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Defense Devil  
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Description
Mephisto Bart Kucabara is a devil lawyer. In order to return to the demon world that he was exiled from he needs to collect enough Dark Matter. To do so he creates a plan to claim the Dark Matter from the souls of sinners sentenced to hell. Prove the soul's innocence and the Dark Matter becomes his. But how can he gather enough Dark Matter when his kind personality causes him to continually use it up in order to defend the soul from the Shinigami that has come to take them to hell?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ディフェンスデビル
디펜스 데빌

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Latest Release(s)
c.100 (end) by I Eat Manga (1036d ago)
c.100 (end) by Vortex-Scans (1091d ago)
c.100 (end) by promfret (1097d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
5 topics, 50 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (836 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
10
 20% (169 votes)
9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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3+
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2+
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1+
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Last Updated
July 7th 2014, 5:34pm PST

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Year
2009

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #749 increased(+279)
Monthly Pos #1291 increased(+340)
3 Month Pos #1973 increased(+70)
6 Month Pos #2062 decreased(-162)

List Stats
On 2024 reading lists
On 877 wish lists
On 2102 completed lists
On 140 unfinished lists
On 317 custom lists

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Forum Posts
chapter 100, ending 588 days, 11 hours, 37 minutes ago
Is it just me or does it seem that Defense Devil will end soon? 1119 days, 13 hours, 33 minutes ago
Chapter 99 1125 days, 15 hours, 56 minutes ago
Latest Chapter Discussion 1141 days, 9 hours, 34 minutes ago
The "Hells" 1190 days, 17 hours, 55 minutes ago

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One of my favourite mangas   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by CapoFantasma97
July 12th, 2014, 10:29am
Maybe 10 would seem a lot, but I enjoyed it alot and I feel it is the right rate.

In the first chapters the routine was: mystery solved in a Detective Conan style, blows, win, mystery, blows, win, mystery blows, win... Why the hell there should be a fight after a "process" I dont know, but thats okay.
Then it turned without preadmonition in an action/adventure shonen, with some romance to comllete the plate.

Anyway I liked the story and the drawings, it entertained me.
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It "was" a good one...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by satou123
October 18th, 2013, 6:09am
Actually, it was kinda interesting at the start, yet it's turned into a cliche thing.
Starting as a demon lawyer, ended as yet another generic battle shounen manga. Yup, the main character is getting some xtra power for who-knows-where that defy the setting there (Yeah, I bet the author just thinking something new, and put it there)

In summary, if you love that shounen battle manga, then you might find it interesting, but if you're expecting a good structured plot, then skip it, it's not worth your time.
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Well...   
Rating: N/A
by P_O_C_K_Y
May 30th, 2013, 8:12pm
I don't know if it's fair for me to review this manga because I didn't really "read" it. I read the first 20 chapters, literally picked a handful of chapters at random after that, then read the last chapter and from that I had absolutely no desire to read the whole thing.

I thought the theme was brilliant. A demon lawyer who tries to save innocent souls has to be one of the most creative plots I've heard in a while, but it utterly failed to capture my interest which made me very sad because I thought it had wonderful potential.

The art was great, I "liked" the characters though, obviously, I didn't get attached to them, and the theme was ace. I just thought it lacked something. I don't know if I missed the "spark" that got everyone so hyped about this manga, but I failed to enjoy it.

I liked the oneshot, but seeing that same plot used over and over again was so repetitive and boring. Maybe if it was an anime I would be more inclined to watch it since the chapters seemed like episodes (from the few I read) rather then a continuous plot.

And it's bloody rare that I make a "suggestion" for a manga, but I would have preferred it if Kukabara had something like 24 hours to prove that the soul was innocent or both he AND his client would be punished. The fact that the shinigami lollygagged while Kukabara found evidence was quite unsuspenseful.

Well, I could just rant on for bloody hours, but, in the end, I feel bad because I just couldn't get into it despite everyone liking this so much. Definitely would have been better as an anime. Manga form was just too boring.
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Umn... Good and got lost afterwards   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by dremondtanic
October 23rd, 2012, 11:33pm
The story start of nice. But maybe around 50 chapter your will be asking yours self questions. Not to bad until your reach 9, everything are just being rush too the end. Still I did enjoy the the book.

Art
Very good art, characters are well done. And I like the artist style of drawing.

Story

rush at a certain point of the story, but still keeps your interest. You might bee asking your self many questions though.

Romance
The artist is an amateur in romance, you only see ram cue on the last chapter and it was not really what I called Romance. Buuuuuut.... Romance is romance

Good and bad
Some people who are religious might either be offend or take it the wrong way. If you read this don't compare it with religion. I have nothing else to say beside I'm not religious so whatever I say might not have any meaning.

Overall
I'm not sure if it was too bad or good, but what I do know is that I raid the book all the way to the end.
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Great :D!!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 56lulu
June 30th, 2012, 6:12pm
0.0 ok, so I'm quite happy I didn't read the reviews until AFTER I finished reading the actual series because the series itself? It was EPIC!!!!!!!! *_* especially the last 15 or so chapters, those just tied in many little loose ends that had been left hanging all over the story and just RAMMED emotion into me! I don't want to add spoilers so I'll say this, one of the character's made me cry for 2 minutes straight TWICE, the second time being in extreme happiness biggrin! Also, the fact that in the end they leave it open for a sequel is really nice, hopefully the sequel (cross-fingered in hope of hopes!) is just as good as this one.

Ok, admittedly, the story has a slow beginning, and get's kinda tedious at times but the ending is WORTH IT, is all I want to add to this ^^~
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It's good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Chung lin ho
June 5th, 2012, 9:30pm
Maybe the manga is a little out of its original path, i still found it a very interesting one. Must admit that the drawing is really good but i dont like the kucabara with long hair, his face and body is too much. Beside, i dont think it has a clear and good ending because it goes on hiatus sometimes, especially the end. Anyway, still rate 10, i had a good time reading it :-?
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well... typical   
Rating: N/A
by mitch0o
April 2nd, 2012, 7:52pm
Like most of the other review, this was a good start, with the idea of a "devil lawer" coming to help lost soul, but the change of orientation was just too much... It got typical. The characters where interesting, I really liked Kucabara and his dragon friend (who was the cute item of the serie...). But, even if the change in the serialization bring it in a more "typical shonen" story, I enjoyed reading it until the end. It just wasn't original anymore. Design was apreciable, for the style. Well, not in the best one I've read, but certainly not the badest one either.
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It totally lost its original point....   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by HanaTenshiHimeko
August 20th, 2011, 4:47pm
This series was great and caught my interest. It was different and original. And then it went to shitland. It became your typical shounen manga that I predicted half of the stuff that was going to happen, add along your typical shounen fights....ARGH! What happened to Defense Devil?! It just seem to disappeared in the early middle. I'm so frustrated with the series of how it turned out. But I stuck with it till to end... =____= #

Storyplot...interesting in the beginning... Plus it have a lot of flashbacks, which is like storytelling from the present to the past. It feels like the typical author's style since it was done pretty much the same in his other series. But for the way it change, I'll have to give it a low rating of 5

Art, beautiful as ever, so it's a 10.

Character developments is on the top as well....well for some characters. Kucabara is the most developed out of all. Some others....meh, could had been better. I have to say, for the lack of their character development, it seems they make it up with fanservice with their body. =______=;; Anyway, I feel attach to certain characters and I'm glad how they were developed and how they turned out. Some bad guys became good guys and vis versa, so watch out for the ending twist, which I think it's a pretty ok job to wrap it up.

... Last updated on August 20th, 2011, 4:54pm
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zzzzz...!! w-what?!   
Rating: 4.7 / 10.0
by TRMshadow
July 31st, 2011, 10:38am
Just another shonen battle manga. The original premise seemed interesting enough and could've fleshed out into something brilliant given the right editorial direction... but sadly, it just devolved into one of your stereotypical battle manga.

"sales going down? how about he transforms when he needs to beat someone up...! No?! then add in a cute-but-flawed love interest for the hero...! thats not doing it? what about an enormous 'Beat the Baddie' arc that goes in a totally different direction than the original plot."

By chapter 40 I had given it up for lost but kept reading it in the hope that it would get better, but 30-some chapters later and it still had left me with nothing but disappointment.
Take the advice of me and half of the reading base and don't read it. It seems interesting, but at its core it really isn't.

... Last updated on July 31st, 2011, 10:41am
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LOVE IT   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by black.rOses
June 27th, 2011, 10:37pm
I love the whole evil is good and good is evil. At first you get the idea that its a typical devils being bad and angels being.... angels. Then it gets so much better i love how the mystery just randomly unfolds and how the general audience's assumption on the characters aren't exactly right. biggrin
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