Fans of Shigeru Mizuki rejoice. I have some great news for you! Shigeru Mizuki’s beloved Yōkai Manga series Akuma-Kun will be getting a brand-new series, and it’s coming in 2023.
In this new announcement, Netflix released a new teaser trailer, a new visual, a staff list, and several new cast members for the upcoming series. Here are the staff and cast members that have been announced:
- Hide Shibuya– Character Design and Chief Animation Director
- Yumiko Kuga– Art Director
- Kunio Tsujita– Color Designer
- Takeo Ogiwara– Director of Photography
- Wataru Osakabe– Magical Circle Design
- Akio Izutsu– Music
- Ryoko Shiraishi- Sana Kazama
- Yumiri Hanamori- Mio
- Fairouz Ai- Gremory
- Yukiyo Fujii– Hina Asanagi
Toei Animation and Encourage Films are handling the animation production for the series, with Junichi Sato as the Chief Director and Fumitoshi Oizaki as the Director. Meanwhile, Hiroshi Oonagi is doing the series composition, and Daichi Nagatomi is a producer. Netflix is distributing the anime exclusively this year, but no release date has been announced.
Akuma-Kun is adapted from the original manga series written and illustrated by Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of GeGeGe no Kitarō and Shōwa-Shi. Akuma-Kun was also adapted into a live-action tv series, an anime series, and two anime films titled Akuma-Kun: The Movie (1989) and Akuma-kun: Yōkoso Akuma Land e!! (1990). It was also adapted into an RPG video game titled Akuma-Kun: Makai no Wana for the Famicom in 1990.
Source: Anime Corner
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