Devilman crybaby's Sleek Sports Car Goes on Tour
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The one-of-a-kind Devilman crybaby Mitsuoka Orochi sports car has finally made its big appearance. Mitsuoka Motors revealed the car at an event celebrating Go Nagai and the car company's 50th anniversary. The event marked Mitsuoka Motor's founding and Nagai's foray into the manga industry.
The concept car was first designed by DEVILMAN crybaby art designer Takahisa Atsuji and Orochi car designer Takanori Aoki. Now that its assembled, the Orochi will go on tour throughout Japan before it heads home to one lucky person's garage. The car will appear at Mitsuoka's showrooms in Azabu, Amagasaki, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Tokyo, Tsukuba, Utsunomiya, and Mitsuoka Sendai as well as the Nagai GO Exhibition in Osaka. In all, the sports car will be on the road across the country until November 12.
Mitsuoka Motors opened a special website where potential buyers can fill out an application to purchase the car. If enough applications are received, the buyer will be selected via lottery near the end of November. The ticket price is nothing to scoff at; buyers will need to fork out 19,680,000 yen (US$177,500) to bring it home. You can get a close-up in video below but it contains SPOILERS for the Devilman crybaby anime series. Skip to the :48 second mark if you'd like to avoid the spoilers.
The collaboration was born from Ryo's 2006 Orochi that the character drives in the Devilman crybaby anime series. The anime is a new adaptation of Go Nagai's classic manga originally released in the 1970s.
In the story, Akira Fudo learns from his best friend, Ryo Asuka, that an ancient race of demons has returned to take back the world from humans. Ryo tells Akira that the only way to defeat the demons is to incorporate their supernatural powers, and suggests that he unite with a demon himself. Akira succeeds in transforming into Devilman, who possesses both the powers of a demon and the soul of a human.
The 10-episode anime series premiered exclusively on Netflix in January.
Source: Comic Natalie