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
Themes: GoreGore, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.161 (scored by 1601416,014 users)
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Ranked: #33902
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Popularity: #3912
Members: 30,534
Favorites: 307


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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

Professor Asuka

Terashima, Mikio




Uchida, Naoya

Fudou, Kaori

Ikeda, Masako

Fudou, Reijirou

Tsukayama, Masane


Iida, Umanosuke
Director, Script
Nagai, Go
Script, Original Creator
Wolskel, John
Sakamoto, Eizou
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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 ...
Mar 6, 2018
Mixed Feelings
So, you've probably seen Crybaby if you found out about this. The big question is "How's the OVA's?" The answer? "Eh?"

This OVA takes basically the first part of the manga where our wimpy hero becomes the hero that Japan deserves, Devilman, and drags it out ad nauseum. Crybaby had the right idea condensing the part this OVA adapts to a single 20 minute episode, because its littered with boring exposition and flashbacks that you are likely to skip. Despite the lengthy runtime, we don't get a whole lot of development from our main characters, much less side characters like Miki, who were absolutely spoiled in ...
Apr 20, 2008
Its a very dark and weird anime. This is the first one of the movies. Its where you see how he becomes devilman. Its not really that good of an anime but its ok to watch if your a little bored. You should have watched this one before seeing the next two movies because you see how hw gets to know his girlfriend. Defintely see this one if you want to see the sequels which have some good action scenes and a ok story;)

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