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Devil Man - Volume 1: The Birth 

Debiruman (original title)
Devilman faces the tortoise demon Jinmen and birdwoman Shiranu.
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Series cast summary:
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ...  Akira Fudou 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Alan Marriott ...  Akira Fudou 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Yû Mizushima Yû Mizushima ...  Ryo 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Adam Matalon ...  Ryo 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Jun Konomaki Jun Konomaki ...  Miki Makimura 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Larissa Murray ...  Miki Makimura 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Tesshô Genda ...  Thug 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Sukekiyo Kameyama Sukekiyo Kameyama ...  Thug 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Naoya Uchida Naoya Uchida ...  Thug 2 episodes, 1987-1990
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Normal life in modern day Tokyo is unexpectedly disrupted for a young high school kid called Akira. First his parents go missing, then his pet rabbit is viciously slaughtered and finally his best friend, Ryo Asuka, reveals a terrifying secret--something that guarantees that Akira's life can never be the same again. Ryo's dead archaeologist father left him a dark and sinister legacy, knowledge of which may only condemn Ryo in the same way it condemned his father--to an eternal sentence of suffering and torment. However, Ryo understands that his legacy also has the power to salvage the human race from torturous damnation at the hands of demons. But whoever kills a demon must become a demon and only one who is pure of heart can possess the body of a demon--only one like Akira! Written by Anonymous

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1 November 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil Man - Volume 2: Demon Bird See more »

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Dynamic Productions See more »
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Previously released in subtitled form by L.A. Hero/Dark Image Entertainment. See more »

Quotes

Demon: That's no way to treat a Lady!
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Followed by Devilman Volume 3: Devilman Apocalypse (2000) See more »

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Typical teenage-anime with demons.
17 December 2002 | by noseman-2See all my reviews

At an excavation, a professor finds evidence of ancient monsters resembling demons of legend. After a fashion a relative of the professor and his friend find out about the ancient demons' coming back. Something has to be done, but no-one can fight the demons, not with the powers of mortals anyway...

Someone has to lose himself to save mankind.

Very slight nudity and violence.


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