Episode 01: Beast
Jun Fuduo is an adult fashion model that lives a rather ordinary life until Lan Asuka finds her. Asuka works for the Human Alliance, a government-sanctioned force that hunts and kills DevilBeasts. Asuka sees in Fuduo the potential to become a DevilMan and arranges her awakening in combat with a Beast. Asuka then tells Fuduo that she has no choice but to work for the Human Alliance, who with a DevilMan on their side, finally have a chance to kill the Beasts. With every transformation, Fuduo grows stronger, but will the hunter become the hunted?
I was not a big fan of DevilMan and I tend to shy away from horror anime in general, so I went into The Devil Lady with reservations. While I still couldn't completely get into the series, The Devil Lady does serve up a healthy dose of horror and offered some interesting moments with Fuduo coping with her newfound abilities. However, the series seemed a bit on the dull side, as Fuduo just wasn't that much of an interesting character. Her relationship with Kazumi, a younger female model, was about the only thing keeping her from being one-dimensional. The fight sequences left me mostly unimpressed as well.