The Devil Lady - The Complete Collection
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Jun Fudou is a successful fashion model, lushly attractive and in demand. Her best friend is young Kazumi Takiura, another model who, for a younger generation. Into this happy-go-lucky life-style intrudes Lan Asuka a member of the mysterious 'human alliance.' Asuka tricks Jun into a confrontation with a demonic creature, and the model discovers that she also has demonic powers, and perhaps, relishes the killing. At least until she returns to human form. As the episodes progress, Asuka explains that Jun is 'neotenic' - progressing toward devil-hood, but still retaining her human soul.
From this point on the story continues to develop unexpected complexities. At first a 'use a monster to skill monsters' story it quickly becomes clear that Jun is more than a little horrified by her own transformation. Her encounters with Jason Bates, who shares her heritage makes it ever clearer that she cannot leave her humanity behind any more than Jun can now relinquish the power of her new form. And Asuka's cold use of Jun's powers make it clear that what appears to be human agendas are no better than the demonic agendas that oppose them.Read more ›
Created by Go Nagai, this dark, gothic-horror 26-episode series is most definitely not for young children. In addition to having a complex, sometimes nail-biting plot, THE DEVIL LADY also has its lion's share of gory violence and nudity. The battle sequences between the devilish Jun and the monsters are as bloody as you'd expect, and there are also scenes where several characters are nude. Still some other episodes feature somewhat sexual situations; for example, at one point, Jun is tied to a bed while a character (changed into a demonic cat), draws her claw against Jun's chest and slurps blood from the wound. Later, another character--Jason Bates--who, like our heroine, has the ability to transform into a devil beast, attempts to rape Jun.
To THE DEVIL LADY's credit, however, the show handles the above in a supernatural manner, so it's not so disturbing. And while some may bemoan that the production values are on par with an old-school Anime--uneven cel count, and somewhat limited backgrounds, in many ways it makes it easier to stomach a show like this.
However, there were two things that ultimately made THE DEVIL LADY for me. The first is its ominous musical score, provided by Toshiyuki Watanabe.Read more ›
What seems like a typical Japanese fight and monster story turns out to be, if you look at it closer, a study about human subconsciousness: the monsters are nothing but humans who do not manage to cope with their inner drives, instincts, secret wishes and obsessions, which, if the individual is under a great deal of stress, break out and turn them into dangerous beasts. Jun's nature is very similar to the monsters', but she turns into the Devil Lady only in order to defend herself and others, which explains why in this form she still wears human traits and does not forego the capacity to be compassionate. Although this exasperates Lan Asuka and the Human Alliance which she belongs to and who understands herself as an institution to save mankind, Jun refuses tenaciously to give up her humanness and to simply butcher off the monsters; instead, she still sees the human being in them and gives them the chance to go back to their humanness, as she, too, after every fight becomes Jun Fudou again and takes up her everyday life.Read more ›
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Never judge an anime by its cover art. I avoided "Devil Lady" for years on the assumption that it was just another gory splatterpunk anime, a genre that tends to be strong... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Baron Hausenpheffer
My favorite anime of all its dark and full of action. The characters are not 2d and have a great deal of depth and the end.Published 15 months ago by Daniel Dittman
This came quickly and was in great condition all the disks worked perfectly, I would happily get more for this personPublished on September 23, 2013 by john vanschaick
First saw it on youtube then decided to buy it... worth every dollar! I must have for all anime loversPublished on January 11, 2013 by wagner Brazil
Written and created by Chiaki J Konaka, the show-runner of Air Gear, Armitage III, Digimon Tamers and Serial Experiment Lain, this adaptation of the Devilman Lady series - Go... Read morePublished on November 30, 2012 by Omnes
This is one of the best hero's journey themes in Anime. Things start off ominous and then progress to an outright slugfest. Read morePublished on October 19, 2011 by Mr. Marvin
The series is a mix of Claymore/Devil May Cry/Bubblegum Crisis 2040 and while the characters are entertaining for the most part you might not find them as enjoyable as much as The... Read morePublished on September 28, 2011 by Rich(アニメとゲームが優先!!)
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