It’s been 50 years since Go Nagai made his debut as a creator. This important milestone is going to be celebrated with a new anime adaptation of his famous manga Devilman. The anime will be called Devilman Crybaby.
I am the author of Devilman yet throughout it’s creation, I felt as though I were being pushed by an invisible power. There is no justice in war, any war, nor is there any justification for human beings killing one another. Devilman carries a message of warning, as we step toward a bright future.
Director of the movie will be Masaaki Yuasa, who is known for making high quality works like Ping Pong. This year alone, two of his movies were released in two consecutive months, one being Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome and Lu Over the Wall. The script will be written by Ichiro Okuouchi. He worked on many other anime like Code Geass – Lelouch of the Rebellion and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and is especially known for his dramatic stories. In charge of music will be Kensuke Ushio, who also worked on Ping Pong.
Devilman Crybaby is scheduled to be available on Netflix at the beginning of the Spring 2018 season and will be released in 190 countries all around the world. It will be dubbed in Japanese and 9 other languages, with 25 subtitle languages available.
DEVILMAN Crybaby Trailer:
Original Work: Go Nagai Devilman
Director: Masaki Yuasa
Scriptwriter: Ichiro Okuouchi
Music: Kensuke Ushio
Animation Production: Science SARU
Produced by Aniplex Inc./Dynamic Planning Inc.
In Association with Netflix
Executive Producer: Atsuhiro Iwakami, Takashi Nagai, Noriyasu Ueki
Producer: Yohei Shintaku, Kazuomi Nagai
Animation Producer: Choi Eunyoung
Go Nagai celebrates his 50th year as a creator, for which his manga Devilman gets a new anime adaptation called Devilman Crybaby. Even though the manga has been made into an anime many times, none of them show the same conclusion as the original does. Devilman, which was described as an ‘immortal masterpiece’ and ‘impossible to fully put into one movie’, will finally be shown through this series. Japan’s leading creators will challenge the world of animation by creating an anime to this manga. In Spring 2018 it will start airing only on Netflix, available all over the world.
One day, Akira Fudo is told by his friend Ryo Asuka that Demons are back in the world and are about to destroy the human race. He tells him that if they do not fight using the super abilities of demons, mankind wouldn’t stand a chance, and he starts talking about fusing with a demon. Akira succeeds in becoming Devilman, someone with the heart of a human but the strength of a devil. The fight of Akira Fudo as Devilman begins.