Plot[ edit ] In the series, Akira Fudo is informed by his best friend, Ryo Asuka, that an ancient race of demons has returned to take back the world from humans. Believing that the only way to defeat the demons is to incorporate their powers, Ryo suggests to Akira that he unite with a demon.
Succeeding in doing so, Akira transforms into Devilman, possessing the powers of a demon but retaining the soul of a human. The series is more of a direct anime adaptation of its source material than previous works, covering the entire span of the manga. However, many alterations were made to the plot, such as a modern setting and different characterizations. After reuniting with his childhood friend Ryo, he becomes Devilman after the demon Amon fails to possess his body, giving Akira full control over his power as the titular Devilman.
Despite initially working with Ryo to stop the demons, Akira eventually finds himself betrayed with his exposure causing the deaths of his friends at the hands of a xenophobic mob. It was only after learning Ryo's true identity and plan that Akira ended their friendship and went to war with Satan in an attempt to save humanity, only to be killed in the final battle.
He is later revealed to be the reincarnation of the series antagonist Satan , explaining his intention to wipe out humanity and defeat God while claiming that he made Akira a Devilman so they can live in the new world together. After Akira ends their friendship, Ryo leads the genocide of humanity and easily overpowers both the forces of mankind and the Devilman army.
Ryo eventually kills Akira, admitting his feelings for Akira before realizing what he had done and mourns his friend as the angels bombard what remained on Earth. She displays a strong and independent attitude and is not afraid to speak her mind.
Ami Koshimizu  Japanese ; Cherami Leigh  English A childhood friend of Akira and Miki, Miko has repressed feelings of anger and jealousy towards Miki due to their long history of doing track together. These feelings eventually allow her to remain herself after being possessed by a spider demon following a rave, becoming a Devilman.
As a Devilman, Miko became self-confident enough to freely speak out her mind as she openly resented Miki in front of her friends. She eventually joins Akira and Koda after finding the latter hiding out near the stadium. After an insane mob attacks them, Miki and Miko attempt to escape in the cover of darkness but are spotted by a group of armed men who open fire of them.
Badly injured by gunfire, Miko commits suicide while trying to buy time for Miki to escape. Her Devilman transformation resembles that of a Black Widow Spider. He is in love with Silene and is not afraid to share these feelings towards her, though she mainly dismisses them.
Avu-chan  A giant three-faced demon general who leads the attack in Japan, one of few demons who can overpower Akira and attempted to have Ryo killed. Yasuhiro Takato Japanese ; Cindy Robinson English A demon shaped like a grinning woman's head with comparatively tiny arms and legs, Jenny possesses psychic powers that allowed her to be fully aware of the world's looped timeline. Jenny initially assumed human form to pose as Ryo's guardian and secretary until he was ready to fully awaken as Satan, using her powers to complete the transition.
Jenny remains by Ryo's side until she was killed by humans when they developed the means to shield themselves from her psychic powers. Kenjiro Tsuda  Japanese ; Doug Erholtz  English A sleazy journalist who lures high school girls to swimsuit photoshoots to make a living.
He hopes to use Miki in his latest shoot though is sidelined by either her or Akira at every opportunity. After witnessing Akira transform into Devilman, he becomes determined to release the footage to the public before being murdered by Ryo after a demon attack.
Ken the  Japanese ; Johnny Yong Bosch  English A rapper and gang leader who has feelings for Miki, and was initially Akira's rival before the two come to respect one another. He and Gabi are the only gang members to remain by Miki's side as they are attacked by the mob, with Wamu fending them off with a machine to buy Miki and Miko enough time to escape before being stabbed to death with a pick axe.
Gabi is the only gang member to assist Wamu in defending the Makimura home as it is besieged by a paranoid mob and is stabbed to death by the mob after initially being stabbed fellow gang member Babo. He ultimately betrays the gang after he and Hie lead a paranoid Mob to the Makimura residence after learning Akira is a Devilman.
He stabs Gabi after the later lets his guard down and looks in silence as Gabi is repeatedly stabbed to death by the mob. He is last seen parading around the Makimura house with the rest of the mob with the dismembered body parts of his friends until Akira incinerates them for murdering Miki. He is shown to initially loyal to Wamu and is friends and was not afraid to stand up to anyone who threatened them.
He partakes in the hunt for Miki and Miko after their escape. He attempts to execute Miko until she takes his weapon and eventually kills herself in an attempt to buy Miki time to escape. He is last seen parading around the burning home before being incinerated by Akira. Junya Hirano  Japanese ; Bryce Papenbrook  English A gay national track star and Devilman who is saved by Akira, only to eventually join the demons and ends up being killed by Akira.
Eri Inagawa  Japanese ; Dorothy Elias-Fahn  English Miki's younger brother who is obsessed with the Devilman series, but ultimately becomes a demon himself and has killed his mother by the time the boy's father Noel found them.
Taro ends up being gunned down by soldiers despite Noel's attempts to convince the soldiers to spare him. Noel is a kind man who considers Akira a member of his family due to his parents' absence. After his wife Akiko discovers her son is a demon and tells Noel she is leaving the city to protect him, Noel goes out in search of them.
He eventually discovers Taro devouring Akiko and considers killing him but ultimately relents, ending up being gunned down by soldiers while pleading with them to spare his son. Sayaka Kobayashi  Japanese ; Anne Yatco  English Miki's mother, who discovers that Taro is a demon and ends up being killed by him.
Production and release[ edit ] Devilman Crybaby was first announced in March In August, it was revealed that the anime would have ten episodes. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise.