“Devilman” Last Scenes of Original Manga will be Animated! “DEVILMAN crybaby” is Coming!


Stage event of Go Nagai and director Yuasa will be held at “AnimeJapan2017”

To commemorate manga artist Mr. Go Nagai’s 50th anniversary of his works, original anime “DEVILMAN crybaby” will be on air at Netflix. Airing period is scheduled on spring 2018 and will be available to watch in more than 190 countries.

 The anime will be directed by Masaaki Yuasa, who has directed high-quality anime such as “Ping Pong THE ANIMATION”. His newest products “The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (April 7 on screen)” and “Lu Over The Wall (May 19 on screen)” will be on screen for 2 consecutive months.

 The script will be written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, who has written “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion” and “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress”. The music will be produced by Kensuke Ushio and the anime was planned and will be produced by Aniplex and Dynamic Production.

 This anime will start from Ryo Asuka and Akira Fudo’s encounter, illustrates Devilman’s birth and end with battle of Devilman and Satan called Armageddon. “The ending of original manga” will be illustrated as anime for the first time. Please wait for further information!

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<Comment by Go Nagai>

When I first heard about animating “Devilman”, I was worrying that “will they going to animate until the end of the story or not?” (laugh). I believe that director Yuasa will do it.

How the battles between Devilman and demons will starts and ends in anime? I’m excited to see “the end of Devilman” in animation, which might not happen twice.


<Comment by Masaaki Yuasa>

I still can’t believe that I’m actually directing one of my most impressive manga “Devilman”! I’m now figuring out the way of how to illustrate its spirit and essence into anime and how to reach its ending, which is one of the best scenes in all manga.

However, there are not much things to be restricted because it won’t be on TV, so I’ll try to illustrate to the limit! There are many themes in the anime such as “violence” or “erotic and grotesque”, but they finally meet “love”. Please be looking forward to watching it!


<Comment by Kensuke Ushio (music)>

I’m animating manga “Devilman” with director Yuasa. We are trying as a team to completely illustrate its whole epic.

 My last anime made with director Yuasa was “Ping Pong THE ANIMATION”. I’m honor to making a new anime with same staffs. The story is about “love”, like Mr. Yuasa said. Please expect it.


<Comment by producer Yohei Shintaku (Aniplex)>

We offered director Yuasa to newly illustrate “Devilman” as modern anime within the atmosphere of original work. We will try to show scenes such as including violence, which can only be expressed as Netflix product. Please expect our product “DEVILMAN crybaby”.


Stage event will be held at AnimeJapan2017

Talk show of Go Nagai and director Masaaki Yuasa will be held on March 25, 10:45~11:30 at AnimeJapan2017 seminar stage. They will be talking about this new anime. Check it!


“DEVILMAN crybaby”

Original work = Go Nagai “Devilman”
Director = Masaaki Yuasa
Script = Ichirō Ōkouchi
Music = Kensuke Ushio
Animation work = SCIENCE SARU
Executive producer = Atsuhiro Iwakami, Takashi Nagai, Noriyasu Ueki
Producer = Yohei Shintaku, Ichinao Nagai
Animation Producer=Choi Eunyoung

Produced by Aniplex Inc./Dynamic Planning Inc.In Association with Netflix

©Go Nagai-Devilman Crybaby Project