Mitsugu Mouryou’s Anime Review
Initially the title alone of Demon Lord Dante really spoke to me, however, upon both viewing and reviewing, the plot is contrite and heavily clichéd. The epic battle between heaven vs. hell, demonic Satanist cults vs. heavenly sects of god, the plot is that of bad American movies, not anime. The show is plagued with color over saturation, poorly aligned dialogue (I hope the Japanese version was better), and for some reason all the characters have sided burns, even the females. There were however, some redeeming qualities, moderate foul language, brief nudity, violence and a good amount of bloodshed. This helped distract from the poor plotline which raced by with lightning speed, thus preventing any sort of character development in the 13 20min. episodes.. In addition, the incestual subtext between Saori and Ryo was quite creepy, since they didn't find out the truth until the end... thought there was a not so predictable twist to the ending. So if you like epic Christianic styled anime, this one’s for you... over all I’d rate it 1.8 (out of 10): Ok to watch once, but not worthy of occasional background noise or repeat viewing.