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Devilman

Devilman

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 53
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 11, 1972 to Jun 24, 1973
Authors: Nagai, Go (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.951 (scored by 8648 users)
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Ranked: #11062
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Popularity: #360
Members: 19,413
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Synopsis

Demons exist and their power is beyond what humans can fathom. In fact they are so strong that humans do not stand a chance against them in a fight. The only thing strong enough to defeat a demon is another demon and it is through this logic that Ryo Asuka hatches the plan to have his good-hearted friend Akira Fudo possessed by a demon. If a person is of pure of heart then he might be able to control the demon that possesses him and thereby acquire power equal to a demon. After raising some hell in a club the plan works and Akira is possessed by the powerful demon known as Amon. Now Akira is mankind's sole champion of justice against the hidden demon menace that has plagued humanity since the dawn of time.

Background

Devilman has been licensed in English as Devilman: The Classic Collection by Seven Seas Entertainment.

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Characters

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


More reviewsReviews

Apr 11, 2015
Dokubachi (All reviews)
Considered to be 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 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 it 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 which read more
Aug 12, 2016
SmashDaddy (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 5, 2017
therubdown (All reviews)
Set at an ever increasing, feverish pace, Devilman is a flawed masterpiece. I find this incredibly hard to rate, because it's simply all over the place. It's easily finished within three or four hours, it feels like a two films, one set in a reasonable setting, and the second in a dream.

The framework for universe is great. There are rules, they make enough sense to be believable, and there's an attempt to adhere to these rules. Simple enough. It mixes in a few genres, and what it attempts in the early chapters works. There's the familiar shounen read more
Apr 29, 2016
RabbytX (All reviews)
"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 read more

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The 53 chapter situation
ShadowMonkey - Jan 31
2 replies by shaggyjebus »»
Sep 20, 11:47 AM
Any SFW version of Devilman???
ltarget - Jan 30
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