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Release Date:
1 November 1987 (Japan) See more »
Devilman faces the tortoise demon Jinmen and birdwoman Shiranu Full summary »
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Above average animated horror. See more (8 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 42)
Shô Hayami ... Akira Fudou (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Alan Marriott ... Akira Fudou (2 episodes, 1987-1994)
Yû Mizushima ... Ryo (2 episodes, 1987-1990)

Adam Matalon ... Ryo (2 episodes, 1987-1994)
Jun Konomaki ... Miki Makimura (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Larissa Murray ... Miki Makimura (2 episodes, 1987-1994)
Tesshô Genda ... Thug (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Sukekiyo Kameyama ... Thug (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Naoya Uchida ... Thug (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Colin Bruce ... Dad / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1994)
John Bull ... Thug / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1994)
Jeff Harding ... Digger / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1994)

Annemarie Lawless ... Nurse / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1994)
Vincent Marzello ... Thug / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1994)

Series Directed by
Umanosuke Iida (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Gô Nagai (unknown episodes)
George Roubicek (unknown episodes)
John Wolskel (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Laurence Guinness .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Katsuhisa Kato .... producer (unknown episodes)
Sawako Noma .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Kenji Kawai (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Jill Wilmot (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Richard King .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Clive A. Mitchison .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Katsuya Kondô .... key animator (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Hirotsugu Kawasaki .... key animator (1 episode, 1987)
Kazuo Komatsubara .... key animator (1 episode, 1987)
Hiroyuki Okiura .... key animator (1 episode, 1990)

Yoshinori Kanada .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Michael Bakewell .... dialogue director: english version (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Debiruman" - Japan (original title)
"Devil Man - Volume 1: The Birth" - USA (imdb display title)
"Devil Man - Volume 2: Demon Bird" - USA (imdb display title)
"Devilman: Genesis" - USA (alternative title)
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57 min

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Previously released in subtitled form by L.A. Hero/Dark Image Entertainment.See more »
Akira:Miki, let me introduce you to Ryo, from my old school. He was my best friend.See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Above average animated horror., 13 January 2001
Author: iainsmith from N.E. England

I had high hopes for this movie, which unfortunately weren't met. The basic premise is that a group of archaeologists uncovered a deep cave which unfortunately releases demons which roamed the Earth millions of years ago. A schoolboy attempts a ritual which will give him the power of a demon, and with it the power to save the world.

The movie is basically enjoyable, but takes far too long to get going. It takes almost 2/3 of the film to establish the characters and get main plot-line going. It is fun from that point, but it all ends too quickly. There is a sequel to the movie which is supposed to continue the story, but I haven't seen this one.

Overall, if you get the chance to see this than you may like it, but I wouldn't make a great effort to catch it.

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