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, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.501 (scored by 82128,212 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #67792
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3879
Members: 33,974
Favorites: 126

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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?

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

Makimura, Tare

Supporting
Yamamoto, Keiko
Japanese

Zannin, Demon General

Supporting
Masuoka, Hiroshi
Japanese

Zenon

Supporting
Shibata, Hidekatsu
Japanese

Faim

Supporting
Masuyama, Eiko
Japanese

Lala

Supporting
Sawada, Kazuko
Japanese

Staff

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


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Opening Theme

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"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




Reviews

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 ...
Jun 5, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Not gonna lie, I've been into a lot of older anime these days and out of all of them, this is one of them that's somewhat tolerable (I think since it breaks the stereotype of the clean-cut, good-looking main male character. Nice to finally get some variety).
Also, maybe it appeals to the romantic in me, but I do find it kind of a cute concept that a demon goes out of his way to save humanity all for the sake of one woman.
The only thing I find super silly is the fact that he's like "I must defeat this evil demon lord and the rest ...
Nov 25, 2023
Devilman is a unique character in the history of anime, as he is the first supernatural anti-hero. He was a demon who was sent to destroy humanity, but due to his human host's love for a girl, he decided to protect us from a coming genocide.

Devilman was a daring show for its time. It portrayed demons possessing and killing innocent humans and each other, driven by their cruelty and thirst for power. Even close friends betrayed each other, leading to a gruesome end for most of the main characters and the apocalypse. These elements were quite captivating.

The manga and anime versions of this story ...

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