Author(s): Go Nagai
Original run: 1972-06-11 ~ 1973-06-24, Weekly Shonen Magazine, Kodansha
Demographics: Shonen (probably Seinen by today's standards)
Genre: Action, horror, tragedy
A long time ago, the Earth was ruled by demons. The demons constantly fought each other for survival, but soon found themselves fighting a new race of beings: The first humans. The demons then became imprisoned in ice after a great cataclysm. They would remain there until the ice melted, after which it was said Satan would rise and lead them in Armageddon.
A teenager named Akira Fudo is very modest and has a gentle nature, always avoiding conflict. When his parents are lost on a business trip in the Antarctic (or the Arctic), Akira goes to stay with his childhood friend Miki Makimura. Not long after that demons start appearing. In order to fight them back, Akira's friend, Ryo Asuka has a plan: merge the gentle Akira with a powerful demon to become a Devilman. Devilman is the only being who can fight demons on equal terms; a being possessing the powers of a demon and the soul of a man.
Deluxe edition (includes extra content and the manga Shin Devilman