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So this is pretty fun. It's a comedy show about making manga.

Hijinks.

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If you like short anime movies with lots of action, a cool concept, demons, and boatloads of gore...
Devilman is for you.

They also made a live action one in 2006.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:41 pm 
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Did you see the live-action one?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:50 pm 
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Godziller66 wrote:
Did you see the live-action one?

Nope. Never seen it before. I just downloaded it today.

I'm kinda having a devilman marathon.
There were two more OVAs after the first one (which I actually own)
So I'm watching those, and then the movie.

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I'm halfway through the movie and I'm not really a fan so far.
I like the effects, even though they're super dated, and I like the action scenes-
but the actors, the story, and the plot leave so much to be desired.
I don't know why they changed the story. It was perfect in the original OVA, and it would've worked just as well here.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:57 pm 
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The Devilman OVAs are pretty awesome.
They get pretty dark at times, and the last one is severely depressing, but still worth it.
I was clicking back and forth between the third OVA and the movie because the movie just wasn't keeping my attention.
The live action movie is probably on par with the live action Spawn movie. Though Spawn might be marginally better because-

A. It's shorter, but at LEAST half an hour
B. It makes more sense.
C. The CGI was better. (not even kidding)
D. Even the acting was better.

Anyways, in the first OVA, the story goes that kind and gentle highschooler Akira is pulled into a plot to battle demons by his friend Ryo.
Ryo plans to merge Akira with a demon, that way Akira, because he's pure of heart, can harness the demon's power and take control of it. Effectively becoming a super-powered warrior in the impending battle against demonkind.
In so many words, it works. Akira merges with one of the most powerful demons ever, Amon, and becomes 'Devilman'.
In the second OVA, he battles a trio of demons and it's just good ol' fashioned good guys vs. monsters. Lots of fun.

Somehow the movie manages to pull an M.Night and "Last Airbender"ed the shit out of it.
REALLY important fights that took up a majority of screentime in the OVAs, are over in the movie, sometimes in a matter of seconds. Mere seconds.
One really scary and intense fight from the second OVA was literally finished with one half assed punch in the movie.
In fact, the Devilman movie condenses the first two OVAs into less than 40 minutes of screentime, padding out the rest with crap that (as far as I know) had no basis in the manga, anime, or OVAs.
The last act of the movie follows the third OVA but does it no justice whatsoever. Perhaps butchers it even worse than the first two.
Even the climatic battle is laughable, being 100% shitty CGI, one wonders why they didn't just make a CGI Devilman movie. It certainly would've been better than this.

I STRONGLY recommend the OVAs. And I sorta wish the movie just... didn't exist. It was really bad.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:13 pm 
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I kind of want to watch some Devilman, but I want to watch Mazinger Z more which was created by the same guy.

Episodes seem kind of hard to get a hold of, though.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:55 pm 
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Godziller66 wrote:
I kind of want to watch some Devilman, but I want to watch Mazinger Z more which was created by the same guy.

Episodes seem kind of hard to get a hold of, though.

The creator said he was shocked that more people were into Mazinger Z because he only made that to blow off steam and he was actually putting all his energy and effort into Devilman.

The first two OVAs are fantastically cool, and it crosses over into 'epic' territory with the third.
It feels more like a complete saga with all three.
But one and two are far more close knit. Made in the 80's and 90's. The third wasn't made until 2000.
I might release some reviews on all three OVAs and the movie after my 007 marathon comes to a close.

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So I was watching Violence Jack ^ and doing a little bit of research on it...
when I find out that Jack himself is actually a future version of Akira Fudo... aka Devilman.
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So Durarara x2 (as in second season) started and I've been catching up. It's going to have a whole slew of new episodes and it's really good so far. I recommend checking it out from the beginning because it's really fun and crazy.

It's basically a show set in modern day Japan that's about a bunch of weird, quirky, and fucked up characters. In it, Ikebukoro is a weird and mysterious place where there's a headless horseman going around and secret gang wars brewing among other things supernatural and otherwise. I'm really glad it's continuing because it's a really good time with likable characters. I also recommend Baccano a lot which takes place in the same universe, but takes place in the past (primarily the 20's or 30's) with a different plot and characters.

Anyway, long live Durarara.

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this is an excellent series with three excellent movies as well. i definitely recommend this.


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So I watched a couple of episodes of Parasyte at a friend's house and we all proceeded to laugh our asses off. It's surprisingly entertaining. It's basically The Thing if Macready teamed up with the alien and it was a buddy comedy where they had to co-exist in a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship where they had to do superhero shit and fight other The Things. I'd watch more.

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