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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 here.
  • 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.
    • However, he's also the first truly effective villain in the series. Akira pretty much completely wrecks Silene without much collateral damage; Jinmen, on the other hand, not only kills a whole fuckload of people before Akira gets to him, but also actually manages to get under his skin.
  • 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.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Between Akira and Ryo. Made more complicated by the fact Ryo is in reality the hermaphrodite Satan. On the other hand, Satan is outright stated to be in love with Akira, and the world ending and being recreated over and over again, is a way by God to punish him/her, by Satan watching Akira's suffering repeat itself.
  • 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.
    • The finale to the Devilman vs. Amon fight in the OVA. Devilman grabbing Amon by an impaling arm and punching him in the face? Awesome. Punch a second time? Still pretty cool. Fast forward, high speed punching with reused footage looped over and over again? Hilarious.
    • 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 rogue hippies I've gathered together" seriously.
    • The art style takes a bit of getting used to, and could even be described as 'cute', which makes it a bit jarring when everything starts going to hell and ends up just looking silly.
  • 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.