Riddle Story of Devil Discussion (SP 14)

Topic started by takashichea on March 25, 2014. Last post by takashichea 2 months, 3 weeks ago.
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Welcome to the Riddle Story of Devil discussion thread.
Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.
Riddle Story of Devil (悪魔のリドル Akuma no Riddle)

Producer: Diomedea
Type: Manga based Anime Series
Genres & Themes: Action, Yuri

Plot:

Haru Ichinose is a student at a private girls' boarding school, Myōjō Academy, who is being targeted by 12 assassins disguised as students and Tokaku Azuma is a transfer student and an assassin who also initially targets Haru, but develops feeling for her and decides to protect her from the other assassins.

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Watch Online: HULU, FUNimation

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Post by Marshal Victory (2,247 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Pilot was not bad at all. Not sure how yuri this will go. Main character acts like a guy as said by the other main character. Animation looks great. Much to like so far.

Post by LHWKnight (2,735 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Pretty interesting

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Pretty impressive first episode. Early on but this might be in the running for aots for me

Post by Marshal Victory (2,247 posts) See mini bio Level 13

2nd an 3rd episode were good to great.

A lot going on in the back grounds an texts an phone calls. Dice seem to be a theme for the series .

Manga this is drawn from inspired a social game for Japanese phones. Not sure if its something id play reminds me of some of the text stuff The Secret World did tho. But this sounds creepy .

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Episode three is pretty good. First real assassination attempt.

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Love this series so far hope it keeps the momentum up.

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Wait, is the blue haired person a dude or girl? My trap alert is ringing for some reason.

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@takashichea: Girl as far as I know

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20

That poor glasses girl just sucks at assassinations. Well at least she's good at making diagrams.

Glasses girl and her mentor are supposed to be part of some Catholic assassin group, hence the rosary and nuns, yet im pretty sure they were reading Martin Luthers proverbs. Interesting.

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I watched 2 episodes. It reminds me of The Severing Crime Edge where you're a freak/murderer protecting this innocent girl from these other freaks.

I can't help but say this. There is a bit of double standard in portraying a dominant female cast. It's good to see them, but when they get objectified with fan service, it loses meaning. That's why the likes of She-Ra and Korra are better representations of female characters for fans who want to see empowerment of female characters. Riddle Story does good, but it falls short.

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@takashichea: she ra from he man? I remember watching this documentary on that interestingly enough where they said the he man marketer's gave her her own show so they could sell merchandise to young girls like he man was selling to boys.

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@hitsusatsu11:

Now that you put it that way, I feel guilty about bring up She-Ra. I agree with you that She-Ra was marketed towards female audience. I can't think of any positive female characters in anime that isn't sexualized. Look at Sailor Moon. Showing her legs. Just kidding. She's a fine character. I just forgot about her.

How are you enjoying this series? I only got into episode 2. Going to watch some more episodes in the weekend to catch up and do more Jojo marathon.

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@takashichea: Im liking this a lot, in fact I think im starting to sound like a broken record giving only positive feedback on all the shows im watching this season, but what can I say lol there entertaining.

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@hitsusatsu11:

I know you are helping to promote the discussions after getting back to the Vice, and I saw your comment Dream's thread about cutting down on anime. I appreciate it. For me, I watch as much as I can and bump discussion threads for Marshal who watches way more anime than me. It's a shame that we can't get more folks. this past semester, I have heavily targeted the battle forums because it's the most active forum. There are folks watching the new shows. It's hard to get them on there if

A) They don't know where the discussion threads are. We moved from wiki forum to the #Anime Vice Discussion Threads. I still encounter folks who are lost. I blame it on the structure of the site. There is a lack of interest in the show (front page and forums) leading them to assume there is no discussion on the topic.

B) Shonen series pretty much dominate the battle forums. Most folks are not up to speed with new shows.

Here are my suggestions:

  • You can post pics or gif
  • What in the episode appeals to you (IE: WTF moment, Face palm moments, Epic Fails, etc)
  • It can be about the characters. Favorites, most hated, most underrated.

That's all I can think of. I can see why you're under the impression of we just talk about the episodes from our comments.

Back on topic, I like Tokaku Azuma's bad ass character. The girl with the pocky (can't remember her name) oddly reminds me of Kyoko Sakura of Madoka Magica.

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@takashichea: she does sorta resemble Kyoko

Post by Marshal Victory (2,247 posts) See mini bio Level 13

I'm late I'm late... well missed 3 so had to watch 3 & 4 back to back.

Few things I think. The teacher knows more than the students an is in on it. Think to the girl that being defended is also a assassin or from a assassin family.

@hitsusatsu11: I'm the one guilty of posting per episode. It helps me keep track of what I have watched an at the end of the season what should go on the average an above list I have going. Tho more than happy to discuss what the series is similar to etc. @takashichea: is right about how this similar to The Severing Crime Edge tho minus a hair fetish or two. Tho will disagree She-Ra was a good role model for girls. Ones I knew in grade school ( yes the show was on when i was in graded school im that old ) hated the cartoon an hated being called She -Ra.

back to the series.

Also think the key chain bobble thing she gave out is not the foreshadow that they will come after her. Bit early for a pattern in the series but seems to be one so far.

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@Marshal Victory: NP, I post per epp to. I just meant im sounding like a broken record because I generally give a fairly positive analysis of almost every epp of every show this season. But its not intentional this is just a rrly strong season imo, and gatari hasnt even started airing yet.

One thing about this show in particular i like are the stunning visuals, especiallly the contrast between dark and colorful, some of the best of the season

Post by takashichea (12,459 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory: @hitsusatsu11:

I caught up to you guys. This show is definitely on my watch list. I just dropped Dai Shogun from my watch list this season.

This set up with having a large cast in the first episode and then cutting one person or a few each episode reminded me of Danganronpa: The Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair style. What's that trope name when you have that story style? There are benefits and flaws with the style. You get some background on the characters, but it's short lived.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,247 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Not sure. Episodic character progression would fit but the show does have a over arching storyline. Plus thats a mouthful to say.

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