CONTENT WARNING: Devilman (and Crybaby especially) has some topics that are sensitive to talk about on the podcast. Notable discussions include violence, gore and dismemberment, sex and sexuality, abusive relationships, a sexual assault/rape scene, suicide, cannibalism, incest, and general navigation of queer (& queercoded) characters and LGBT experiences. Oh, and blasphemy. Lots of blasphemy.
SPOILER WARNING: This podcast episode covers much of the nitty-gritty of Devilman Crybaby, including SPOILERS for the whole run! If you are interested in watching Devilman Crybaby, be forewarned: We can’t discuss it here without discussing the big moments.
THIS WEEK: The Historians are two-thirds back from their sudden disappearance, and have brought a friend on Easter to talk with them about Satan apologism. In addition, Go Nagai is the original horny on main; we try and fail to avoid mentioning Homestuck; Van was lied to on Twitter; Ryo Asuka believes in biotruths; we’re all definitely going to hell; and Devilman died for your sins.
- Sven’s mispronounciations are at an all-time high
- The many freaky faces of “Crazy Uncle” Go Nagai
- A not-so-brief history of Devilman and its adaptations
- Devilman Crybaby Roundtable
- Devilman has influenced a LOT of stuff
- Dramatis Personae
- Two nonreligious agnostics and a lapsed catholic-turned-atheist
- Devilman‘s deconstruction of the heroic power fantasy
- Akira and Ryo’s relationship and the Nasty Power Dynamics thereof
- The Sirene Fight and The Many Different Kinds Of Love
- Things Bad Happen
- On Devilman Crybaby Making You Care
- Burying Your Gays and The Big Queer Elephant In the Room
- Ryo Got Literally Everything Wrong
- God Isn’t A Bastard, He’s Just An Eldritch Entity
- The Final Battle, and the Relay Race Metaphor
- Animation Trivia, and what Science Saru brings to Devilman‘s Themes
- Why did we cover Devilman on the podcast, anyway?
- Van’s Foray Into Devilman‘s Spinoffs And Pseudo-Sequels
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Our friend Tara Wrist, who took time out of her day to debate with us about Devilman! Follow Tara on twitter here!
- “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
- “D.V.M.N. ~Theme From DEVILMAN crybaby~” – Kensuke Ushio – DEVILMAN crybaby Original Soundtrack
- “Devilman No Uta” – Kensuke Ushio – DEVILMAN crybaby Original Soundtrack
NEXT WEEK: We get vaguely back on track with an extremely non-canon crossover.