Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman (Also written アモン: デビルマン黙示録, Amon: Debiruman Mokushiroku, lit. Devilman Apocalypse)is a manga done by the artist Yu Kinutani (衣谷 遊, Kinutani Yu) based on the Devilman manga by Go Nagai. Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman OAV is a loosely based on this manga. Six volumes have been published.
Volumes two, three, and four go into the prehistoric world that Demons once ruled.
There the great Demon Mazaa (possible play on the word mother) (女王 マザー lit. Queen) gives birth to a clan of dark-skinned harpy female Demons. A young white male baby is found in the flock, one without wings or claws. Deciding to spare the child from death the Demon clan takes him under their wings. Growing strong the child develops great hunting prowess and psychic power. Taking livers from the dinosaurs he's slain he begins feeding an offshoot of Mazaa, in the form of Sirene. After an attack by Pterodactyls and Tyrannosaurus Rexes leaves the clan all but extinct except for Sirene, the man, and Shina (シーナ) the man and Sirene devour Mazaa and head off to explore the world.
Along the way they meet many other Demons such as Kaim, Atai (アタイ) part bug, part acid spitting Demon that later possess Miko, and Asra (アスラ) a demon with a split personality and body (much like Two-Face from Batman) who has control over a giant mass of flesh composed of many Demons.
Floating in the sky is a large sphere of fluxing energy and flesh known as Amon. Shina decides to go up there and fight Amon but loses and is absorbed. The man finds her body and tries to fight Amon with all his might but is devoured as well. Becoming one with Amon the man drops down in front of Satan and declares war.
In Volume five we go back to the modern Earth. Akira and Ryo are still on good terms, and Demons are still ravaging the shattered human world. Akira is having trouble controlling his demonic side, and fantasies of consuming flesh.
Devilman Mokushiroku: Strange daysEdit
Sequel to the Apocalypse series.
On May 24, 2000, a loose adaptation of the first volume of Amon: The Darkside of the Devilman was released. Being based on volume 1 of the manga (no other volumes were released at the time), it is much shorter than the manga, and branches off in an entirely different direction shortly after Amon gains control of Akira Fudo at the end of volume 1.
In the OVA, fear runs rampant throughout Tokyo as paranoia grips the population who believe that demons exist among them. Akira is seen coming to the aid of Miko and Yumi, two female members of his team of demon hunters. Later, at Miki's home, her brother Tare watches a video of Akira transforming into Devilman. Before he can tell Miki, a group of vigilante demon hunters corner and kill him. When Miki comes down the stairs, she is attacked and decapitated. Ryo Asuka goes on TV and stirs unrest and violence by warning people to be vigilant against demons. Later Akira sees the group of vigilantes with Miki's head. He loses control and transforms into Devilman and kills them all in a sea of blood. Devilman is told his Army is combating a squadron of demons led by Selos. When Akira arrives Selos gives Akira the option to join his army or die. Akira responds by destroying the building. Amon emerges from the ruins, having been liberated from Akira's body and Selos' demons attack him, but Amon is far too powerful for them. Amon finds the young Yumi under the rubble and bites her in half, ending her short life. He then confronts Selos. They engage in a citywide titanic battle but Amon is far too strong and kills Selos. Amon then finds and attacks Satan who tells him that Akira still exists. Amon confronts Akira in a wasteland. Akira transforms into Devilman and they fight, but Amon is far stronger and savagely beats Devilman. Semi-conscious, Devilman's mind drifts back to his life as Akira and time with Miki which gives him the strength to retaliate and destroy Amon. The OVA ends with Akira and Ryo Asuka (who is Satan in his human form) facing each other as if to fight (as they did in the original Devilman manga), but Akira slowly walks past him