Whaah, the Anime’s name is More Blood and there is blood on the title ? Subtlety I say, subtlety

Diabolik Lovers is like a bad case of herpes, when you think it’s over, it comes back worse than ever, it always do. Yup, as you may already know, our favorite blood-raping vampire show is back. Although hordes of Fan girls may have cried of excitement, my tears tasted deep pain.(ノಥДಥ)ノ︵┻━┻・/

For the lucky ones who don’t know what Diabolik Lovers is ,I will sum it up in few words (the plot of this show doesn’t need more).  Diabolik Lovers is an anime based on an otome game of the same title. It’s basically a reverse harem show aka one girl and many boys who are aiming for her because, you know, she’s special and stuff. The story focuses on Yui a blond girl who was  sent by her father to strange Gothic school and who is forced to live with sadistic vampires jerks, the Sakamaki’s brothers. I can hear you saying,” Charibo, where’s the plot ? “. Calm down for a bit would you ? I just told you the plot, a girl who is the livestock of a family of wife beaters. That’s all you need to know and all you will see in this god dam show.

And now I can hear you saying : ” Yes but Charibo,  More blood is the second season of the anime, based on an second game, so the plot must be different right ? “. First of all, you’re well informed reader ! Yup, More blood is based on the second Diabolik lovers game also called More blood (makes things easier for me ), introducing a new cast of vampires: The Mukamaki family. As for the new plot, I don’t know, I haven’t played the game. But I’m not really expecting anything from this licence anymore.

From the upper left to the right : Yuma-Ruki-Kou-Azusa

Just as a reminder for those who aren’t completely disgusted yet, there is a few quotes from the previous season, which gives you the opportunity to fully appreciate all the eloquence of our lovely vampire brothers:

“Crying won’t help you, Little Bitch.” – Laito Sakamaki

“I take all that I want and all that I see. It’s a ruler’s prerogative to torture his conquests, isn’t it? I watch you inevitably spiral toward a dead end. Fall until you can fall no further, and cry.” – Ayato Sakami ( You can tell he’s such a nice guy)

“I’ll break you.”- Kanato Sakamaki ( Short, simple, effective, well done Kanato-kun )

Now, for the braves ones that are still here, let’s begin.

Episode 1 : At the begging of the episode we are introduced to the  new villains of the show also featuring evils dogs and a bloody moon so we can clearly understand that there are evil. They were just chillin’ on a hill at night talking about revenge and stuff … I see what you’re doing here Diabolik Lovers ! You’re trying to make me believe that this show have a consistent plot ? MEH ! You won’t fool me another time !

Grrrr, grrr we are the bad guys, we seek revenge

Then we find Yui, the glorious heroine of this show waking up from a weird dream, where she was leaning against a tree while a mysterious voice was calling her Eve. But who got time for this shit ? Where are the rapist vampires ?Just wait for a bit, you little fan girl, 3 of them were just there, on her bed, watching her sleeping for god know how long. What a bunch of Creepers.  They start coming at her like “let me suck your blood-Shut up Bitch-chan” and other nice stuff. But our nice fourthsome is stopped by Rejii, the vampire with glasses. What a party pooper.

Our little cast is now on his way to school in an expensive car, to busy simulating orgasms and insulting each other that they don’t notice the trap that awaited them on the road. The car is now on fire but they miraculously escape because they are vampires. While watching this nice bonfire Ayato doesn’t lose any opportunity to remind Yui that she’s basically shit, and that he only saved her because of her delicious blood. But we don’t have the time for another blood drinking scene because TADAM, the others shitty vampires are coming. With some black shades on their face to make the thing more mysterious they are standing up on a cliff, taunting at the Sakamaki’s brothers. While watching at the new vampire cast Yui seems to recognize the strange voice she heard in her dreams calling her Eve.

Back to the mansion, Yui happens to hang out in what must be the fog-garden, looking at flowers because she doesn’t has any friends.  Too bad for her, as predictable as this is the new vampires are here to kidnap her and to give her more lovely surnames such as “Neko san” or “Sow “.

According to Reji and his super psychic’s powers the new cast isn’t made of pure blood vampires. Will they be nicer to Yui ? I sincerely doubt it.

This season premiere introduce us a new bunch of good looking jerks and what seems to be a plot ( don’t let the first episodes fool you though ).Who are them? Why does the main guy calls Yui Eve? So many unanswered important questions! Gosh , I can’t wait to see next episode.

Episode 2 :The second episode begins again in Yui’s  weird dream. Shortly after, she wakes up in the Mukamaki’s mansion and gets to meet the new vampires. I gave them nicknames according to their brilliant personality. I don’t care if I go into Stereotypes, the show doesn’t care either.

– Quiet-Tsundere guy :  Ruki

Yuma has no chill

– The violent one/ Subaru number 2: Yuma

– Cheerful yandere kun :  Kou

– The slow motion zombie/ Kanato number 2 : Azusa

After their introduction Yui tries to escape but Tsundere Ruki stops her by asking her if she really wants to go back to with the Sakamaki Brother’s because she’s just a toy for them.

AM I DREAMING ? IS THIS REAL LIFE ? IS THIS JUST FANTASY (caught in the landslide, no escape from reality) . DID SOMEONE ACTUALLY TELL HER THAT? Oh thank god, maybe now, she will realize that they don’t give a fuck about her. I’m sorry honey, but when they look at you they just see a fridge full of blood and not a human being with feelings and stuff.They don’t even care about her being missing in the first place.

  • “Hey guys, do you know where the hell is Yui ?”
  • “neh, not like I care of anything”
  • “You’re too damn right bruh, high five ! “
  • “She will come back, eventually “
  • “ Yeah sure, we are abusing her every day and treating her like shit, I don’t see why she wouldn’t want to come back”
  • “ Yup, she has a deep Stockholm syndrome remember “

Then, they explained to her that they are not like the previous bunch of vampire losers that they are so much better than them because they can control their thirst. Basically they kidnapped her, not for her juicy booty but because she’s Eve.
OMFG, MIND-BLOW, DID NOT SEE THAT COMING AT ALL.  It’s not like this name was repeated 10 time in the last episode. We are just in episode 2 and you still managed to surprise me anime.

Since she have the blood of Eve, she has to find her Adam. I’m guessing it’s a biblical reference to the Genesis which can also explain the omnipresence of apples in the two first episodes, not really subtlety but meh, what can I do ? After being locked in an room and told that she must obey the house rules, Yui tries to escape but no chance for her, she bumps into ruki and end up in his room. She doesn’t lose any time doesn’t she ?

Ruki is the most contradictory guy I ever saw in my entire life. “ I won’t stop you from escaping but if I caught you I will punish you”, “ I’m not like the Sakamaki brothers but I will still insult you and suck your blood when you don’t want to “.

Shes pisses him off by looking at an old family picture so he decide to suck her blood because he has nothing better to do (playing board games with her is a bad idea, she must sucks at Scrabble. The only words that she knows are: No, who are you, where am I ?).So yeah, more abuse. For a guy who said that he wasn’t like the others you don’t have so much self control Ruki-kun !

Slurp, Slurp, UR blawd taste gr8

Then, he calls her Eve another time but didn’t noticed that they were watched by a evil bat with red eyes. So mysterious.

The end

Global Impression : I was right, I knew I was going to be right before watching these two episodes. Diabolik Lovers II: More blood doesn’t reinvent anything. It takes the old recipe of “How to make a shitty Harem show with a offensive touch “ and just add more brothers to the all thing. Like the first episodes from the previous season, they let you think that this show has a plot, but then, as you struggle to keep watching the whole season because you cannot believe that this shit can be real without any explanation, the absence of consistent plot deceive you. I have the feeling that this season and the whole thing about Adam and Eve won’t be an exception.

To be honest, I was a little worried, there wasn’t many blood drinking scenes in the first two episodes, is this really Diabolik Lovers without rape ?

As for the characters I still hate the whole cast. Yui is useless and they are all a bunch of sadistic good looking jerks. For 2 seconds Ruki was showing a bit of  common sense  by telling Yui the truth. NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOU! But everything gets whipped off by the blood drinking scene at the end , guess he’s just like the others. Also, I’m guessing there will be no character development at all, except for Ruki because he’s the main guy of the second game.

The episodes are shorter than the last season which only means that there will be less time for plot or character development, because we have to give people what they ‘re looking for : Hot sucking blood scenes. Fan service you say ? NAH, I don’t believe you. Diabolik Lovers is a show made by and for Fan girls with a rape fantasy and I’m not even doing my doctor Freud here.

Once again this show has proven us that if you’re good looking, you can do pretty much everything you want and get away with it . Thank you anime, nice to see you defending such great values.

Rating :  3/10 because I’m in a good mood but nobody deserve to watch this whore show.



PS : I made this amazing paint picture showing the differences between Sm and Abuse. Because it’s clear that this show doesn’t know or the limit between the two. So please, do me a favor, if you happen to do a Diabolik Lovers Cosplay Role-play night with your true one, please use this chart, it might be quite handy, if you don’t want to end up in jail.

Diabolik lovers more blood explanation

Sur ce,

Au revoir ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. gorgonzola

    Man what the hell are they forcing you to watch:D

    1. Charibo

      I’d rather have remorse than regret ʕ ᓀ ᴥ ᓂ ʔ
      Seriously, I wanted to watch the first episodes to be completely sure that this license was bullshit so that I can finally close the Diabolik Lovers case forever. It was plain bullshit, now I’m done with this show for good ୧ʕ•̀ᴥ•́ʔ୨

  2. zztop

    IIRC, the new vampires are a bit different in that they’re made vampires, not born vampires. And they’re super loyal to their master, who is also a Grade A a-hole. Oh, and at least 1 Mukami may be a long-lost friend of the Sakamakis….

  3. Nikolita

    Charibo I think your reviews are my new favourite thing on this blog. 😀 <3

    Reading your review makes me want to be a bit of a masochist and write a dissertation on examples of abuse in anime. Between this show and a few others, I think I could find a few examples (unfortunately).

    1. Charibo

      Aha thank you ୧ʕ•̀ᴥ•́ʔ୨
      I think I might be a bit masochist with this one too. And also with Dance with Devils, same director as Diabolik Lovers. Why did we signed up for this ? ( ´•̥̥̥ω•̥̥̥` )

      I really think you should write your essay about abuse in anime ! Sometimes shots need to be fired. Well I didn’t wanted to start a dissertation about that in this review because I will probably end up questioning the place of women in anime in general ᶘ ͡°ᴥ͡°ᶅ

  4. lilgamergal

    I may still continue watching this.
    Dont judge me, i hate this series. But i love subaru and azusa. The others can rot in the depths of hell XD
    I give thee words of praise for having watched this, honestly im worried how dance with devils will turn out XD

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