Devilman: Tanjou-hen

Devilman: The Birth

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Japanese: デビルマン 誕生編
English: Devilman: The Birth
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 1, 1987
Studios: Oh! Production
Source: Manga
Genres: HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.161 (scored by 1460114,601 users)
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Ranked: #31682
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3738
Members: 27,371
Favorites: 279

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Akira Fudou leads the life of a typical high school student. After a chance encounter with school bullies, he is rescued by his childhood friend Ryou Asuka. Ryou and Akira catch up over the course of an afternoon that ends with them crashing a party at a nightclub. Initially uncomfortable with the environment, Akira is shocked when violence provokes some of the club's partygoers to transform into demonic monsters. He and Ryou are only saved from the encounter thanks to the intervention of a great demon known as Amon. Amon possesses Akira, and the two together form the powerful Devilman⁠—a being that, due to the influence of Akira's strong empathy for his fellow man, is resolved to keep the human race safe from the threats of demonkind.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Uchida, Naoya



Fudou, Reijirou

Tsukayama, Masane

Fudou, Kaori

Ikeda, Masako

Bokuto, Masa

Genda, Tesshou


Iida, Umanosuke
Director, Script
Nagai, Go
Script, Original Creator
Wolskel, John
Sakamoto, Eizou
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Jan 31, 2018
For any fan of the recent Anime Devilman Crybaby and wondered if you should give this OVA a try, this review is for you. At this point, you’ve probably seen a couple “Devilman dub is gold” or “Devilman dub is a treasure.” The sheer quirkiness of some of the dialogue has made these videos become incredibly popular. After it being brought to your attention, you might wonder is Devilman: Tanjou-hen worth watching?

Story (5/10)

The story of Devilman: Tanjou-hen (also known as Devilman: The Birth) is much the same of the devilman you already know. Akira, young weak boy meets up with his good friend Ryo. Ryo ...
Mar 20, 2012
This is one of the first animes i ever saw and considering it’s themes it’s clear to me now that when I began my anime journey this anime in particular probably had a profound effect on my young mind for both good and bad reasons.


Akira Fudou is your typical kind hearted high school student. He looks after cute little bunny rabbits while at school and has a nice girl friend (not dating) that he lives with since his parents are away on an excavation in the South Pole.

One day while walking home from school Ryo, an old friend from Akira’s childhood turns up out of ...
Jan 9, 2018
If you are a tad bit cracked in the head and you are a fervent Go Nagai fan like me, this film may be the most faithful interpretation of his work that you will ever see. While the film adds and subtracts
a tad bit of scenes, it is as if many of the panels and dialogue from the first volume of Devilman are literally animated onto the screen. The animation is a little wonky at times but is overall, very good for 1987. And true to Go "My Father Died" Nagai's work the film is sort of awkward and the dialogue is down right ...

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