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Devilman: Tanjou-hen


Alternative Titles

English: Devilman: The Birth
Japanese: デビルマン 誕生編

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 1, 1987
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 51 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.181 (scored by 4,155 users)
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Ranked: #27022
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Popularity: #3434
Members: 7,156
Favorites: 76
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

Akira is just another normal kid in modern-day Tokyo, until an old friend of his, Ryo, shows up and turns his world upside down. Akira learns that there is an upcoming war of demons on humanity and he has just been enlisted for a major tour of duty. But the only way to fight a demon is with their power, so Akira and Ryo risk a dangerous ceremony in an attempt to create humanity's only hope: the powerful Devilman.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fudou, Akira
Fudou, Akira
Main
Hayami, Show
Japanese
Hayami, Show
Asuka, Ryou
Asuka, Ryou
Main
Mizushima, Yuu
Japanese
Mizushima, Yuu
Devilman
Devilman
Main
Hayami, Show
Japanese
Hayami, Show
Makimura, Miki
Makimura, Miki
Supporting
Takanomaki, Jun
Japanese
Takanomaki, Jun

Staff

Iida, Umanosuke
Iida, Umanosuke
Director, Script
Wolskel, John
Wolskel, John
Script
Sakamoto, Eizou
Sakamoto, Eizou
Theme Song Performance
Kawai, Kenji
Kawai, Kenji
Music


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Sig15
May 19, 2009
Devilman is just ridiculous. There is some horribly cheesy dialogue and a lot of people think its retarded, but i find it both funny AND awesome.
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Cooltaff12
Feb 13, 2016
For a more visual version of this review, check out this Youtube video: /watch?v=zwiD1Eyk5kk

Back when the original TV series was airing, there wasn't any real adaptation of Devilman. Sure the original TV series existed, but it went on a different path than the manga. However in 1987, we finally saw an OVA that promised us to follow more closely to the manga.

Was it any good? Well, it depends on how you watch it. If you watch it with knowing what Devilman is about, then you have an interesting and entertaining adaptation. But if you watch it as an introduction to Devilman, it might just read more
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Donwun
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.

Storyline

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 read more
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Shura-shurato
Nov 1, 2013
well....i´ll guess it was COMPLETLY my mistake that i took this anime quite ´lightly´ back in 1999,as a 13 year old to find this kind of anime in a bargain bin on vhs and at first it din´t look that scared, till i watched it afterwards, in those days it was like `anime´s forbidden fruit´ to younger kids .
The ´anime master of horror´ Go Nagai ( with respect ofc)
seemed already made a t.v series of devilman in the 1970´s and a movie called Devilman v.s Mazinger Z wich both i never saw aired and over the decades made short horrorstorie´s or ova´s like read more
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