Akuma-kun (ONA)

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 悪魔くん


Information

Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 9, 2023
Producers: Toei Animation
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Encourage Films
Source: Manga
Genres: HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 6.871 (scored by 44324,432 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #54452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5620
Members: 13,879
Favorites: 40

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Synopsis

Millennium Research Institute, a counseling office where bizarre requests come in. The head of the research institute, Ichirou Umoregi, also known as "Akuma-kun," a genius boy who only appears once in 10,000 years. However, he doesn't know his real family. So Akuma-kun, along with his partner Mephisto III, pursue the mystery of his origin while challenging mysterious cases in this mysterious detective buddy story.

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Background

In commemoration of Shigeru Mizuki's 100th birthday.

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Staff

Satou, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics
Oizaki, Fumitoshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation, Original Character Design, Animation Director, Key Animation
Imura, Yuuma
Episode Director
Xu, Chuanfeng
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

"Futari (ふたり)" by Sunao Yoshikawa (吉河順央) (eps 12)




Reviews

Jan 4, 2024
Hmm, I think it was decent. I think it was a nice decent filler show that you watch between bigger shows. Or just a little bite sized nibble to wean you back into anime if you’ve been gone for a while. I enjoyed it, but I couldn’t help but feel as though I’d enjoy it more if I watched the 1990s version before it. You don’t HAVE to watch its predecessor, but the original had 42 episodes whereas this series only has 12. I can’t help but feel as though there’s a lot of useful backstory, specifically with the previous ...
Dec 10, 2023
Welcome To Demon Hunting, Akuma-kun.

Akuma-kun 2023 is a middle-shelf Netflix anime. Not excellent but not a stinker. In fact, it's pretty good. I’ve never watched the 1989 anime but this sequel does an excellent job of introducing new viewers to the world and story without it feeling alienating.

In a world where demons lurk and make contracts with humans, it's up to the new Akuma-kun, a title handed down by those chosen by the Flute of Salomon to fight against demonic forces with the help of his trusty demon companion Mephisto III… which is easier said than done when Mephisto III is a weaker, half-breed demon ...
Nov 22, 2023
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Akuma-Kun (2023) is one of the four new projects announced in 2021 to celebrate Shigeru Mizuki’s 100th birthday. To the uninitiated, Mizuki is an incredibly influential figure in Japanese pop culture. Being a Youkai researcher, his interests in the world of folktales and how they affect the society they encompass influence the works he writes. His most popular work is Gegege no Kitarou, which made a huge step into the western anime community back in 2018 with its most recent adaptation simulcasting on Crunchyroll. However, 34 years after its initial adaptation and 60 years since the publication of its first manga, Akuma-Kun takes an all-new ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Apparently, the screenwriter Hiroshi Ōnogi is problematic.
RealNath - Mar 6, 2022
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May 5, 9:01 AM
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Can i watch this without watching original anime
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