There are sleeves that have been rolling and rolling for a long time, and no matter how many years go by, it seems that they never completely go away and from time to time they surprise us with a new version. In Netflix Lately it seems that it has given them a bit to recover the anime “vintage”“between ‘Spriggan’ and ‘Bastard!!!’, because they also premiere this year the new anime of ‘Akuma-kun‘.
Picking up where we left off
Shigeru Mizuki started posting ‘Akuma-kun’ back in 1963, and since then the story has had adaptations in live action, anime and even movies. But surely the one that everyone remembers best is the 1989 anime series.
Well, this Netflix anime seems to directly continue this series, with Junichi Satō returning as chief director and several original voice actors reprising for the new ‘Akuma Kun’. Fumitoshi Oizaki is directing the anime and Hiroshi Onogi is writing the anime, and the animation will be a co-production between Toei Animation and Encourage Filmsthe study of ‘Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness’.
‘Akuma-kun‘ is a story of fantasy with a touch of supernatural terrorBecause Akuma-kun is a small prodigy who appears once every thousands of years and can summon and control demons. Despite his powers, Akuma-kun always uses them to help those in need without disturbing world peace too much.
For now, Netflix has not completely gotten wet with the release date, although it seems that the new anime of ‘Akuma Kun’ will arrive in the last quarter of the year, so it would be necessary to aim for the fall season of 2023 to enter the 60th anniversary of the manga. And since Netflix has licensed the series, the chances are that the entire season will be released in one go instead of having a weekly simulcast.
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