Coming from the same table at the same anime convention (although a year earlier) is 2004's entry to the Devilman series. Created by Go Nagai back in the early 70's, Devilman has had a manga, multiple films, and anime series with the most recent being on Netflix. Though much tamer than its counterparts, let's jump into today's review.
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I've said this about other films in the past, but this is truly the center point between amazing and crap. Despite the long time it didn't drag too much but at the same time I wish the story pacing were a bit stronger. The CG could be a bit questionable but it works well for the fight scenes where there's a lot of action and not a lot of time to focus on the details. I also wish the Ryo reveal was done a bit more tactfully. We're presented with info in the second act that should really only exist for the final reveal. Otherwise, it is a solid film. It's just not enough for me to get behind. I would recommend Devilman with an apathetic "you might like it."
I give Devilman 2.5 '72 anime Devilmen out of 5: