Dies irae

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2.8
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  • 29 out of 36 people found this review helpful:
    Flex your butt muscles and shout "EXTREME!" It helps.
    *Minor Episode 0 Spoilers Ahead*
    Dear Dies Irae,
    Hrrrm... Not sure pairing your modern-day standard school setting with sexy/glorified Nazi super beings from episode 0 was the best marketing move. Nazis are still the gold standard in World's Biggest A-Holes. This needed some adult supervision in the writing department to add context so people who don't like Nazis much don't spend the rest of the ...
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  • 18 out of 26 people found this review helpful:
    Its OK but Needs work
    Remember this a first episode review

    Pros
    1. Good artwork and
    2. Insteresting story plot
    3. OK fighting scenes

    Cons
    1. Horrible introduction
    2. Confusing storyline
    3. Horrible introduction to characters
    4. Not giving a description of what going on

    It's a story that could be great in the future but, ...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Rating would depend on how you watch it
    Okay, so this might not be the most agreeable viewpoint, but it's average as it gets as a weekly show. Especially if you get busy and miss a episode, it becomes rather disjointed.

    That's because it's pretty much furthest from episodic anime I've seen in few seasons now. Every episode links, and the cast is rather large. It's not sengoku night blood large, but it's on the larger side. Some ...
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  • 10 out of 15 people found this review helpful:
    Was expecting Hellsing Ultimate type stuff, but...
    Okay, so everyone knows that Nazis make good villains, but it can be hard to make them compelling when they're so common. Millennium in Hellsing was a great example of them as compelling antagonists, same with the latest Wolfenstein games, but here...they just feel awkward. It's like they're trying to have a dark sci fi, with Shonen elements, Fan service, and comedy. The animation isn't bad and ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Huh? Wait.. what? Someone explain.
    4 episodes in, and I know this. Ren had a fight with his friend, got out of hospital, looked at a guillotine and now... Nazis are coming to kill him because his roommate has special powers which are actually his, but that's all not explained in the dream sequences that turn out to be real, and the church is in on it, but now he's immortal and there are 8 shwasticas and WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!?!? ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Expected epic battles, got mediocre storytelling
    I went in expecting great battles against Nazi Sorcerers. What I got was some of the worst storytelling I have ever seen.
    The first episode sets the tone for a show that is centered around Nazis with magic powers during WWII. The second one changes the location to modern-day Japan, which is a change that can lead to interesting stories.

    As far as I can tell, the anime tries to tell some but ...
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  • 5 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Skip Episode 0, it's an epilogue!
    So many of these bad reviews are accounting for Episode 0 being watched first and making this story (even more of) a confusing mess. Episode 0 was originally a crowdfunding backers bonus; it's literally part of the epilogue of the original game. Don't watch it first. Start on Ep 1.
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  • 8 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    Patience Will Be Rewarded
    I rarely write reviews, but I felt it necessary to write one now. There are many who will want to drop this anime after the first episode or two, but I truly feel that that would be a mistake.

    This is not your typical anime that gives you all the answers up front and then spends the rest of the season recycling the same patterns over and over again. It is structured more like a film, taking ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    How do I describe this? I love it, but its complex and was sponsored by the Visual Novel Readers Via KickStarter.
    I started this series as someone who had not read the visual novel. I had no real difficulty following it, however I could also tell there was a lot of information left out. I also read the comments where a lot of people were confused by its complexity. It wasn't until episode 10 that I really was wanting to read the Visual novel, not for lack of understanding, but I wanted the whole story. That's ...
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  • 11 out of 20 people found this review helpful:
    Dies Irae is a middle school fantasy come true (unfortunately)
    If you've ever been a middle schooler or watched Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, you should know that the imagination of a kid can be all over the place. The settings don't make sense, the characters are over the top, all the powers are OP, and the whole thing is incohesive (middle schoolers aren't the best story tellers). Unfortunately, Dies Irae has the same issues. The episodes don't make any ...
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