Hibiki Kuze and his close friend Daichi Shijima have a daunting future ahead of them. After just finishing their practice test for their college entrance exams, the two decide to enjoy what is left of their high school youth by hanging out and talking about the latest trend. A mysterious website, known as Nicaea, which users with an account will receive videos and updates on when and how their close friends will die. It all seemed harmless until both Hibiki, Daichi and a fellow classmate named Io Nitta all receive death videos of each other. A earthquake then shatters the Tokyo area with the trio narrowly escaping their fates by a strange app that appears on their phone that has the power to summon demons. Still reeling from the widespread destruction, Hibiki, Daichi and Io will need to stick together and learn how to use this Demon Summon App in order to survive the horrors that will stand in their way and protect other survivors to find out if this truly is humanity's greatest trial.
The main characters are still likeable, and you want to see them succeed. But after being exposed to the excellent game play which allowed these characters to be explored even further, it just feels like something is missing from the experience. The animation is above average, with great atmosphere and choreography during the battle sequences. With both demons and humans fighting side by side in the usual Shin Megami Tensei fashion, any anime fan who hasn't played the game would surely enjoy this the strange spectacle. However, for fans of the game (who this series was probably made for, ironically) there is a good chance you will be left unsatisfied.
Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: The Animation is available on DVD on Amazon and online streaming on Hulu