Dies Irae: What the heck is going on?!

After finally watching the third episode of Dies Irae after so long, I realised why I have held back on watching it: it just isn’t enjoyable to watch.

MAL link: https://myanimelist.net/anime/32271/Dies_Irae

The anime is not bad in terms of animations, art and sound. In fact, it is far from it, with great animations all round and an art style that is very pleasing. The character designs are not bad either. As for the sound, the voice acting is pretty good, and the guillotine song was impressive and had a huge impact. The opening and ending songs are pretty good on their own too.

With all that said, the one thing that made this anime bad was the story and how it was presented. Starting with episode 1, more and more confusing things were presented and instead of answering them, the anime gives us more things that just added on to the confusion. If it lasted for 1 or 2 episodes, fine, it would be a cool set-up to draw people in, and I was admittedly interested. However, even in the third episodes things just keep getting more confusing, and at the end of the episode, I was just left wondering what exactly I just watched.

Thus, I won’t be wasting my time continuing to watch this anime and use that time on others.


Final rating: 6/10
Verdict: “Offer the blood to the guillotine.”


9 thoughts on “Dies Irae: What the heck is going on?!”

  1. That feeling of what am I watching doesn’t go away and we’re now at episode 9. Mostly I’m just watching now because I’d really like to get the payoff of seeing all the characters die having sat through that many terrible episodes.

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  2. So not sure if you know now but figured I drop this in just in case. Turns out this is adapted from a game and it seems to have a lot of differing paths etc. that the player chooses. Maybe that is why the anime might be a bit of a mess. They may have expected some people to have played the games first so they don’t need to go in massive detail. Usually people like to see the anime depending on how dated the game play and cutscenes are. Anyway that is what I think is happening. Think I’m going to give this show a shot and see if the game is localized yet soon and hop in.


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