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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:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

JPY5,200,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,071,598
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Promising Idea Wasted in a Messy Screenplay
12 October 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The weak teenager Akira Fudô (Hisato Izaki) has been protected by his best friend Ryô Asuka (Yûsuke Izaki) 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 (Ayana Sakai). 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.

I have never read any comic book of "Devilman", therefore I am not familiarized with this character of manga. But this movie shows a promising idea wasted in a messy but also entertaining screenplay. This apocalyptical story shows Akira and Ryô as best friends, but never explains the motive of the evilness of Ryô. Further, it seems that there are "good demons" and evil ones, and Akira is the last hope of the human race, but the story does not develop well the motives of the two friends. Anyway this movie is underrated in IMDb with 3.8 and I liked it in the end. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Devilman"


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