Reading Devils’ Line manga somehow proves my point about going straight to the anime source material if you like the story enough.
Don’t get me wrong. Anime can still be a great way for you to discover your next read.
That’s how I discover most of the manga that I already recommended on my blog.
Sure, some of the manga that I come across are due to my random scrolling on Bookwalker and also through MANGA Plus.
But for the most part, they’re all because of the anime.
As much as I enjoy watching anime, there’s no denying that the anime adaptation tends to leave some parts of the information or scenes that can be just as crucial as the main story.
And that’s what happened to Devils’ Line anime adaptation where some parts of the scenes weren’t included in the anime version.
I’ll share with you some of the parts that are missing from the anime adaptation in a moment.
But for those of you who already watched the anime and you like the story, then it’s worth considering picking up the manga.
You probably discover so many things about the parts or the scenes that you don’t even know exist.
What Devils’ Line manga is all about
Here’s the book description that I got from Bookwalker.
Tsukasa, a college student， is rescued from an attack by a devil， one of many vampires that can blend in among the human population. Anzai， her savior， is a half-devil who exploits his supernatural gifts as a member of a shadowy police task force that specializes in devil-related crime in Tokyo. As Anzai continues to keep guard over Tsukasa， the two quickly forge a tentative bond?one that Anzai fears will test his iron-clad rule of never drinking human blood…
What got me to read the manga
While it’s true that the reason that got me to read the manga has a lot to do with me already watching the anime before.
But I didn’t buy the manga right away even when it was on sale.
It was only when I read the first three chapters of the manga at Coolmic that made me decided to buy the manga.
If you ask me if I ever regretted my decision to not buy the manga back then when it was on sale, I would say yes.
I never thought that the first three chapters of the manga that I read at Coolmic were enough to make me hooked to the manga.
Of course, I did buy the manga when it was on sale again, in case you’re wondering.
This recommendation won’t be possible if I didn’t buy the manga in the first place.
What makes Devils’ Line manga worth reading
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the sort of person who enjoys reading anything in the dark fantasy and romance genre.
But for some reason, I enjoyed reading the manga despite not being a fan of any of those genres.
So, what got me to enjoy reading Devils’ Line this much then?
For one, the story somehow reminded me of Dengeki Daisy where the story in Devils’ Line is more than just about the relationship between two characters.
Yes, there’s no doubt that the story tends to revolve around the relationship between Anzai and Tsukasa for the most part.
But other than that, you’re bound to see something sinister unfolding that will affect the relationship between them in the long run.
And not to mention, how the sinister plot will affect the devil population in general considering that their existence isn’t known to the public.
On top of that, we have a mystery behind what ONLO is all about. And also the fact how a half-devil like Anzai and Hans Lee come into existence despite the law that allows sex between the devil and the human only enacted not too long ago.
The manga has so many things to look forward to, not just whether Tsukasa and Anzai will end up together or not.
If you prefer a story that has a romance component and also has something sinister unfolding at the same time, then you’re more likely to enjoy reading Devils’ Line.
What I didn’t expect when I read the manga
To be honest, I kind of knew that the anime version will leave out so many things due to the episode constraint.
And I was spot on about that.
Not only the anime has to leave out so much critical information about Anzai and Tsukasa. But they also have to change some of the scenes to make them more appropriate.
One of them is the scene where Tsukasa was raped by her lecturer.
Unlike the scene in the anime, the same scene in the manga is NSFW where you’ll be seeing Tsukasa’s nipple in the flesh.
Of course, that’s not the only time you’ll be seeing her nipple. You’ll be seeing more of that in pretty much every hot and steamy scene between Anzai and her.
I guess that the ending that you’ll see in the anime already indicates that it’s more on the hot and steamy type of romance rather than the clean one.
Another thing that gets left out from the anime?
The fact that Anzai is younger than Tsukasa. And also the part where Anzai is questioning how a half-devil like him can exist despite the law that allows the devil to have sex with a human only enacted not too long ago.
Okay, I could be wrong about the part where Anzai was doubting his existence. But I was sure that the anime doesn’t mention anything about Anzai being younger than Tsukasa.
Believe me, I always assume that Anzai is older than Tsukasa all this time. It was only when I read the manga that I found out that Anzai is actually younger than Tsukasa.
I can go on and on about other things that are missing from the anime adaptation. But that will be another post for another day.
Who should be reading the manga
If you prefer a romance manga that offers more than just a love story between the two characters, then you may enjoy reading Devils’ Line manga.
The only downside about this manga is that it contains nudity.
That may not be a big problem to those who are fine with seeing nudity in the manga.
And I don’t have any issue with nudity either since there’s plenty of manga out there that contains nudity.
But if the idea of seeing nudity in the manga doesn’t sit well with you for whatever reason, then you’re better off staying away from this manga.
Where to buy Devils’ Line manga
As always, you can get the manga in digital or in print on Amazon. That’s where I got mine.
You can buy the manga in whichever format you prefer right here on Amazon:
Can’t buy the manga on Amazon? You can also buy the manga at Bookwalker. You can buy the manga right here:
Want to get the manga in print instead? You can also get the print version of the manga at Wordery. I highly recommend Wordery because they offer free shipping worldwide.
You can buy the manga right here:
Prefer to read the manga in Japanese? You can buy the manga in print at CDJapan.
Over to you
What do you think about the Devils’ Line manga? Are you interested in giving the manga a try after reading about it on my blog?
Let me know in the comment below.
P.S If you want something similar to Devils’ Line but with no nudity and you also enjoy reading original English light novels, then you may enjoy reading my book, The Diary of Modern Cinderella.
Interested in giving the book a try? You can learn more about it right here: