Yes, kids – we are getting a new Netflix series. Devilman is based on the manga series by Go Nagai. The series was serialized from 1972 to 1973 in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa, the story centers on Akira Fudo, who’s best friend’s father dies after uncovering a mask during an excavation of the ruins of an ancient Mayan temple. The mask is actually a fossilized demon skull that allows her wearer to see what the Earth was like when demons ruled. To prevent them from rising again to reclaim the planet, Akira combines with a demon to become Devilman, retaining the heart of a human while gaining the power of a demon. Throughout the series, Akira fights demonic hordes, including the demon bird Sirène, the water demon Geruma and the turtle-like demon Jinmen.
A Netflix Original Series, Devilman will debut in 2018.