The main protaganist of Devilman who has the alter ego of the titular character. He is human or demon at times depending of the version and is often good. He is friends with/lives with Miki Makimura and Ryo Asuka (when Ryo exists).
In the TV series, Akira has many powers, such as being able to change his body size when he transforms, super strength, and energy blasts (referred to as "debiru arrow" or "debiru beam"). He also has enhanced senses, and the ability to see through illusions. Devilman flies on retractable, rounded wings. Akira is frequently seen using his emotions (such as his feelings for Miki Makimura) combined with his intelligence to defeat demons.
In the OVAs, Devilman has many of the same powers, but does not refer to them as they are executed. He also displays his use of enhanced senses more frequently.
Violence Jack has extraordinary strength. He can regenerate most of any damage he takes rather quickly, and split into different versions of himself (such as a woman or a giant child). He uses golden birds to carry his power and can infuse others with it, as well as use them to seek out those who need help. He can cause earthquakes, and has the ability to warp reality with his powers, as well as being able to exorcise demons and bring others back from near death. He can also turn into a bird and travel.
CB Chara Go Nagai WorldEditIn this anime, Akira is having a dream where he fights demons and transforms into Devilman (like when you have those nude dreams and...get long...when you wake up) and wakes up when Miki Makimura is banging on his door(not in that way!) amd saying there is big trouble! Akira jumps out of bed thinking its demons and falls on his horns and realizes he has transformed! He realizes the dream excited him and Miki walks in and freaks out but it turns out to just be a what if moment like in Scrubs. He goes on the light hanging fom the celing and she comes in. He is surprized by her being chibi and falls off (omg i said CHIBI and FALLS OFF in the same sentence!!). oh and he`s nude(most likley from sleeping in the nude like Cowboy Curtis from Pee Wee`s Playhouse in the slumber party episode). He pionts out to Miki that she is chibi and pictures her nude for some reason before she says the same thing(but Akira is already nude) and after he realizes it...the theme song starts(and its really cool)! After the theme song, Akira is bummed out from being chibi since he is a hero and hero`s look cool and Ryo Asuka comes in to tell them that the fell into another world while sleeping...but AkiraXMiki laugh since Ryo is chibi. Ryo pionts his shotgun at them and tells them he`s gonna wack them if they lol. Miki says sorry but Akira lols and Ryo shoots him i the face(but he survives since he either is tougher with his demon power or the chibi world but either way Miki should have known something was up(but she read the manga so she knows and this whole thing is pointless)). Later, Akira is outside complainign about how most people don`t usually fire and a truck drives through him, leaving him confused. Ryo explains that in the Chibi world, they are overlapped in reality. Ryo says that if they can figure out why the chibi world exists, they can return to their real world/shapes. He eagerly agrees to work with Ryo and Miki (who is on the balcony) asks what they are doing. Akira asks what she is doing and mentions he can see her underpants(like in the zelda CD game when the king says "my ship sails tomorrow. I wonder whats for dinner?")before she says she can see an iceberg and he climbs up the drain to get a look. Akira is glad the demons have arrived since without demons, the hero would be some buff guy after jumping off the roof(which Miki head nails him for)(not THAT kind of head nail)(not the nailgun aimed at the head either). As they walk(to find the way to go back to normal, AkiraXMiki sing and Ryo-san says night is comming...literally...darkness comes across the area and turns the background nighttime. They run but it turns out to be harmless and Miki turns on a flashlight(which Akira-kun thinks is a demon and Miki-chan wacks him). Then they run into Jinmen and he has animal heads on his back...but he trips and Miki-chan wacks off his head with an axe(Not like a bris!) and he somehow survives and they eat his body. Jinmen tirades and Akira trys to stomp him but Jinmen threatens to expose Akira(not in the indecent way!!) as Devilman and Akira acts nice with Jinmen. When they sleep Gelmer captures Miki(like with Princess Peach in almost every game) and when RyoXAkira wake up they find a note. Jinmen reads Akira the note since Ryo-san shot Akira for freaking out at his morning face. Its a challenge from Sirene and AkiraXJinmen goes despite Ryo-san`s attempts to persuade him that it may be a trap and their mission is to save the world and get back their forms. At the glacier, they find Abel(the poo demon) and they fall off (but Akira can fly) and Akira devil kicks him off the glacier. After they go inside, Abel comes up the elevator and Akira Devil kicks him to the bottom of the glacier. Akira falls when the bridge collapses and doesn't fly since Jinmen says Akira`s secret identity will be exposed if he uses his wings and he makes a crater in the glacier. Abel tries one last time but falls in the crater and Akira goes up the elevator to the top floor. Akira throws a hose and uses it as a rope after he jumps to get to the part with Miki but doesn't make it to the top. He goes in a room and Sirene busts through the floor to grab Akira but gets Jinmen since he was on Akira`s head. Akira makes it to the top but finds that its Gelmer in Miki`s clothes and he froze in the glacier. Akira unfreezes Gelmer and they argue for a bit until Akira transforms into Devilman and Sirene comes in. He is distracted by Sirene's bust and they talk for a bit until she hugs him and he passes out from the softness of her DD cups. He wakes up in bed in the nude and Miki comes in...to see Akira/Sirene in a room together...with Akira in the nude in bed. Akira tells her he is Devilman but Miki knows since she read the manga. Miki wants to know who Akira chooses and, after an Angel/Devil sides thing like in loony toons, chooses Miki-chan since Sirene is "not his type" and Sirene is right behind Miki. They bust out the window and Akira transforms so he can fight Sirene/save Miki and Jinmen from falling. During the fight, they bust up the rooms/background and the Demon cleaning team comes in to clean up the mess made by the demons to keep humans from finding out about demons. The battle takes them out of the glacier and Ryo/Baron Ashura appear. Akira is glad to see Ryo and thinks the airship is cool when Sirene comes in and Ryo blows a hole in her! Ashura blows up the glacier and gets Sirene as Akira and everyone somehow survive(and that's just the first OAV).
In the Manga (based on “looking” at RAWs), Jun Fudo meets Akira in Hell (in the Third Circle for some reason) after being sent there as part of some Demonic ritual where she gets violated (on a Cross), he then proceeds to give her a guided tour of Hell (like Virgil) while fighting off various Demon’s including the combined form of Sirene/Kaim then Sirene in her original form soon after before she was incinerated and then brought back to life (I guess that answers where one goes when they’ve “died” in Hell) as well have some fun with Jun (Yes, I do mean in that Way!) and even finding time to teach her how to fly much to the annoyance of Sirene. Akira then explains to Jun about how he ended up in Hell as well as being shocked that not only was the World “renewed” when he visited Earth from Hell (as a Ghost of course) but that “Devilman” was now a popular Manga! (He wants credit damn it!) Jun then falls in love with Akira (after all they have so much in common…), he says that if Jun wants to get back to Earth she had to get to the Ninth circle of Hell where Satan is. Eventually Akira and Jun managed to get to the Ninth Circle where he says that Satan is an Angel who was trapped in Ice, but that turns out to be Zenon instead, after flying away from Zenon, Jun manages to crawl out of Hell but is bummed when Akira disappears after falling in love with him (he merely became invisible to her). He appears again (still invisible) where Lan Asuka can sense him but not see him, it turns out that somehow Akira has been an unseen presence from early on in the Manga and has in fact fallen in love with Jun before remembering how Miki died and then being sent back to Hell. Later when Jun is about to get violated (once again..) Akira appears to save the day as a floating Demonic Skull (whose shape looks remarkably similar to Akira’s Devilman form), knowing somehow it was Akira, Jun took the Skull back to her apartment where she drew then designed a “Costume” to go with the Demonic Skull (or Skull-Man who belongs in a DC Comic rather then a Go Nagai comic), which he tested out against some Demon’s while Jun was in the bath, and then appearing once again in her dream before saving her once again from being violated (this time from Vine-Man..). In the final volume after being defeated by Sirene (who took over Aoi Kurasaki’s second Demon form and was still pissed at Jun), Jun walks back to her apartment sad that the Human Alliance was destroyed, when she was followed by a mysterious man that looked like a male version of Lan Asuka (hint, hint) who proceeded to get jiggy with Jun before walking off, later on Jun is seen giving birth (in Giga form) to…..Akira whose body (that of a young boy) is still growing (not in that way). As the world is ending, Jun is resting in her hospital bed when Psycho Jenny and male Lan appear before her, with the latter striping off her hospital gown (and looking good for someone who just given birth!). While that is going on, Akira (whose grown up so much since coming from Jun’s uterus that his clothes look like Mitsuomi’s from Tenjo Tenge) walks in on Jun / Lan being merged into one being (with Akira having an understandable WTF look on his face), who turns out to be Satan who split then reincarnated himself into the “Renewed World” as two beings – Female Half: Jun Fudo and Male Half: Lan Asuka (kind of like female and male and Ranma) who used Demonic power to change himself into a woman as well as both of them becoming Akira’s “Parents” making him the Antichrist (or something like that), after digesting the fact that the woman he loved was not only his “mother” but a part of Satan himself, he happily (for some reason) decided to join Satan in the final battle against St Michael (or is it god himself? who happens to look very similar to Satan) and the Army of God, dooming Humanity and Earth.
Being one of Go Nagai's most famous characters, he has brief scenes in many other works.
- New Cutey Honey: A gargoyle that looks like Devilman is seen in episode 1 and Akira shows up in episode 7 for some reason.
- Devil Lady: The character Takeshi is not only heavily based on the TV Akira, but has the same Japanese actor and outfit. Jun Fudo is basically a remake of Akira but a girl(like how Violence Jack has a female form)
- Re: Cutey Honey: In one of the OAV's, 70's anime Akira and Miki show up for a second or so.
- Iron Virgin Jun: In the manga he and Ryo Asuka show up(Ryo pg 133 Akira pg 160) and Akira KO's Jun Asuka with a gut punch and gives her to Ryo-Kun who then drives off. Oh and he
is in Double Dragonstreet fights a group of men in a brawl from pg 160-165.
- Hanappe Bazooka: Around half way through Hanappe Bazooka:OVA Devilman is seen when Hanappe goes into the room full of demons and He tells Hanappe to shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.