Ranked #4554

Devilman

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Debiruman
Japanese: デビルマン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 1972 to Apr 7, 1973
Premiered: Summer 1972
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Dynamic Planning
Licensors: Discotek
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.651 (scored by 1,069 users)
Ranked: #45542
Popularity: #3742
Members: 4,259
Favorites: 24
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Synopsis

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.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fudou, Akira
Fudou, Akira
Main
Tanaka, Ryoichi
Japanese
Tanaka, Ryoichi
Devilman
Devilman
Main
Tanaka, Ryoichi
Japanese
Tanaka, Ryoichi
Psycho Jenny
Psycho Jenny
Supporting
Mutou, Reiko
Japanese
Mutou, Reiko
Silene
Silene
Supporting
Kitahama, Haruko
Japanese
Kitahama, Haruko

Staff

Katsumata, Tomoharu
Katsumata, Tomoharu
Director
Ochiai, Masamune
Ochiai, Masamune
Episode Director
Toda, Keizo
Toda, Keizo
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Nagai, Go
Nagai, Go
Original Creator

More episodes Episodes(0/39)

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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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THEAnimeHERO
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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gknight
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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Recommendations

Anime: Jigoku Sensei Nube
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. 
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Anime: Cutey Honey
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. 
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Anime: Mazinger Z
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. 
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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... 
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Anime: Ankoku Shindenshou Takegami
Both the 1970's Devilman TV series and Guardian of Darkness follow a protagonist who has a demon inside a human body. Both anime are action-packed and have the main character able to grow bigger to fight other giant monsters are constantly attacking. They must protect a female love interest (Miki in Devilman and Terumi in Guardian of Darkness). 
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Recent News

New 'Devilman' Anime Announced for Fall 2015

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Recent Forum Discussion

Devilman 1972??
gknight - Apr 22, 2013
4 replies by abystoma2 »»
Nov 28, 2015 11:49 PM
Is the 1972 Devilman series worth watching?
BloodyToasterGal - Oct 3, 2015
1 replies by abystoma2 »»
Nov 28, 2015 11:49 PM