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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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Gantz Team International
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Latest Release(s)
c.100 (end) by I Eat Manga (938d ago)
c.100 (end) by Vortex-Scans (993d ago)
c.100 (end) by promfret (999d 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: 7.9 / 10.0 (813 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.86 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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4+
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Last Updated
February 7th 2014, 10:52am 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 #901 increased(+124)
Monthly Pos #1646 decreased(-110)
3 Month Pos #1702 decreased(-55)
6 Month Pos #1755 decreased(-13)

List Stats
On 2026 reading lists
On 866 wish lists
On 2034 completed lists
On 134 unfinished lists
On 304 custom lists

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Forum Posts
chapter 100, ending 490 days, 9 hours, 29 minutes ago
Is it just me or does it seem that Defense Devil will end soon? 1021 days, 11 hours, 26 minutes ago
Chapter 99 1027 days, 13 hours, 49 minutes ago
Latest Chapter Discussion 1043 days, 7 hours, 26 minutes ago
The "Hells" 1092 days, 15 hours, 48 minutes ago

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This is turning into a great suprise.   
Rating: N/A
by Dorn
May 10th, 2011, 2:21pm
Unlike some others I frankly found the start of this manga to be rather lame. The defense lawyer portion had a sort of special uncommon uniqueness but it was overall mostly non engaging episodic crap. That turned out to be mostly a warm up though and suddenly it was going into some sort of battle manga arc for a short bit which while not as unique at least had an actual ongoing story. The mystery angle is kept up to a degree because you can tell things are going on that you don't know about. Up till this point though overall I would of said it's "worth reading when bored but nothing special".

Then at chapter 84 he started to make some interesting revelations. All I can say now is that even after reading probably 100's of mangas for over a decade I really did not see all this coming. After quickly reading from 84 to 95 I just kept going "WTF what is this?" "WHAT?" etc.

People who enjoyed the start will probably continue to be let down. For people who thought the manga was a bit dull yet had some sort of hidden promise I'd urge you to keep reading to this point and decide if you like it then. It's at least enough of a change in quality that you should give it that much.
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serialized   
Rating: N/A
by bizarrekin
March 18th, 2011, 11:10am
Well, the plot manga was awesome, named as "Akuma bengoshi kukabara" The art was great, the story was really good, ending, everything was good. But when it was serialized, well, It just ost its meaning, wasn't interesting anymore and stuff... I really was disappointed after seeing it's potential at first chapters and the plot manga.
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I don't know   
Rating: N/A
by thatlazybum
February 8th, 2011, 7:05pm
I don't know exactly what to say about this series. The beginning was great, started off with great little arcs that made me smile and want to read more. But, as the series progressed, it started to... become not as original. The idea of a devil being the defender of injustice and proving the human to be innocent of his sins. The idea is no longer... here. I mean, the arc with Phoenix gave me a glimpse of how it used to be... defender of injustice with a little comedy incorporated. A kind hearted demon who lost all his powers and needed to recover by doing all this.

The truth is, I liked that idea and I started reading because of that idea. However, as others have stated before me, it just become a shadow of a battle/action shonen instead of what it SHOULD have been. I mean, I knew that eventually, the manga will get serious and start a plotline but, with the defense devil sort of thing, the author and artist could have further developed some characters before bringing the whole fighting thing in. It was too early and too little of the defense idea was used. Saddening.

I wish it could have been this defense thing longer. Right now, its all fighting and stuff. I didn't drop it but, I only wish it could recover and stray back to what it was, the idea that made us all start this potential-filled series.
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Yet another series goes down the toilet   
Rating: N/A
by Uthred
January 19th, 2011, 7:25am
The first ten or twenty chapters were pretty enjoyable. Nice artwork, a relatively novel premise, nice mix of action and humour, excellent artwork and relatively short but complete storylines. Im not sure if it wasnt doing well enough or if the authors just decided to take the piss but since the "Demon World Arc" started this series has gone to shit. Its become yet another tired battle manga. The only decent thing about it is the flashbacks as the past stuff was cool. The storyline just feels disjointed and bizarre (the plot randomly switches between characters and timelines, e.g. the priests flashback mini-arc),the characters act with no rhyme or reason (why the fuck did Shugarl become "good"? It was semi-expected but some reason to it would be nice, why not flashback that, eh?) the tone is all over the place (what the fuck is up with the sentient car?). Its so disappointing considering its very positive start. Up until the demon arcs it was a 7 or 8, since then its generally 5 (maybe 6 considering the artwork is excellent).
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turned to sh*t   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by pilurk
September 13th, 2010, 4:44pm
ok at first it was pretty good and kept me entertained solely for the fact that the main character could become a badass if provoked. Lately, he has just been a big wuss and pathetic i mean sure it's ok once in a while but the recent chapters are him being a goddamn pacifist and the latest chapter just pissed me off

... Last updated on September 13th, 2010, 4:46pm
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hold it lol I remembered phoenix wright!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lorgeinoh
August 3rd, 2010, 9:14am
well I love phoenix wright games
so it is normal I love this kind of
manga.

the protagonist is a defence lawyer
all of trials and enemy prosecutor (demons)
also there territory is hot! i mean cool!

love all of trial thingy
at later part it will be focus on
another thing about his kingdom
the lawyer will have to fight this
time not as a lawyer but as a hero!

yep yep nice very nice!

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2010, 9:15am
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For those of you who LOVE flashbacks...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by brid
June 22nd, 2010, 11:50pm
If you love flashbacks, then this series is for you!

The beginning of the manga is fairly episodal (and if I may say, overly sentimental): a soul gets wrongly sent to hell, Kucabara finds the "innocence item" (the proof the soul had actually led a good life and was unjustly damned), and the innocent soul gets revived. We get 4-5 storylines like this before the larger plot kicks in, namely the real reason Kucabara was exiled from hell. And this is where the series goes flashback heavy and starts alternating between events in the present and stuff that happened in Kucabara's past. The series decides that it wants to tell us, all at once, apparently, almost everything there is to know about Kucabara. The problem with this is two-fold: firstly, flashbacks are a drag, and secondly, the flashbacks are, unfortunately, far, FAR more interesting than anything going on in the present.

The present storyline is, in my opinion, mostly silly and uninteresting. We get all the shonen manga staples--the training sequences, the battles with lesser villains building up to a showdown with the major villain, etc., etc., but the problem is, all of that is done in a somewhat lame way: For example, in order to build up their teamwork ability and train to go back to the demon world, Ida Maria and Kucabara ...play tennis. A lot of it feels like the series is going through the motions: a training sequence and various obstacles are expected, so here you go--never mind the fact that the guy Kucabara is fighting doesn't actually have anything to do with the major villain.

Ida Maria, the series' major female character, pretty much symbolizes all of Defense Devil's problems to me: she is a fairly undeveloped character, acts difficult for the sake of acting difficult, but we're expected to ignore all that because oh look! here's fanservice! (Guys, she gets naked or partially naked all the time, what more could you want?) But don't worry ladies! There's a male character in the series who is just as undeveloped as Ida Maria, but who also likes to take the random shower or two! Whatever your preference, these mangakas provide! And this is what this series comes down to: a whole lot of flash (or is that flesh?) but not much substance.

I don't really get it; had this series been the one we see in the flashabacks, it could've been great: the story of a kindhearted demon prince who rises and falls from power. Instead the present-day stuff feels like we're reading the conclusion to a great story, and not the story itself. I'd have dropped this manga long ago if it weren't for the fact that I've loved their other manhwas and that I keep hoping this manga will settle down and start living up to its potential at some point. Hopefully I'll eventually come back and edit this review when the series becomes great so that I can say "it had a rough start but eventually got better," but for now, I honestly can't recommend Defense Devil.
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Lets save the demond world!! with article 1214!   
Rating: N/A
by shmigelpuf
June 8th, 2010, 4:57am
The plot was about a devil bieng a lawyer, thats why its called Defense Devil with a cover of him sitting and looking all lawyerish. . so why in the world did it became into some kinda hero who saves the demon world $hit? well i already dropped this long ago. . may take time for me to get back to reading it. .

... Last updated on June 8th, 2010, 4:58am
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Nice Concept, Poor Execution...BUT!!!.....   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by torrentchan
May 30th, 2010, 3:56pm
Nice idea that was kind of poorly executed. However, neverless it is a good read for many type of readers.

It starts off slow and takes around beginning of vol3 to get moving, but the character development and storyline that brought up was worth the wait!!!

The beginning shows us the Kakubawa being a lawyer, but later it concentrates on the demon world. What attracts me most is the demon world saga, it is extra interesting to have the manga jump from human world then to demon world.

Oh, and a bad boy turn good (out of no where, but still you just cant help but be touched by it--- not to mention he is a bishie to boot >.<) bad boy turn good is one of my many fave concepts >.<

For now, Ive only read to chap50 (within 1 sitting) and only paused because that is the latest chapter, I will give the rating as such...

RATING
◘ Art: 7
◘ Beginning: 4
◘ From vol3: 8
◘ Character development: 8
◘ Moe: 6
◘ Mysteries - that keeps you hanging: 8
◘ Friendship, relationship, trust, bond: 8
◘ chapter development (this is how a chapter drags on or is pulled off well): 9
◘ Extra (because I like it, and it doesnt have any of those shoujo bits and pieces, along with annoying fights-fights-with-no-plotline, I will give it an extra...): 0.55
◘ ◘ Overall: 7.8

... Last updated on May 30th, 2010, 4:03pm
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pls stop -.-!   
Rating: N/A
by singingfish
January 3rd, 2010, 12:10am
i dont see this manga going anywhere already..bad storyline and much poorer delivery of it..i mean devil tennis?!? c'mon!..so pls drop this title and spend more time on "BurningHell" which by far seems so much more interesting than this..
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