This anime is an adaptation of the Devilman manga by the legendary Go Nagai. It’s being directed by Masaaki Yuasa of The Tatami Galaxy, Ping Pong the Animation, and Kemonozume, among others while Ichiro Okouchi of Code Geass and Valvrave the Liberator is writing the script. Choi EunYoung will be animation producer and it is backed by Netflix, Aniplex and Dynamic Planning.
There are insane amounts of hype surrounding Devilman: Crybaby. This adaptation sounds like an otaku’s wet dream based on the all-star staff working on it. The story is about Akira Fudo, who fuses with a demon when he realized that a normal human being is powerless against the upcoming apocalypse. He becomes Devilman, with the power of a demon and the heart of a human.
The Devilman franchise has spawned more than a dozen different crossovers, remakes and spinoffs since its inception, including manga, OVAs, and a 2004 live-action film.
Devilman: Crybaby show is set to release on Netflix in 2018.