Devil May Cry (2001)

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2,000 years ago the human world was ruled over by the demon world. However, one of the demons, the legendary dark knight Sparda, awoke to justice and defeating the evil emperor Mundus ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Drew Coombs ...
Dante (voice)
Trish / Dante's Mother (voice)
Vergil (voice)
Tony Daniels ...
Mundus (voice)
Howard Jerome ...
Griffin / Phantom (voice)


2,000 years ago the human world was ruled over by the demon world. However, one of the demons, the legendary dark knight Sparda, awoke to justice and defeating the evil emperor Mundus sealed the demon world away from the human world. He then sealed his own darkest powers away (fearing he would become a threat to the humans himself) and assumed a human form, living among the humans, and for 2000 years he preserved the harmony of the worlds. Eventually Sparda fell in love with a human woman called Eva and had twin half blood sons, Dante and Vergil. However, Sparda died, and shortly after, Eva was killed in a demon attack that separated the two sons. Hating the demons for taking away his mother and his brother from him, Dante becomes a demon hunter and continues his fathers work, seeking revenge. 20 years on, Dante is called to Mallet island on a job, and comes face to face with an ancient enemy of his fathers. Written by DexterXS

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Half Human. Half Demon. Pure Vengeance.


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17 October 2001 (USA)  »

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The names of the two demon children born from Sparda, Dante and Vergil, are based on the characters Dante and Vergil from Dante Alliegheri's the Divine Comedy- specifically the Inferno book. See more »


Trish: The sky, so clear, so blue!
Dante: The sky is fair, it will always be above everyone's head, no different.
Trish: Like the sky, I feel like my heart is becoming clear.
Dante: Let's not forget though, the underworld's evil is still alive. They will someday return
Trish: There's no need to worry right? Because the world has got the legendary dark knight Dante, AND his sidekick.
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Seeds of Love
Performed by Julianne
Composed by Masami Ueda
Lyrics by Reoko
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23 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, I first played the series with Devil May Cry 2 in passing. I wasn't impressed. Then I learned that in the rest of the series the plot is more coherent and Dante is way cooler. I'm glad I believed them. In terms of characters and their interaction, it's second only to number 3. Dante, the hero, the mysterious woman who wrecks his office (now a pattern) and the Black Knight Nelo Angelo. Dante's past is unraveled as the game progresses, as are everyone Else's, which all tie in in many clever ways. Then there is the Dark Emperor Mundus, smote by Sparda, the legendary Demon who woke up to justice and saved the human world from Mundus' hordes. In terms of plot, it's great. A mercenary demon hunter is brought to an island where the Dark Emperor is gathering his power, and so on (play the game if you want the plot, it's more fun!) The cut scenes are excellent, as is the writing. Dante's demonic heritage gives him physical resistance that makes for some "interesting" scenes.

10/10, just in case you missed that above. If you haven't played this yet, do it.

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