Summary: Yui Komori may (or may not) have attained vampire status, but due to her inexplicable links to the Sakamaki clan her life remains somewhat unchanged. Yet troubled by new dreams and apparitions mentioning a mysterious “Eve”, Yui’s life is suddenly once again – quite literally – turned upside down when she and the Sakamaki brothers are involved in a fiery car crash. The incident heralds the appearance of four new vampires, the Mukami tribe, and to her dismay these dashing young men have their eyes and fangs set on Yui as well!
So…YES! They are BACK!
….and they are not alone. Besides Ayato, Shuu, Kanato, Laito (Light?), Subaru and Reiji there are four other vampires by the names of Ruki, Kou, Yuuma and Azusa (not yet properly introduced) to join the cast. They multiplied and are back to give us fangirls our sweetest nightmares! Why more vampires? Well, why the hell not? They are never enough! And I’m sure they wouldn’t hurt!…I mean Yui certainly had enough of the Sakamaki vampires and definitely requested some more bishies she can go M over! You know, monotony and stuff. Can’t get any worst anyway…I hope… ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )
Alright, I’m serious now. Despite continously making fun of this series to the point some asked me why do I stubbornly keep watching it, Diabolik Lovers keeps tingling on my curiosity. To be sincere, I do not hate it, nor even dislike it. I re-watched the first season to understand what does it have that it’s so special to make me come back and despite still feeling like slapping more than half of the cast and multiply that per 10 when it comes to the heroine, I still want to understand, still somehow getting the impression that behind all that, there is some sort of reasoning; some sort of logic. Like in any other story, the characters are supposed to think and have a mind of their own and in Diabolik Lovers I have difficulty to put my finger on them. Not because they do not externalize their feelings or thoughts even if that happens rarely, but because there is a lack of dialogue in this show. You can only get to know a character, or a person in general, when you actually speak to them or listen them exchange dialogues with somebody else or both. They do sometimes speak when they are all gathered in one place, yet their dialogues seem to be distributed in such a way that every one of the vampires must say one line on turn before starting again, as if trying to remember us that the vampire that spoke first is still there.
The heroine in a reverse harem usually has the task to make them speak too, task at which, unfortunately, Yui fails remarkably well at even in this first episode. I know, I know, you can argue that she can’t get used to the situation and nobody would ever be able to adapt, since they just keep jumping her, yet Yui is neither adapted to it, neither not adapted. She’s nothing, she keeps being ambiguous. She’s scared, yet she’s not. She dislikes it, yet I tend to believe that she doesn’t completely dislike it. Her only purpose is yet again to be an object, this time an object contested between the Sakamaki vampires and the Mukami clan. So if I can’t get to know these vampires through dialogues, then I keep clinging on whatever piece of information I can manage to grasp about their whole reasoning. And besides most of them looking completely gorgeous and the OST is once again amazing, that’s the only other reason why I keep coming back. And this guy:
Getting on the topic of the new characters…They have weird haircuts. And they seem to want to compete with Ayato and Laito on giving the heroines nicknames with the add of “Sow” and “M Neko-chan” (*slaps both of them on the sidelines* o(-`д´- ｡)). Oh and there’s “Eve”. Now I really want to know what add to the story will this make because the Adam and Eve and the “sinful apple” refferences are strong and it’s probably related to Yui’s role as the “bride” and her possible attained vampire status. (I sure hope this last part to have a consequence!)
Despite being reluctant on the introduction of a new clan, they do not seem to be purebloods like the Sakamaki vampires so I keep wondering at this point why would the Mukami’s have anything to do with Yui, mostly if they consider her some sort of “Eve”. Why is she so important for them? And what is their goal? And if they want her too, then what will the Sakamaki brothers have to say/do about it? I definitely do have some sort of hope that I will not headdesk at this season as much as the first one, but there’s still to see. XD (Yet again, I did not play the otome game so please try to not spoil TOO much if you know what’s going on XD) Overall, it was not a bad first episode, but it can go so many ways from now on that I’m actually a bit scared. lol What about you? Did you watch it? Liked it? Disliked it? Plan to continue it? Let me know in the comments!
EDIT: After episode 2 I can conclude that the consistency with the first season commited suicide. lol