Masaaki Yuasa’s Devilman project is officially titled Devilman Crybaby. Premieres on Netflix in 2018.
Devilman, created by Kiyoshi Nagai (better known as Go Nagai), initially ran as a manga between 1972 and 1973. It was also adapted into a television anime series in 1972. The manga, which follows a teenage boy named Akira Fudo, was praised by manga and anime lovers for its unapologetically violent story about demons, but it became the target for PTA groups in Japan as a result. It was considered one of the most violent manga series at the time, making it incredibly controversial. Devilman would also go on to influence series like Neon Genesis Evangelion and Berserk.
The manga and anime also became the base for a number of video games, including Devilman, which was released for the Famicom in 1989. In 2000, Bandai released a separate game for Windows PC and PlayStation, also called Devilman.
Netflix announced yesterday it was adapting Devilman — changing the name slightly to Devilman: Crybaby —and to fans’ pleasant surprise, confirmed iconic Japanese anime writer and director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Adventure Time) would be helming the project. The streaming service released the first trailer for the movie and people noted they were happy to see that Yuasa was planning on sticking to the original tone of the manga.
Here’s the teaser of Netflix “Devilman Crybaby” series by Masaaki Yuasa
As of right now, Devilman: Crybaby is slated to be released in Japan in 2018. Considering it’s a Netflix exclusive, however, there’s no reason the anime couldn’t be brought over here for the fans.
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