troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Visual Novel: Diabolik Lovers
Yui Komori has always been able to see ghosts, and all sorts of weird things happen around her. Her priest father moves due to a new job, convincing Yui live in the house of an old acquaintance of his. When she arrives at the mansion, it is revealed that the six boys she is sharing the mansion with 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 is a saga of Drama CDs and otome games developed by Rejet. The first game, Diabolik Lovers ~Haunted dark bridal~, was released in October 11, 2012 for the PlayStation Portable. A fandisc, 'Diabolik Lovers ~more, blood~, has been announced, and an anime adaptation by ZEXCS started airing as part of the Fall 2013 Anime season.

Has nothing to do whatsoever with Diabolik.

This series provides examples of:

  • A-Cup Angst: Not exactly, but Ayato often makes fun of Yui’s lack of breasts.
  • Abusive Parent: Cordelia, towards her sons, in varying degrees.
  • Adults Are Useless: And bastards too.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Oh, yes!
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Kanato.
  • Alpha Bitch: Cordelia.
  • Ax-Crazy: Pretty much all the Sakamakis but especially Kanato, oh Kanato…
  • Beach Episode: The Blood Love and Sweat CD.
  • Big Bad: Cordelia. Reiji, in Shuu’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 Shuu 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 siblings.
  • Black Sheep: Shuu
  • Blessed with Suck: Yui’s ability to see ghosts and her being Cordelia’s vessel, causing her to be a BishonenVampireMagnet.
  • Broken Bird / Used to Be a Sweet Kid: All of the boys, once their pasts are expanded.
  • Covert Pervert: Yui. She actually seems to quite enjoy the abuse the Sakamakis give on her.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Ayato and Shuu.
  • Cute and Psycho: Kanato.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Yui.
  • Damsel in Distress: Yui, again.
  • Disproportionate Retribution/Berserk Button: After Yui accidentally rips off the arm of Kanato’s teddy bear, he snaps.
  • Downer Ending: Lots of the Bad Ends.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Most of the Good Ends. Althought they verge more in Bittersweet Ending.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Laito calls Yui “Bitch-chan” while Ayato calls her “Chichinashi” (No breasts).
    • Crunchyroll translated these as "Little Bitch" and "Pancakes" for the anime.
  • Fanservice/Fan Disservice: Yes, it has both. It’s not contradictory.
  • Fiery Redhead: Ayato.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason why Shuu is such a Kuudere is because Edgar, his first friend, died during a fire after trying to save his family. After that traumatic experience, Shuu secluded himself from the rest of the world.
  • Glurge Addict: Kanato loves plushies and sweets and is almost always seen with one or the other. This does not make him any less creepy.
  • Hemo Erotic: Oh, so much!
  • Heroic Mime: Yui has no dialogue lines of her own; the player only learns what she says via occasional dialog options and other characters' responses. She gets dialogue in the endings, though.
  • Heroic Sacrifice —> Senseless Sacrifice: Subaru, in his Bad End. Nice job breaking it, Yui
  • Hikikomori: Shuu rarely ever leaves his room.
  • Holy Burns Evil: The reason why Yui is protected by the vampire influence and Cordelia, at first is because she is protected by the cross necklace she always wears.
  • Horny Devil: Laito, of course.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: The Sakamakis towards Karl. Justified, though.
  • Informed Ability: Played for laughs.
    Shuu: "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.
  • It's All My Fault/My Greatest Failure: Edgar, was Shuu's first friend and the first one who treated him as a person. Unfortunately, he died in a fire (later revealed to be caused by Reiji). The trauma was so great, that Shuu decided not to attach himself to anyone or anything again. When he meets Yui, he brushes her off at first, afraid to attach to someone else. He later comes to see Yui as his My Greatest Second Chance, at least in his route.
  • 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.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Reiji.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Cordelia.
  • Masochist's Meal: Kanato, on his route, forces Yui to eat disgusting food such as seaweed and raw liver, because that would make her blood taste better.
  • Names to Know in Anime:
  • New Transfer Student: Yui and her transfer to the school the Sakamakis are sets the plot going.
  • Nice Hat: Laito.
  • Non-Identical Triplets: Ayato, Kanato and Laito.
  • Oedipus Complex: Kanato, and the reason why he is the person he is now. His teddy bear contains his mother's ashes.
    • Also Laito, who who had sex with his own mom. Because of them often having sex, Laito grew to believe his mother loved him and in a jealous rage, he killed Karl.
  • Older than They Look: Kanato, surprisingly. He is actually the same age as Ayato and Laito and older than Subaru.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Yui, at least until her identity as Cordelia’s vessel is revealed.
  • 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.
  • Pervert Dad/Chivalrous Pervert: Karl. He even has three wives.
  • Plucky Girl: Yui, to the point of annoyance, at least for the Sakamakis.
  • The Power of Blood: Yui’s blood, naturally. See The Reveal trope above for more.
  • The Quiet One: Reiji and Shuu.
  • The Renfield: Ritcher, to Cordelia.
  • 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.
  • Royal Brat: The Sakamakis, in varying degrees.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Ayato, who killed Cordelia. Reiji killed Beatrix and Subaru had to kill Christa in a Mercy Kill. Also, Laito, who killed Karl.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Ayato.
  • Sleepyhead: Shuu. He sleeps a lot and yet, he is always tired.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Laito. Some dubs address him as Raito or Light (due to another Light with same name pronunciation), but supplementary materials confirm his name is Laito.
  • Spot of Tea: Reiji enjoys his English tea, served with some pasta. He even states that he prefers tea rather than drinking Yui’s blood. He changes his mind at the end of his route, in Reiji’s Good End (also called Reiji Ending 01).
  • Soul Jar: Yui, of Cordelia. It becomes worse in Reiji’s route, after Cordelia possesses Yui.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Reiji
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Shuu. The emotions were always there, deep down; he just never had anyone to bring them out because nobody except for Edgar, who died shortly after has ever bothered to treat him like a person instead of the family heir.
  • Tangled Family Tree: Shuu and Reiji are sons of Beatriz, a woman-turned-vampire. Ayato, Kanato and Laito are sons of Cordelia, also a turned-vampire. Subaru is son of Christa, an average vampire woman. The reason of this? Because 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, Shuu likes meat and Kanato is very fond of sweets.
  • Trauma Conga Line/Break the Cutie: Again, the Sakamaki brothers (except Reiji):
    • Ayato was forced by Cordelia to be the best and be better than Beatrix’s children (Shuu 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 up with Ritcher. Also, due to his mother’s Parental Abandonment and her sexual antics, he acts childish, needy and Ax-Crazy.
    • Laito, often having 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 locks 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 watching her being frecuently abused and raped by Karl. The trauma was bad enough, and he became violent as a result.
    • Shuu, 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 Shuu 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.
  • Troubled, but Cute: The Sakamakis, in varying degrees. Fans consider Subaru and Shuu to be this.
  • Tsundere: Subaru.
  • Unlucky Everydude: Poor Yui.
  • Up to Eleven: The More Blood CDs and fandisc, so much that the rating was changed from Cero C (15+) to Cero D (17+)
  • Vampires Are Rich: The Sakamaki siblings.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods
  • Yandere: Kanato. Also, the main reason he never gets a good ending.
    • Reiji verges on this in Shuu’s route.
  • Younger than They Look: Subaru, surprisingly, is the youngest of the Sakamakis.
DandelionRomance GameDandelion
DandelionRomance GameDandelion
Crimson RafflesiaHorror Visual NovelsDivi-Dead
Dengeki StrykerVisual NovelDies Irae
Devil Survivor 2Anime of the 2010sDiamond no Ace

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
34093
38