Maou Dante
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Maou Dante

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Synonyms: Demon Lord Dante
Japanese: 魔王ダンテ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1, 1971 to Jun 1, 1971
Genres: DemonsDemons, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Nagai, Go (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bokura


Score: 6.451 (scored by 698698 users)
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Ranked: #129162
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Popularity: #7679
Members: 1,636
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The great demon Dante, exploiting the weakness of a boy exposed to his demoniac influence in the dreams, is awakened from a thousand years sleep.

The will of this being, a survivor of an ancient and forgotten civilization, is to wipe out the whole human race. Anyhow nothing is so simple: the motivations of the demon aren't so wicked as one could think and they will combine with the life of the boy which hangs between nightmare and craziness.

In the meanwhile the satanist will fight against the hierarchy of the church to obtain a justice which is, as it's easy to guess, that of the demon Maou.

This series didn't have an ending until it's remake in 2002. Nagai took many ideas from Maou Dante into Devilman.

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Jun 1, 2014
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
Mao Danta aka Demon Lord Dante is a rough draft of Go Nagai's later work being Devilman. This short series contains some similarities to the Devilman manga, however Mao Dante is a lot more controversial.

The story for this horror manga is centered on Ryo Utsugi, while in the mountains, hears a voice calling out to him being Demon Lord Dante who then devours Ryo. Moments later Dante wreaks havoc on a nearby city where Ryo awakens to discover that he has become Demon Lord Dante. The rest of the series focuses on events similar to The Salem Witch Trials where demons could be masquerading read more
Nov 22, 2020
marcos813 (All reviews)
You might have found this manga when looking into the Devilman universe and Go Nagai's works, that's how I found it. This review is based only on Maou Dante, as I haven't read any other work by Nagai. I you don't want to read this looong review, skip to the end where I give my final thoughts.

STORY: A really different story to what you might've ever seen. This is a short story, you can find various versions with different amount of volumes, but they're all (mostly) the same. I will explain why "mostly" in the art section. A controversial plot for it's read more

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