Devils’ Line is a dark fantasy manga series created by Ryo Hanada that consists of thirteen volumes and was completed in 2018. An anime television series adaptation by Platinum Vision aired from April 7 to June 23, 2018.
First of all, I want to say that I am not a fan of the manga. I tried reading Sorata Akizuki’s Akagami no Shirayukihime (Snow White with the Red Hair) prior to watching the anime, but I just couldn’t get into it. I was pretty hesitant on watching the anime too, but many critics praised Akagami no Shirayukihime, so I gave it a shot and I wasn’t that disappointed.
Dance with Devils tells the story of Ritsuka Tachibana, a “normal” high school girl who happens to discover that her home was invaded, and her mother was kidnapped. Ritsuka discovers that she is stuck in the middle of a war between devils and vampires. It is believed that she is the last remaining key that knows the whereabouts of the forbidden grimoire, a magical item that gives its owner immense power and control over the whole world.
One of the exciting kdramas of 2017 spring season was Tunnel. I wasn't initially planning on watching this drama because I had no interest in the crime/thriller genre, but I gave this drama a chance because Choi Jin-Hyuk is one of my favorite actors. I've seen him in the legal drama, Pride and Prejudice, where he had a similar role of catching the bad guys and solving criminal cases. So when I learned about his role in this kdrama, I had faith that he would give another spectacular performance. Yet aside from such praise in his acting, Tunnel is a drama that intrigued me with its suspenseful storyline.
Mayoiga, also known as The Lost Village, is a 12 episode anime series produced by Diomedéa, directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, and written by Mari Okada. The story follows 30 young men and women who go on a tour to Nanaki Village, which is said to be a utopia according to urban legend. At the village, these young people hope to have a fresh start and escape their troubled lives. Yet once they arrived, they soon discover that the village is barren, and a mysterious presence is lurking around them.