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Netflix Briefly Listed Original Devilman Project Based on Go Nagai's Manga

posted on by Egan Loo

The Japanese version of the Netflix streaming service lists a "Netflix Original Devilman" project as of Thursday. The entry has no videos or images, but includes the following description:

A demon possesses a boy's dead body to do evil. But after falling in love with a human girl, he has a change of heart. Based on Go Nagai's hit manga.

The American web version of Netflix also has the same entry, but the entry does not appear when a user searches or browses the service's catalog.

Netflix has already been streaming the 1972 Devilman television anime series in Japan. While Netflix gives the 1972 anime a similar synopsis to the one above, Netflix's catalog lists the 1972 anime and the "Netflix Original Devilman" project separately.

Netflix is also streaming the 2015 Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman anime in 190 countries around the world. In Japan, the service offers the 2004 Japanese live-action film adaptation of the manga.

Thanks to Gwyn Campbell for the news tip

Update: The entry no longer lists a "Netflix Original Devilman" project, although an empty slot remains in certain searches on the Japanese version of the service.

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