Devilman Crybaby Season 2: Release date, news and rumors
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Have you seen it?
If you have, then you probably already know that Devilman Crybaby is regarded as one of the most successful anime shows on Netflix. It is a dark fantasy action anime series based on the 1970s manga series, Devilman.
The show is deeply loved, and conversations about it are still popular to this day. But the most important question remains, will there be a Devilman Crybaby Season 2?
Let’s seek the answer together.
What happened so far in Devilman Crybaby
The Netflix anime show launched a single season of 10 episodes. The plot is based on two best friends Ryo and Akira who go in search of proof of demons’ existence among men. They take their search to a club where the friends create chaos that pulls out the demons present. While Ryo records the terrible scene, Akira tries to save him from the wrath of the demons.
We later see that Akira gets possessed by a powerful demon Amon but manages to retain control and use Amon’s powers as his own. This changes Akira, who was what you can describe as a loser to an aggressive, merciless Devilman.
As the story continues, Ryo and Akira’s friendship becomes strained. Ryo tries to protect Akira’s secrets but is in a personal battle with himself. Soon he makes public revelations that plunge humanity into chaos and an all-out war with demons. It is later revealed that Ryo is the fallen angel Satan who wants to exterminate humanity. He gathers an army and goes to war with Akira, who has also gathered an army of Devilmen to fight Ryo’s plans.
In the end, Akira dies in the battle, and Ryo is devastated, realizing he killed the only person he ever loved. At that time, angels descend to reform the earth.
Devilman Crybaby was quite the unique story with enough controversial themes to pull anyone in. The 2018 adaptation literally left no stone unturned in exploring several ideals, but also had marked differences from the original 1970s manga written by Go Nagai.
For example, the physical appearance of Ryo, Akira, Miki, and Tare changed to Taro differed slightly from the manga. Characters like Demon General Zann, Dosu-Roku and his gang, and Professor Asuka are not present in the show. There was more focus on xenophobia and racism in the animation than on the anti-war themes.
The show also had more elements of present-day society than a 1970s vibe. And several other changes, like the demons’ blood color and themes from Devilman Lady.
None of these made the show bad, though. It was a hit.
What’s Going on With Science Saru?
Science SARU is the producer of the Devilman Crybaby Season 1. They are a Japanese animation studio established in 2013. So far they’ve produced four feature films and five animated series, with their most recent project being 2021 The Heike Story.
Science SARU has done well for itself through the years. They’ve won awards and gained recognition. Some shows they’ve produced or co-produced include Ping Pong The Animation, Space Dandy, Garo: The Animation, Super Shiro, and Japan Sinks: 2020. The feature films include Crayon Shin-chan: Intense Battle! Robo Dad Strikes Back, The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, Ride Your Wave, and Inu-Oh. They have upcoming projects still expected this year.
What do we know about Devilman Crybaby Season 2 so far?
There has been no official stand on the Devilman Crybaby Season 2.
No teasers have been leaked, and the best rumors on the topic hint at spin-offs or the possibility of writing a sequel material to continue the show.
What are fans saying about Devilman Crybaby Season 2?
Not all fans are hopeful about getting a Devilman Crybaby Season 2. Most acknowledge that the Devilman Crybaby season 1 wrapped up the storyline and exhausted the manga material. They also think that if we get a Season 2, it would have to be a sequel and risk not being of the same quality as this loved adaptation.
Still, fans would embrace a Season 2 with open arms.
Will there be a Devilman Crybaby Season 2?
Short answer, unlikely.
But here’s what we know:
As far as the success of the release, all 10 episodes of the series were exclusively released on Netflix, and the streaming giant didn’t disclose viewership numbers. Still, the anime was easily perceived as a hit.
Google Trends shows that in Japan and the United States there’s still fair interest in the animated series.
None of these changes that Devilman Crybaby Season 1 ended on a final note, plus exhausted the source material. With one of the main characters dead and the earth being reformed by angels, where would a Season 2 start from?
Right now, we don’t think another season of the anime is in the works or being thought of two years after. Should it happen, we’ll be the first to know and share the good news.
When will Devilman Crybaby Season 2 be released?
It’s not coming yet and no official release date at this time. We’ll have to keep our fingers crossed and hope for the nearly impossible.
What can we expect in Devilman Crybaby Season 2?
If a Season 2 sees the light of day, we can’t say we’ll be seeing Akira anymore. Maybe a storyline continues with just Ryo and the lessons he has learned? Or Season 2 could be a sequel taking us in a slightly different direction. The theme and modern-day approach may stay the same.
But hey, this is just us brainstorming some possibilities.