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Synonyms: Debiruman
Japanese: デビルマン


Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 1972 to Apr 7, 1973
Premiered: Summer 1972
Broadcast: Saturdays at 20:30 (JST)
Producers: Dynamic Planning
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.501 (scored by 74247,424 users)
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Ranked: #66312
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Popularity: #3806
Members: 31,368
Favorites: 119


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Devilman features Akira Fudo, a shy and timid teenager who has gone mountain climbing in the Himalayas with his father. While in the middle of the expedition, both father and son are killed in a tragic accident. Akira's body is found and possessed by the demon soldier Devilman, who uses his new human form as a disguise in order to fulfill his mission of causing chaos on Earth in order to pave the way for a demonic invasion of the planet.

Before his mission can begin in earnest, Devilman meets Akira's childhood friend Miki Makimura and quickly falls in love with her. Devilman resolves to protect Miki and humanity as a whole by battling against his fellow demons. Demon Tribe leader Zennon becomes greatly angered at Devilman's betrayal and is quick to send Devilman's former comrades to destroy him. The other demons soon learn that Miki is precious to Devilman and he must now work to protect her, as well as protect himself. Will the power of love be able to overcome that of true evil?


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Characters & Voice Actors

Fudou, Akira

Tanaka, Ryouichi


Tanaka, Ryouichi

Makimura, Miki

Sakai, Sumie


Kitahama, Haruko


Mutou, Reiko

Makimura, Tare

Yamamoto, Keiko

Zannin, Demon General

Masuoka, Hiroshi


Shibata, Hidekatsu


Tomita, Kousei


Takiguchi, Junpei


Katsumata, Tomoharu
Shirato, Takeshi
Episode Director, Animation Director
Ochiai, Masamune
Episode Director
Tsuji, Masaki


Opening Theme

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"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


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 ...
Apr 25, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jan 23, 2021
If you are already an established fan of the Devilman franchise, be warned, this series does not follow the narrative of the original story... at all. You should go into this story expecting more of a monster-of-the-week, "Kamen Rider"-like story, as opposed to a philosophical look at the dichotomy between good and evil. This show has not aged very well, and perhaps, is far too zany for its own good!

⚠️ This review of Devilman (1972) will contain light spoilers ⚠️


This is the fifth installment of the Devilman series that I consumed in a long list: the first was Devilman: Tanjō Hen ("The Birth"), second was ...

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