Devilman (デビルマン) is a manga and anime character. Devilman is one of Go Nagai's most popular creations. It was first produced as a manga in 1972, and consists of 5 volumes. The manga's extreme violence and excellent story line made it an instant hit. It was so popular that an anime series was released the same year. The series was 39 episodes long and ran from July 1972 to March 1973.