Devil Survivor 2 Anime Teaser Gives A Glimpse Of The Upcoming Show

By Ishaan . December 7, 2012 . 8:30am

Last night, Index announced that they’re working on an anime adaptation of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, scheduled to be aired in Japan in April 2013. Here’s a teaser lifted from the anime adaptation’s website:



Devil Survivor 2: The Animation is being directed by Seiji Kishi, who also directed Persona 4: The Animation. The script is being penned by Makoto Ueze.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Hell yes, this is gonna be awesome. I hope they make the main character take up all those funny ass responses from the game. I also wonder what ending they’ll go with. And glad to see they kept Io’s antigravity you-know-whats in there. Can’t wait to see Fumi.

    • komiko12

      Me too :D

    • puchinri

      Is it inappropriate to say breasts on here? ouo;

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Since your post didn’t immediately set off the Ultra Top Secret Siliconera Mod Defcon 1 Red Alert, the answer is negative.

        • puchinri

          Is that really a thing? How many alerts are there? Or does that part have to stay secret too~?

          • I think MM just went chuunibyou XD

          • puchinri

            Oh, lol.

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        No but you-know-whats is funnier.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    As long as its not whoever wrote the ending to Persona 4 anime, that was an awful ending and in playing the game golden, hope the games ending is stronger.

    Character designs look great for this so far. Wonder if it has a change of being picked up by Crunchyroll and then by one of our numerours publishers for anime here in the west.

    • I felt like the P4 anime would have been better off trying to find its own personality and doing a slightly different take on the concept than the game did. It tried a little too hard to stick closely to the game, and it felt like there wasn’t really anything interesting to see if you’d already completed the game version.

      • MrTyrant

        That it’s actually good as adaptation except the ending.

      • I dunno, I completed the game way before the show and still enjoyed it a lot. But I’m generally skeptic about adaptions trying to differentiate themselves from the original, in the end we get crap like the other Persona anime(I know it’s not an adaption but that’s what it comes down to most of the time) :/

        • Mmm, to each their own, I suppose. I couldn’t make it past the second episode. I got really bored watching what was basically a super-abridged version of a game I’d already completed. I mean, if I really wanted to sit there and watch P4, I’d watch a YouTube playthrough. :P

  • Please somehow be longer than 13 episodes.

    • komiko12

      13 episodes would be really not enough to show all of the events and the interactions with all the characters.

      • And P4 the animation had 26 episodes and they still had some rushed interactions and events.

        • komiko12

          Even 26 episodes are not enough.

          There should be an episode for each Fate Route, then there are the fights against the Septentriones. Then there was showing the degrading state of the world (or just Japan). There is also the thing with JPs and the rioters. And the characters fighting over their different ideals and eventually dividing into factions.

          • Those are really the only big events tho, the rest is simple stuff that can be done in minutes. 26 episodes would be just fine, but yeah no shorter please.

          • komiko12

            I am not suggesting for it to become 50+ episodes, but I hope that they would not cut too much content.

          • I can tell you right now they most certainly will not give each Fate level it’s own episode. The Fate Levels were like social link lite and not all social links needed a complete episode to themselves. The rioting happens during some of the story/fate themselves so thats covered and the degrading state of Japan should be readily appearant in visual(not to mention spoilers for the game). Part of the reason I believe this is only going to be half season is also because,well, it’s scheduled for April and we’re only hearing about it now.

          • komiko12

            My bad, it would be better if there were episodes that would touch upon small part of the Fate Route of multiple characters at a time.

            One thing that makes me curious though.
            How would they animate the Physical attacks in the game especially the OP Multi Strike?

          • On a demon? Rapid Fire Fisticuffs. On a phone weilding human? Very akwardly.

          • IshimaruKaito

            they may do special episodes for each root (hopefully)

  • Just Tim

    I hope it’s gonna be Daichi’s ending.

  • Lol the teaser image of the article is Io gravity defying melons XD

  • Metalsnakezero

    Interesting how they’re skipping 1 and making 2 instead. I bet 1 will be a movie like P3 :D

    • Alexander Aubert

      i forgot about p3 movie by now

  • Ethan_Twain

    You know, this is really interesting. That this even exists I mean. We already knew that Persona 4 The Animation was a successful product, so I guess this makes a certain amount of sense… but this indicates some bigger picture stuff too. It looks like Devil Survivor is being treated as it’s own continuing SMT sub-series like Persona. Expect more. If there isn’t already a Devil Survivor 3 in development for 3DS, it’s only because they’re making Devil Survivor 2 Overclocked instead.

    Suddenly the move to a slightly more traditional style of portrait in SMT IV takes on a whole new meaning… If Devil Survivor 2 is big enough to get an anime, SMT IV DEFINITELY is. Keep your eyes peeled for the anime to come out in time to promote the inevitable re-release (whatever they call it. SMT IV overclocked, SMT IV the golden, SMT IV Maniacs… whatever).

    And lastly, I want to point out that these sorts of brand extensions are almost certainly the doing of Index Holdings. This is the change they’re bringing to the Atlus brand… none of the terrible possibilities people wrung hands about back when the buyout happened. I think this is a good thing!

    • You know, this is a very intriguing observation and one that I can definitely see where it stems from. It also makes me excited about the possibility of this franchise’s stories being told in ways that can grab more people. A very exciting prospect.

    • I never really thought about that way. Makes it even more exciting!

    • neetyneety

      Although some would consider it milking each series to its extremes, I actually think it’s a nice way of promoting and extending each brand’s popularity and establishment. It makes each one feel more independent and important imo. Quite an astute observation you made there.

  • Tales_of_Master

    The animation quality looks way better than P4, which is promising. They even got Io’s boobs right, which in itself is a feet worthy of admiration. Now we only have to wait and see how are they going to do Hinako…*drool* Ehm anyway, I’m defiantly looking forward to this way more than I did with the P4 anime. I’m kind of excited to see what ending the anime will follow, and what Fate events it will show. Here is hoping for Makoto’s Fate route, since she’s my favorite female character from the game.

  • benhofb

    I need this. Like right now.

  • Devil Survivor 2 Overclocked please

  • Keyanf

    At least the DeSu2 protag has SOME defined or at least heavily implied personality (Fairly intelligent not very serious guy with a strong sense of humor that’s somehow very familiar with slang) to use, which makes it better suited than P4 for an adaption.

    Hopefully it isn’t as full of QUALITY as P4

  • Skeima

    am i deaf?

  • Damarius Wingfield

    Well well well *Sips tea*.

  • $36598391

    This is cool, I hope they make an anime based on Devil Survivor Overclocked

    • Just Tim

      If the latter were to happen, are you willing to tolerate Yuzu?

      • But Daichi is the male version of yuzu here

        • Just Tim

          TRUCKdyne (Daichi) > WHINEdyne (Yuzu)

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        I would accept Yuzu whole action if it allow me to see Gigolo troll face lol.

      • Okay, I’m tired of the Yuzu hate. Her reactions are a lot more realistic than Atsuro. I’d rather put up with a heroine who acts like a normal person than Atsuro the Gary Stu.

  • Lots of AO focus apparently. Who knows that that could mean?

  • IshimaruKaito

    it makes me kinda upset i didnt finish the game….the final boss was a bit too much for me (i think my demons and teammates were to weak) so i stopped playing for a while and never went back….i AM going to finish it before this anime comes out tho!

  • SprintsMcGee

    Guess I need to replay these games now. So exciting.

  • Yvonne Tsang

    Animation looks nice. Too bad it won’t have all those silly references and slang from the English version of the game.

  • Lunar_Outcast

    Hopefully the characters won’t be off-model in almost every scene like in P4: The Animation.

  • Raze

    Speaking of character…

    The MC art now remind me of Shinrei Tantei Yakumo….
    And AO remind me of Near with MC DS2 Face….
    I wonder who will voiced them…Can’t wait to see it…
    Some of my friend even make a bet that Yamato will get Kamiya Hiroshi as his VA….lol….

    • I will bet tht AO will be voiced by Akira Ishida. After all, you know he usually voiced these characters.

  • This! I WANT IT!

  • I am not ready for this. I am not ready for this. I WANT IT ;_;

  • biskmater

    Well, if it is half as funny as P4 the animation I will be quite happy.

    • Barrylocke89

      I kinda hope it IS only half as funny as P4s animation. Devil Survivor 2 had it’s moments, mind you, but overall its tone was more serious than Persona 4’s was.

  • Richard N

    Aw, I’m happy that something besides Persona is getting some attention, but I wish it was the first Devil Survivor. Eh, ah well, we got something atleast. Planning on playing Devil Survivor 2 soon enough so I’ll come in with that prior knowledge.

  • Best anime of 2013, calling it! =^_^=

  • TruSpindash

    Well, looks like I need to go back and finish playing trough the game before the anime is released. I actually liked P4 the Anime so I’ll be looking forward to this too.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Anime of the Year. I named it now.^_^

    • Each to his own, but let us try not overhyping a show lol. *Looks at LB! and SAO forum*

  • I am buying the DVD whenever it gets here!!

  • $24431191

    Today was a good day. Both this and Dark Souls 2 were announced. Devil Survivor 2 and 1 are probably my favorite DS games.

  • puchinri

    I think it’s hilarious that the floating boobs are still happening.

    Anatomy problems get worse and worse by the year, whether it’s animated media or comic media. Starting to believe that artists need to go back to school. x’D

    It’s interesting that Atlus is doing more and more anime adaptions. It’d be interesting to see them collab on an original project. I wonder if they’ll go into a game already considering an adaption?

  • ragingmerifes

    Why not Devil Survivor 1 first?

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