attacked. Dante hesitantly plays along, but continues to deny the claim.|
|9||"Death Poker"||August 9, 2007|
|A woman hires Dante to save her husband from gambling. Not long after, Dante joins a game of poker and hears the story of King, a gambler who is said to be killing anyone who loses against him. The gamblers assembled realize that King is among them, and as they drop dead one by one, Dante exposes and kills the King with the aid of Lady.|
|10||"The Last Promise"||August 26, 2007|
|Dante is attacked by Baul, a former servant of Sparda who seeks the chance to battle the Legendary Dark Knight. In the meantime, Baul's brother Modeus tries to find a way to prevent the fight between Dante and Baul. Dante defeats Baul and subsequently kills his enraged brother.|
|11||"Showtime!"||August 30, 2007|
|Dante encounters Patty's mother: She is the descendant of a human sorcerer who once sealed away the power of an ancient devil lord, Abigail. But the mischievous demon Sid, who has been harassing Dante for a while, finally unveils his plan that could unbalance the human world and destroy it.|
|12||"Stylish!"||September 6, 2007|
|With Dante impaled and crucified in the demon dimension, Lady and Trish fight the invasion of devils in the human world while Patty attempts to retrieve Dante. Dante returns and challenges Sid. Despite Sid's power, Dante defeats and subsequently kills him. In the epilogue, Dante, Lady, and Trish leave on a devil-hunting mission and make a bet that whoever gets to the job first, gets the money. Meanwhile Patty comes to Dante's office, determined to clean up his mess.|
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