Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman

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Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman is known as the third OVA of the Devilman franchise. Even though it was released as an adaptation of Yu Kinutani’s Amon: The Darkside of Devilman, one can often find claims that it was meant to be a continuation of the two previous films, The Birth and The Demon Bird. Unfortunately I didn’t find any credible source that clarifies what the truth is. This review/commentary will focus on certain scenes from the OVA, then try to analyze and compare them to other Devilman adaptations. I should note that the movie doesn’t explain much of the story’s elements, thus those unfamiliar with the previous releases should probably skip this review. Continue reading

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The Red String: 2. Akira x Miki

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Introduction

Our world is full of different kinds of couples. Some develop their relationship over time while others seem like they simply “meant to be together”. Akira and Miki, the two protagonists of Go Nagai’s Devilman, belong to the latter category. Because one could talk of many different Devilman stories (1) we will mostly focus on the Akira and Miki from the original 1970 manga.

*This article contains spoilers to Devilman‘s story. For those of you who have not read the manga or watched the anime, we strongly recommend that you do so* Continue reading