Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman is a prequel/re-telling of the original Devilman manga created by Go Nagai, and is written and drawn by Yu Kinutani.
This is my review of volume 1 which is a re-telling of a final chapter of the original Devilman manga in which the main character of the Devilman series Akira Fudo becomes fully possessed by the demon that was fused with him known as Amon after seeing the death of the woman he loved named Miki Makimura which affected him so much, his will become too weak, and Amon has successfully awaken and is on a search to kill Satan for imprisoning him in Akira Fudo.
Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman Volume 1 is a very well-made what-if story as Yu Kinutani’s writing in it is great and easy to follow, understand, and adds something brand new to the series that Go Nagai never did in a good way.
Yu Kinutani’s artwork is very detailed and wonderful to look at. In my opinion, his artwork is a blend of the art styles of Takeshi Obata (the artist of Death Note, and Bakuman), and H.R. Giger (the artist behind the design of the Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise).
The one thing that I didn’t like in this volume was the subplot about a army leader in Vatican City Rome who starts to loose his sanity in wanting to destroy the demons. To me, it didn’t feel like it added anything to the story, and shouldn’t have been in it.
Just like all the other manga from the franchises that Go Nagai created, Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman has never been officially translated and distributed in English. Meaning that it can only be read in English by going to scanalation sites that have it available to read for free.
One more important detail about Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman: All 6 volumes of it contain lots of gore and sexual content in them. So please do not let anyone under the age of 18 read it (you should also wait until your 18 or older to read it as well).
If you are a huge Devilman fan like I am, and want to read a well-written and well-drawn story from the franchise that isn’t by Go Nagai, Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman is for you, and the very first volume of it is a spectacular what-if story.
I give Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman Volume 1 5/5 Stars, and Two Thumbs Up.