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2004 Micro Action Series MA-09 Devilman TV Animation Version came
packaged on beautiful removable type blister card. The
blister card was slightly smaller than the Microman
Master Force card.
was a manga character created by Go Nagai (responsible for many
of the classic 1970's design like Mazinger Z, Getter Robo etc.).
Devilman was probably one of his more controversial creation.
The story of Devilman revolved around Akira Fudo a young boy who
was possessed by demon Amon. But because of Akira pure soul, he
was able to control Amon power and used it to fight against the
demons (under control of Lord Zenon) in order to save mankind. His battle
let him to the ultimate showdown with Satan.
2004 came with new style figure stand. The stand
features Microman "Da Vinci" style logo emboss
on clear plastic with two styles of pegs - one for
the newer Microman 2004 figures and one for the vintage
figures with 5mm port.
This version of Microman Devilman, unlike
the previous Micro Devilman figures, was done to be closely resemble the
TV version of Devilman character using the new versatile Microman Full
Action Body. Devilman was a creation of Go Nagai and one of his most
controversial creations. The character first appeared as manga (comic)
in Japan in 1972 and the story and artwork, like most of Go Nagai works,
was way ahead of its time. Devilman was subject of much controversies
due to its ultra violence images and was one of the series cited by
Japanese PTA for the need of censorship. Devilman manga was adapted into
TV animation the same year (but with much milder designs and story).
This Microman Micro Action version used basic Microman body with the
pelvic along with lower arms and lower legs retooled. The figure was
nicely molded in blue-green color (though it appeared blue in digital
photo, the true color is more green). The figure overall had very nice
paintjob and came with large wing pack. The wing which plug into 5mm
port (standard with most Microman figures), was well design with
poseable joints that allowed the wings to be pose in various position.
While this release is somewhat plain, it was nice to have small
Micro-size Devilman to add to the new Action Series line-up.