Have you ever wanted to get into Devilman but weren’t sure where to start? Hopefully this post will clear things up for you!
Devilman is a hugely influential manga created by Go Nagai in the early 1970s. Many plot elements in Japanese media since then can be traced back to Devilman. To give some examples, Neon Genesis Evangelion (including Rebuild), Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and the Shin Megami Tensei series all contain plot elements with either a strong resemblance to Devilman or reference it directly. Even Kaworu from Evangelion, who has spawned many copies himself, is heavily inspired by Devilman’s Ryo. If you want to read an intense yet silly manga while simultaneously gaining a deeper understanding of the origin of Japanese media made since the 1970s, Devilman is worth checking out.