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Defense Devil is a Japanese manga written by Youn In-Wan and illustrated by Yang Kyung-il. It is serialized by Shogakukan in Shōnen Sunday since April 22, 2009.[[note]]It can be argued that it is a manwha due to the ethnicity of its creators. However, like BlackGod, it is considered more proper to call it a manga due to the location of its publishers, its target audience due to the right-to-left orientation, and the definition of both terms that imply that the original publishing country of origin is a deciding factor. Do ''not'' contest over this in an edit war. If you feel that the need to start an argument over this, bring it over to the discussion page.[[/note]]

Kucabara was recently banished and stripped of his powers. In order to regain his powers, he needs dark matter which is found from human sinners. He decides to become a Defense Devil in order to get dark matter. A Defense Devil's duty is to prove the innocence of human sinner of his or her crime. Once that is done, a Defense Devil shall be allowed to take the sinner's dark matter. Kucabara then must prove the sinner's innocence before a Shinigami takes the sinner to hell. One day, Kucabara's friend Funi arrives and tells him the demon world is in dishevel and Kucabara must return to save it.

It has since ended at 100 chapters.
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!!This manga provides examples of:
* AccidentalPervert: Kucabara all the time with Idamaria.
** [[SubvertedTrope Father Serma peeks on purpose though.]]
** [[{{Genderflip}} Genderflipped]] version with Jupiter and Shugarl, due to some confusion with the newly transformed women-to-men-shower room the little girl Jupiter ends up in the shower room alone with a very naked Shugarl. It's up to the reader to interpret what exactly she saw and/or understood due to the [[CensorSteam steam]] but the girl is still blushing long afterwards.
* AccidentalUnfortunateGesture: A little girl that Kuccabara saves, Jupiter, gives him a cross which is deadly to demons as a thank you gift, and then leads him to the girls shower when he could not touch the cross.
** Later, the cross [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsGun finds it's good use]] [[HolyHandGrenade in the demon world.]]]]
* ActuallyIAmHim: Kucabara to Idamaria
* [[spoiler:AndTheAdventureContinues: Now Kucabara has to save God from falling into disgrace.]]
* BadassAdorable: Aside from Idamaria, ''[[http://www.mangareader.net/301-51013-7/defense-devil/chapter-47.html THIS]]''
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Brillheart either has this, or is wearing very tall tights.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Legato applies this to the whole Demon World.]]
* {{Bishounen}}: Phoenix and Legato fit the 'beautiful' part very well, less beautiful and more goodlooking/handsome/whatever are the rest of the main male cast (Kucabara, Shugarl).
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Father Serma has a variation of Type 1: think [[MahouSenseiNegima the Sword of Conviction]], and you have Serma's weapon.
* BreakTheHaughty: Shugarl got one.
* CheerfulChild: Kucabara's sister Bird, [[spoiler: which carries on to her illusion of herself after her death.]]
* [[CoolCar Christian Car]]: Jody
* ChurchMilitant: Idamaria and Father Selma
* ClothingDamage: Lots and lots both on male and female (but leaning more on the fairer sex) which results in a lot of {{Fanservice}}.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Kucabara embodies this trope; he constantly presses the fact that he's a demon, and he uses Dark Matter to supplement his powers, but [[OurDemonsAreDifferent he never does anything evil.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Not so much friendship as ally in the war to save hell, but after Kucabara defeats Shugarl he starts to actively appose Legato.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Shugarl after meeting Jupiter.
** Also [[spoiler:Father Selma]], who can't bring himself to [[spoiler:[[ShootTheDog kill Idamaria to destroy the demon inside her]]]].
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Legato. [[spoiler: But honestly at first, only deliberate after he has to play the 'bad little brother' per their father's request.]]
* DemonSlaying: Idamaria does this. [[spoiler:So did Selma for a time, when he was trying to come back to life.]]
* TheDulcineaEffect: That would be [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/defense_devil/v02/c019/14.html this line here.]]
* {{Ecchi}}: The amount of {{Fanservice}}, BOTH male and female, is...yeah....
* TheExile: Kucabara
* {{Expy}}: Legato looks suspiciously similar to a certain one-winged angel of Final Fantasy fame.
** Appearance-wise we could compare Kucaraba to L, and Shugarl is like Light with slightly longer hair (Manga/DeathNote, anyone?).
* FacialMarkings
* FairestOfThemAll: Brillheart
* FinalSolution: [[spoiler:Bichula's village]]
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: Every Hell is different, since every Shinigami gets to make their own version of Hell for the victims they bring back. This one is Maya's version.
* FireForgedFriends: Kucabara and Idamaria, [[spoiler:Kucabara and Bichula [[VitriolicBestBuds at first.]]]]
* GenreShift: The series starts out as a court drama in hell with a demon fight near the end of every story line. Now it's a shonen fighting manga with a bit of ecchi. [[spoiler:And is now sort of shifting back to court drama.]]
* GoodWithNumbers: Shugarl is so good with physics that he can cause power lines to break by flicking away his cigarette the right way. Doing equations also allows him to attack people with his demonic abilities.
* HeelFaceTurn: Shugarl, [[spoiler:Samus]].
* HeroicSacrifice: Shugarl, to save [[spoiler:Jupiter's parents]].
* HitmanWithAHeart: [[spoiler:When tasked with killing Catherine (Idamaria), Selma simply can't bring himself to do so, and instead cares for her like she was his own daughter. This comes back to bite him in the ass four years later, when the church he served discovered the deception.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Shugarl and Jupiter
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Shugarl with his books and math.
* JerkAss: Most of the Shinigami
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bichula loves this trope.
** Shugarl in recent chapters also shows tendency to be like this.
* [[KillAllHumans Kill All Demons]]: When Idamaria [[AxCrazy goes insane]].
* LightIsNotGood: Holy crap, is it not. [[spoiler:They even contested ''God'' when they had the chance!]]
* LiquidAssets: Brillheart steals youth.
* LuminescentBlush: Idamaria sports these a lot when Kucabara is not getting a case of foot in mouth disease, and when he is being an {{accidental pervert}}.
* MagicPants
* MrFanservice: Random girls on the street guess Shugarl is a model when he strolls down the street, some of the scanlation group are already his fans and he does give the female portion of reader a [[http://www.mangareader.net/defense-devil/77 nice amount of fanservice]].
* MsFanservice: Elimona loves to cosplay as slutty occupations not like as strippers, but teachers, police, ect.
** Idamaria get's seen naked or changing a lot, but she is not happy about it.
** All relatively attractive female character old enough get one scene or another.
* MundaneUtility: See SupremeChef.
* NaughtyNun: Idamaria. It's inevitable when a ChurchMilitant meets MsFanservice.
* NietzscheWannabe: Kanto
** Also, [[spoiler:Legato.]] "[[BetterToDieThanBeKilled If you can't protect it]], [[KillEmAll destroy it]]", indeed
* NobleDemon: Kucabara. [[spoiler:And Bichula.]]
* NonhumanHumanoidHybrid: [[spoiler: Kucabara is the offspring of the devil king and an angel, who was banned from heaven.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Kucabara about Elimonia's true form and the plot of the entire story.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Quite litterally done by [[spoiler: Elimonia]]
* PantyFighter: Pretty much inevitable, when Idamaria's battle outfit involves a skirt.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Brillheart, who is over a thousand.
* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler:Father Selma, formerly known as Kanto.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Kucabara, when his [[TheMentor mentor Dukov]] is attacked. [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Seriously,]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/defense_devil/v02/c024/14.html holy]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/defense_devil/v02/c024/16.html shit.]]
* RoyallyScrewedUp: Kucabara's family. [[spoiler:Most of whom are either dead, missing, or banished.]]
** [[spoiler:It is later revealed that only 2 survivor remains and all of them is caused by the angles LightIsNotGood indeed]].
** [[spoiler: Not as screwed up as they appear to be as later chapters reveal that they all care for each other a lot.]]
* SayMyName: One heartwrenching example would be [[spoiler: Kucabara screaming Legato's name when Elimona shoots a hole into Legato's abdomen.]]
* {{Shinigami}}
* ShutUpKiss: In the last chapter
* SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Samus]]
* SuperDrowningSkills: Kucabara. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope He can actually swim]], it just gave him a chance to get mouth to mouth with Idamaria.]]
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Idamaria and Kucabara
** [[SubvertedTrope No, Kucabara didn't go evil, just got stronger.]]
* SupremeChef: Shugarl becomes one using his intense skill in mathematics and physics.
* ThanksForTheMammary: Kucabara ends up groping Idamaria after Elimona teleports him into her shower for some reason.
** And it happens again, with a random ample female when he is transportet to the human world to prove someone's innocence.
* ThatCameOutWrong: About 80% of Kucabara's opening lines to woman. He keeps doing it with Idamaria though.
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Idamaria is Lilith, the goddess of hell. She doesn't know this for the majority of the story.]]
* TrainingFromHell: Ironically, it's for a demon and a nun!
* {{Tsundere}}: Idamaria and to a lesser extend Samus. [[spoiler: She does shoot all the enemies while claiming she is aiming at Kucabara.]]
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: After getting her hands on the potion Apocalypse, Idamaria manages to barely escape death and brings back to life Shugarl, Bichula and Legato.]]
** [[spoiler: Double-subverted with Legato when he [[TakingTheBullet gets himself impaled in the chest]] in the next chapter. Then it's revealed later on that he barely avoided death and is still alive.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Kucabara's friend, Funi, is killed off in the exact same chapter he's introduced in.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Legato]] pretty much.
* WreathedInFlames: [[CaptainObvious Phoenix, of course.]]
* YinYangBomb: ''[[http://www.mangareader.net/301-44213-9/defense-devil/chapter-34.html This]]'' is what happens when you do it right.
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