Devil Survivor 2 Anime Trailer Brings The Apocalypse

By Ishaan . December 29, 2012 . 9:25am

Japanese media publisher, Pony Canyon, have shared the first trailer for the upcoming Devil Survivor 2 anime series, which is scheduled to air in April. Take a look at the trailer below:



As previously reported, the Devil Survivor 2 anime is being directed by Seiji Kishi, who also directed the Persona 4 anime series, with anime studio, Bridge, doing the animation production work.


Additionally, Atlus also recently teased a new Devil Survivor 2 game project, but haven’t announced just what this is yet. Judging by past trends, we’re placing our bets on an updated “Overclocked” version with more features and an expanded story, similar to what the original Devil Survivor received.

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  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Never played the game but Hotsuin, the Anguished One (he has white around his eyes), and Daichi Shijima (best chatacter) all based on the updated anime website, seem to be good character designs. Will watch. I guess Spring will be awesome with Ginga Kikoutai: majestic pride media anime, valvrave, gargantia on the verdurous planet, and karneval and this to watch.

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  • Adam Malik

    looks better than P4TA
    but kinda pessimist considering they also share a same director

    • Maybe the Staff are different?

      • P4A was animated by Aniplex. DS2A is being animated by Bridge. But yes, they do share the same director. However, it should help that the Devil Survivor games aren’t nearly as long and complex as the Persona games.

        • Barrylocke89

          Yeah, one of the things that bothered me about Persona 4’s anime was that it tried REALLY hard to be like the game. It sounded cool on paper, but P4 is all about having options (ie do I go to the TV World today, or help the band girl overcome her self-esteem issues?). While that bit of freedom made for an amazing game, the anime’s attempts to follow along made it seem a bit loose.

          Devil Survivor 2’s storyline is a lot more streamlined, and more of its story took place in the main plot of the game than in the social link-esque Fate System. I think it would be a lot easier to either translate those side conversations into something that flows smoothly in an anime setup, or else remove them altogether.

          • I felt exactly the same way. P4 the Animation just tried way to hard too stick closely to the game and came out feeling like a very abridged, very unfulfilling version of Persona 4. It either needed to be longer, or it needed to go off and do its own thing.

            Meanwhile, like you said, DS2’s options are more limited. There’s no town to fool around in, there are no jobs, no shops, no dozens of supporting characters. It’s a very focused, event-driven story. Demons are here, shit is falling apart, we need to stay alive. I think that lends itself well to an anime. :)

        • P4A was actually animated by AIC. Aniplex is a media publisher.

          • Aha! I never knew that. I was always under the impression that Aniplex were responsible for the animation production as well. I didn’t know AIC were involved. Thanks for pointing that out.

          • No problem! :)

        • Crok425

          That is true. the Devil Survivor games are shorter and not that complicated like the Persona games. The earlier Persona games wouldn’t be that complicated to put into anime format but the popularity wall is in the way.
          By the way, I found the issue on the comments… the comments were sorted in ”best” instead of ”newest”… appearently my comments are bad ._.

          • That’s really odd! The comments across the entire site should be set to “Newest”. I thought when we changed it at our end, it changed for everyone…

          • Crok425

            It seems it didn’t but at least it’s fixed, sorry for bothering you :).

          • Don’t worry, it wasn’t a bother at all. I’m just sorry I couldn’t help you figure it out! :)

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Looks so awesome. Love that msuic.

  • JazzWithAttitude

    Why Ronaldo is not in the trailer? :<

    Anyways the art is damn good,in my opinion only the art was bad in P4 Animation so my hope is high in this one now :D

  • $24431191

    Anything Devil Survivor is good. I’m excited for this. I’m also hoping Atlus makes a Devil Survivor 3 for the 3DS and/or Vita.

  • MrTyrant

    The only thing I am looking forward is the soundtrack.

    • Atlus always has some cool soundtrack.

      • MrTyrant

        That’s what im saying. I want to listen more arrenge themes from the original game.

  • ragingmerifes

    If it is half as good as P4: The Animation, I’m happy already. And since Atlus is promoting the game, might as well sell thematic Dubhe ice cream cones.

  • RoxasTheUnknown1

    Devil Survivor Overclocked 2 please! Hope this anime comes over as well. Though this I could settle for subs.

  • riceisnice

    I wonder who’s gonna die.

    • Nah they are gonna do the true end (what I believe).

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Save the true end for the bluray

      • neocatzon

        agree, it’s the most reasonable choice just like Steins;Gate

    Just don’t do a “2 Chie” again lol XD

    Jokes aside, those animated Septentrions are looking quite good atm. Dat Ice beam and dat alien ice cream. Hinako are pretty distracting there lol.

    Can’t wait to see who voicing who. I am placing my bets on Akira Ishida voicing AO. Hope its as good as the P4Anime.

    • OlimacFTW

      LoL! That made me remember that classic line from the Simpsons:
      “Cartoons don´t have to be 100% realistic”.

      Anyway, I´m really excited the more i know about this anime.

  • Here’s hoping that we are going to see this.

    • MrTyrant

      This, the funny response please.

  • First time checking Siliconera all day and then I see this.

    First reaction:

    “F*ck Yeah.”

    Going to be great. I can’t wait.

  • $36598391

    I wish the anime covered the first Devil Survivor

    • LightZero

      I understand why they chose the sequel. It has more mainstream appeal. Devil Survivor have religious undertones and it’s a darker story. Not to say the sequel isn’t either but it felt less dark.

      • $36598391

        That’s the main reason i enjoyed the first game, World going to be destroyed in 7 days kinda thing
        I didn’t play Devil Survivor 2 for more then an hour before getting bored of it due to the characters and story being so uninteresting
        Being able to prevent deaths and crap… if i wanted that I would just go watch one of the Final Destination movies

  • JustThisOne

    Yeah, I guess I could do with another apocalypse.

  • Ok, so…

    I love anything bearing the Shin Megami Tensei name tag on it;
    I loved the Persona 4 animu;
    I love Devil Survivor.

    I think I’m gonna love this anime series to death.

  • Maia Kasoya

    0:31 YouTubeception!
    I don’t even have this game yet and there’s already an anime coming out… I must get it so I won’t be spoiled by the anime.
    …Then again…. If I play the game, then I’ll be spoiled by the game….

  • Crok425

    Every Shin Megami Tensei game has the apocalypse ._. even Persona. I wonder how this anime will turn out, the anime of P4 was kind of rushed, although I didn’t noticed until the last episode, too fast.

  • I am very excited for this. Devil Survivor is amazing and I am so pleased that it is getting an anime.

  • Richard N

    Why musts they make animes off the ones I still haven’t played yet!?

  • komiko12

    Still waiting for Fumi. :D

  • Sam Park

    Looks better the P4 Animation

  • Xmas Lopez

    Personally, I felt that the best thing about the P4 anime was how excited it got me to play the game. I look forward to getting all worked up and playing DS2 after each and every episode this April

  • OverlordZetta

    As amazing as it looks, it just makes me wish we were getting the better (the first) game animated instead.

  • neetyneety

    I hope that since they decided to have an animated ver. of DS2, they’ll have one for DS1. OHHH PLEASE ATLUS, MAKE IT SO~

  • I love the Devil Survivor series. Didn’t know there was going to be an anime based off the 2nd one. I only briefly played the first one when my friend let me borrow his DS, but I enjoyed it.

  • RBLangel of light and darkness

    im looking forward to it

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