As we saw with Knights of Sidonia, Netflix is making a big commitment to anime (and everything else really). Now, they’ve pulled the curtain back on an even more ambitious project: a new anime based on Go Nagai’s Devilman manga. Dubbed Devilman Crybaby, I think it’s safe to say this one isn’t going to be for the kids. Check out the trailer below.
Devilman Crybaby will be directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Adventure Time). Indeed, Yuasa is going to shift gears a bit—let’s not forget that he was responsible for this:
According to ANN, Devilman Crybaby “will be available in 190 countries or territories, with nine spoken languages and 25 subtitle languages”. It is set to premiere in the early spring of 2018. Like Knights of Sidonia, we assume that it will come to the U.S. eventually. On a related note, check out this badass Apocalypse of Devilman, AMON 1/6 Scale Statue that’s coming from Gecco. Coincidentally, we recently received word that the statue would debut for $299.99 in July 2017.
“Devilman” is a ground breaking comic series created by master manga artist Go Nagai, who marks his 50th anniversary as an artist in 2017. Many spin-off works have been released by various creators, and “Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman” is one of them. In this story, the mighty demon fighter “Amon” is fused with a human named Akira Fudo which we’ve
recreated as a fine art polystone statue.
The impressive figure was sculpted with an emphasis on “the slender and strong shape” of the iconic character and features many exciting highlights capturing both the brutal and stoic facial expression, raw power of form and every minute creature detail, nothing was left out. This 1/6 scale Amon measures 46cm tall with its monstrous wing spread. A huge demon skull and magic circle are designed on the base capturing the hideous demon’s world. This is the finest representation of Devilman to date.