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Devilman 

Debiruman (original title)
Devilman faces the tortoise demon Jinmen and birdwoman Shiranu.
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Shô Hayami ...  Akira Fudou 2 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Akira Fudou 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Yû Mizushima ...  Ryo 2 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Ryo 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Jun Konomaki ...  Miki Makimura 2 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Miki Makimura 2 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Thug 2 episodes, 1987-1990
Sukekiyo Kameyama ...  Thug 2 episodes, 1987-1990
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)  »

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Devil Man - Volume 1: The Birth  »

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

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Akira: Miki, let me introduce you to Ryo, from my old school. He was my best friend.
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Followed by Devilman Volume 3: Devilman Apocalypse (2000) See more »

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Surprisingly Deep
29 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Thanks to ugo.com, I was able to watch this anime. The first one was quite promising, but this one delivers the good. From the get-go, Devil Man fights hordes of demons, with only a few breaks for character development. There is also a twist at the end, regarding his enemy, which while is slightly cliche'd for an anime, would probably never happen in an American feature.

Definitely worth tracking down. However, beware the level of violence, as well as nudity throughout. They did not bother me in the least, but this isn't for kids.


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