Adi Shankar had already created one of the most celebrated video game-turned-anime with Castlevania, but now he’s ready for another adaptation of a title filled with demons—only this time, the sex appeal is turned up a notch.
Here’s the announce for the Devil May Cry anime:
The studio behind the series, Studio Mir, was also behind the recently released My Adventures with Superman. They had also delivered The Legend of Korra as well as the Dota: Dragon’s Blood anime.
Besides Shankar, the series has also brought int Alex Larson to serve as writer. Shankar said in a press release (via Gizmodo):
“[I’m] honored that Netflix and Capcom have entrusted me to shepherd the Devil May Cry franchise. 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.”
As for the story, Dante is a demon hunter who is the son of the demon Sparda and human woman Eva. With his signature red trench coat, guns, and sword, Dante takes out a slew of increasingly grotesque monsters in the Devil May Cry series. It’s unclear what the anime will adapt, but it would be great if this could be a nice jumping off point for audiences who never got into the games.
No release date has been announced for Devil May Cry, but it’s possible it could be hitting Netflix sometime early next year. In the meantime, you can check out Shankar’s other show, Castlevania, now streaming.