January 05, 2023
A short and sweet Shin Megami Tensei story. While part of a much broader franchise, Tokyo Revelation is a film that stands well on its own and can be watched without any prior familiarity with the series of games and anime. As long as you feel at ease with some of its most prominent tropes, it's a film that won't hold too many surprises.
A young boy with a strong affinity for the occult made a deal with a small-time demon to resurrect its master. Things seem to be going to plan until he runs into an old friend. When his personal issues take over his plans begin to falter and humanity is given a fighting chance to get rid of the demons. The fight won't be all that easy though.
The animation isn't all that great, but the art style is pretty detailed and the monster designs are cool enough. The pacing is slick, though that's a given considering the short runtime and the familiarity of the story. It's certainly not the greatest or most remarkable anime out there, but if you love yourself some demon action, it's pleasant filler.