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[ rated m ] Devilman

A Parent's Guide to Anime
Rated: M
Recommended for Mature Audiences

Review by Martin Forgues:

Demons, once trapped in ice since the Ice Age, are now unleashed from their captivity and now they want to get Earth back, because it was their home longtime before Mankind.

Ryô Asuka is the son of an archaeologist who made this incredible discovery. But one night, the poor man, possessed by demons, killed himself after he had slaughtered Ryô's dog. Ryô seeks for revenge, but the thing is that only a demon can kill a demon. And only a man with a pure heart can take control of a demon's body and keep his human soul. Only a man like...Akira Fudô, Ryô's best friend! So Akira takes control of Amon, the war Lord, and becomes Devilman, who will fight against demons and preserve the human race.

Parent's Guide Rating:

red (recommended for mature audiences)

Contains excessive violence, brief nudity and some rough language.

I'm pretty sure you understood that such a plot had some violence. Well, I guess you're right ; This is the most violent anime I've seen, and I've seen a lot. There are a lot of total carnage scenes, inlcluding excessive bleeding, body parts totally torn from body and extreme fighting between Devilman and Syren, the Demon Bird. There's also a bit of nudity but without sexual meanings. This series of 2 OAV's is only suited for mature audiences, though older children and even adults will like this remake from a 1972 manga from Gô Nagai, one of the greatests manga/anime author of all times.

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