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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Akira: Is this some kind of fuck-awful joke?
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Version of Devilman (1972) See more »

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Interesting , violent, mean and gory.
21 August 2005 | by stormrustonSee all my reviews

This is not a happy cartoon.It is mean spirited,over the top violent,tonnes of great gore, and by todays standards not that well animated. So why the 8 ? Well it is a very interesting story and had a lot of potential,and the story line suites its darkness and violence very well...And I think it shocked me a little.

I think it is important to watch 1 and 2 together, as the first half of volume one is story not action orientated.

A group of archaeologists find cave full of Demons that ruled the Earth millions of years ago. A teen-aged schoolboy attempts a ritual which will give him demonic powers, and with it the power to save the world.Things do not quite work out the way he thought.The end of vol 1 is a cliffhanger just so you are warned.


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