It can't be helped, artists who pump out hundreds of series the way he and other old timers did often have a lot of total garbage
Mazinger Z is the coolest robot ever made.
There's something strangely cathartic on Nagai. People often criticize the brutality of Violence Jack but it give so many feels seeing these characters going on despite all the horrible bullshit they endure. Besides, the real world has far nastier shit
>Unsubtle as fuck
And yet most people don't even get 70% of Devilman's subtle plot details, characterization and integration of Christian mythology. Same for a lot of his other manga.
He invented the modern "seigi no mikata" transforming, sexy, fighting, magical girl(bot) genre of manga and anime.
Honey is my girlfriendo
I think Sailor Moon was the real reason why magical girls shift from slice-of-life with magic to fighting bad guys and Takeuchi doesn't seem to be a Nagaifag. Her main inspiration was super sentai after all.
Honey's real contribution to the magical girl genre was the transformation sequence and that stick because anime is mainly made by guys, even the female-aimed cartoons.
Susano-oh seriously needs more love. Nagai finally got the approval of the critics with that title and it happens to be fucking great.
Here's what /a/ doesn't understand.
Edgy =/= Great Writing
Just because something is dark and violent doesn't mean it's suddenly some kind of masterpiece. Shock value is the cheapest way to make something memorable. A lot of people here think "oh, this manga is obscure and edgy, better brag about it to my internet frendz durr". Evangelion, Madoka Magica, Fate Zero aren't great just because the writers make it "dark". Go Nagai's writing, art are below mediocre. I'd say 90% of Pixiv artists who are just amateurs are more talented than him. Devilman is an overrated pile of garbage.
It was the 70s, Ryo was tsundere as fuck and Akira was probably confused by suddenly having Miki's attention
>tfw Ryo took both Akira and Miki's v-cards