History Manga / DevilMan

26th May '18 11:47:52 AM VulgarBee
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* FanservicePack:Fusing with Amon not only grants you superpowers and a demonic SuperForm, but evidently a killer human body (and less compunction to [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl cover it up]]) as well. Miki even lampshades this in ''Devilman Grimoire'', jokingly wishing ''she'' had been possessed after seeing the improvements Amon made to Akira's build.
-->'''Miki:''' He really screwed me over. If only he had possessed me instead, I could have gotten the best body in class.
25th Apr '18 5:50:06 PM OmegaRadiance
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''Devilman'' is a {{manga}} and {{anime}} franchise enormously popular and influential in Japan for combining superhero tropes with supernatural and religious horror, with elements inspired by the Abrahamic religions exotic to Japanese eyes. It was created by the (in)famous Creator/GoNagai in 1972 as a reworking of his earlier ''[[Manga/MaoDante Demon Lord Dante]]''. The manga was originally made to promote the concurrent anime by Creator/ToeiAnimation, which Nagai worked on along with veteran scenario writer and novelist Masaki Tsuji and which was LighterAndSofter than ''Dante'', but it soon revealed its own much, ''[[UpToEleven much]]'' DarkerAndEdgier direction. It has spawned several spin-offs over the decades and was later adapted into two {{OVA}}s in 1987 and 1990 which only covered part of the story and a live action movie in 2004.

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''Devilman'' is a {{manga}} and {{anime}} franchise enormously popular and influential in Japan for combining superhero tropes with supernatural and religious horror, with elements inspired by the Abrahamic religions exotic to Japanese eyes. It was created by the (in)famous Creator/GoNagai in 1972 as a reworking of his earlier ''[[Manga/MaoDante Demon Lord Dante]]''. The manga was originally made to promote the concurrent anime by Creator/ToeiAnimation, which Nagai worked on along with veteran scenario writer and novelist Masaki Tsuji and which was LighterAndSofter than ''Dante'', but it soon revealed its own much, ''[[UpToEleven much]]'' DarkerAndEdgier direction. It has spawned several spin-offs over the decades and was later adapted into two {{OVA}}s in 1987 and 1990 which only covered part of covering the story first two volumes, a CD Drama covering the planned final battle for the cancelled OVA series, and a live action movie in 2004.
25th Apr '18 5:26:58 PM GarrulousTiger
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The 1980s OVA was long the only incarnation of ''Devilman'' to be available commercially in the United States. In 2014, the 1972 TV series was released on DVD in the United States by Discotek Media, albeit subtitled-only.
25th Apr '18 5:25:14 PM GarrulousTiger
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''Devilman'' is a {{manga}} and {{anime}} franchise enormously popular and influential in Japan for combining superhero tropes with supernatural and religious horror, with elements inspired by the Abrahamic religions exotic to Japanese eyes. It was created by the (in)famous Creator/GoNagai in 1972 as a reworking of his earlier ''[[Manga/MaoDante Demon Lord Dante]]''. The manga was originally made to promote the concurrent anime by Creator/ToeiAnimation which was LighterAndSofter than ''Dante'', but it soon revealed its own much, ''[[UpToEleven much]]'' DarkerAndEdgier direction. It has spawned several spin-offs over the decades and was later adapted into two {{OVA}}s in 1987 and 1990 which only covered part of the story and a live action movie in 2004.

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''Devilman'' is a {{manga}} and {{anime}} franchise enormously popular and influential in Japan for combining superhero tropes with supernatural and religious horror, with elements inspired by the Abrahamic religions exotic to Japanese eyes. It was created by the (in)famous Creator/GoNagai in 1972 as a reworking of his earlier ''[[Manga/MaoDante Demon Lord Dante]]''. The manga was originally made to promote the concurrent anime by Creator/ToeiAnimation Creator/ToeiAnimation, which Nagai worked on along with veteran scenario writer and novelist Masaki Tsuji and which was LighterAndSofter than ''Dante'', but it soon revealed its own much, ''[[UpToEleven much]]'' DarkerAndEdgier direction. It has spawned several spin-offs over the decades and was later adapted into two {{OVA}}s in 1987 and 1990 which only covered part of the story and a live action movie in 2004.


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The 1980s OVA was long the only incarnation of ''Devilman'' to be available commercially in the United States. In 2014, the 1972 TV series was released on DVD in the United States by Discotek Media, albeit subtitled-only.
22nd Mar '18 3:30:51 PM Cieloazul
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While the TV series was dark by {{shonen}} anime standards, the manga and most other versions are pure horror, filled with things like graphic violence and dismemberment.

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While [[Anime/{{Devilman}} the TV series series]] was dark by {{shonen}} anime standards, the manga and most other versions are pure horror, filled with things like graphic violence and dismemberment.



* AdaptationNameChange: The original anime series translates Akira's last name as Hudo rather than Fudo.
** The series also changes the name of Miki's younger brother from Tare to Tone.



* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: In contrast with the original manga where [[spoiler:Miki dies and Devilman Akira loses faith in humanity to fight only for his Devilmen army]], the LighterAndSofter anime has Akira solely focused in protecting Miki and not much else; needless to say [[spoiler:she survives in this adaptation]]



* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In the anime series, instead of just horrendous demons clashing against Devilman in dark scenarios as seen in the manga, the animated adaptation often had giant monsters randomly attacking a nearby building. For this reason, Akira was given extra powers for this adaptation: not only could he transform into Devilman but he could also transform into a ''Giant'' Devilman to fend off these monsters.



* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: In the LighterAndSofter anime series Akira wears a t-shirt with an ''A'' insignia; the ''AMON'' manga also has him in the iconic yellow shirt even though it follows the original manga more closely than the anime did.

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* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: In the LighterAndSofter anime series Akira wears a t-shirt with an ''A'' insignia; the The ''AMON'' manga also has him Akira in the iconic yellow shirt from the anime even though it follows the original manga more closely than the anime did.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Miki. UpToEleven in the 1972 TV series, which introduces a romantic rival for Miki in the form of Lala, the Silver Demon.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Miki. UpToEleven in the 1972 TV series, which introduces a romantic rival for Miki in the form of Lala, the Silver Demon.



* DarkerAndEdgier:
** While the TV show is LighterAndSofter than the manga in most other respects, TV Devilman's origin story is surprisingly darker than in the manga. In the manga Akira merges with a demon, gaining its powers and the ability to transform at will. In the anime, a demon kills Akira and enters his body, essentially stealing his identity. For the rest of the show, Akira is just a disguise that a demon wears. Not even Miki knows the secret.
** The 2018 anime series ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'' is one of the darkest and edgiest adaptations of the series, with large amounts of blood and gore intermixed with scenes of graphic sexual content.

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* DarkerAndEdgier:
** While the TV show is LighterAndSofter than the manga in most other respects, TV Devilman's origin story is surprisingly darker than in the manga. In the manga Akira merges with a demon, gaining its powers and the ability to transform at will. In the anime, a demon kills Akira and enters his body, essentially stealing his identity. For the rest of the show, Akira is just a disguise that a demon wears. Not even Miki knows the secret.
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DarkerAndEdgier: The 2018 anime series ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'' is one of the darkest and edgiest adaptations of the series, with large amounts of blood and gore intermixed with scenes of graphic sexual content.



* DeconstructorFleet: Amon: The Darkside Of Devilman arguably takes original series and deconstructs a few things. The original manga itself seems to deconstruct or [[UnbuiltTrope unbuild]] many common shonen tropes.

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* DeconstructorFleet: Amon: ''Amon: The Darkside Of Devilman Devilman'' arguably takes original series and deconstructs a few things. The original manga itself seems to deconstruct or [[UnbuiltTrope unbuild]] many common shonen tropes.



* LighterAndSofter: The 1972 anime series in comparison with the manga. Lots of changes to the story were made, the violence and nudity were considerably toned down, lots of comic relief was included, [[spoiler: and most [[SparedByAdaptation of the characters who died at the end of the manga are still alive in the last chapter of the first anime series]], which also has a BitterSweetEnding instead of the tragic conclusion of the manga - Akira and Miki are safe, as are most of the other main characters, but Zennon is still very much alive and has plenty of demons left at his disposal.]]



* MsFanservice: Miki. Also Lala in the 70's TV anime.

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* MsFanservice: Miki. Also Lala in the 70's TV anime.



* NamedByTheAdaptation: In the anime, Akira's Devilman form has no name, other than just Devilman. The manga gives the name Amon.



* SparedByAdaptation:[[spoiler:Miki]] in the first anime series,[[spoiler:Susumu]] in the live action movie.

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* SparedByAdaptation:[[spoiler:Miki]] in the first anime series,[[spoiler:Susumu]] SparedByAdaptation:[[spoiler:Susumu]] in the live action movie.



* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Amon was originally this, but he transcended to pure evil after [[spoiler: Miki Makamura got killed]].
** Might be an UnbuiltTrope as it's probably one of the first if not the first use of it in manga and one of the rare instances that shows how having one corrupts and changes a once cowardly boy into a BloodKnight.

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* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Amon was originally this, but he transcended to pure evil after [[spoiler: Miki Makamura got killed]].
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killed]]. Might be an UnbuiltTrope as it's probably one of the first if not the first use of it in manga and one of the rare instances that shows how having one corrupts and changes a once cowardly boy into a BloodKnight.



* TooDumbToLive: Lala, in the '70s TV anime. So much so that she giggles and acts cutesy even while her demon BFF, Aurora, is talking about how dumb she is ''right in front of her.''
15th Mar '18 9:29:02 PM PurpleEmperor
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* FridgeBrilliance: In the anime incarnation, Devilman starts suspecting that Miki may be under attack because she's growing weaker and her usually "beautiful incarnate" is growing pale and clammier, with every other human character blaming some mild illness. Since in the 1976 Devilman isn't Akira Fudo anymore, but a powerful superman wearing the looks of a mere human, makes perfect sense: Devilman has no knowledge of human illnesses, as the Demon Tribe is composed by strong, battle-fit specimens, and the very idea of the girl he loves growing ill with no apparent reason is enough to make him restless, worried and confused.
6th Mar '18 6:38:11 PM GarrulousTiger
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* GhibliHills: The late '80s OVA series was animated by Creator/OhProduction, which provided animation assistance for many Ghibli films. Kazuo Komatsubara, character designer for both the '70s TV anime and the '80s OVA, worked in that same capacity on ''Anime/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', and thus his designs for the OVA have a very "Ghibli" look at times.
6th Mar '18 6:34:59 PM GarrulousTiger
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* ClingyJealousGirl: Miki. UpToEleven in the 1972 TV series, which introduces a romantic rival for Miki in the form of Lala, the Silver Demon.


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* TooDumbToLive: Lala, in the '70s TV anime. So much so that she giggles and acts cutesy even while her demon BFF, Aurora, is talking about how dumb she is ''right in front of her.''
4th Mar '18 7:32:11 AM Kervinle2500
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* MythologyGag: In chapter 10 of ''Devilman Grimoire'', Akira fights an ice demon who bears a resemblance to Ryo Asuka. The end of the chapter is very similar to the end of the original manga, [[spoiler:except Akira and his foe's positions are reversed, with Akira revealed to be talking to the upper half of the demon's corpse. [[UnexplainedRecovery He gets better]], though]]. Also doubles as a [[ContinuityNod continuity nod.]]

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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In chapter 10 of ''Devilman Grimoire'', Akira fights an ice demon who bears a resemblance to Ryo Asuka. The end of the chapter is very similar to the end of the original manga, [[spoiler:except Akira and his foe's positions are reversed, with Akira revealed to be talking to the upper half of the demon's corpse. [[UnexplainedRecovery He gets better]], though]]. Also doubles as a [[ContinuityNod continuity nod.]]


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** In the ''Sirene The Demon Bird'' OVA, while Akira transforms, he has a very Manga/ViolenceJack-esque features. Someone working on the OVA must've done their homework as [[spoiler:Akira was reincarnated as the titular Violence Jack]].
23rd Feb '18 6:40:24 PM DrPopo
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** ''Devilman vs Hades'' manga has Akira pick a fight with the BigBad of Anime/GreatMazinger [[spoiler: after he murdered Hades' wife trying to bring Miki back to life.]]
** ''Anime/Cyborg009VsDevilman'' is a rare crossover with a series not created by Go Nagai or Ken Ishikawa.
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