First Impressions: Devil Survivor 2 The Animation

Instant Summary:  A bunch of teens obtained a mobile phone app in a near-death experience that allowed them to summon demons.

Unsurprisingly, the "pokemon" of our protagonist appears to be one of the strongest one there is, making this one of the "boy finds an awesome power and takes on the responsibility to save the world" kind of anime. The thing about most games is that when you remove the gameplay, you rarely ends up with a story worth telling by itself. So judging the anime by itself, have we seen something like this before? Definitely, almost too many times.

So is it interesting? Somewhat, it's exactly what you'd expect from a shounen title based on summoning avatars to fight. Is it unique? Not one bit, at least not yet. Is it worth watching? Not really, unless it starts to reinvent itself and becomes a real hit.

It's a little sad that the demons, the main feature of the show, are so poorly animated and featured.

Outlook: Fairly good, but may not be worth the time.

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