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Devilman Crybaby Anime's 'Special Movie' Previews Opening Theme

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Masaaki Yuasa's series premieres worldwide on January 5

The official website for DEVILMAN crybaby, the new anime based on Go Nagai's Devilman manga, began streaming a new "special movie" for the anime on Friday. The video features the show's opening theme song "Devilman no Uta" (Devilman's Song) by Avu-chan. Avu-chan is also voicing the role of Devil King Zenon in the show.

Denki Groove (Welcome to Irabu's Office, Hakaba Kitarō) is also performing a theme song for the show titled "MAN HUMAN." Takkyū to Tabibito will perform a special ending theme song "Konya Dake" (Tonight Only) for episode nine.

The anime will premiere worldwide on January 5. The 10-episode anime will be available in 190 countries or territories, with seven spoken languages and 23 subtitle languages. The dubbed languages include English, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, standard Spanish, and Castilian Spanish. The project marks Go Nagai's 50th anniversary as a creator.

Kouki Uchiyama is starring in the series as Akira Fudo, and Ayumu Murase will play Ryo Asuka. Other 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

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.

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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