The world is full of so-so first episodes. Akuma no Riddle‘s first episode is the epitome of a lackluster first impression. While most so-so first episodes are faulted to being purely for the sake of character introductions, this one is also lackluster because it doesn’t leave much to look forward to. No amount of darkness the animation crew seeps Akuma no Riddle in can hide the fact that this very serious-business show’s “mystery” probably won’t have any surprises in store for us. But, between the vagueness and lack of intrigue, there’s a small promise of some seriously bloody action and female bonding.