They make it seem like Ryo only wanted to torture Akira when he really wanted to save him and had good reasons to do all the things he did. And how neither Akira or Ryo are in the right.
It sort of reminds me of that whole L vs Light argument that was really persistent during Death Note's run... Or maybe a better example would be from Shiki; the Shiki vs Humans debate. I'm so sorry if you've never seen it, and I'm just making super dumb and confusing references.
Which of the two had more of a right to live?
Humans use livestock to survive, so why was it wrong for the Shiki [or Demons for Devilman] to feed off a handful of humans to achieve the same thing?
The demons were there first, so why did the humans have to take it away?
I naturally sided more with Akira [being a biased human myself :"D] , but I could see where Ryo was coming from. His whole point-of-view was made very clear, and it does make me kind of sad that some fans just throw away his entire character away.
Ryo and Akira were both really great characters, and I ended up loving them both to pieces. TwT /
Ryo truly wanted the best for Akira in that time. All he wanted was to ensure Akira's survival for whatever was going to happen. Granted, if he was able to just come to terms with his feelings for Akira sooner, then things would've ended much differently. Maybe even happier.
BUT IT WOULDN'T BE DEVILMAN IF IT ENDED HAPPILY.
I can't see their relationship as being problematic, but maybe I also missed some sort of point with the other side of that discussion. I guess it was like... That thing where Ryo convinced Akira to become a Devilman, and Akira blindly followed him because he trusted Ryo to do the right thing.
I'm not sure!
I would love to hear the other side of that though!
Sometimes fictional relationships can really change the way we look at relationships in real life, not just as individuals but also as a community.
I also agree with this!
Some fictional relationships do tackle problems that people in real life might be too afraid to confront, or recognize as something abusive per say.
Ahh, a shipwar. Personally, I don't know why people get so fanatical about romantic pairings, canonical or not. It's not like people can't make fanart, fanfiction, etc.
People can get real crazy with their ships, and I wish it wasn't something that happened though.
To be honest, I think that's one of the scarier parts of a fandom LOL;;;
Sorry, I sort of went on a tangent. ;w;