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Devilman Crybaby Anime Reveals New Trailer, Visual, Theme Song

posted on by Karen Ressler
Megumi Han, Ami Koshimizu, more join cast

The official website for DEVILMAN crybaby, the new anime based on Gō Nagai's Devilman manga, revealed a third main visual, third promotional video, theme song, and additional cast on Wednesday. The website also revealed that the anime will debut in all territories simultaneously on January 5, 2018.

The video previews the theme song "MAN HUMAN" by Denki Groove (Welcome to Irabu's Office, Hakaba Kitarō). Takkyū to Tabibito will perform a special ending theme song "Konya Dake" (Tonight Only) for episode nine.

Additional cast members include:

Megumi Han as Miki Makimura
Ami Koshimizu as Miko
Atsuko Tanaka as Sirene
Rikiya Koyama as Kaim
Kenjiro Tsuda as Nagasaki
(from left to right in image to the left) Subaru Kimura as Gabi, KEN THE 390 as Wamu, Hannya as Babo, AFRA as Hie

As previously announced, Kōki Uchiyama is starring as Akira Fudo and Ayumu Murase will play Ryo Asuka.

Netflix describes the anime's story:

The protagonist Akira Fudo (Kōki 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 10-episode anime will be available in 190 countries or territories, with nine spoken languages and 25 subtitle languages. The project marks Gō 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.

Source: Moca News

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