Shin Megami Tensei: D-Children Light & Dark is the anime adaptation of DemiKids: Light Version and Dark Version. Much like the DeviChil anime, this is not a direct adaptation of the original games' plot and takes many liberties with its source material.

The anime was originally animated by studio Actas up until episode 26, but changed to Studio Comet starting on episode 27 due to behind-the-scenes problems with Actas and the sponsors. This resulted in many changes to the production staff, including the main director role. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo at the Saturday 9:00-9:30 AM timeslot and ran for 52 episodes from October 5, 2002 to September 9, 2003.

This anime never received a proper home media release, only in the form of rental VHS tapes. As such, it is notoriously scarce in its availability, with episodes 9 through 20 being considered lost media.

Story[edit | edit source]

Jin, Akira, and Lena are three childhood friends who are one day tasked with cleaning up an old wing of the local library. As they organize the books, the children find an old tome titled "The Great Demon Encyclopedia," containing drawings and descriptions of multiple demons. Out of curiosity, the trio decides to recite a spell contained inside the book, and finds that time has stopped in the human world for everyone except them. They see a vision of a young girl called Ami, begging them to "save Valhalla." After a flash of light, they find themselves in the world of Valhalla, face-to-face with Ami.

Valhalla, which was supposed to be a utopia, is in ruins thanks to a war against the Imperial Army. Ami begs for Jin and Akira's help to end the war, as she believes them to be the legendary Son of Light and Prince of Darkness, respectively. Soon after, the four are attacked by a group of Gargoyles who take Lena hostage. Jin and Akira are initially helpless against the demons, but their strong will awakens their powers allowing the two boys to summon their demon partners: Rand the Sol Lion and Gale the Hei Long. They manage to fend off the Gargoyles, and must now travel through Valhalla in search for the shards of the Time Chain, which will grant them the power to end the war as well as create a portal to the human world so Jin, Akira, and Lena can go home.

Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Jin, a cocky but well-meaning boy who always wants to help the weak, but tends to act before thinking.
  • Akira, a smart boy who's less impulsive than Jin but his sense of justice is just as strong.
  • Lena, Jin and Akira's childhood friend ever since kindergarten. As she has no demon partner, she plays more of a support role.
  • Ami: A human from Valhalla who summoned Jin and Akira to ask for their help.
  • Rand, a Sol Lion and Jin's demon partner.
  • Gale, a Hei Long and Akira's demon partner.

Antagonists[edit | edit source]

Songs[edit | edit source]

Opening Themes[edit | edit source]

Ending Themes[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • At 52 episodes, D-Children is the longest animated adaptation of any Megami Tensei property.


Light Version - Dark Version - Animation
Characters
Playable Jin - Akira - Rand - Gale
Non-Playable Lena - Amy Kashihara - Shin - Drail - Judy - Bul - Guy - Naomi - Lucifer - Darklord - Lord Light - Imperius - Imperius - Quazir - Seipher
Locations
Rem Rem Elementary School - Playground - Rem Mall - Rem Park - Rem Blvd.
Future Rem Rem Mall (Future) - Rem Blvd. (Future) - Rem Park (Future)
Redwood Rem Mall (Future) - Sinra Forest - Redwood Town
DemWind Hueyville - Gateway - Wind Valley - Sword Cave - Kibra Woods - Wind Shrine - Wind Gate - Lost Forest - Galin Plains
DemCenter Center Town - Heldun Flats - Dark Palace - Orgel Room - Deep Hole
DemIce Frostville - Polar Wastes - Ace Base - Ice Cave - Ice Temple - Leader Home - Icy Wastes - Luna Prairie
DemSub Peril Forest - Underworld - Annwn Town
DemFire Helkane Peak - Volkanville - Mt. Giles - Myorl Town - Dark Path - Dark Temple
DemSand Valk Desert - Nobleville - Dune Desert - Howling - Light Path - Light Temple
Valhalla Time's Edge - Time Tower - Tower Area - Fanda Plains - Hermit - Duvegs Trail - Hydraville - Hydra Mine - Limbo - Inferno Pit - Foggy Marsh - Lair Area - Rebel's Lair - Jude Plains - Mount Falos - Elysium - Avalon - Rainy Woods - Tyrnanog
Other
Terms Demiloc - Kingloc - Vinecom - DemiKid - Vinecenter - Battlenet
Lists Demons - Skills - Powers - Items
Megami Tensei Megami Tensei (Telenet) - Megami Tensei (Atlus) - II - Kyūyaku
Shin Megami Tensei Shin Megami Tensei - II / Gaiden: Ma To Houkai - if... / Hazama's Chapter - J - NINE -
III: Nocturne / Pachislot - 20XX / Devil's Colosseum - IMAGINE - Tokyo Requiem - Strange Journey (Redux) - Devil Hunter Zero - IV / Apocalypse - Devil Collection - Synchronicity Prologue - Liberation Dx2 - V
Last Bible Last Bible - II - Another Bible - III - Special -
New Testament / II: Hajimari no Fukuin / III: Mugen no Eiyuu
Majin Tensei Majin Tensei - II: Spiral Nemesis - Ronde - Blind Thinker / II
Devil Summoner Devil Summoner / Pinball: Judgment - Soul Hackers / Intruder / Soul Hackers New Generation -
Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
Persona Megami Ibunroku Persona (PSP Remake) / Ikū no Tō Hen -
2: Innocent Sin / Eternal Punishment / Lost Memories / Infinity Mask -
3 (FES* / Portable*) / Dancing in Moonlight
4 (Golden*) / Arena / Ultimax / Dancing All Night
5 (Royal*) / Dancing in Starlight / Strikers
Q: Shadow of the Labryinth - Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
Devil Children Black Book / Red Book - White Book - DemiKids Light / Dark - Fire Book / Ice Book -
Messiah Riser - Puzzle de Call! - Appli de Call! - Devil Children Mobile
Digital Devil Saga Avatar Tuner - 2 - A's TEST Server
Devil Survivor Devil Survivor (Overclocked) - 2 (Record Breaker) / The Extra World
Jack Series Jack Bros. - Demonic Help Party
Other games Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku - Card Summoner - Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE - Maken X - Catherine / Full Body
Digital Devil Story (Novels) Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei - 2: Warrior of the Demon City - 3: Demise of the Reincarnation
New Digital Devil Story New Digital Devil Story: Goddess of Enchainment - 2: Queen of the Ice Fields - 3: Planet of the Devil - 4: Wrath of the Young Emperor - 5: Eternal Goddess - 6: Bonds of Reincarnation
Other Novels Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Shibito Ekishi - Giten Megami Tensei: Distant Flow ~EXILE~ - Megami Ibunroku Persona: Shadow Maze - Persona 3: Shadow Cry / Owari no Kakera / Alternative Heart / Velvet Blue - Persona x Detective Naoto - Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner - Devil Survivor 2 The Animation: Cetus's Prequel
Anime Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei - Tokyo Revelation - Persona -trinity soul- - Persona 3 The Movie - Persona 4 The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation - DeviChil - D-Children: Light & Dark - Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Manga Shin Megami Tensei: Tokyo Revelation - if... / Kahn - IV: DEMONIC GENE / -Prayers- - Gaiten: Hato no Senki - EDEN - CG Senki: Dante no Mon - Majin Tensei - Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito - Megami Ibunroku Persona - Persona: Tsumi to Batsu - Persona 3 / Portable Dengeki Comic Anthology / Portable Dear Girls Comic Anthology - Persona 4 / The Magician - Arena / Arena Ultimax / Dancing All Night - PQ: -Roundabout- / Side:P3 / Side:P4 - Tartarus Theater - Persona 5 / Dengeki Comic Anthology| / Comic à La Carte / Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) / the Animation Dengeki Comic Anthology / Mementos Mission - Q2: Persona Q2: Roundabout Special - Devil Children / Light & Dark - Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner: Shinen no Matou - Devil Survivor - 2: -Show Your Free Will- / The Animation Manga
Mobile Apps The Night Before - QIX - Chaining Soul - Aegis: The First Mission - Em - Illust Puzzle - Escape - Social - Ain Soph - Mobile Online - The Card Battle - Colors - Persona O.A. - Mobile Phone Demon Collection - Atlus Casino - Devil Summoning Program - Digital Novel
Other The Amala Multiverse - Earth - Expanse - Great Will - Protagonists - Birthdays - Patches and Updates - In popular culture
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