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Director:
Writers:
Gô Nagai (comic)
George Roubicek (english version)
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Release Date:
1 November 1987 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Normal life in modern day Tokyo is unexpectedly disrupted for a young high school kid called Akira. First his parents go missing... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Shô Hayami ... Akira (voice)
Alan Marriott ... Akira (1994) (voice: English version)
Yû Mizushima ... Ryo (voice)

Adam Matalon ... Ryo (1994) (voice: English version)
Jun Konomaki ... Miki (voice)
Larissa Murray ... Miki (1994) (voice: English version) (as Laura Kelly)
Masako Ikeda ... Fudo (voice)
Mikio Terashima ... Asuka (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Masa (voice)
Sukekiyo Kameyama ... Roku (voice)
Kohji Matsuda ... (voice)
Koji Matsuda ... (voice)
Naoya Uchida ... Thug (voice)
Mahito Tsujimura ... Walla (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa ... Walla (voice)
Kiyoko Kobayashi ... Walla (voice)
Minami Takayama ... Walla (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Braams ... Friend (1994) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Colin Bruce ... Dancer / Doctor (1994) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
John Bull ... Thug (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Jeff Harding ... Dad / Thug (1994) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Lorelei King ... Dancer (1994) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Annemarie Lawless ... Dancer (1994) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Vincent Marzello ... Thug (voice: English version) (uncredited)

William Roberts ... Asuka (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Umanosuke Iida  (as Tsutomu Iida)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gô Nagai  comic
George Roubicek  english version

Produced by
Laurence Guinness .... executive producer (english version)
Katsuhisa Kato .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Casting by
Jill Wilmot (english version)
 
Sound Department
Richard King .... sound mixer (english version)
Clive A. Mitchison .... sound re-recording mixer (english version) (as Clive A. Mitchinson)
 
Animation Department
Yoshinori Kanada .... key animator
Kazuo Komatsubara .... character designer (as Komatsubara)
Katsuya Kondô .... key animator
Hiroyuki Okiura .... key animator
 
Other crew
Michael Bakewell .... dialogue director: english version
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Debiruman: Tanjou hen" - Japan (original title)
"Devilman: Genesis" - USA
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Previously released in subtitled form by L.A. Hero/Dark Image Entertainment.See more »
Quotes:
Akira:Miki, let me introduce you to Ryo, from my old school. He was my best friend.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Devilman (2004)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Well worth watching!, 2 February 2004
Author: luke from Basingstoke, England

This is a great introduction to what could have been an excellent series, unfortunately never finished. Animation is a little primitive to todays standards but enjoyable all the same. Great original story as well as great characters. There is a sequel which continues the story but unfortunately that doesn't conclude anything. A sequel was recently made which is just awful and barely follows on from the others with any sense what so ever it also has awful subs and isn't that easy to get hold of (Amon: apocolypse of devilman.)This also doesn't conclude the series but it is definately still worth watching the first 2 parts (demon birth, demon bird.)

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