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Kensaku Makimura (検索牧村 Makimura Kensaku?) nickamed Tare (垂れ Tare?) is the younger brother of Miki Makimura and son of Kozo and Akiko Makimura.


Tare was a normal preteen boy. He has dark brown hair that changed in length over the course of the story, and large brown eyes. He frequently wore a backwards cap.


Tare was a kind and innocent boy, but has a somewhat perverted sense of humour, getting a kick out of teasing his older sister about her developing figure (which often gets him hit offend). He greatly admires his adoptive brother Akira, and later makes friends with Masa. Despite having something of a perverse attitude towards his older sister, Miki, he still adored her and cared for her deeply. He is a bit of quite a crybaby and has poor bladder control, hence being giving the nickname Tare, which in Japanese means "drip".



Tare first appears shortly after Akira's transformation into Devilman, seen with his parents commending Akira for his bravery in fighting Dosu-Roku and his gang. Miki then goes on to tell him how Akira beat up a black belt Karate student in a single punch, much to Tare's enjoyment. 

Suddenly, a thunderstorm brews, causing Miki to jump in the air. When Tare asks why she was scared, she hits him. Tare cries and Miki instantly regrets what she did. Akira tells Miki that her bath is ready and jokes that all the baths had made her breasts swell up. Tare agrees and excitedly grabs them, but almost immediately feels the wrath of Miki's fist.

Tare is later seen crying on the floor seeing his parents fused into the walls and ceiling by Sirene's minion Agwel. Akira picks Tare up, takes him to his room, then goes on to rescue Miki.

Tare is later seen late one night sitting in a park with his friend Susumu. Tare says he is about to go home, but Susumu claims he cannot go home as his mother and her new pet dog Jiro would beat him. Tare tells Susumu that he could stay at his house where Akira could protect him. Susumu agrees, but on the way home, his mother intercepts them and she takes Susumu home, where she, her dog, and her husband kill and eat him.

After Zennon explains the origins of Demon kind to the world and the demons have attacked, Tare is delighted to have read in the papers that the Demon Busters had devised a way to defeat the demon menace. However, not long after this, Ryo Asuka regains his memories as Satan and airs a video tape on live television showing Akira's first transformation into Devilman. as Tare quickly runs to his mother in complete fear. Kozo covers for Akira, but was arrested along with his wife by a squad of Demon Busters. Masa stays behind to protect the remaining Makimuras, and tries to keep them optimistic about Akira and their parents' return, but Tare speculates that the Demon Busters had already killed his mother (which turns out to be correct).

Akira summons all his fellow Devilmen to lead an attack on the Anti-Demon Corps HQ in retaliation. However, as the building is destroyed, a large group of the Makimura's neighbors gather together, believing Miki and Tare to be demons. Tare is the first to notice the mob while looking out the front window, and immediately after this, someone hurls a rock at that same window, shattering it and hitting Tare. Masa quickly ascertains the mob's intentions, and convinces Miki and Tare to arm up. Tare grabs a baseball bat, but Masa says that he is too small to make use of it, and instead has Tare gather materials to make Molotov cocktails. After he does this, noticing her brother's fear, Miki tells him to go upstairs and lock himself in his room. Tare hears someone break the window upstairs as he goes up, but Miki cockily says to let them come in. This is the last time Tare is seen alive.

Much later, as a defenseless Miki runs for her hear life to escape the crazed rioters, as she heard her little brother fall down the stairs, but when she looks on, she was completely horrified to see that it is only his headless body. as Miki then sees a man walking down these same stairs, carrying a bloody knife in his teeth while holding Tare's decapitation head, as tears still running down his face. All hope were dashed, as Miki can do nothing but scream in abject despair as she meets her own demise at the hands of her former neighbors.

After their deaths, Tare, Miki, and Masa's bodies were then cut up and placed on pikes that are paraded around by the mob. What remains of Tare is presumably lost in the fire sparked by Akira's anger.

Devilman Lady[]

as Hikaru Fudo, shares the nickname Tare for his lack of bladder control as a child. even His relationship with Miki Hirata also implies that Hikaru might be reincarnated of him.



  • In the Devilman novels by Yasutaka Nagai, Tare does not exist and his role is replaced by a fifth-grade boy named Taro who has no relations to the Makimura family. but Interestingly, Tare was renamed to "Taro" in Devilman Crybaby series.
  • He is also completely omitted entirely from the 2004 live-action Devilman film for unknown reasons.
  • Tare makes a brief one panel cameo in the Mazinger Angels story arc, 'Mazinger Angel vs. Devilman'.