Another incredible item I've recently aquired directly from Japan is this Devilman storybook and record produced during the 70's at the height of the insanely awesome manga and animated TV series of the same name, created by master Go Nagi. (Those unfamiliar with this hellacious hero / anti-hero demon character please click HERE.) The semi-clear, blood red, and somewhat floppy record, though the size of a 45, actually plays at 33 1/3rd, with full-on action packed sound FX, dialogue, (plus the opening and closing theme song to the TV series), and tells the tale of Devilman vs. the ferocious, flying, fighting she-demon, Sirene, sent from Hell to destroy him! The read-a-long booklet is equally exciting and features 14 colorful pages of mind-blowing battle art, as Devilman squares off against evil to save not only innocent Miki, but all of humanity as well!
To hear some examples of 70's music from Devilman click HERE! I need to get this album next!
Lets face it- weird, crazy, and bizarre were all invented in Japan, and they keep reinventing over the top insanity each decade.
Gods bless 'em
Whoa, page F is excellent! (I dig number G a lot, too.) And Miki's diner waitress uniform is really groovy. I love manga fashions! Welp, off to YouTube.
Ah, good old Devilman. Nothing like a good Go Nagai fix after a tough workday.
These sorts of books/records are known in Japan as "Sonoramas". I don't know if they're anything like the "Read-alongs" we've all had as kids but I suppose it was a similar idea.
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