Masaaki Yuasa's Devilman Crybaby Anime's Trailer Streamed
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official YouTube channel of Netflix Japan began streaming a trailer for DEVILMAN crybaby, the new anime based on Go Nagai's Devilman manga, on Wednesday. Netflix also revealed that the series will run for 10 episodes.
Netflix describes the anime's story:
The protagonist Akira Fudo (Kouki Uchiyama) learns from his best friend, Ryo Asuka (Ayumu Murase), 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 battle of Devilman and Akira Fudo begins.
The anime's official website revealed a new visual for the anime in June. The text on the visual reads, "Kill, as instinct."
The anime will premiere as a Netflix Original Series in spring 2018. The anime will be available in 190 countries or territories, with nine spoken languages and 25 subtitle languages. The project marks Go Nagai's 50th anniversary as a creator.
Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong the Animation, Mind Game) is directing the anime at his Science SARU studio. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Valvrave the Liberator) is writing the script, Eunyoung Choi is serving as animation producer, and kensuke ushio (Space Dandy, Ping Pong, A Silent Voice) is composing the music. Aniplex and Dynamic Planning are producing the project.
Nagai launched the original Devilman manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 1972. A television anime adaptation of the manga aired simultaneously that year. The anime and manga series have spawned more than a dozen different spinoffs, crossovers, and remakes since 1972, including manga, OVAs, and a 2004 live-action film. Seven Seas Entertainment will release the original manga in English.
Netflix is also streaming the 2015 Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman anime in 190 countries around the world. In Japan, the service offers the 1972 Devilman television anime series and the 2004 Japanese live-action film adaptation of the manga.
Netflix briefly listed an original Devilman project in March.