An official website has opened for a new anime based on Go Nagai’s Devilman manga which will premiere as a Netflix Original Series in early spring of 2018. The anime, titled Devilman crybaby, will be available in 190 countries or territories, with nine spoken languages and 25 subtitle languages.
In the new series, the protagonist Akira Fudo is informed by his best friend Ryou Asuka that the demons will revive and reclaim the world from the humans. As the humans do not stand a chance against the supernatural power of the demons, Ryou suggests fusing with a demon. Akira becomes Devilman, with the power of a demon and the heart of a human.
Nagai and Yuasa will appear together at a talk show at Anime Japan on March 25. The project marks Go Nagai’s 50th anniversary as a creator.
The first promotional video was also streamed:
The main members of the anime’s production staff were revealed and include:
- Director: Masaaki Yuasa (Youjouhan Shinwa Taikei)
- Script: Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch)
- Animation Producer: EunYoung Choi (Ping Pong The Animation)
- Music: Kensuke Ushio (Koe no Katachi)
- Executive Producer: Atsuhiro Iwakami (Hidamari Sketch), Takashi Nagai (Mazinkaiser), Ueko Noriyasu (Fuujin Monogatari)
- Producer: Youhei Shintaku (Rewrite), Kazuomi Nagai (Shin Getter Robo)
- Studio: Science SARU
- Production: Aniplex, Dynamic Planning
Devilman is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Go Nagai, which originally started as an anime adaptation of the concept of Nagai’s previous manga series, Demon Lord Dante. This 39-episode anime series was developed by Toei in 1972, while Nagai began the Devilman as a manga in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine, barely a month before the anime series started. The series has since spawned numerous OVAs, manga, novels, and films.
Devilman and other characters from the series have shown up in cameo appearances numerous times in Go Nagai’s other works. The most notable is Tomoharu Katsumata’s 1973 feature film Mazinger Z Vs. Devilman, which features Devilman teaming up with Nagai’s titular robot to fight Dr. Hell.
Demons exist and their power is beyond what humans can fathom. In fact they are so strong that humans do not stand a chance against them in a fight. The only thing strong enough to defeat a demon is another demon and it is through this logic that Ryo Asuka hatches the plan to have his good-hearted friend Akira Fudo possessed by a demon. If a person is of pure of heart then he might be able to control the demon that possesses him and thereby acquire power equal to a demon. After raising some hell in a club the plan works and Akira is possessed by the powerful demon known as Amon. Now Akira is mankind’s sole champion of justice against the hidden demon menace that has plagued humanity since the dawn of time.
Source: Comic Natalie