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    Devilman/Akira Fudo 
One of the Demon Lord Zenon’s most trusted warriors, assigned to go into the human world and prepare a base from which the Demon Tribe would start their invasion. He instead fell in love with Miki Makimura and resolved to defend humanity.

    Miki Makimura 
Akira’s Love Interest.

    Tare Makimura 
Miki’s little brother.

Tare’s girlfriend, she often gets swept up in the demon chaos alongside Tare.

A demoness who is sent after Devilman, but decides to stick around and become an ally.
  • Brainless Beauty: She transformed herself into a cute but very stupid girl. And she is really aware of this.
  • Butt-Monkey: One of the few demons that no one, not even Zenon or Devilman himself, take seriously.
  • Canon Foreigner: She appears only in the '70 series.
  • Gonk: Her real face looks like a car that has drove into a brick wall. She does attempt to fix her face when she has the chance.
  • Harmless Villain: She lacks intimidating abilities and is too stupid to be considered a threat to anyone.
  • Ms. Fanservice: There is quite a bit of focus on her legs and other nice areas.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She is regarded as cute in appearance but is actually quite old.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Killed by Magler, which sets up the serious, apocalyptic tone of the final episodes.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After Akira sarcastically tells her to kill herself because “only death can cure a fool” she decides to commit suicide. She soon proves to be too dumb to die later because Akira soon finds her trying to slit her throat with a paper knife (she was worried about hurting herself with a real knife).
  • Villainous Crush: She is in love with Devilman and believes that his attempts to avoid her are because he is too shy reveal his (nonexistent) romantic feelings for her.


Demon Tribe leaders

    Demon Lord Zenon 
The supreme leader of the Demon Tribe.
  • Bad Boss: He's willing to kill anyone who fails him, or wants to live a peaceful life, as witnessed when he has a demon, Lita, stabbed as an example for wanting a peaceful life.
  • Big Bad: Since Satan/Ryo does not appear, Zenon is the one who sends out the demons that Devilman fights.
  • Karma Houdini: He is still left standing by the end, with the implication that Devilman will eventually face him.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He never fight Devilman himself, instead preferring to send minions to do the fighting for him.
  • Make an Example of Them: Kills Lita because she did not want to kill humans, and he wants to warn the others what will happen to those who do not follow his orders.
  • The Unfought: God serves as the Final Boss, while Zenon never fights Devilman.

    Demon General Zannin 
  • Arc Villain: The first of three generals who sends out his minions to defeat Devilman.
  • You Have Failed Me: He kills Vetra as punishment for his cowardice.

    Himmler/Iwao Himura 
A demon working undercover to assist Zannin and Zenon.
  • The Dragon: To Zannin.
  • Internal Reveal: Devilman discovers that he is a demon only in his last appearance, but the audience is let in on this in the first episode where he appears.

    Demon General Muzan 
  • Arc Villain: The Second of thee generals who sends out his minions to defeat Devilman.

    Demon Marshal Lacock 
  • Arc Villain: The third demon general that Zenon assigns the task of eliminating Devilman.
  • Canon Immigrant: She is added to the cast in Devilman Saga.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She cares more about her subordinates than the other demon generals did, when her lover Arlon dies in battle against Devilman she decides to kill him herself.
  • Soul Jar: Her belt, as long as it remains in tact she can recover from any injury.
  • Token Yuri Girls: With Arlon.

Demons of the Demon Tribe



  • Composite Character: His rampage in the Makimura household is similar to Aqwel and Ghelmer’s attack in the manga, there’s even a point where he takes the form of bath water and carries Miki upstairs.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is the Japanese word for change or shapeshifter.
  • Mythology Gag: At one point he takes a form resembling Linghorn from Mao Dante.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: A giant yellow snake with heads branching off like a tree.
  • Starter Villain: He’s the first demon that Devilman fights against to protect humanity.


A demon sent by Zenon to eliminate Devilman, he bears a resemblance to Ghelmer from the manga.
  • Hollywood Acid: Shoots it from his tail.
  • Irony: In the manga Ghelmer was a demon who’s powers involved water, Geruge is a demon that Devilman kills by throwing into the sea.
  • Paranoia Gambit: He tells Devilman that he’s going to kill Miki before sundown, Akira spends the entire day being overprotective of Miki until she gets fed up with him and slaps him in the face hard enough to make him bleed and now Devilman has a weak point Geruge can aim for.

A demon employed by Zannin to help him spread chaos in the human world.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the manga series written by Mitsuru Hiruta to tie into the anime he’s killed in battle against Devilman rather than being killed by Zannin for retreating.
  • Dirty Coward: Retreats as soon as he loses the advantage against Devilman, twice.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: He used a number of demon spiders, capable of possessing people, to carry out his mission.




  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He proves to be just as dangerous as the rest of the Demon Tribe when he rips a volleyball player in half while playing with his doll.
  • People Puppets: He can control anyone so long as he has a doll sculpted in their image.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He’s very lazy and would much rather spend time playing with his dolls, never mind that they can influence the people their modeled after and if the doll is broken that person dies in the same manner.





    The Gan Triplets 
Gandee, Gander and Gandagan were a trio of demons who went to the human world to eliminate Devilman.
  • Cyclops: Each of them only have one eye.
  • Kick the Dog: Their mission was to kill devilman but they go out of their way to traumatize Tare and instill a phobia of disembodied eyes in him.





An armless centaurian demon who can travel through mirrors and take control of other people’s arms.
  • Mirror Monster: She usually shows herself to her victims by appearing in a mirror they are looking into.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Her preferred method of killing, if you look at her she can gain control of your arms and make you strangle yourself to death.
  • Pocket Dimension: She can travel to the mirror world at will and when she uses the key that Muzan gave her she can bring others into it.

    Psycho Jenny 





A powerful and gluttonous slime demon tasked by Muzan to kill Devilman.



A purple feline demon who specializes in granting the wishes of humans in exchange for their souls.
  • Our Souls Are Different: They are purple and shaped like the person they belong to, once Jacon devours them the victim is left in a comatose or vegetative state.
  • Sold His Soul for a Donut: His victims had some rather small desires; Hairo wanted to go ice skating with his friends when he was stuck home studying, Alphonse wanted to drive fast while he was stuck in a traffic jam, the only one who had an understandable goal was Chaco who wanted to kill Alphonse after his reckless driving caused a car accident that injured Hairo.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Once he fills his end of the bargain he devours his victims’ soul.





A wraith like demon who’s shadow can awaken darkness within human hearts causing them to act without restraint.
  • Affably Evil: He’s very apologetic to Alphonse when he’s about to kill him.








  • The Dragon: The Captain of Zenon’s Demon Guard, and his strongest servant.
  • Final Boss: The last demon Devilman faces in the show.


    Mr. and Mrs. Makimura 

Akira and Miki’s home room teacher.

    Hairo Todaiji 
A classmate and friend of Akira and Miki’s and the chairman of the school’s student council.
  • Beta Couple: He and Chaco are this to Akira and Miki.
  • Education Mama: His mother puts a lot of pressure on him to get good grades, justified because she's stated that she doesn’t want him to turn out like his dead beat father.
  • Go Through Me: Throws himself between Muzan’s minions and Chaco so that she can escape. He accepted that he would probably die, but he still went through with it hoping that it would mean Chaco’s survival, and asked his parents forgiveness for dying before them.
Tare’s teacher, a former lady wrestler, very stern with both her students and fellow faculty.

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