Shoujo Watches Devilman Crybaby Before Nope-ing the HELL Outa There (Episodic Commentary)

First mistake? I jumped into this blind. I didn’t even pay attention to the TV-MA rating.

I assumed that I was stumbling into a fairly violent ?coma-drama-dy? about two gay devils, tbh.

Yeah. No.

Husband read the summary on Netflix and was like, “THAT’S what you got out of this?” Ya, fam. From that and the Twitter art.

Episode 1:

Guy and bat$*** crazy genius best friend become devils to beat devils? Is that the plot?

Half way in, I’m intrigued and I also want to vomit. What even is the goal of this? These characters are so bizarre.

Are crazy orgies really this popular in Japan???? I have to keep closing my eyes and—yeah, you know what? I’m done with this. Noooooooooope nope nope nope nope. Ima go barf now.

I intended this to be more like my Tokyo Ghoul episodic commentary, but nah. Nah. Nope. Nada. Sayonara. さよなら。Good bye.

Didn’t even make it to the very end of episode 1.

Because I never seem to write about things I didn’t like, I’m going to leave this short bit here as acknowledgement that I hated it.

I feel like that was the most heinous thing I’ve ever seen and I’m going to go purify my eyes with some Ouran and I’m actually nauseous. Like, really. I feel distressed and guilty. That was so horrible. That’s what I get for jumping into something I know nothing about, right? Right.

It’s just too sordid for me.

It’s a shame, because the GENERAL IDEA would have been interesting if it wasn’t executed in a way that made me feel like I needed to attend confession.

I shoulda stopped watching at the FIRST HINT of weird sexual stuff, but I was like, surely it won’t get worse. People love this show so much. The bad bits can’t linger too long, it won’t get more graphic….

And I was wrong. So wrong.

This is the kind of thing that kept me away from anime for so long, and now I stumbled into it on accident. Ew.

Ima go die a little bit.



PS- Somehow a lot of people like this and I just “?????????” But if you do like it, picking on me because I dislike it will do you no good, so please don’t, okay? If you want to tell me that it’s deep, or that it gets better, or that there are artistic reasons for their choices, that’s your prerogative, but it’s also my prerogative to say I really did NOT enjoy it, and I’m not ever going to give it a “second chance,” and I’m allowed to feel that way. It doesn’t mean I’m ignorant or uncultured or something to be uncomfortable with the entire sordid presentation. (And now I feel like I should make a post on having unpopular opinions.) I can easily get behind alternative themes and presentations and deeper meanings—I mean, interpretation is my JAM—but not this show. It’s not for me.

Okay. Ttyl! Bye!


7 thoughts on “Shoujo Watches Devilman Crybaby Before Nope-ing the HELL Outa There (Episodic Commentary)

  1. They did indeed go for a confronting and shocking beginning. I wasn’t a big fan of this show. I didn’t find it sickening but I did find it fairly shallow and I wouldn’t have minded them trying to shock me if I had felt there was more purpose than sensationalism. Still, people like what they like.

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  2. I didn’t really care for it until the later episodes. So I totally get your first reaction. There were some very beautiful moments, but yeah there is quite a bit of graphic moments that were hard to watch.


  3. I got through four episodes and then I dropped it. I don’t mind gore and sex and stuff but I felt like it was only there for chock value and also the anime felt kind of meh. I don’t see the greatness “everybody” supposedly sees in it.


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