* AnimationAgeGhetto: Unsurprising, knowing most video stores.
** The 1972 anime was aimed to kids, having lots of changes in comparison with the original manga. See LighterAndSofter for more detail.
* CompleteMonster: Jinmen, Amon in his OVA, Candys in Amon's manga.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: the uses of Anthem's "Show Must Go On" and "Light It Up" in the Devilman: The Birth and Demon Bird OVAs.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Jinmen. For crying out loud, out of all the Characters in this series....He even has a {{MUGEN}} character.
* FanNickname: ''[[UltimateMarvel Ultimate]]'' ''Devilman'' for ''Devilman'' ''Grimoire''.
** Due to a notoriously mistranslated subtitled version of the 1972 anime, DEBIRU-Man has become a popular nickname for the title character.
* FridgeHorror: In ''Devilman Grimoire'', actually. Remember how, in the original ''Devilman'', [[spoiler: Miki and Tare were horribly murdered by a psychotic lynch mob consisting of their own neighbors, because they thought she was a witch?]] When one considers that the cast is pretty much the same in ''Grimoire'' (with a few additions), it stands to reason that the Makimuras' neighbors most likely are also the same people. Which then leads to the realization that the whole neighborhood is a ticking time bomb, ready to go off under the right conditions. It doesn't help that Miki goes around announcing to anyone who's willing to listen that she is a witch.
** Then again, as of the latest chapters in ''Grimoire'', [[spoiler: Miki herself is now a Devilman, so killing her just became that much more difficult.]]
* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler: Ryo/Satan]]
* MagnumOpus: Go Nagai considers the franchise to be his best work.
* MemeticMutation: [[http://blogofthenorthstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/devilman_v01c01_p028.jpg MY FATHER DIED!]]
** [[http://blogofthenorthstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/drugs.jpg Oh, this? It's laced with drugs.]]
** And of course.....[[http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g370/roman551/vlcsnap-2012-05-13-10h14m15s147.png DEBIRU-Man]]
* {{Narm}}: Satan's immortal line: "For, you see, I am a hermaphrodite!"
** The Live Action Movie is filled with this.
* SnarkBait: The Live Action movie, which was the winner of the first Bunshun Kiichigo Awards (The Japanese answer of the GoldenRaspberryAward)
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The story is genuinely a criticism of militarism and how fear and hatred bring only tragedy.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The movie version suffers from this.