Is anyone else hype for Dies Irae?
Posted: Posted February 10th by nullfather
It's a VN that's getting an anime adaptation. It was one of those VNs that was originally 18+, but people found it so interesting that they out out non-H versions to reach wider audiences. They ran a crowdfunding campaign asking for 30 million yen to adapt it and they raised almost 100 million. It's slated to premier this fall and I'm really looking forward to it. Here's a synopsis:
As the Soviet Union marches on Berlin in May of 1945, a secretive group of sorcerers and madmen gathers to perform a terrible ritual. They care nothing for the fate of the Reich. To them, the countless lives lost in the battle are the perfect sacrifice to fuel their spell. After the war, they vanish and are not heard from again, except in rumor. One day, it is whispered, they will return. And on that day, the world will end. Fear the demons in human form. Fear the Longinus Dreizehn Orden.
Flash forward to present-day Japan. Fujii Ren is released from the hospital after two months spent recovering from wounds suffered in a vicious brawl with his best friend Shiro. As Christmas approaches, he tries to rebuild his life, clinging to what brilliance remains. But even that is soon threatened. For the knights of the LDO have returned, and brought the apocalypse to his doorstep. Forced to wield the same unholy power as his foes, will Ren be able to protect what is dear to him from the inhuman might of the Longinus Dreizehn Orden?
Supposedly it blows up into awesome superpowered battles while using the stereotypical VN powerlevel shenanigans as a way of deconstructing the interplay of power and character. I've heard some people who had read the VN talking about it and they mentioned that it's pretty self-aware and philosophical.
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