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Devilman

Devilman

Alternative Titles

Japanese: デビルマン

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

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Score: 8.001 (scored by 3498 users)
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Ranked: #8952
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Popularity: #737
Members: 7,804
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /53

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.

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Fudou, Akira
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Asuka, Ryou
Asuka, Ryou
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Devilman
Devilman
Main
Satan
Satan
Supporting
Silene
Silene
Supporting
Makimura, Miki
Makimura, Miki
Supporting
Psycho Jenny
Psycho Jenny
Supporting


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RogerZaraki
Oct 15, 2009
What can I say? I love DEVILMAN!!!!

The story is epic! Demons lived on Earth many years ago, before being chased out by cavemen, God and the Angels, before Satan betrays them and saves several demons! Akira and Ryu two best friends decide to prevent the apocalypse to be caused by the demons! In that moment...both their lives change forever as Akira turns into DEVILMAN!!!

The series is filled with violence, gore, nudity, destruction and some disturbing images. The series is filled with great characters, awesome story lines, and some pretty incredible stuff!

What are ya waiting for? Go read DEVILMAN!!!!

Then check out its sequel...Jack...VIOLENCE JACK!!!
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Dokubachi
Apr 11, 2015
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 weakest and probably most prominent aspects is its artwork; which could repel readers immediately on the basis of its visuals. However, there is more than it meets the eye in this clunky and out-of-place cartoonish style. Emotional overtones simply ooze out of panels, while anatomical accuracy is sacrificed for the read more
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Fenryr19
Jun 28, 2013
Devilman, well-known for its gory death scenes, actually has a pretty interesting concept behind it. Unfortunately, its execution doesn't live up to it. Considering the few amount of reviews about this, and none very detailed, I'm leaving this one here.

STORY (score: 6/10)
Divided into 5 volumes, with 4 chapters each, its plot can actually be seen in four different stages for better reviewing this trainwreck. Yes, in a series where the parts actually build up and pay off this is a wrong method, but that's not the case of a bipolar series like this. So the stages are: chapters 1-3, then 4-11, 12-19 and 20 alone.

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SmashDaddy
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 read more
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New 'Devilman' Anime Announced for Fall 2015

New 'Devilman' Anime Announced for Fall 2015

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