Based on the manga created by Go Nagai, Devilman arrived on Japanese television in in July 1972 and ran for 39 episodes. In the anime Akira Fudo and his father are killed by demons while hiking in the Himalayan Mountains. Demon Lord Xenon orders three demons to fight to the death. The victor will possess Akira’s body, assume his identity and begin their plan of global conquest. Devilman reigns victorious, and begins his quest. However, time passes and he seems to forget his original mission and no longer follows the wishes of the Demon Tribe. Instead he wants to save humanity!