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Japanese: デビルマン


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


Score: 7.991 (scored by 3921 users)
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Ranked: #9372
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Popularity: #687
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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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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 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
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
Apr 10, 2017
DocJangarly (All reviews)
To start off, this review will be biased because Devilman is one of my favourite manga of all time. I feel it's a good time to review it now that it seems that an anime will finally be produced that will cover the entirety of this comic.

But where do I begin, really?

Devilman is a 1972 comic by the legendary comic artist, Go Nagai.

Devilman isn't a complex manga. Everything is spelled out to you in ordinary fashion. There are no symbols to decipher here.

Devilman isn't a perfect manga. You will find the occasional goofy writing and art, especially in the earlier chapters, which are very read more
Oct 1, 2016
Borine_Edogawa (All reviews)
Note: this review was originally uploaded to my anime amino blog.

Devilman is a manga published in 1972 in kodansha’s weekly shonen magazine. Written and illustrated by Go Nagai, it is considered to be his magnum opus. So does it really deserve that much praise? Let's find out:

Story + characters:
To be honest, the first 2 volumes are just ok. They're not necessarily bad by any means, but they're nothing to write home about either. They’re about what you’d expect from a shonen manga from the 70’s. There’s lots of gore and fighting. It's your typical monster of the week type superhero story. They were still somewhat read more


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Manga 'Devilman' Receives New Anime

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New 'Devilman' Anime Announced for Fall 2015

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The latest edition has a longer ending (spoilers)
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