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Ryo Asuka
Ryo (009 vs Devilman).

Full Name

Ryo Asuka


Human (secretly a fallen Angel)

First appearance

Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman

Voice Actor

Christopher Corey Smith

Ryo Asuka is a character from Go Nagai's Devilman franchise and a supporting character from the OVA crossover Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman


Ryo is a blond-haired young man of average height, with blue eyes. He wears a beige trenchcoat, which covers a light grey shirt and dark grey pants, and brown shoes.

His appearance in his character design by Takeshi Itou would seem to reference the plainer-faced, more masculine design in the early Devilman manga, as opposed to the later and memorable design used in the older OVAs of the series.

The opening sequence unveils a hint of his true nature, as Satan is briefly shown. In comparison to Ryo, Satan is shown to be a much more androgynous, large-breasted figure with glowing gold wings extending from their back and their head, and prominent eyelashes (though the eyelashes are also a staple of Ryo's later character design in artwork).


In the Devilman source material, Ryo is Akira's best friend and the only one who knows about his secret life as the hero Devilman. In some versions of the story, he is directly responsible for Akira gaining his powers.

While he is helpful and resourceful, he hides his agendas as he later recovers his memories and learns that he is in fact The Prince of Darkness, Satan, and that the real "Ryo Asuka" is deceased. After recovering his memories, he wants to re-engage his war against God for the persecution of the demon race.

At the point the OVA takes place, Ryo is simply Akira's demon-hunting partner and believes 009 to be one of the enemies they're hunting. This leads to him attempting to brutally intervene in the fight and shoot at 009.


In 009 vs. Devilman, Ryo has not yet awakened to possess any angelic powers, but is skilled with a gun.

He is also proficient at hacking, and manages to infiltrate a database on Black Ghost, bringing up files on their scientists.


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