YMMV / Devilman Lady

Manga

  • Arc Fatigue: A common complaint is that at too many points the manga seems to go on what appears to be its final arc only for it to reset status quo and return to Monster of the Week format again.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: With 17 volumes chock full of dismemberment, rape, trauma and all sorts of monstrosities, it can become a bit tame for the reader at some point.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Lan Asuka.
  • Narm: The character design of Lady herself. She lacks the male Devilman's lower body fur, yet in turn keeps a bush of pubic hair.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Oh man, there is a lot of shit you won't want to remember...
  • Squick: Take your pick of any volume.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • Mita, the Devil Beast boy known as the Mouth of Truth, escaped alive from his encounter with Jun and was apparently setting to become a vigilante on his own. However, he didn't return afterwards and was never mentioned again.
    • Jim Langer/Devilman Liger seems to be an important character when he's introduced in the fifth volume, but he basically disappears afterwards and doesn't return until the last volume. His role as the Human Alliance's second Devil Man and his interesting relationship with Jun are points some feel should have been more developed.
  • True Art Is Angsty
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Unlike most of GO Nagai's work, this one gets a surprising subversion. (And a complete aversion in the anime adaptation)
  • The Woobie: Oh, dear lord, Jun.

Anime

  • Complete Monster:
    • Lan Asuka is revealed to have been manipulating Jun the whole time. First awakening Jun's powers as a monstrous Devil Beast by letting another attack and try to rape and eat Jun, Asuka formed a lust towards Jun's alter-ego of Devilman Lady and constantly toyed with her and her friends. Asuka manipulated conflicts throughout the series between humans and the mostly peaceful Devil Beasts, resulting in camps formed to hold and exterminate all the Devil Beasts. Asuka lured Jun to her and revealed her true intent: Despising the world and all in it, Asuka, who had been born both male and female, wanted to use Jun to become a new God of the world. Asuka paralyzed Jun and then, demanding Jun "prove" her love for Asuka, raped a traumatized and terrified Jun before informing her Jun had been born solely for her and would now die for her before disposing of her. When Jun returned, the newly deified Asuka mocked her, saying being perfect was too good for a "hideous creature" like Jun before trying to destroy her in their final battle. Valuing her own ego above all else, Asuka was a manipulative and cruel embodiment of lust and selfishness.
    • Satoru, the seemingly young leader of the militant Devil Beasts, is an absolute sadist who believes in the genocide of humankind. Devoting himself to the supremacy of Devil Beasts, Satoru inspires the awakening of them as feral beasts who slaughter those around them while masterminding a series of brutal terrorist activities that claim many lives. With no patience for Devil Beasts who fail to embrace his fanaticism, Satoru sees them as enemies to be annihilated, especially Jun Fudo who Satoru dedicates himself to destroying mentally. Satoru at one point abducts and brutally murders Jun's friend/love interest Kazumi while mocking her over the death of "one human," before attempting to finally kill Jun himself. Sinister, cruel and monstrous, Satoru shows that he and Asuka are simply two sides of a dark coin.
  • Creepy Awesome: Satoru, along with many of the monster designs.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Satoru again.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Aside from Jun, Kazumi and a couple of other minor characters, this concept doesn't exist. To anybody.
  • Narm: The Christmas-themed Monster of the Week screams "Merry Christmas!" when he dies.
  • Tear Jerker: Even if you were hoping for Jun to end up with someone else, Kazumi's death is still really tragic. Especially since the two had finally affirmed their love for each other not long beforehand.


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