Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman

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Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman
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Japanese cover of Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman Volume 1
AMONデビルマン黙示録
(AMON debiruman mokushiroku)
GenreHorror, Action
Manga
Written byGo Nagai
Illustrated byYu Kinutani
Published byKodansha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineMagazine Z
Original runAugust 1999April 2004
Volumes6
Original video animation
Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman
Directed byKenichi Takeshita
Toyo Ashida (general supervision)
Written byRitsuko Hayasaka
Yu Kinutani (manga)
StudioDynamic Planning
Studio Live
Sony Pictures Entertainment (distribution)
ReleasedMay 24, 2000
Runtime52 minutes
Manga
Devilman Mokushiroku: Strange days
Written byGo Nagai
Illustrated byYu Kinutani
Published byKodansha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineMagazine Z
Published2005
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Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman
Amon devilman manga cover.jpg
Japanese cover of Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman Volume 1
AMONデビルマン黙示録
(AMON debiruman mokushiroku)
GenreHorror, Action
Manga
Written byGo Nagai
Illustrated byYu Kinutani
Published byKodansha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineMagazine Z
Original runAugust 1999April 2004
Volumes6
Original video animation
Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman
Directed byKenichi Takeshita
Toyo Ashida (general supervision)
Written byRitsuko Hayasaka
Yu Kinutani (manga)
StudioDynamic Planning
Studio Live
Sony Pictures Entertainment (distribution)
ReleasedMay 24, 2000
Runtime52 minutes
Manga
Devilman Mokushiroku: Strange days
Written byGo Nagai
Illustrated byYu Kinutani
Published byKodansha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineMagazine Z
Published2005
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman (AMON デビルマン黙示録 AMON debiruman mokushiroku?, translated and also known as Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman) is an action/horror manga created by Yu Kinutani, based on the Devilman manga originally created by renowned manga author and artist Go Nagai. The first volume (tankōbon) was published on January 21, 2000, and the final volume was released on April 24, 2004.

Plot[edit]

Fear runs rampant throughout Tokyo with the revelation that demons in fact exist amongst us. Paranoia and the darker side of humanity boils onto the streets as people turn on one another, suspecting that anyone could in fact be a demon hiding in human clothing. Amidst the growing tensions, tragedy strikes Akira causing his mind to snap. Retreating into his subconscious, this allows his devilish alter-ego Amon to break free from Akira's cage of flesh and wreak havoc on both human and demons alike.

Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman is a re-imagining of the last chapters of the original Devilman manga. Where in the original, Devilman faces Satan after seeing his slain friend Miki Makimura's decapitated head, Amon sees Akira lose control of himself, and due to his sadness and depression from not being able to protect Miki, allows Amon to gain control of Akira and his powers again.

In Volume 2, we start to see the origins of both Amon, and Sirène, and see more of Earth under the demons' rule.

Characters[edit]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga was originally published in the Kodansha's Magazine Z, from issue August 1999 (1999-08) to issue April 2004 (2004-04).[1]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1January 21, 2000 (2000-01-21)ISBN 4-06-349008-4
  • 1. kyōma sairin (兇魔再臨?)
  • 2. shi o matoi shimono (死を纏いしもの?)
  • 3. yottsu no ikimono... (4つの生き物…?)
  • 4. ni hiki no kemono (2匹の獣?)
  • 5. horobi no wazawai (滅びの災い?)
  • 6. saigo no shinpan (最後の審判?)
2December 22, 2000 (2000-12-22)ISBN 4-06-349040-8
  • 1. kotonaru mono (異なる者?)
  • 2. horobi no nichi (滅びの日?)
  • 3. gishiki (儀式?)
  • 4. kaikō (邂逅?)
  • 5. akaki tsuki no namida (赤き月の涙?)
  • 6. kuroi tsubasa shiroi tsubasa (黒い翼・白い翼?)
  • 7. kemono no kokuin (獣の刻印?)
3September 21, 2001 (2001-09-21)ISBN 4-06-349066-1
  • 1. ōinaru to (大いなる都?)
  • 2. fūin no tobira (封印の扉?)
  • 3. chi o horobosu mono domo (地を滅ぼす者ども?)
  • 4. ten kara no koe (天からの声?)
  • 5. sabaka reshi to (裁かれし都?)
  • 6. yorube nakimono (よるべなきもの?)
4August 23, 2002 (2002-08-23)ISBN 4-06-349104-8
  • 1. sabaki shisha no matsuei (裁きし者の末裔?)
  • 2. inochi no mizu no izumi (命の水の泉?)
  • 3. tsubasa aru mono (翼ある者?)
  • 4. uruwashiki mukuro (麗しき骸?)
  • 5. nasu bekikoto (成すべきこと?)
  • 6. chi ni somarishi tenshi tachi (血に染まりし天使たち?)
  • 7. shūen no toki (終宴の時?)
  • 8. eien naru mono... (永遠なる者…?)
5July 23, 2003 (2003-07-23)ISBN 4-06-349136-6
  • 1. yūkyū no hajimari (悠久の始まり?)
  • 2. akumu no omokage (悪夢の面影?)
  • 3. shinobi yoru kon ki kage (忍び寄る昏き影?)
  • 4. yami no naka kara (闇の中から?)
  • 5. yojire shi kage (捩れし影?)
  • 6. meimō no rengoku (迷妄の煉獄?)
  • 7. uruwashiki zetsubō (麗しき絶望?)
6April 23, 2004 (2004-04-23)ISBN 4-06-349169-2
  • 1. akuma ka... ningen ka... (悪魔か…人間か…?)
  • 2. tada ai yueni (ただ愛ゆえに?)
  • 3. kanzen naru akuma (完全なる悪魔?)
  • 4. kadone no yami (カドネの闇?)
  • 5. ningen soshite akuma (人間そして悪魔?)
  • 6. mezame shi kemono (目覚めし獣?)
  • 7. saigo no koku, hajimari no koku (最後の刻、始まりの刻?)

Devilman Mokushiroku: Strange days[edit]

A sequel, titled Devilman Mokushiroku: Strange days (デビルマン黙示録 STRANGE DAYS)?), was also published in the same magazine in 2005.

No.Release dateISBN
1July 22, 2005 (2005-07-22)ISBN 4-06-349214-1

OVA Adaptation[edit]

On May 24, 2000, a loose adaptation of the first Volume of Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman was released. Being based on Volume 1 of the manga (no other Volumes were released at the time), it's much shorter than the manga, and branches off in an entirely different direction shortly after Amon gains control of Akira Fudo at the end of Volume 1.

In the OVA, once Amon gains control and emerges for the first time, Amon begins to slaughter all those in his path, enemy and ally alike. Shortly after, Satan uses his psychic abilities to help Akira awaken within Amon, where Akira (as Devilman) battles Amon, and eventually defeats him. The OVA ends with Akira and Ryo Asuka (who is Satan in his human form) facing each other as if to fight (as they did in the original Devilman manga), as Akira slowly walks past him.

Staff of Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman (2000)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "fjの教祖様の既読・漫画・衣谷 遊" (in Japanese). Japan. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 

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