DEVILMAN crybaby premieres January 5th on Netflix.
2017 was a tremendous year for Netflix. The streaming service branched out into talk shows with Chelsea, dominated scripted programming with Stranger Things and countless other shows, and basically cornered the stand-up comedy market. Yet one push went, for the most part, unnoticed: their foray into the world of anime. Now in 2018, adding to Netflix’s growing library of exclusive content comes the first of many planned anime series, DEVILMAN crybaby.
Based on the legendary Devilman manga books by artist Go Nagai, this new 10 episode show is sure to delight any fan of the genre. The story follows Akira Fudo (Kouki Uchiyama) who discovers that an ancient race of demons has returned to take back the world from humans. The only way to defeat the demons is to incorporate their supernatural powers, and Akira himself bonds with one. He succeeds in transforming into Devilman, who possesses both the powers of a demon and the soul of a human.
The first season is directed by Masaaki Yuasa, know for the 2004 anime film Mind Game, which holds a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Based on the early looks we’ve seen, we can definitely expect plenty of wild visuals. Start your year off right with a quick binge. DEVILMAN crybaby isn’t just for the Japanese! In an international push, the series will be available in 190 countries, seven different languages, and 23 subtitle languages.