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Devilman

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Devilman: The Classic Collection
Japanese: デビルマン
English: Devilman
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 53
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 11, 1972 to Jun 24, 1973
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Mythology Mythology, Psychological Psychological, Super Power Super Power
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Nagai, Go (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.021 (scored by 2400424,004 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7092
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #296
Members: 55,690
Favorites: 3,362

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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /53

Synopsis

Soft-hearted Akira Fudou has always been somewhat of a pushover. When he reunites with his childhood friend, Ryou Asuka, in a fateful encounter, Ryou reveals to him the terrifying reality of his father's research: demons exist and are planning to claim possession of the earth once again.

Eager to help his friend save humanity, Akira agrees to attend Black Sabbath, a party filled with depravity and corruption, to attempt to merge with a demon. A near-death encounter causes him to unify with Amon, a demon feared amongst even his own kind. Together they form Devilman, a combination of Amon's strength and Akira's pure heart.

After uniting with Amon, Akira begins to fight against the demons with his newfound power, desperate to stop the downfall of all human civilization.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

As of March 2017, over 50 million copies of Devilman have been sold worldwide.

The series was published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment as two omnibus volumes from May 22, 2018, to November 13, 2018. The manga was also released as five Japanese-English bilingual volumes by Kodansha. It was also published in Brazilian Portuguese by NewPOP Editora as two omnibus volumes from November 23, 2019, to March 26, 2020.

Characters

Asuka, Ryou
Main
Fudou, Akira
Main
Devilman
Main
Satan
Supporting
Makimura, Miki
Supporting
Silene
Supporting
Amon
Supporting
Psychogenie
Supporting
Kawamoto, Mikiko
Supporting
Jinmen
Supporting

Reviews

Apr 11, 2015
Considered to be the author's most iconic work, Devilman has created certain standards for works to come after it and could be considered a pioneer in that respect. However, it is questionable how well can it cope with the tastes of today and not be cast aside as a mere superheroic work with horror elements.

One of the weakest and probably most prominent aspects is its artwork; which could repel readers immediately. However, there is more than meets the eye in this clunky and out-of-place cartoon-ish style. Emotional overtones simply ooze out of panels, while anatomical accuracy is sacrificed for the sake of distorted depictions ...
Apr 29, 2016
Mixed Feelings
"Beware that, when cutting onions, you yourself do not get cut... for when you gaze long into the onion. The onion will make you cry like a bitch."
-Friedrich Nietzsche while cutting onions.

Through the years of reading manga you accumulate experience that will probably lead you in despising generic, plot holed and genuinely boring stories that were once to your preference. You move on to something you think is more appropriate for the mileage you got from reading such stories. You want stories that are perfectly coherent to the narrative, you want flawed human beings, you want stories that you can look back at and think ...
Aug 12, 2016
This manga is an experience. Go Nagai experiments with genres, style and tone ultimately creating a story that is incoherent, full of nonsensical plot twists that culminate in a truly bizarre anti-climax ending. Amidst all the chaos, you may find elements you enjoy, but they are likely to be scarce as the manga has no focus whatsoever.

Devilman starts as an origin story for the eponymous character, only far more disturbing than your typical western comic book. This is typical of Go Nagai's work. There's plenty of violence, gore and rape from the beginning. This is in stark contrast to the art style, depicting the ...

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