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  • Apocalypse Zero: Kakugo's Tactical Evil form is a reference to Devilman's title character, not only visually, but also because, like him, Kakugo manages to take over his demon body and use it to strengthen himself.
  • Berserk: A lot of Berserk comes from the works of Go Nagai, who Miura has declared himself to be a fan of.
    • Just like our series, Devilman entails a duo formed by a ferocious yet somewhat troubled dark-haired fighter and a smart, bishie and white-haired strategist, the latter of which betrays the former at one point and becomes a powerful demon king.
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    • Many Apostles are clearly inspired by demons from Devilman. Rosine, for instance, resembles the bird demon Sirene, who is another beautiful female humanoid with wings and antennae sticking out of her head. Her name is almost an anagram of Sirene's.
    • In Volume 14, episode 97 ("Jill"), Puck is complaining about how the villagers are such psychos for wanting to kill a lovable elf, and his angry face looks like Devilman himself.
  • Black Clover: Zenon is a high-ranking devil user and shares the same name as the demon king from Devilman.
  • My Hero Academia: In the first chapter, silhouettes of Superman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, along with Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and Devilman can be seen. Of course, this doesn't translate to the anime adaptation due to copyright restrictions.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Devilman was a was a major influence for both Anno and Sadamoto, although the former confessed that in his case, the influences were mostly unconscious and he only realized it when the similarities were pointed out to him.
  • Psychic Squad: In the anime, Animorph Hatsune can morph into a Bowdlerized version of Sirene.

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  • Pacific Rim: The fight against Otachi, particularly in the novelization, has elements from the fight against Sileene in Devilman.

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