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Feb 10, 2009 3:31 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Fuck, I knew it all along. The gateway to hell is a 80s pop-rock disco.
I don't know karate, but I know karazy
 
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Dec 9, 2009 3:49 PM

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The storytelling could be done better, a lot better... but at least it still leads where it sets out to lead... to a depraved and perverse bloodpath...
 
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Apr 6, 2011 9:47 PM
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it's funny because in the 70s manga version it was actually a bunch of hippies. which made the scene even more hilariously badass to me.
 
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Aug 8, 2011 11:02 PM
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Much better than the second OVA, but not as good as the third OVA (which is based on different take of the manga).

I honestly think Devilman is underrated, even though the disco part was hilarious.
 
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Jul 23, 2012 3:16 PM

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Pretty uneventful OVA until the end. It had lots of short, good moments though so it was enjoyable.
 
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Apr 7, 2013 9:37 AM

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ballistique said:
THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Fuck, I knew it all along. The gateway to hell is a 80s pop-rock disco.


And tits. Don't forget tits.
 
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Jul 23, 2013 3:40 PM

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Love that needle's to the head part and the tits part as well :D

4/10.
 
#8
Jan 31, 2014 9:32 AM

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after watching this OVA..
me: "What's happened to anime?"
the first 3 minutes were amazing & weird! loved the music!
9.5/10
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Oct 18, 2014 7:29 PM

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oh god the english dub is awful

"Can I wear my shoes in here?"
"I DON'T GIVE A SHIT!"
Don't forget.
Always, somewhere,
someone is fighting for you.
As long as you remember her,
you are not alone.
 
Apr 17, 2015 6:35 PM

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If I'm understanding correctly, fairies killed the dinosaurs and bullies demand bunnies.

I just can't watch any father, it's too terrible.
 
Nov 4, 2015 6:30 PM

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It was okay I guess? I felt that things went waaaaay too fast in pacing. First he's concerned about bunnies and getting a girlfriend, and the very same day he accepts the pact of the devil and to leave behind everything in the process to dedicate his life fighting demons, with a grin on his face. Why isn't he upset in the slightest that his friend put him in such a horrible position?

And then you have the disco ritual part. Ignoring the ridiculous situation, how did they transform again? Just by abandoning reason and following their instincts? Wouldn't the world be infested with demons all the time then? They just party, get violent and suddenly *BAM* demon transformations. Riiight. Akira never even met the requirements, he just ran out of fear and apparently that was enough to ignite his turning.

In any case, it has some nicely 80s animated gore. It's an okay watch, but they didn't think this story through at all. Stuff just happens without rhyme or reason.
 
Dec 15, 2015 3:44 PM

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This OVA only felt like it was for those that have read the manga. Enjoyable enough I guess but still got boring at parts.
 
Apr 19, 2016 6:49 AM

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I think it's a pretty good adaption of the manga. Could be a bit better, but I like the suspense behind it. I think Devilman needs a new anime adaption of the manga. If they get Mad House behind it, you will get a big hit in my opinion.
 
Feb 9, 2017 3:57 PM

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I understand that they needed to become demons, well, Akira did, but they killed innocent people in the process.
The transformation was cool, but that ending was kinda confussing, why did Ryou die anyway, because if Akira did it, he would have been torn apart.
 
Feb 26, 2017 6:27 AM

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A good tension-building prologue for Devilman.
This OAV succeeds in hooking you by establishing the starting point of the saga, helped by a revamped design still faithful to Nagai, fine drawings supporting those visuals and a perfect music score (the strongest element to me) except for the oddly kitsch track (almost "super-hero like") toward the end. The voices were sounded adequate.
It could have been a lot better if the direction was not so uninspired even compared to Nagai's own style (though, a scene during the first visit seemed pretty "Nagai-esque"). And a typical weakness of Nagai is preserved by the adaptation: situations made to get you but so improbable they lead to many obvious questions (that you are supposed to throw away).


Enjoyment: 5/5 without a doubt.
Score: 8/10 Quasi-perfect introduction to the manga.

@lihle808 He doesn't. He even appears in the OAV who adapts the second tome of the manga.
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Nov 27, 2017 12:40 AM

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Serious ethical issues going on here... Plot itself is weak as water.
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Jan 24, 2018 7:42 PM

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Okay, I loved it when Akira protected the bunny.
 
Feb 19, 2018 11:56 AM

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Best worst dub lol
 
Feb 19, 2018 4:53 PM

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I found it to be quite derivative
 
Feb 26, 2018 3:15 PM

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That was hella gruesome, with graphical intense scenes especially at the sabbath party. What I don't understand did Ryo really die in the end? If he did he would've been pathetic to die in such a stupid manner. Overall I thought it was good even if it had a limited time( it is an ova after all).

7/10.
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Nov 25, 2018 5:32 PM

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This was beautiful. The edgy-ass dub, the fluid animation, the outlandish, satanic scenarios and designs. Truly the schlocky OVA adaptation the original manga deserved. 11/10
 
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Quite the blast seeing this again.
 
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