I tried some pumpkin carving of Devilman (from Go Nagai's manga). Happy Halloween ^_^
What is Devil Man?
Go Nagai's "Devilman" is a ground-breaking and influential manga series that first emerged in the early 1970s. Created by Japanese manga artist and writer Go Nagai, the series combines elements of horror, supernatural, and action genres, and it has left a lasting impact on the anime and manga landscape.
The story follows Akira Fudo, a timid and compassionate high school student who becomes entwined with demonic forces after his friend, Ryo Asuka, uncovers an ancient secret. Ryo's revelation leads to a demonic invasion, and Akira transforms into the powerful and demonic entity known as Devilman. Unlike traditional demonic entities, Devilman retains his human heart and soul, using his newfound powers to combat the demonic threat.
"Devilman" is known for its mature themes, graphic violence, and exploration of the blurred lines between good and evil. It delves into complex topics such as existentialism, the nature of humanity, and the consequences of unchecked power. Nagai's narrative challenges conventional storytelling norms, offering a dark and thought-provoking experience that captivates readers.
The success of "Devilman" extended beyond the manga, spawning numerous adaptations, including anime series, OVAs (Original Video Animations), and live-action films. The series has inspired subsequent generations of creators and has become a cultural touchstone, influencing the development of the horror and dark fantasy genres in Japanese popular culture.
"Devilman" remains a classic in manga history, recognized for its innovation, mature storytelling, and the enduring impact it has had on the broader landscape of anime and manga.