Netflix unveiled at its Drop 01 animation event that a new animated series of a popular game franchise is in the works.
Netflix announced that they are working together with Capcum to create a new animated action series of the popular game Devil May Cry.
Adi Shankar will serve as the Executive, who previously worked on Netflix’s adaptation of the Castlevania series. Written by Alex Larsen, the upcoming Anime by Netflix will consist of eight episodes.
Specific details about the series such as the release date, and cast members are yet to be revealed. Adi Shankar in a statement said he is honored to have been entrusted with the executive position to deliver the Devil May Cry animated series.
Studio Mir, who are best known for their previous works like Boondocks, Harley Quinn, The Legend of Korra, and Young Justice, will be in charge of the Animation. You can have a brief glance at the animation in the teaser trailer below.
The official trailer itself doesn’t reveal much about the plot or story, but looking at what has been shown, the upcoming adaptation of the Devil May Cry game franchise has been inspired by Devil May Cry: Dante’s Awakening (2005).
Dante’s Awakening takes place a decade before the events of the original game where the story follows a young Dante. The teaser reveals Dante battling against the Demons trying to invade the Earth with his signature pistols, Ebony and Ivory.
More About Devil May Cry Anime
Devil May Cry Game was previously adapted into an Anime Series for the first time in 2007. The 12-episode adaptation of the game was produced by Studio Madhouse and was directed by Shin Itagalo.
This first-ever Anime adaptation of the game is set somewhere between Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 2. The series is based on manga & novel volumes and sees the return of the regulars such as Trish and Lady.
In the Anime, Dante is seen running his devil-hunting business Devil Man Cry while struggling under constant financial debt. We also saw two new characters introduced in the story, Dante’s agent Morrison, and Patty Lowell.
Morrison helps his chronically indebted clients find work and gives them helpful advice. Patty on the other hand is a young orphan girl who was saved by Dante in the first episode. She develops a father-daughter relationship with Dante.