It is an adaptation of Hobby Japan's media franchise of the same name, which primarily consists of a series of fantasy figures. An anime television series adaptation was announced in August Crunchyroll streamed the series before Funimation has licensed the series in North America. Lucifer , one of God's archangels, is denounced for rebelling against the Almighty's will and expelled from Heaven.
This dated feeling extends to the animation itself, which feels like a low budget affair. While animation quality does improve as the series goes on, it cuts back wherever it can, using static backgrounds, still frames and panning shots. The souls of the dead making up cliffs and pools of sludge are rather grotesque and the appearance of an occasional demon also helps to flesh out the underworld. It also does well with costume and character design; much like the designs for Hell, the Sins are well matched to their namesakes — Satan, Sin of Wrath is a fiery warrior, Belphegor, Sin of Sloth has a tail like the animal that gives the vice its namesake, and Astaroth, Sin of Melancholy has a punkish, Gothic Lolita-like look. As such, fights are heavily sexualised, but they are otherwise entertaining to watch, if a little basic in their structure.
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