Akuma-kun (ONA)

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 悪魔くん


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)


Score: 6.701 (scored by 45274,527 users)
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Ranked: #56502
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Popularity: #5605
Members: 14,027
Favorites: 40

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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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In commemoration of Shigeru Mizuki's 100th birthday.

Characters & Voice Actors


Satou, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics
Oizaki, Fumitoshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation, Original Character Design, 2nd 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)


Nov 22, 2023
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 ...
Nov 10, 2023
On the positive side of things, this is one of those sequels viewers don't need to see the prequel material to get. On the not-so-positive side, the show may leave viewers actually wanting to check out the prequel material, which may not be something viewers may have access to. Akuma-kun is certainly a long waited delight for those who are into the older series, perhaps even more eclectic styles of Anime/Manga, albeit this isn't a reboot let alone an older Anime finally getting a dub.

Of course, Akuma-kun is difficult to explain, beyond the fact it is of the supernatural mystery genre which can in itself ...
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 ...

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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
Poll: Akuma-kun (ONA) Episode 12 Discussion
pmso - Nov 12, 2023
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Feb 26, 8:42 PM
Poll: Akuma-kun (ONA) Episode 2 Discussion
otakuweek - Nov 11, 2023
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Dec 30, 2023 1:11 AM
Can i watch this without watching original anime
TheSecondOne135 - Nov 15, 2023
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Dec 16, 2023 8:45 PM
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