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Devilman (2004)

Debiruman (original title)
Based on Gô Nagai's manga, about mild-mannered teenager Akira Fudô, who merges with a demon to fight other demons.

Director:

Hiroyuki Nasu

Writers:

Gô Nagai (manga), Machiko Nasu (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hisato Izaki Hisato Izaki ... Akira Fudô / Devilman
Yûsuke Izaki Yûsuke Izaki ... Ryô Asuka / Satan
Ayana Sakai Ayana Sakai ... Miki Makimura
Ryûdô Uzaki Ryûdô Uzaki ... Keisuke Makimura (Miki's father)
Yôko Aki Yôko Aki ... Emi Makimura (Miki's mother)
Hirotarô Honda Hirotarô Honda ... Professor Asuka
Ai Tominaga Ai Tominaga ... Sirene
Asuka Shibuya Asuka Shibuya ... Miiko Kawamoto
Shôta Sometani ... Susumu
Bob Sapp ... Newscaster Morrison
Masaki Nishina Masaki Nishina ... Masao Ushiku
Mikio Ohsawa Mikio Ohsawa ... Takao Shigemori
Kazuhiko Kanayama Kazuhiko Kanayama ... Aoyama
Kitarô Kitarô ... Ueda
Minoru Torihada Minoru Torihada ... Tsukuda
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Storyline

The weak teenager Akira Fudô has been protected by his best friend Ryô Asuka since they were children. When Akira's parents die in an accident, the family Makimura brings him to live with them, and Akira falls in love for the gorgeous Miki Makimura. When the father of Ryô accidentally opens a gate to hell in Antarctica, demons are released, merging with humans to survive. Akira hosts Aman and becomes Devilman but keeping his humanity while Ryô hosts Satan. The hysteria and panic replaces reason and mankind initiates a war against the demons, but destroying also themselves. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 5,200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 1,055,918 (Japan), 6 October 2004, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Over-hyped and Wasted Money
31 July 2005 | by J1nSanSee all my reviews

This movie was honestly pitiful. I'm a fan of the Devilman series and this movie was one of the most horrible portrayals of such a memorable and amazing series. The cast consists of a lot of teen pop idols and they couldn't act even if their life depended on it. The "stance" the main character goes into when he's between his human and devil form is just horrific to watch. And he even walks around in the freakin stance! The fight choreagraphy is just plain horrid as well. When Akira is fighting Syrene that was absolutely pitiful. I was kind of disappointed also in the fact that a lot of the movie was CG. It gave the movie a game feeling most of the time. Another thing was the fact that they modified the story a bit. And that was one of the biggest reasons that made this movie so bad. You're better off watching the trailer if you want to get a glimpse of the good stuff. I was so hyped when I saw the trailer but once I saw the movie, the trailer was even better. If you want to see a great rendition of the series watch the OVA.


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