Zanmataisei Demonbane


Zanmataisei Demonbane

TitleZanmataisei Demonbane
Original title斬魔大聖デモンベイン
AliasesDemonbane, デモンベイン, Zanma Taisei Demonbane
LengthLong (30 - 50 hours)
LinksWikipedia, Encubed
Publishers Nitroplus & Kadokawa Shoten
 Zhaohua Xishi Hanhuazu
Shares characters
Soukou Akki Muramasa
Kishin Hishou Demonbane
Related anime[DB-ANN] Kishin Houkou Demonbane (2004)
[DB-ANN] Kishin Houkou Demonbane (2006) (2006)
Available atJapanese PlayStation 2 version at for US$ 139.99 »
English Windows version at J-List for US$ 29.95 »


Arkham city is a bustling hub of commerce and industry, however Arkham is also a center of eldrich lore: home to Miskatonic University, an institution of higher learning with one of the most complete libraries of arcane literature in the world. In the span of two generations the town was built up to the status of prestige it now commands, an expansion helmed by the Hadou Group, an industrial complex and family dynasty currently run by the young Hadou Ruri. She pursues the peace and prosperity of Arkham diligently, against the forces of darkness threatening to plunge the city, and the world, back into a second dark age. Among the most sinister threats to Arkham City is the evil Black Lodge syndicate. Led by the charismatic Master Therion, his nihilistic outlook shapes the group's destructive goals: with a circle of powerful sorcerers at his command, the potential for sowing chaos in the city is unmatched.

Former Miskatonic University Magic Academy student Daijuuji Kurou knows little of grimoires, but what he does know terrifies him - enough that he left his university life behind, and now practices a failing detective business in the shelter of an orphanage in a quiet corner of Arkham. But just when he thought his Academy past was buried, it catches up with him and pulls him back into the dark shadows of the occult: Hadou Ruri herself appears at his door with an offer he can't refuse. The only way to combat the Black Lodge's growing magical power is to find, and retrieve, a grimoire with the power to activate the mightiest Machina of all: Demonbane. The quest to find this forbidden tome will change Kurou's destiny... forever.

[Taken from the official website]

Science Fantasy 3.0 Only Virgin Heroines 3.0 Lots of Event CGs 3.0 Anthropomorphized Inanimate Object 3.0 Mecha Combat 3.0 Fighting Protagonist 3.0 Pistol Combat 2.9 Cthulhu Mythos 2.9 Protagonist with a Face 2.9 Sword Combat 2.8 Mad Scientist Support Character 2.8 Book Heroine 2.8 Magic/ESP Combat 2.8 Protagonist with Partial Voice Acting 2.7 Dual Wielding Pistols 2.7 Magic 2.7 Heroine with Visible Panties 2.7 Fighting Heroine 2.6 Heroine with Thigh-highs 2.6 Male Protagonist 2.6 Central Heroine 2.5 Heroine with Gothic Look 2.4 Pre-rendered Backgrounds 2.4 Modern Day Setting in a Fictional World 2.4 Kyonyuu Heroine 2.4 Heroine with Glasses 2.4 Nun Heroine 2.4 Ojousama Heroine 2.4 Private Detective Protagonist 2.4 Multiple Endings 2.4 Tongue-in-cheek 2.3 Infinite Spontaneous Power-ups 2.3 Action 2.2 Duel 2.2 Romance 2.2 Other Perspectives 2.2 Personal Armed Combat 2.2 Support Character with Ahoge 2.2 Episodic Story 2.1 Modern Day United States of America 2.1 ADV 2.1 Orphan Heroine 2.1 Terrorism 2.1 Combat Capable Friends 2.1 Loli Heroine 2.0 Maid Support Character 2.0 Long Sexual Scenes 2.0 Floating Textbox 2.0 Adult Protagonist 2.0 Butler Support Character 2.0 Bad Endings with Story 1.9 Huge Insertion 1.9 Unlockable Choices 1.8 Mid-game Videos 1.8 Boobjob 1.8 Unarmed Combat 1.8 Dual Wielding Swords 1.8 Church 1.8 Comedy 1.7 Ejaculation Choice 1.6 Alchemy 1.5 Super Deformed Sprites 1.5 Christian Church 1.5 Slice of Life Comedy 1.4 Rain 1.4 Adult Heroine 1.3 Religious Organization 1.1 Group Sex 1.0 Police 0.9 Lolicon 0.7 Sexual Content 0.4 Enforced Playing Order 0.2


2003-04-2518+  Zanmataisei DemonbanePartially voicedStory: Some fully animated scenesNon-freeCommercial800x6003 CDs  
2004-07-01All ages  Kishin Houkou Demonbane - Regular EditionFully voicedStory: Some fully animated scenesNon-freeCommercial1 DVDPlaystation 2 remake of the original game.
2004-07-01All ages  Kishin Houkou Demonbane Deluxe PackFully voicedStory: Some fully animated scenesNon-freeCommercial1 DVDComes with one-episode OVA Kishin Houkou Demonbane, on separate DVD.
2005-08-2618+  Zanmataisei Demonbane - DVD EditionPartially voicedStory: Some fully animated scenesNon-freeCommercial800x6001 DVD  
2009-11-2718+  Zanmataisei Demonbane Nitro The Best! Vol.3 - Package EditionPartially voicedStory: Some fully animated scenesNon-freeCommercial800x6001 DVD  
2009-11-2718+  Zanmataisei Demonbane Nitro The Best! Vol.3 - Download EditionPartially voicedStory: Some fully animated scenesNon-freeCommercial800x600Internet download  
2011-05-1318+  Deus Machina Demonbane - Limited Package EditionPartially voicedStory: Some fully animated scenesEro: No animationsNon-freeCommercial800x6001 DVDThe first lot pressing of Demonbane includes the following items:
1. The game disc in a standard DVD case, featuring the original game release cover illustration
2. A cardboard slipcase featuring the DVD release cover illustration
3. A 16 page full color artbook/manual with gallery of Demonbane promotional art  
2011-05-1918+  Deus Machina Demonbane - Download EditionPartially voicedStory: Some fully animated scenesEro: No animationsNon-freeCommercial800x600Internet downloadIncludes the manual in .pdf format.  
2017-09-1418+  Zhan Mo Dasheng Demonbane (patch)FreewareInternet downloadpatch for /r5622.  


Character summary

Protagonist Daijuuji Kurou
Voiced by Herushii Tarou
Main character Al Azif
Voiced by Asamiya Saki
Main character Hadou Ruri
Voiced by Akashi Anna
Main character Leica Crusade
Voiced by Motoyama Mina
Main character Master Therion
Voiced by Hikaru
Main character Nya
Side character Augustus
Voiced by Wakamoto Norio
Side character Caligula
Side character Claudius
Side character Doctor West
Voiced by Prof. Shiryuu
Side character Elsa
Voiced by Kamimura Hina
Side character Etheldreda
Voiced by Kanda Rie
Side character Metatron
Side character Sandalphon
Voiced by Takihara Shou
Side character Tiberius
Side character Titus
Voiced by Nakata Jouji
Side character Vespasianus
Side character Winfield
Voiced by Juumonji Hayato

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