Netflix has released all of Devilman Crybaby, which is a new adaptation of Go Nagai’s classic 1972 Devilman manga.
At first, fans were sure what to expect with the adaptation, since it’s Netflix’s first true original anime. Well, unless you count Neo Yokio…
When we say the best part of #DEVILMANcrybaby is the unrestrained and vulgar narrative, we're really referring to the highly relatable anxiety-ridden millennial rap segments. pic.twitter.com/wWJ4HwUEYO
— moetan (@motionjames00) January 7, 2018
Devilman is a forgotten series among modern fans, so it couldn’t bank on name recognition. The new adaptation is directed by Masaaki Yuasa, whose past works are divisive. However, social media can’t stop gushing about it!
My favorite thing about Devilman Crybaby and Pop Team Epic dominating the conversation right now is that anime feels weird and crazy and experimental again.
As it should be.
— Grant, 2018 Enhanced Edition (@grantthethief) January 7, 2018
Fans don’t know what to make of the gratuitous sex, graphic gore, nihilistic view of humanity, and horrors of war. Some fans love while others are voicing their concerns.
It’s cool if Devilman Crybaby is too gratuitous for you, but before you say it’s all tiddies and sex scenes remember that Devilman is a series about showing the darker side of humanity and the horrors of war. So if you’re uncomfortable with it that’s kinda the point.
— Nuri (@actionhankbeard) January 7, 2018
There is one thing fans and haters agree on: you will become a crybaby when it ends.
mood after watching devilman crybaby pic.twitter.com/XttY47uCpo
— KENDY (@revolocities) January 7, 2018
devilman crybaby verdict: pic.twitter.com/cQhYMaEQaB
— Zachary Fox (@zackfox) January 7, 2018
— Erin-Erin-Bo-Berin-Banna-Fanna-Fo-Ferin-Mii-My-Mo- (@supercoffeehigh) January 7, 2018
watching devilman crybaby ep 1 like pic.twitter.com/8kBprbX5Om
— rina 👑 @ KH3 HELL!!! ROXAS!!!!!!! (@todoyamas) January 8, 2018
Fans looking for a wild and depressing ride, or wanting to enjoy the father of Berserk, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Naruto, or Kill la Kill may want to give Devil Man Crybaby a chance.