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Gekiman and Devilman [message #375604] Thu, 08 November 2018 01:02
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Originally posted by: Bobbie Sellers

Hi Readers and Typers,

Found "Gekiman" and it is very interesting to
me. A fictionalized account of the history of
Go Nagai, creator of Devilman. It was listed on
Manga Fox but not readable there or at the other
sites they use.
So here is the URL to save you some time.
< https://www.nineanime.com/chapter/Gekiman_Devilman_Chapter_V ol_1_Ch_1_The_Extreme_Manga_Artist_Nagai_Geki/512822-10-4.ht ml>

GEKIMAN! Manga
激マン!
Released: 2010 :
Author & Artist: Nagai Go
Genre(s): Dynamic Pro Comedy, Seinen

A fictional autobiography of the creation of Devilman.

Shows editorial discussions and Nagai's desires for the
series plus some of his early works. I have had time
to read all the chapter so far posted. I find such
topics very interesting.

So I got interested in "Devilman" the manga,
Fortunately the San Francisco Public Library has a
compilation copy. Very nice hard cover.

I finished reading the compilation manga Devilman.
The art makes me think of Tezuka Osamu. The plot is a
bit like his work too. The manga is quite different
from the Anime according to the Gekiman discussion.
The friend who involves the hero in the situation where
he must fuse with the powerful demon Amon is discarded
in the Anime according to my understanding.
The later parts of the book become episodic
with Devilman and his companion visiting various
historical personages to defend them from demons.

The Anime is probably more accessible but the
manga is not hard to read.
I was reading a post from Oguie Maniax which compared
the anime of Devilman Crybaby and Devilman.
You can read it at:
< https://ogiuemaniax.com/2018/10/31/the-significance-of-the-c lassic-anime-devilman-in-devilman-crybaby/>
(The original Devilman was a crybaby before he merged
with the demon by the way.)

Likely you would enjoy this Devilman Compilation
which is hardcover, a bit larger than the usual release
in horizontal and vertical demensions but about 5
times as thick. It has some good color pages at
the beginning but this is on rough paper that
makes me think of the cheap Japanese paper
that is or was used for the early publications.
What inspired me to read it was reading the
Gekiman manga I mentioned above.

Bobbie

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