YMMV: Devilman

  • Animation Age Ghetto: Unsurprising, knowing most video stores.
    • The 1972 anime was aimed to kids, having lots of changes in comparison with the original manga. See Lighter and Softer for more detail.
  • Complete Monster: See Devilman
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: the uses of Anthem's "Show Must Go On" and "Light It Up" in the Devilman: The Birth and Demon Bird OV As.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Jinmen. For crying out loud, out of all the Characters in this series.. He even has a M.U.G.E.N character.
  • Fan Nickname: 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.
  • Fridge Horror: In Devilman Grimoire, actually. Remember how, in the original Devilman, 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, Miki herself is now a Devilman, so killing her just became that much more difficult.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Ryo/Satan
  • Magnum Opus: Go Nagai considers the franchise to be his best work.
  • Memetic Mutation: MY FATHER DIED!
  • Narm: Satan's immortal line: "For, you see, I am a hermaphrodite!"
    • The Live Action Movie is filled with this.
    • Ryo's plan for turning Akira into Devilman involves gathering a bunch of hippies together in his basement. It Makes Sense in Context, yes, but it's hard to take the line "These people here are rouge hippies I've gathered together" seriously.
  • Snark Bait: The Live Action movie, which was the winner of the first Bunshun Kiichigo Awards (The Japanese answer of the Golden Raspberry Award)
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The story is genuinely a criticism of militarism and how fear and hatred bring only tragedy.
  • Special Effects Failure: The movie version suffers from this.