In summer 2018, a brand new Devilman anime is coming to Netflix. It’s called Devilman Crybaby, and here is the debut teaser. Masaaki Yuasa, who did the Ping Pong anime, is directing, and Ichiro Okouchi of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion fame is writing the script.
Created by Go Nagai, Devilman debuted as a manga in 1972 and was turned into an anime series that same year.
Devilman anime - story
The anime followed a demon named Devilman, a bodyguard for the demon king Zennon, the leader of the Demon Tribe. When Akira Fudo and his father were exploring the Himalayan Mountains they fall through a crack in the ice where they encounter Zennon who promptly kills them. He then summons his three bodyguards Devilman, Rerasu and Daruni and tells them to battle for the right to use Akira's body so the winner could infiltrate the human world so the demons would know when to attack. Devilman however falls in love with a human girl named Miki Makimura and betrays the Demon Tribe to be with her. This angers his former leader Zennon and he sends his solders to try and kill him, each episode often bringing a new threat and foe to the table.
The basic gist is a guy who can turn into a devil fights other devils to protect humanity. On the TV series, the guy who is supposedly the main character dies and its body gets stolen by a demon, the demon turns good and helps humanity but no one realizes that the original character is dead.
On the manga, the main characters gets possessed by a demon but retains his personality and uses the power of the demon to fight people who were possessed by demons but lost themselves and turned into full demons.
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