2.597 out of 5 from 2,451 votes
When poor detective Kuro Daijuuji accepted his first well-paying job, he had no idea what he was getting himself into! The request: to find a magical grimoire for Ruri Hado of the Hado Financial Group. After searching all of the bookstores and antique shops in Arkham City and finding nothing, Kuro is just about to give up when a grimoire happens to fall out of the sky and land on top of him... in the form of a young girl! Her name is Al Azif; and she is being chased by the Black Lodge, a group of evil mages. The two find themselves surrounded, and in order to survive Kuro is forced to enter a contract with Al and become the pilot of the Deus Machina Demonbane.
Some things in life are so bad that you'd like to pretend they're just a dream. Unfortunately for Kazuki, trying to save a strange girl from being brutally killed by monsters (and ending up dying instead) is an unfortunate reality. Out of pity, the girl replaces Kazuki's heart with an alchemy-based artifact known as Kakugane, so that he may live on. With this strange device, Kazuki gains the power of Busou Renkin -- Arms Alchemy; a power that will come in handy when monsters (and worse) begin to plague his town! Kazuki soon meets the girl from his “dream” (named Tokiko) in reality, and she tells Kazuki to get on with his life; but with his sister and friends in danger, that might not be possible. Besides, if Kazuki gives up the chance to show off just how manly he can be, how can he hope to win the heart of the alluring older-sister-like Tokiko?!
Demonbane was my second show to review for the 200 club, and I can honestly say it was not impressive. Because of all of its flaws, I would say it is very comparable to Busou Renkin. The animation style is very similar and cartoonish, the action takes a front seat and overshadows any character development and both feature a good dose of fantasy/magic.
The undecided genres of both shows, along with the tentative comedy streak seems to appeal to a lot of people, so I would say if you enjoyed one, give the other a whirl.
Both are about mythological acient books and its "keeper". Also, both of them have a peculiar gothic lolita as protagonist (who seems to have more to say than she really says) with a young boy human beside who contract her without knowing it all.
Anyway, Demonbane is a bit more comedic and with more fanservices hints, while Dantalian is more serious and literallic episodic.
If you enjoyed the powers of Demonbane, for sure you will take a like on Dantalian no Shoka. And if you liked the relationship between the stars, you will like Demonbae too.
Dante works as a demon hunter for the office of Devil May Cry, and as he is always in debt he doesn't have the luxury to turn down jobs as long as they pay well. His latest assignment is to be a bodyguard for the young Patty Lowe while she receives her inheritance. During the mission he was able to defeat the demons that got in his way and deliver Patty safely, but upon completion of the mission Dante discovers that Patty will be staying with him – indefinitely! Now, Dante must not only hunt demons and coexist peacefully with other hunters, but also handle the responsibility of taking care of a little girl!
Both series are about badasses who have been given a mission that they don't feel like doing. Both the main characters are lazy, who just in time find their purpose in life, and want to help out. If you the main character from one of the anime, you will surely like other as both the main characters are lazy, and supernatural.
At the end of the 20th century a fierce war raged between the Monsters and the humans. The outcome was devastating for humanity -- as the Monsters had won -- and thus a new era of Monster-ruling began. These Monsters feed on children and can turn any human who sees them into either a puppet or stone -- except for the Melos Warriors who are the only ones able to fight them. Meet Bokka, a young aspiring Melos Warrior whose only goal is quite simple: to save the Melody of Oblivion and vanquish the Monster King, once and for all!
With roots firmly in mythology, these shows appeal to the kind of viewer who likes a sense of "knowing" the characters from elsewhere.
Slightly cartoony looking animation styles, plenty of ecchi, over the top powered attacks and some wacky mech enemies make these two shows the perfect partners.
The time is centuries ago, during the Sengoku period; the place is feudal Japan. Political ambitions and bloodshed run rampant as rival warlords battle it out in an attempt to rule the nation. Some seek to spread their noble ideals, some seek to protect justice and yet others seek destruction. Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimumra and a variety of other warriors will fight it out time and time again; their actions helping to ultimately decide the fight of Japan.
I was somewhat hesitant about making any recommendation for Demonbane TV, but when pushed to shove, the closest I could possible get would be Sengoku Basara. The reason behind this is because both were based off games and to some extent both doesn't take the anime seriously. The only difference was that Sengoku Basara pulled it off a bit better...