Devilman
Devilman: The Classic Collection
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Devilman

Alternative Titles

Japanese: デビルマン
English: Devilman: The Classic Collection
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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 1940919,409 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6662
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #308
Members: 44,535
Favorites: 2,940

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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

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

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Characters

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

More reviewsReviews

Apr 11, 2015
Dokubachi (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 12, 2016
SmashDee (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
Jul 22, 2021
inDit (All reviews)
Fear.

Fear is a natural defensive mechanism that has been bastardized by our incredible intellect to become our greatest enemy, turning us against ourselves and others.

What was a device to protect our physical self has expanded to protect our psychological self as well with the protection of our ego now playing the greatest role. This causes us to lie, to cheat, to bully, to placate, to hide ourselves, to accept lies, to ignore truths, to dish out shit and take shit, to do so many bizarre and negative things in life. The fear of humiliation, the fear of not fitting in, the fear of being true read more

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