oprainfall writes: "There are volumes to be written regarding free will and the potential for mankind to prosper, or to face certain doom. Devil Survivor 2: The Animation is but one way to tell the story of mankind’s struggle against the tide—and it just so happens to be based off of a video game. Was this endeavor created for fans of the video game who will watch to see this modern-day Japan spun in a different light? Or was it marketed towards newcomers who will be pulled towards Devil Survivor 2: Break Record? In addition to describing what makes the two stories different, perhaps it’s important to tie game and anime together with a common thread in the end."