Audio Play: Diabolik Lovers

Yui Komori is a positive-thinking girl who nevertheless is troubled by seeing spirits and experiencing poltergeist phenomena. She lives with her father, a priest, until he is called overseas due to work and she is not allowed to accompany him. Instead, she is given a certain address and instructed to go there, saying the people living there are "relatives". Yui follows her father's orders and arrives at a mysterious mansion as the address had suggested. As she discovers what's in the house, she meets the six Sakamaki brothers (Shu, Reiji, Ayato, Kanato, Laito and Subaru) who are actually vampires. In order to have some control, she requests to be able to choose who sucks her blood. As she she spends more time knowing them more, she discovers a shocking secret inside her body.

Diabolik Lovers started out as a series of Drama CDs which were developed into a otome game developed by Rejet. It became a popular series and has spawned more games and Drama CDs, an anime series, and Character Songs.

Games in the Series:
  • Diabolik Lovers ~Haunted Dark Bridal~: The first game of the series. It was released on October 11, 2012 for the PlayStation Portable.
    • Diabolik Lovers Limited V Edition. The second version of the game ported for the PlayStation Vita with additional content. It was released on December 19, 2013.
  • Diabolik Lovers ~MORE,BLOOD~: The fan disc for the first game featuring four new characters. It was released on October 24, 2013 for the PlayStation Portable.
    • Diabolik Lovers ~MORE,BLOOD~ Limited V Edition: The second version of the game ported for the PlayStation Vita with additional content. It is slated for release sometime in 2015.
    • Diabolik Lovers VANDEAD CARNIVAL: A fan disc for MORE,BLOOD which featuring mini-games. Released on December 4th 2014 for the PlayStation Vita.
  • Diabolik Lovers DARK FATE: The sequel of the first game. Released on February 2015 for the PlayStation Vita. Includes an Original Video Animation episode.
    • Diabolik Lovers LUNATIC PARADE: A fandisc for DARK FATE also for PlayStation Vita. Release date TBA.

A anime adaptation by ZEXCS aired as part of the Fall 2013 Anime season, with a second season based off of MORE, BLOOD following as part of the Fall 2015 Anime lineup. It is licensed by Sentai Filmworks for English release in December 2014.

Has nothing to do whatsoever with Diabolik.

This series provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Oh, like you wouldn't even believe.
  • A-Cup Angst: Not exactly, but Ayato often makes fun of Yui’s lack of breasts.
  • Adults Are Useless: And bastards too.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Oh, yes!
  • Asshole Victim: It's Really difficult to feel sorry for the Sakamakis in the endings where one or more of them end up getting killed.
  • Ax-Crazy: Pretty much all the Sakamakis but especially Kanato, oh Kanato…
  • Beach Episode: The Blood & Love Sweat CD.
  • Berserk Button/Disproportionate Retribution: After Yui accidentally rips off the arm of Kanato’s teddy bear, he snaps.
  • Big Bad:
    • Cordelia in general.
    • Reiji, in Shu’s route.
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: The Sakamaki brothers act cold and look down upon humans because their parents and even the family servants raised them that way. Cordelia (Ayato, Kanato and Laito’s mother) pretty much mentally scarred her children with her actions, Karl is a Chivalrous Pervert who has three wives (one part of an Attempted Rape). Subaru was scarred by his mom Rape as Backstory and Shu lost his first and last friend. Reiji had to deal with years of neglect and being completely ignored in favor of his elder brother, which had a lasting effect on his mentality.
  • Bishōnen: The Sakamaki and Mukami siblings.
  • Break the Cutie/Trauma Conga Line: Again, the Sakamaki brothers (except Reiji):
    • Ayato was forced by Cordelia to be the best and be better than Beatrix’s children (Shu and Reiji). She forced him to study and instead of praising his efforts she would constantly berate him. Due to this he ended up believing that he must always be the best at everything, becoming a selfish jerkass.
    • Kanato was traumatized upon being forced by his mother to watch as she screwed with Ritcher. Also, due to his mother’s Parental Neglect and her sexual antics, he acts childish, needy and Ax-Crazy.
    • Laito, often had sex with his own mom, who was into Anything That Moves. He grew up believing she loved him and got jealous of all the men she screwed. When Karl found out the relationship between Laito and Cordelia, he locked up Laito in the basement prison and when Cordelia came to see him, she has sex with Ritcher in front of him, traumatizing Laito and becoming a sexual deviant.
    • Subaru, revealed to be a Child by Rape. Karl took Subaru’s mother Christa, forced her to become his bride, raped her and made her have a child, Subaru. A mentally broken Christa often asked Subaru many times to kill her and even gave him a silver knife, which can kill vampires. Subaru, however, never could bring himself to kill his own mother and he had to watch her being frequently abused and raped by Karl. The trauma was bad enough, and he became violent as a result.
    • Shu, a Extreme Doormat since childhood, one day befriended an human boy named Edgar. Both became best friends, but Reiji, who disapproved of his brother being friends with an human, burned the whole village Edgar lived in, leaving Shu traumatized and feeling useless upon not doing anything to save Edgar. The nail in the coffin was Reiji twisting his mind by constantly telling him that because of his failure, he is not apt to be the family head.
  • Broken Bird/Used to Be a Sweet Kid: All of the boys, once their pasts are expanded.
  • Chivalrous Pervert/Pervert Dad: Karl. He even has three wives.
  • Color-Coded Characters:
    • Sakamaki brothers: Ayato - Red, Kanato - Purple, Laito - Green, Shu - Yellow, Reiji - Blue, Subaru - Grey.
    • Mukami brothers: Ruki - Black, Kou - Pink, Yuma - Orange, Azusa - Teal.
    • Tsukinami brothers: Carla - Dark Red, Shin - Dark Blue.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Ayato and Shu.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: 真夜中の饗宴(MIDNIGHT PLEASURE)[1], the opening theme of Haunted Dark Bridal and 極限(UNLIMITED)BLOOD [2], the opening theme of MORE,BLOOD, were sung by the voice actors for Ayato, Shu, and Subaru respectively.
    • 幻日理論-Parhelion Logic- [3], the ending theme of Haunted Dark Bridal, was sung by Ayato's voice actor. 月蝕(Eclipse)[4], the ending theme of MORE,BLOOD, was sung by the voice actors for Kou, Yuma, and Azusa respectively.
    • Mr.SADISTIC NIGHT, the anime's opening theme was sung by Ayato and Shu's respective voice actors.
  • Downer Ending: A lot of the Bad Ends.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Most of the Good Ends (except for Kanato's). They're more of a Bittersweet Ending.
  • Fanservice/Fan Disservice: Yes, it has both. It’s not contradictory.
  • Hemo Erotic: Oh, so much!
  • Holy Burns Evil: The reason why Yui is protected by the vampire influence and Cordelia, at first is because she is protected by the rosary she always wears.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: The Sakamakis towards Karl. Justified, though. The Mukamis however, are grateful for what Karl has done for them.
  • Informed Ability: Played for laughs.
    Shu: "Because we’re vampires?"
    Yui: "Eh? Va-vampires?"
    Ayato: "Aaah. Did you have to spoil it that quickly?"
  • It's All About Me: Ayato, Laito and Kanato.
  • Jerkass: All of the Sakamakis, but mostly Ayato.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Reiji’s Normal End falls into this. Cordelia is defeated and Yui is saved, but her personality changes as well and becomes an Alpha Bitch, treating Reiji as her slave.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Cordelia and Ritcher. In the case of the Sakamakis, it will be something more like Love Makes You Jerkass and Blood-crazed.
  • Oedipus Complex: Kanato. His teddy bear contains his mother's ashes.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: They can age as normal humans.
  • Parental Abandonment: Yui’s father abandons her at her own, forcing her to live with the Sakamakis. Also, Karl and Cordelia, towards Ayato, Kanato and Laito.
  • The Power of Blood: Yui’s blood, naturally. Read Yui's Character entry as to why.
  • The Quiet One: Reiji and Shu.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Yui, to Ayato, Kanato and Laito.
  • The Reveal: Yui is revealed to be Cordelia’s vessel, whose heart was transplanted to Yui after Ayato killed Cordelia for good, thus the Sakamakis attraction towards her. Ayato, Kanato and Laito are especially attracted to her because they are Cordelia’s children.
    • Dark Fate reveals that Christa, Subaru's mother, is not only perfectly alive and well, but also willingly chose to be a part of Karlheinz's experiments, therefore her madness was not the result of rape, but because she realized that she was being used. Oh, and she's also Karlheinz's sister.
  • Royal Brat: The Sakamakis, in varying degrees.
  • Self-Made Orphan: The triplets killed Cordelia. Reiji had Beatrix killed.
  • Soul Jar: Yui, of Cordelia. It becomes worse in Reiji’s route, after Cordelia possesses Yui.
  • Tangled Family Tree: Shu and Reiji are the sons of Beatrix, an average vampire woman. Ayato, Kanato and Laito are the sons of Cordelia, a turned-vampire. Subaru is the son of Christa, another average vampire woman. The reason of this? Papa Karl was such a Chivalrous Pervert.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Kanato, although he is Older Than They Look.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Ayato likes takoyakis.
    • Laito likes macarons.
    • Reiji likes pasta and English tea.
    • Shu likes meat.
    • Kanato is very fond of sweets.
  • Up to Eleven: MORE,BLOOD. The rating was changed from Cero C (15+) to Cero D (17+).
  • Vampires Are Rich: The Sakamaki siblings.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods
  • We Used to Be Friends: Yuma turns out to be the first and only friend Shuu ever had.
  • Yandere:
    • Kanato, which is the reason he doesn't get a happy ending.
    • Reiji verges on this in Shu’s route.
    • Yui become one in Shu's Brute Ending in MORE,BLOOD. She also becomes one in Ayato's and Kou's Manservant Ending in MORE,BLOOD and Kanato's Second Ending in Haunted Dark Bridal.