Netflix’s Castlevania showrunner Adi Shankar is officially developing a new anime series for Netflix based on Devil May Cry.
Announced as part of Netflix’s DROP 01 virtual event, the anime “Devil May Cry” also received a short teaser that shows a smiling Dante turning around while firing his weapons (which may be Ebony & Ivory acts!) and dodges an opponent’s attacks from off-screen.
We don’t know exactly when this new series will arrive on Netflix, but the streamer has provided a description of the anime that will undoubtedly have fans excited for what’s to come.
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“In this animated adaptation of the popular Capcom game, dark forces are at play to open the portal between the human and demon worlds,” reads the official description. “In the middle of it all stands Dante, an orphaned demon hunter who is unaware that the fate of both worlds hangs around his neck.”
The anime “Devil May Cry” is developed by Netflix, Capcom, Studio MIR and Shankar. Shankar will also serve as executive producer alongside Capcom’s Hideaki Itsuno and Studio MIR’s Seung Wook Lee. Itsuno has served as director of several Devil May Cry games, and Lee is part of a team that also developed The Legend of Korra, My Adventures with Superman, Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender, and The Witcher: “Nightmare of the Wolf” and much more.
Shankar shared a few thoughts about the new series, which will have eight episodes in its first season and will be written by Alex Larsen.
“I am honored that Netflix and Capcom have entrusted me to lead the DEVIL MAY CRY franchise. “Alex Larsen and I love these characters, we are part of the fandom and vow to exceed the exceptionally high bar we have set for ourselves,” Shankar said.
Devil May Cry first appeared on the PlayStation 2 in 2001 and was followed by numerous sequels. The last mainline entry was 2019’s Devil May Cry 5, and we said its “trio of outstanding fighting styles sets new standards for the series, and its mysterious story keeps things interesting along the way.”
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