Devilman Crybaby: Season 1/ Episode 10 “Crybaby” [Season Finale] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 Episode 10 Crybaby [Season Finale] - Miki's head
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And so Devilman Crybaby ends on a surprising high note. One which, strangely, may make you feel sorry for the last demon Akira faces.


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The History of Demons and Satan: Ryo, Akira

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 Episode 10 Crybaby [Season Finale] - Baby Ryo

As predicted, surprisingly, Ryo is Satan. A being apparently from a different plant or world who, after losing to God, found themselves coming to earth back when dinosaurs were alive. However, according to Ryo’s history of the world, dinosaurs were actually demons. Beings that survived by merging and evolving, hence their eventual state merging with humans.

Of which, seemingly may have included Ryo who, somehow, ended up forgetting he was Satan for a long time. Even after using his powers to save himself from some military which may have been controlled by Xenon’s men – who have all been punished, i.e. death – and being eventually raised by his assistant Jenny, his memories never returned. The only thing he could remember was Akira. Who, with him disagreeing with his plans for a new world, one without humans and ruled by demons, it means the former friends have become enemies.

Akira vs. Ryo: Akira, Ryo

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 Episode 10 Crybaby [Season Finale] - Akira and Ryo

With every Devilman on earth by his side, inspired by Miki’s social media post, Akira wages war against the demons as the demons wipe out humanity. Leading to Akira and Ryo facing off in a rather epic battle. One which requires Akira to repeatedly merge with other devilmen as limbs are cut off one after another. Leaving, seemingly, both Akira and Ryo exhausted and talking like old friends again. But, in truth, what Ryo is talking to is a corpse and no sooner than he realizes this, and embraces the one who perhaps awoken his heart, the world is stricken as it was when the dinosaurs were killed off. Thus ending the reign of the demons once more.

Other Noteworthy Facts & Moments

  • For reasons unknown, now it is decided to draw a male character with a penis. While also giving Satan/ Ryo breasts. I don’t get it, but it is also not serious enough to research.

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. So, is it safe to say there won’t be a season 2?

Highlights

It’s All Over – Point Black – Period.

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 Episode 10 Crybaby [Season Finale] - Akira and Ryo

I found the ending quite good, if not pleasant. Ryo as Satan got laid out well and made sense, his battle with Akira was entertaining, and I liked that there was a moment when you could oddly believe they were just talking after all that. It brought this weird serene feeling. This idea that after a war, there will always be peace and even the two sides who started it all could end it and talk as friends.

Yet, SURPRISE! Ryo is talking to a corpse and with his heart awakened, him realizing demons can feel something like love, he is immediately hit with loss. Thus, until the word gets destroyed, he has to deal with his own personal hell.

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8 Comments

  1. “I don’t get it, but it is also not serious enough to research”
    Uh.. actually it is. Satan is said to encompass both sexes (I’m not so sure about using the word hermaphrodite for 両性生物). This is actually important. The love shown by Satan in the ending is not something that is exclusively male or female, and I believe this was one of Devilman’s biggest points. Too bad you dismiss it as “something not serious enough”.
    Not to mention that Satan in some cultures are indeed portrayed as hermaphrodite/encompassing two sexes.

  2. The entire wtory is a biblical reference. Would be more difficult to understand the demons, origin of Satan as a fallen Angel, gender, etc without knowing more about the basic biblical reference it’s making. No dinosaurs. They are demons. That was Hell raised.

  3. One thing I liked about the finale, which couldn’t be said about other adaptions, or the original manga, is that Devilman actually had an impact in fighting Satan. Before they fight and end up killing all life on the planet as a result, which still happens, but Psycho Jenny states their goal is to destroy God and she warns Ryo not to fight Akira, which he does, and as a result ultimately loses.

    It means if he would have taken Jenny’s advice he might have actually had a chance at going against god and winning, but his emotions towards Akira distracted him and he lost sight of his ultimate goal.

    So they both fail in the end, but at least Satan didn’t win.

  4. Just to add to yours, even though the demons won in the end, they were no stronger than the gods and so the demons, including Satan, was killed off by god in the end when the lights were coming down from the above. Overall, was a great ending!

  5. I feel what makes the ending of this anime even more poignant is the post-credits scene, where you see the earth destroyed in the same way that it was destroyed during the age of the “dinosaurs” (demons), only to be reborn as the blue earth we all know. This implies that Satan and Akira are forever caught in a time-loop, with Satan having to relive his personal “hell”.

    • Well, he hadn’t suffered prior to losing Fudo. He won his original war against God, took a 2 billion year nap, woke up and conquered the world again. As for what happens after the angels descended, it’s all guess work. Satan and his army are likely a bit tired from their 20 year war, but they pushed back God before, so why not again?

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