History Literature / DigitalDevilStory

19th Jan '16 11:24:52 AM Willbyr
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As you might expect from the original source material for the MegaTen franchise, Digital Devil Story sets the basic foundation for the games that followed. That means it's happy to explore arcane lore even as it jumps into places that will make the average reader wish for some TropeCo BrainBleach.

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As you might expect from the original source material for the MegaTen [=MegaTen=] franchise, Digital Devil Story sets the basic foundation for the games that followed. That means it's happy to explore arcane lore even as it jumps into places that will make the average reader wish for some TropeCo BrainBleach.
8th Oct '15 9:55:52 AM eliaskelham
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Gets more and more cynical with each installment. Both the original trilogy and its sequel series end in DownderEndings.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Gets more and more cynical with each installment. Both the original trilogy and its sequel series end in DownderEndings.{{DownerEnding}}s.
8th Oct '15 9:54:57 AM eliaskelham
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicismSlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Gets more and more cynical with each installment. Both the original trilogy and its sequel series end in DownderEndings.
8th Oct '15 9:52:10 AM eliaskelham
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* HeroicBSOD: Nakajima suffers this after [[spoiler: Loki betrays him.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: VillainousBSOD: Nakajima suffers this after [[spoiler: Loki betrays him.]]
8th Oct '15 9:41:00 AM eliaskelham
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* AssholeVictim: Both of Nakajima's initial targets, Kyoko and Kondo, are portrayed as rather terrible people. Kondo is a ruthless bully who's violently driven out many students of Jusho High, while Kyoko is a ManipulativeBitch who orchestrates the violent beatdown that sets Nakajima off because he rejected her advances. Averted with Nakajima's third sacrifice, a high school teacher who was simply killed off as part of the DealWithTheDevil, and possibly because HeKnowsTooMuch.
5th Oct '15 6:22:23 AM eliaskelham
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* TheAtoner: Nakajima, by the end of the first book.
3rd May '15 9:51:03 PM nombretomado
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* ClassicalMythology

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* ClassicalMythologyMyth/ClassicalMythology
18th Dec '14 9:17:27 PM Otherarrow
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The original source material for the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series and all of its many derivatives, ''Digital Devil Story'' is a trilogy of novels written by Aya Nishitani. Written in the late 1980s, there are three books in the series: ''Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei'' (Reincarnation of the Goddess), ''Digital Devil Story 2: Mazu no Senshi'' (Warrior of the Demon City), and ''Digital Devil Story 3: Tensei no Shūen'' (Demise of the Reincarnation). The first novel was adapted into an OVA as well as given a video game sequel (same title as the first book, but with "story" written with the kanji for "monogatari", and "story" in furigana). There was also a sequel series of six novels also by Nishitani, titled ''Shin Digital Devil Story'', that deals with the aftermath of the original trilogy.

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The original source material for the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series and all of its many derivatives, ''Digital Devil Story'' is a trilogy of novels written by Aya Nishitani. Written in the late 1980s, there are three books in the series: ''Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei'' (Reincarnation of the Goddess), ''Digital Devil Story 2: Mazu no Senshi'' (Warrior of the Demon City), and ''Digital Devil Story 3: Tensei no Shūen'' (Demise of the Reincarnation). The first novel was adapted into an OVA as well as given a video game sequel (same title as the first book, but with "story" written with the kanji for "monogatari", and "story" in furigana). There was also a sequel series of six novels also by Nishitani, titled ''Shin ''New Digital Devil Story'', that deals with the aftermath of the original trilogy.



** TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Lucifer wins at the end of ''Demise of the Reincarnation''. The ''Shin Digital Devil Story'' sextology deals with this.]]

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** TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Lucifer wins at the end of ''Demise of the Reincarnation''. The ''Shin ''New Digital Devil Story'' sextology deals with this.]]



* OrphanedSeries: Or more like orphaned translation project. The third story of the original trilogy has gone untranslated for years, and nobody has even touched the ''Shin DDS'' novels.

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* OrphanedSeries: Or more like orphaned translation project. The third story of the original trilogy has gone untranslated for years, and nobody has even touched the ''Shin DDS'' ''New Digital Devil Story'' novels.
18th Dec '14 6:45:12 PM WildCardCourier
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The original source material for the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series and all of its many derivatives, ''Digital Devil Story'' is a trilogy of novels written by Aya Nishitani. Written in the late 1980s, there are three books in the series: ''Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei'' (Reincarnation of the Goddess), ''Digital Devil Story 2: Mazu no Senshi'' (Warrior of the Demon City), and ''Digital Devil Story 3: Tensei no Shūen'' (Demise of the Reincarnation). The first novel was adapted into an OVA as well as given a video game sequel (same title as the first book, but with "story" written with the kanji for "monogatari", and "story" in furigana).

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The original source material for the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series and all of its many derivatives, ''Digital Devil Story'' is a trilogy of novels written by Aya Nishitani. Written in the late 1980s, there are three books in the series: ''Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei'' (Reincarnation of the Goddess), ''Digital Devil Story 2: Mazu no Senshi'' (Warrior of the Demon City), and ''Digital Devil Story 3: Tensei no Shūen'' (Demise of the Reincarnation). The first novel was adapted into an OVA as well as given a video game sequel (same title as the first book, but with "story" written with the kanji for "monogatari", and "story" in furigana).
furigana). There was also a sequel series of six novels also by Nishitani, titled ''Shin Digital Devil Story'', that deals with the aftermath of the original trilogy.



The novels were never released in the West. However, a dedicated English translations of the first two novels can be found [[http://ddstranslation.blogspot.com/2006/08/introduction_16.html here]], along with a reedited version found [[http://menasepublications.blogspot.com/2010/09/reincarnation-of-goddess.html here]] and [[http://menasepublications.blogspot.com/2010/12/warrior-of-demon-city.html here]]. A French translation is also being [[http://ddsfrtrad.blogspot.com/ worked on]]

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The novels were never released in the West. However, a dedicated English translations of the first two novels can be found [[http://ddstranslation.blogspot.com/2006/08/introduction_16.html here]], along with a reedited version found [[http://menasepublications.blogspot.com/2010/09/reincarnation-of-goddess.html here]] and [[http://menasepublications.blogspot.com/2010/12/warrior-of-demon-city.html here]]. A French translation is also being [[http://ddsfrtrad.blogspot.com/ worked on]]
on]]. While the third novel hasn't been translated, [[http://complete.electrolit.net/2010/09/24/megami-tensei-novel-turned-game-turned-novel/ certain websites]] have a rather quick summary of the plot.



** TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Lucifer wins at the end of ''Demise of the Reincarnation''. The ''Shin Digital Devil Story'' sextology deals with this.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nakajima. Sure, he successfully develops the Demon Summoning Program. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he failed to build in proper safeguards that would impose a contract on a summoned demon. Loki turns on him very quickly, resulting in the deaths of at least half his classmates, as well as many innocent bystanders.]] To top it all off, [[spoiler: after Nakajima defeats Loki, Ohara ends up summoning Set, the most powerful evil god of ancient Egypt.]] As icing on the breaking cake, [[spoiler: Many demons have sensed the pathway Nakajima opened to their world, kindling their ambition to conquer the human world. More than just a handful of those demons want to ally themselves with Nakajima.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nakajima. Sure, he successfully develops the Demon Summoning Program. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he failed to build in proper safeguards that would impose a contract on a summoned demon. Loki turns on him very quickly, resulting in the deaths of at least half his classmates, as well as many innocent bystanders.]] To top it all off, [[spoiler: after Nakajima defeats Loki, Ohara ends up summoning Set, the most powerful evil god of ancient Egypt.]] As icing on the breaking cake, [[spoiler: Many [[spoiler:many demons have sensed the pathway Nakajima opened to their world, kindling their ambition to conquer the human world. More than just a handful of those demons want to ally themselves with Nakajima.]]



* NoExportForYou: This is Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei's source material. Goes without saying it will never see the light of day outside Japan (except in fan-translations).
* OrphanedSeries: Or more like orphaned translation project since the translator hasn't been working on it for years.

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* NoExportForYou: This is Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei's source material. Goes without saying it will never see the light of day outside Japan (except ** The third book ends with [[spoiler:Nakajima being possessed by Lucifer to kill Yumiko, with Izanami taking over and slaying Nakajima in fan-translations).
self-defense.]]
* OrphanedSeries: Or more like orphaned translation project since project. The third story of the translator hasn't been working on it original trilogy has gone untranslated for years.years, and nobody has even touched the ''Shin DDS'' novels.
13th Oct '14 3:16:33 AM ergeis
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* GenderBlenderName: Akemi is usually a woman's name.
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