Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman Volume 2 is where the prequel part of the series begins.
Volume 2 is set during the time of the Cretaceous era in which the Earth was ruled by both the dinosaurs during that time, as well as the Demons who hunt the dinosaurs for food. A human male infant is found in the home of the Sirene Tribe, and before the members of the tribe decide they should kill it with one of them believing it to be a bad omen, the mother of the entire Sirene Tribe tells them that it’s better to abandon the child as oppose to killing it. Years later, the infant has grown up to become strong enough to survive on his own with the help of a mysterious voice.
There’s more story in this volume, but I don’t want to give it away because I want you to read it for yourself.
Volume 2 of Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman does a solid job at being a good origin story for the characters of Amon, and Sirene. It’s also a good look at how the demons lived prior to the main Devilman story.
Yu Kinutani’s artwork continues to be spectacular looking like it was in the previous volume as he puts a lot of detail into making the dinosaurs and demons look almost real.
His writing also continues to be top-notch, and his storytelling is never boring. I will say that though this volume Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman (as well as the previous volume) is a very quick read. Which isn’t a bad thing because it doesn’t looked rushed at all as the artwork is amazing looking, and the writing is still very good.
Overall, Yu Kinutani has done a brilliant job at adding something new to the lore of Devilman that Go Nagai never did, and Amon The Darkside of The Devilman Volume 2 (as well the entire manga series) helps establish that very well.
I give Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman Volume 2 Two Thumbs Up, and 5/5 Stars.