Devilman crybaby is an action, dark fantasy anime series released as ONA in 2018. Based on Go Nagai‘s manga series called Devilman, the anime appeared on the Netflix platform. Devilman is one of the most popular anime that has aired on Netflix in recent years, such as The Promised Never Land or Violet Evergarden† Directed by Masaaki Yuasa, Japan sinks: 2020‘s director recently, the series was created by the Science SARU studio. Devilman: Crybaby, which consists of 10 episodes with an average length of 25 minutes, was released on Netflix on January 5, 2018. After two years, fans are still curious; Could the anime have one second season†
What was the Devilman: Crybaby storyline?
The anime is set around a high school athlete named Akira and his childhood friend Ryo. But these two have not met since childhood. Akira lives apart from his family, participates in athletics and stands in the background because he is an obscure type – Akira is not yet the popular kid we will see in the following chapters.
In the first episode, Ryo suddenly arrives in his car and takes Akira to a club. Along the way, he explains that the demons run around the world, and he wants to prove that by filming them, the demons are among us and against us. After entering the club, he creates chaos inside, allowing the demons to arise. While there was heavy sexuality before, the anime’s tone shifts towards chaos, after the chaos, blood and limb spread left and right are involved. While everyone is being chopped to pieces one by one, Ryo insanely records the slaughter.
Meanwhile, when the demons surround Ryo, Akira runs to save his friend, and the screen goes black for a moment. When he returns, Akira unknowingly joins Amun, one of the most powerful demons, who is leading the case in the rebellion against God. This time Akira kills everyone and faints. So the two fight the demons first and then each other.
Devilman crybaby is an anime that must be watched with the new breath it brings for storytelling. It offers a rich story with references to the drawing, atmosphere, character, myths and Christianity it uses, but it also contains gaps in the scenarios that can distract the attentive viewer. If it was anything longer than ten episodes, there were things it could have described better. That’s why second season is still eagerly anticipated.
Will there be a second season of Devilman Crybaby?
From Dec 3, 2021At the time of writing, Netflix doesn’t have that yet renewed the series for a second season. Director Yuasa of studio Science Saru did not mention work for a second season† However, is it possible? There are some important criteria so that we can see a new season in the future. Chief among these are the popularity and appropriateness of the anime’s source material. Under these two headings we will evaluate the possibilities of the new season of the series.
In terms of popularity everyone knows that Devilman crybaby was one of the most beloved anime series of recent years. According to our calculations, the series was ranked 127th in Myanimelist’s popularity rankings, and this ranking is quite good. Under normal circumstances, a series with these ratings has no barriers to: season 2† However, another important criterion is the suitability of the script and source material.
Devil Man Manga Status: Crybaby
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, the ONA series is based on the manga written and illustrated by Go Nagai. this popular manga series is quite old. Originally published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine between 1972 and 1973, the series consists of a total of 5 parts. The main manga series is not up and running today. The bad news is that there is no more source material available to adapt the series. Mostly faithful to the manga, the anime series covers the entire manga story with minor differences.
However, it is necessary to mention that there are many side stories and parallel manga series. While the main story has been fully adapted, an anime series can be created for a prequel or sequel if Netflix wishes. Talking about a sequel, Devilman Lady or Violence Jack would be the best series for it. While there are separate stories from the original story, they are manga series written by Go Nagai in the same universe and take place after Devilman Crybaby. In 1998, an anime series was created for Devilman Lady. However, it might be more satisfying to remake to Devilman Crybaby for this production that didn’t get enough attention.
Season 2 release date
Finally, if you’re hungry for more Devilman media, you can check out OVAs. They adapted the first few parts of the manga quite faithfully and are beautifully animated. They are very different from Crybaby, but definitely worth checking out. If a future spin-off or sequel is announced, we’ll share it with you. It doesn’t seem possible until 2022 as director Masaaki Yuasa and studio Science SARU are currently working on a TV adaptation for Inu-Oh, a novel series written by Hideo Furukawa. A new Devilcry series doesn’t seem possible until 2023 or beyond.
Season 2 Chance of Devilman Crybaby
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (7.79 on MA, 7.6 on IMDb)
Major distributor like Netflix
Bestselling manga (50m+)
Only one season
Original manga is complete
Not enough source material
No extension since 2018