Ranked #4487


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Debiruman
Japanese: デビルマン


Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 1972 to Apr 7, 1973
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Devilman, one of the soldiers in the Demon clan, is ordered by the greatest demon to spread chaos in the earth. He successfully haunts the body of Akira, an orphan, and goes in his way to attend to his duties. In the mean time, the Demon clan discovers that he has betrayed them. The reason was love. Demon after demon was sent to defy Devilman. All have lost, However, and from here continues the story.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tanaka, Ryoichi
Tanaka, Ryoichi
Fudou, Akira
Fudou, Akira
Tanaka, Ryoichi
Tanaka, Ryoichi
Psycho Jenny
Psycho Jenny
Mutou, Reiko
Mutou, Reiko
Kitahama, Haruko
Kitahama, Haruko


Katsumata, Tomoharu
Ochiai, Masamune
Episode Director
Toda, Keizo
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Komatsubara, Kazuo
Character Design, Animation Director

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Jan 6, 2015
Note: both the anime and manga are two completely different stories but as long as you bear this in mind, Devilman TV is an episodic series super hero series that can be very repetitive but manages to provide gruesome horror or other times some intentionally ridiculous entertainment.

The story begins rather unsettling as the main character Akira Fudo is killed by Devilman, thus he takes over his corpse and becomes Akira. So, in other words our main characters is actually Devilman (or Amon to be more specific with other Devilman material). Despite this key difference, Devilman falls in love with Miki and has sworn to read more
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Apr 25, 2013
A very problematic show worth more for its historical value rather than the entertainment. the over all premise of the show is generally intriguing, intense, sweet and romantic but the whole potential is going to waste. I'd really love to see a new series that would try to bring this story to life.

I've watched it now for the 1st time so there was no nostalgic appliance for me. The show has an extremely episodic structure, and past the first 3 episodes there's no importance to the order you're viewing them, including the final episodes!

I myself got fed up with the show's static and unprogressive nature read more
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Mar 21, 2011

I originally never planned to add this title in my Nostalgia series because I considered it passable and a title that didn’t offer anything to the industry. But after several complains by various retro lovers I went to all the trouble to edit my entire project just so I can shoehorn it. So here you go; my take on Devilman.

Devilman is the first supernatural anti-hero in anime history. He was a demon sent to destroy humanity but because his human host loved a girl, he decided to protect us from the upcoming genocide. It is another project made by that beast of a read more
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Both are episodic horror classics that usually consist of demons attacking students. They can also flip between comedy and more serious moments but Devilman can be very repetitive. 
reportRecommended by THEAnimeHERO
Both are Go Nagai series featuring a brutal hero who battle monsters and demons. While the structure of both anime can be repetitive, they do feature very odd character designs and many unforgettable moments. Cutey Honey is the more colorful of the two but contains the same level of violence as Devilman. 
reportRecommended by THEAnimeHERO
Both Nagai properties were worked on contemporaneously by the same studio, and it shows. They're animated quite similarly (stiff figures, bright colors) and both feature a simple monster-of-the-week plot. I'm relatively sure that the two shows even share actors; Kouji and Akira are essentially the same character. 
reportRecommended by Skeleton-Jelly
they have similarity themes of apocalyptic events ... however the characters plot focus good within evil .... meaning to say that the story is focusing in the bad side that making it good side .. opposite in reality on what we learn in our society... 
reportRecommended by priest0231

Opening Theme

"Devilman no Uta (デビルマンのうた)" by Keizou Toda

Ending Theme

"Kyou mo Doko ka de Devilman (今日もどこかでデビルマン)" by Keizou Toda

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