Netflix Announces Devil May Cry Anime With A Quick Teaser Of Dante In Action
During Netflix's Drop 01 virtual event, Capcom, Studio MIR, and Castlevania showrunner Adi Shankar confirmed an all-new anime Devil May Cry series is on its way. This new series will have a different continuity than the previous anime series from 2007 from Shin Itagaki and Madhouse Studios. Shankar had secured the rights back in 2018 and revealed that the show's first season will have 8 episodes.
The filmmaker also has plans for a connected "multi-season arc", like what he did with Castlevania, and fan-favorite characters will make their debut throughout the series. You can check out the first look at the series which has the main character Dante showing off his firearms and fighting prowess.
"I'm honored that Netflix and Capcom have entrusted me to shepherd the Devil May Cry franchise," Shankar said in a statement. "Alex Larsen and I love these characters, we are part of the fandom, and vow to surpass the exceptionally high bar we set for ourselves."
"In this animated adaptation of the popular Capcom game, sinister forces are at play to open the portal between the human and demon realms," the show's official description reads. "In the middle of it all is Dante, an orphaned demon-hunter-for-hire, unaware that the fate of both worlds hangs around his neck."
The franchise was created by Hideki Kamiya, and primarily developed and published by Capcom. The series centers on the aforementioned demon hunter Dante and his efforts to fend off various demon invasions of Earth. The main entries have sold 29 million copies worldwide and received Capcom's Platinum Title award.
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