Anime & Manga
- 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.
- 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.
- Shinji is a reminiscence of Akira Fudo, another lithe, dark-haired teenager with a sensitive personality who is forced to adopt monstrous powers and to undergo personal development in order to save the world.
- Kaworu is a reference to Ryo Asuka, just like Shinji is meant to be one to Akira. White hair in contrast to the protagonist's black hair? Check. Unnatural and off-putting behavior? Check. Troubling romantic feelings for the main protagonist? Check. Secretly an angelic demon who attempts to bring about the apocalypse? Check.
- One of the two unused, proposed endings was even closer to Devilman's ending than the final version.
- Psychic Squad: In the anime, Animorph Hatsune can morph into a Bowdlerized version of Sirene.
- Pacific Rim: The fight against Otachi, particularly in the novelization, has elements from the fight against Sileene in Devilman.
- The King of Fighters: The creators have mentioned that Kyo's major character inspirations were Akira Fudo and Joe Yabuki.
- League of Legends: Aatrox's general appearance both before and after his visual update have brought to mind Amon from Devilman, bonus points later on due to the Retconned-in Demonic Possession nature of the Darkin.
- Street Fighter: Alex is a combination of Biff Slamkovich from Saturday Night Slam Masters and Hulk Hogan. From Slamkovich, Alex gets his general appearance, including his long blonde hair and headband, and from Hogan, Alex gets his tendency to rip his shirt off and his special intro against Hugo, where the two stand with their chests pushed against each other, in reference to Hogan's WrestleMania III match against André the Giant. He also has the same shoulder / face scars as Devilman, which is taken even further with V, as his Halloween costume basically dresses him up as Devilman himself.
- Tekken: True Ogre, especially in his alternate costume from Street Fighter X Tekken, strongly resembles Amon from Devilman.