Devilman

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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: Saturdays at 20:30 (JST)
Producers: Dynamic Planning
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, DemonsDemons, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.461 (scored by 49584,958 users)
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Ranked: #62482
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Popularity: #3609
Members: 23,660
Favorites: 69

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Synopsis

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

Main
Tanaka, Ryouichi
Japanese

Devilman

Main
Tanaka, Ryouichi
Japanese

Makimura, Miki

Supporting
Sakai, Sumie
Japanese

Silene

Supporting
Kitahama, Haruko
Japanese

Psychogenie

Supporting
Mutou, Reiko
Japanese

Zannin, Demon General

Supporting
Masuoka, Hiroshi
Japanese

Makimura, Tare

Supporting
Yamamoto, Keiko
Japanese

Gelge

Supporting
Tomita, Kousei
Japanese

Henge

Supporting
Takiguchi, Junpei
Japanese

Zenon

Supporting
Shibata, Hidekatsu
Japanese

Staff

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


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Opening Theme

"Devilman no Uta (デビルマンのうた)" by Keizou Toda
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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
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
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
Apr 25, 2013
gknight (All reviews)
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
Jan 29, 2018
KateFromFinance (All reviews)
I will be talking about the dubbed version. Why? Because I can and I will explain in a sec why I belive this is actually superior version.
The artstyle is nothing special for times it was made in, and is even a bit too bland in comparison to manga and even newest version. Characters are fun but you know, kudos to the manga rather than the anime here. And I would even go so far saying that the "I am DEVINMAAAAAN" thing was actually kinda anticlimactic comparing anime to manga, it was like attempt of making superhero movie with Jigsaw as the protagonist.
Let's go to the read more
Jan 23, 2021
EggheadLuna (All reviews)
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 ⚠️

—Story/Characters

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 read more

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