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All the Devilman animes and how to watch them online


All the Devilman animes and how to watch them online

If we talk about iconic mangas that have been adapted to animated format, we can highlight some titles such as Captain Tsubasa, Berserk, and their animes, among others. However, one of the most interesting and which, throughout history, has received several adaptations is the work of Go Nagai, Devilman.

Back in the 70s, the mangaka Go Nagai was going through one of his best moments, as he had a work that was being successful, such as Mazinger Z. However, in parallel, this author was working on another IP, which he called Devilman.

What Devilman is about

As we have mentioned, Devilman is a manga created by Go Nagai, which began publishing in Kodansha's Shonen magazine. This work shows the story of Akira Fudo, a young man who lives with his friend, Miki Makimura. However, suddenly, his friend, Ryo Asuka, tells him that the planet will be invaded by monstrous demons.

The young man offers more details, commenting that these creatures have lived on the planet even long before the appearance of humans, although they hibernated in the ground for centuries. And his threat is about to return.

As a method of defense, Ryo and Akira participate in a ritual in which demons merge with humans to infiltrate the planet. At this point, Akira is possessed by Amon, who is a demon warrior highly respected and feared by his own race.

But what they didn't count on was that Amon would not be the one controlling his host, but rather Akira, due to his pure heart, is the one controlling the demon. And in this way, Devilman is born and the plot of this story begins, where they must fight many other demon hosts and stop this invasion.

What are all the Devilman animes and how can you watch them?

Throughout history, Devilman has received many adaptations in anime and OVA formats.

The premise of Devilman, the original work that was published in the 70s, is quite interesting and striking. In fact, it quickly became a favorite of millions of readers at the time, so it was only natural that it would eventually receive an anime adaptation.

From the 1970s to the present, various Devilman animes have aired. And they all have their own stories, so the plot has advanced quite a bit too.

If you want to know what the Devilman animes are, and also how you can watch them online, you have come to the right place, because in the next few lines, we will tell you everything.

Devilman (1972)

First of all, we have the original anime, which began broadcasting in July 1972, when the work was still in publication. This adaptation was made by Toei Animation and had a total of 39 episodes.

This series tells the story of a rather shy boy named Akira Fudo, who died in an accident when he was on an expedition with his father in the Himalayas. However, after this event, a demon possesses the young man's body and intends to bring chaos to the planet.

But this demon did not expect that he would end up falling in love with Akira's childhood friend, so, little by little, he would change his plans and way of being, even going so far as to protect people.

This series received some OVAs that starred Violence Jack, but also some spin-offs such as Devilman Lady and Demon Lord Dante.

Unfortunately, this anime is not on any streaming platform, not even Crunchyroll, so it cannot be watched online. A practical solution is to buy the “Devilman Complete TV Series” package on Amazon with Japanese language and English subtitles.

Devilman: The Birth

Many years later, in November 1987, a 50-minute OVA was broadcast and was made by “Oh! Production”. It should be noted that this is a kind of alternative version of the original events.

In Devilman: The Birth, it is shown that Akira and Ryou, his best friend, were rescued by an entity called "Amon" when they were being attacked by demons in a nightclub. Eventually, this entity possesses Akira, thus becoming Devilman. Its main mission is to protect humans.

Later, another sequel OVA was aired to close this plot and was called Devilman: The Demon Bird.

However, these specials cannot be seen on any streaming platform, which is unfortunate news, especially if you are a fan of this work by Go Nagai and want to enjoy all its content.

Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman

At the end of May 2000, the animation house “Studio Live” broadcast its 45-minute OVA titled Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman.

It is important to note that this television special was a kind of reimagining of the last part of the original manga, which was created by Go Nagai. In this sense, it is shown that Akira went crazy and frees Amon, the entity that had possessed him, just after seeing the crimes that humanity committed when learning that demons existed.

The wonderful animation work is noticeable, which complements very well this kind of reimagining of the last chapters of the Devilman manga.

However, as with previous animes and OVAs, Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman is also not available on any streaming platform.

Devilman Crybaby

The most recent adaptation of the Devilman manga, titled Devilman Crybaby, premiered in January 2018. This series had about 10 episodes and was created by “Science SARU”, the animation studio.

It is necessary to point out that Devilman Crybaby is a great adaptation of Go Nagai's manga, Devilman. In addition, the mangaka was present in the development of this, since he himself was in charge of adapting the original premise to modern times. The result is simply impressive.

If you are a fan of Devilman, then you should not miss Devilman Crybaby. And you can enjoy this anime on the Netflix platform.