The seven demon brothers from the popular otome game have finally made their anime debut in a five-minute series premiere of Obey Me!
Obey me! The seven demon brothers from Obeym are back for their highly anticipated anime debut. This time, the brothers have been thrown into an unfamiliar world where they must learn how to navigate life as humans with all its disappointments and joys in a five-minute series premiere that left viewers wanting more but satisfied that at least they know these handsome devils represent sin number one: pride or hubris, which leads them down slippery slopes before finally landing on earth (lust).
In the Obey Me! series premiere, Lucifer leads a study group about spells because his brothers’ average score was too low on the last test. The rest were brought down by Mammon, the defiant avatar of Greed, who detests work and studying, but he vows next time will be different; he will write down all these spell memorizations so there will be no more excuses for not getting them done on time or even at all this year before finals roll around like everyone else’s dad has been doing since they started schooling years ago.
Mammon, on the other hand, begins to play with his phone again, which perplexes both our fallen angelic headmaster and Lord B, who adjusts himself to one side while returning to human form (and finally relieving himself).
The seven brothers are gathered for an emergency meeting when their father, Lucifer, orders them all to stop playing games. He wants his children’s attention and he’ll give it if they listen, but the younger ones won’t just do as they’re told! After being openly scolded by Mammon (the eldest), Leviathan pranks himself by photoshopping an unflattering picture of himself where his head has been replaced with that of a pig’s, which causes everyone else to laugh at how silly his brother looks-even though it is not true! The boys’ age rank from oldest.
The study group starts to go off the rails as Mammon distracts his brothers with a D.D.D game that makes you change your facial expressions and react accordingly, but when patience runs thin, in Lucifer’s case, he interrupts them all while ironically getting the highest score for an angry expression on whoever is playing him (as if they needed any more encouragement). He then confiscates their devices so no one can use them anymore because “it was not fun”, which really cracks everyone up, calling him names like “demon” or “sadist” before kicking everyone out of the room until next week, meaning there are only three left: Asmodeus/Maelstrom; Abaddon, aka Belial; Azazel.
Once he’s alone, Lucifer starts playing and enjoying the game in secret until Satan walks into his room making a goofy face to close off tonight’s premiere. This ironic humor driving this episode aligns with the fun, chaotic tones of otome games like protagonist Lucreziadden “does” not have time for romance, so it makes sense that when she does meet someone special at school or work, they would be equally as interesting but not really suited towards being friends. “
The first episode is short, but it’s enough to show viewers the distinct personalities of each demon brother. While Belphie yawns and complains about how tired he feels, revealing a sleepy disposition as the Avatar of Sloth, his older brother Satan gives an intelligence lecture on researching spells’ origins with some disdain thrown into the mix too (in more ways than one).
Asmo’s vanity came out as he ranted about his own beauty, while Levi, the avatar of envy, revealed his otaku personality by talking to normies. However, Beelzebub surprised many fans when it was discovered that he did not eat anything during the premiere episode, but this will likely change in future episodes.
The Obey Me! series premiere successfully sets the tone for a satisfying overview of demonic brothers living in Devildom. Fans who have eagerly awaited this anime’s debut are excited to see how it progresses and what scenes will be adapted from its original otome game, which features only males as opposed to a reverse-harem scenario where females play an integral part onscreen (no confirmation yet though). While based off on such a genre staple that has long been associated with reverse harems-or when a male lead catches/falls in love at first sight but cannot choose just one girl per route due to his circumstances, no female character seems confirmed so far, except perhaps secretary Yume; whether she gets introduced later down the narrative line remains unknown right now.