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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.