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: Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Mythology Mythology, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Bokura
Authors: Nagai, Go (Story & Art)


Score: 6.351 (scored by 942942 users)
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Ranked: #171012
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Popularity: #8121
Members: 2,324
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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.

(Source: MU)



Jun 1, 2014
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jan 16, 2022
To put it bluntly, Demon Lord Dante is one of the worst manga I've ever read. Nagai corrupts and bastardizes so many elements of western culture, merging them in ways that make little to no such and ultimately ruins any thematic cognizance of the piece. Much of the Judeo-Christian elements are simplified, and then remixed into something closer to Shintoism, without understanding what those themes were for in the first place. The framing of Sodom and Gomorrah as an apocalyptic future battle, the strange injection of the Himalayas which seems straight out of a 1960s over-hype about climbing the mountain, and especailly the incredibly poor ...
Nov 22, 2020
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 ...

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