After years of radio silence, Netflix today released the first teaser video for its upcoming “Devil May Cry” animated series, which is being created in collaboration with Adi Shankar, Capcom and Studio Mir.
Back in 2018, it was announced that “Castlevania” maker Adi Shankar (“Dredd”) was working with Netflix on a new animated series based on Capcom „Devil May Cry“-Franchise is working. A first teaser was released today for the official announcement, showing demon hunter Dante in action. As usual, you can watch the approximately 45 second long video yourself further down in the article.
The upcoming animated series is created by Adi Shankar, who will also executive produce the show through his company Shankar Animation. Meanwhile, the renowned South Korean studio Mir, which was responsible for the video game adaptation “DOTA: Dragon’s Blood” for Netflix, is taking care of the animations themselves. Capcom will also be involved in the new “DMC” series.
Devil May Cry will premiere “soon” exclusively on Netflix
Of course, long-time fans of the white-haired half-demon know that the animated series, which will start “soon” on Netflix, is not the first spin-off of its kind. In 2007, “Devil May Cry: The Animated Series,” a 12-episode anime series, was released and was produced by Studio Madhouse (“Death Note”) under the direction of Shin Itagaki in cooperation with Capcom. The show takes place between “DMC 1” and “DMC 2”.
It is currently not known whether the new series will also be part of the official canon of the popular action game series. In general, information about the plot of the animated show is currently still scarce. What is certain, however, is that in addition to protagonist Dante, his partner Lady and his twin brother Vergil will also take on important roles. Like Shankar 2021 opposite IGN Japan told, season 1 will consist of eight episodes.
The creator of the upcoming animated series particularly raved about the collaboration with video game developer Capcom, which was “a dream” for him. Everyone involved in this project would have been extremely enthusiastic, including Hiroyuki Kobayashi, the producer of the first “Devil May Cry” game: “Kobayashi-san is wonderful,” Shankar said in the interview.
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However, Season 1 should only be the beginning. In fact, a total of 5 seasons are planned, with one big story being told across all seasons. But that’s not all: Adi Shankar also revealed that a crossover with the “Castlevania” animated series is also planned in the course of this story. At IGN he said: “[Devil May Cry] will join Castlevania in what we now call the Bootleg Multiverse.”
In the same interview, Adi Shankar also revealed why he secured the rights to a series adaptation of Capcom’s iconic half-demon. He did this so that “the losers in Hollywood could do this [Devil May Cry] Don’t mess it up too.”
“Devil May Cry” will soon premiere exclusively on Netflix. An exact start date is still unknown.
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