I know some people will be waiting for Yuasa's Devilman Crybaby next year to get into Devilman, but the manga is a 70s classic so it's worth reading at least once.
So here we go, Devilman Volume 1, the original edition.
It starts to differ with Jinmen, and the OVA ends before the full story could finish.
Google Dynamic Pro Scanlations. It's 5 volumes long.
>Offtopic question: I started to watch the 1972 anime of devilman yesterday, are there large differences between the anime and manga?
Yeah the differences are pretty large. They're not even the same series.
Both the anime and manga ran concurrently. Go Nagai pitched the idea of Devilman to Toei, and Toei ran with it, except Nagai went on to make his own manga version and deviated very much from what he gave Toei.
The OVAs tried to adapt the manga but never completed the story due to lack of budget. The 2004 movie tried, but it sucked so bad.
Crybaby will be the first Devilman anime to actually adapt the manga in ful
>Also the anime design of Devilman is fucking retarded
It was the times. Toei wanted Devilman to look more like an American super hero.
I am finishing the show, then reading the manga.
The anime is fun. It is good horror for a kids cartoon from the 70's. Has frightening designs, disturbing imagery, and a shocking amount of gore. Just gotta get pass the monster of the week concept.
>there are people on this board RIGHT NOW who have never read Devilman
Every fucking time
I want to read it but when I start a series I want to go through everything. and I mean EVERYTHING.
and I find that I dont have the time to read/watch every devilman thing. Wanted to at least try just the first manga but its already close to 3 am so another day it is once again.
Maybe if I caught this thread earlier. Oh well, thanks for the dump anyway OP
so how much of the manga is translated? Was a pretty good read. It's more emotional than the OVAs but I miss the great animated gore of Devilman slaughtering them. It just isn't the same when looking at still black and white images.
Finish the first manga. Every Devilman title is actually scanlated, with the exception of Grimoire which was licensed, the latest chapters in Devilman Saga and Gekiman! Devilman chapter.
What series is the real conclusion to the story started in Devilman? Devilman Lady ended on a cliffhanger without actually resolving anything. I tried reading Violence Jack but stopped due to the lack of scanlations. It definitely was strongly tied with Devilman
to the point of having the same character as devilman as MCbut it seemed to me thst it's more focused on it's own story rather than explaining what happened with the world in it's prequels.
Nagai knows how to entertain. He can tell you the shittiest story ever known to mankind, but his style is crazy and outlandish enough that you can't help but read the whole thing.
Read Devilman Lady. Everything's explained there. Demons were originally humans. They evolved into demons. They always do when they start escaping the Plan. When this happens, God sends his angels to wipe them out and start over again. The old demon/gods are sent to hell for countless and countless of cycles. Satan was the only angel who denounced God and took back Earth, kicking Michael and the rest out to spare the inhabitants. But after her sleep, God erased some memories, so kick backs Devilman plot.
>Devilman Lady ended on a cliffhanger without actually resolving anything.
No, it did resolve it.
Re-read. The age of myth can only happen if God does not take back Earth. It's the age humans become gods and demons, reaching their evolutional state that God wants to deny them. It ends with Satan and Akira implicit victory, he just cockteased us and never showed us if they are okay, but they managed to build their world of freedom.
Violence Jack is an AU crossover of all his universe. Nagai has already said so and put it on its independent timeline.
>Demons attack > Humans fuck up > God remakes the world, rinse and repeat.
That's not quite what happens.
Humans evolve into demons/gods > God sends his angels to wipe them out and lock their souls in hell > cooks a new batch of humans and the old world becomes fiction or legend.
Only Satan intervened in favor of humans. She just had incomplete memories in Devilman, and regretted her actions.
I discovered the original Devilman thanks to a storytime thread almost a a year ago. I don't know the anon who made that thread, but if you're here, thank you.
Should I also pick up the anime?
Yeah. I enjoyed all of them.
Even the Devilman Lady anime which started out cheesy and honky, ended up being pretty good.
If Yuasa doesn't fuck up though, Devilman Crybaby has the potential to be 2018's anime of the year, and even potentially improve on the manga's weak points.
Devilman vs Hades but it would help if you're familiar with Mazinger.
Also, Devilman vs Getter Robo, would help if you're familiar with Getter Robo.
Cyborg 009 vs Devilman, OVA is great. The crossover manga (Breakdown) is kind of weird so I don't know.