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Gô Nagai (comic)
John Wolskel (english version)
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1 November 1987 (Japan) See more »
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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  (in credits order)
Shô Hayami ... Akira Fudo (voice)
Yû Mizushima ... Ryo Asuka (voice)
Jun Konomaki ... Miki Makimura (voice)
Masako Ikeda ... Reijiro Fudo (voice)
Mikio Terashima ... Professor Asuka (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Bokutomasa (voice)
Naoya Uchida ... Manjiro Chain (voice)
Sukekiyo Kameyama ... Dosuroku (voice)
Mahito Tsujimura ... (voice)
Sakiko Tamagawa ... (voice)
Kohji Matsuda ... (voice)
Koji Matsuda ... (voice)
Kiyoko Kobayashi ... (voice)
Minami Takayama ... (voice)
Alan Marriott ... Akira (voice: English version)

Adam Matalon ... Ryo (voice: English version)
Laura Kelly ... Miki (voice: English version)
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Directed by
Umanosuke Iida  (as Tsutomu Iida)
Writing credits
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Gô Nagai  comic
John Wolskel  english version

Produced by
Katsuhisa Kato .... producer
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
Animation Department
Kazuo Komatsubara .... character designer (as Komatsubara)

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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 »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
An Anime cult classic.., 22 September 2005
Author: buchass from Portugal

I'm a big fan of anime(series and films), "Devil Man" is a true classic,an adaptation "Go Nagai" "manga" characters,with a great story,animation and soundtrack, full of action, violence, and grotesque and imaginative demons. Amon (Akira)is the "Devil Man" half man half demon, hes propose is fight against demons that destroy earth and humanity.. The sequel "Devil Man 2-Demon Bird" is nice, but the first its superior, i highly recommend this film, for all violent anime fans. If you like this one, i recommend:

"Demon of Overfiend"(one of the best, highly recommend) and "Devil Man 2-Demon Bird" (whort a watch).

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