The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil Season 1 Review – Intriguing Concept, Underwhelming Execution

Season 1



Episode Guide

Episode 1 – | Review Score – 2.5/5
Episode 2 – | Review Score – 1.5/5
Episode 3 – | Review Score – 2/5
Episode 4 – | Review Score – 1.5/5
Episode 5 – | Review Score – 1.5/5
Episode 6 – | Review Score – 1/5
Episode 7 – | Review Score – 1.5/5
Episode 8 – | Review Score – 1/5
Episode 9 – | Review Score – 1.5/5
Episode 10 – | Review Score – 2/5
Episode 11 – | Review Score – 3/5
Episode 12 – | Review Score – 1.5/5

The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil Season 1 Review

The story of The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil revolves around Demon Masatora Akutsu. The demon travels to Earth with a mission to complete. We learn that he is looking for a human girl to unite demons in their fight against the angels that threaten his demon world. He falls head over heels for the beautiful Lily Amane while posing as a high school student for his hiring mission. His demon habits are about to be changed by his archenemy, an angel. During the process, he’s in for a celestial shock.

The first episode of The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil has an interesting concept that grabs your attention. The storyline revolves around an innocent angel who is forced to live with a demon. However, we quickly learn that she is part of a divine project, according to which she wishes to unite the demon and angel world.

The show starts off strong with witty banter. Furthermore, there is an interesting contrast between the characters’ true selves. This sets the backdrop for the fascinating exploration of themes like forgiveness, understanding, and the areas where good and evil are blurred. However, as the season goes on, the plot starts to fall apart. The story could have gone deeper into philosophical subjects, which would have made the anime interesting. However, the anime only touches these philosophical questions on the surface level and proceeds to make it rather shallow. This makes the presentation of potentially complex themes quite superficial.

Another problem with the show is that the main character is an angel who appears to be too naive, to the point of being quite annoying. Because the character doesn’t have enough depth, it’s difficult to relate to the angel. On the other hand, the devil’s polished personality takes away from his relationship with the angel. This makes their interactions less fair as the anime goes on.

Furthermore, the animation and sound design of the show don’t really make the watching experience better either. They work, but they’re not unique enough to leave a lasting imprint. Even though the character sketches are nice to look at, they can’t make up for how poorly the plot and character arcs are carried out.

The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil has a fresh and interesting core concept. However, it doesn’t live up to its initial promise. The show has a weak main character, themes that aren’t explored deeply enough, and average production values. It might interest you at first, but it’s not good enough to recommend watching all the way through.

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  • Verdict - 2.5/10

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