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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 Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.511 (scored by 1,568 users)
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Ranked: #54372
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Popularity: #3898
Members: 7,204
Favorites: 32
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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

Psycho Jenny
Supporting
Mutou, Reiko
Japanese
Himura
Supporting
Inoue, Makio
Japanese
Faim
Supporting
Masuyama, Eiko
Japanese
Zenon
Supporting
Shibata, Hidekatsu
Japanese
Makimura, Tare
Supporting
Yamamoto, Keiko
Japanese

Staff

Katsumata, Tomoharu
Director
Ochiai, Masamune
Episode Director
Shirato, Takeshi
Episode Director, Animation Director
Toda, Keizo
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

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
Jul 5, 2017
ToriXtra (All reviews)
Preliminary
Devilman is a strange series. 39 episodes long and directed by Tomoharu Katsumata, Devilman is an adaptation of the very popular Go Nagai manga of the same name. However, the manga only started publishing about a month before the anime was released. Basically what this means is that Devilman is not so much an adaptation of the manga as it's just using the character of Devilman. The anime is actually more of an adaptation of Nagai's other manga called Demon Lord Dante. Never the less, Devilman is a classic, so I decided to give the anime a shot.

Devilman is about, well, Devilman. A boy named read more

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