New Anime Series: Akuma no riddle

First Episode(s) Review for: Akuma no Riddle

A gifted and stone cold young female assassin is sent to a new class at school filled with other killers and one as yet unknown but seemingly obvious victim, all the killers imediatly start to size each other up, but the victom takes a shine to our little stone cold killer 🙂


Clear cell animation with a slight hazy over tone, Very good human movements, lots of nice details and subtleties including blinking at times when it not needed, which added a lot of depth to the visualisation.

Plot Potential:

Well I don’t know, on the surface this seems to be a dead simple plot with the hardened heroine falling for the Innocent girl with the hard history, but there are so many lead characters and so many plot twist hints that I have no idea whats going to happen next for example Haru’s “dusty smell”: is that a “sunny smell” as one characters thinks or is the the smells of crypts and things brought back to life


Hard Rock for both beginning and end, good tunes, the opening will I suspect be listened to about 4 times before I start to skip, the ending maybe twice.

Reminds me of:

Aria the Scarlet Ammo with characters from Deadman Wonderland


Riveting if slightly dark watching trying to figure out where this is going as well as the shear enjoyment of them trying to pack so many primary characters in to one anime, it is a bit overwhelming in places and I had a couple of WTF! moments and had to flip back the timeline and watch again, but it has the making of a fun anime, let us hope it lives up to its promise.




Disclaimer: These are mini reviews of anime’s that are fresh out in Japan and are not licensed in the UK, buy them once they have been licensed or at the very least buy the merchandise, remember if the anime makers make a loss, THEY WILL STOP MAKING ANIME!!

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