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Devil May Cry Anime Coming from Castlevania Producer

While some may be disappointed Adi Shankar’s new series isn’t a Zelda adaptation (as speculated beforehand), it’s awesome to learn that it was, in fact, Devil May Cry that he’s giving the anime treatment to.

Just in time for the release of the highly anticipated DMC5, Netflix’s Castlevania Executive Producer has announced that Devil May Cry has begun production, and will join Castlevania in what he’s calling “the bootleg multiverse” which he uh… refused to clarify. Does this mean that the two animes will cross over – that they’re set in a shared universe ala the MCU? Is this all a lead up to a Super Smash anime? Who knows, as the details are basically nonexistent. When speaking about why DMC, Shankar said he “acquired these rights myself so the jabronis in Hollywood don’t fuck this one up too”. You can watch the full, albeit very short interview over on IGN, in our source.

Having just finished season 2 of Castlevania myself I’ve been overjoyed to find it easily one of the best game adaptations ever done, as well as being a great and compelling standalone series as well. This gives me great hope for the DMC anime, which will be the second produced (the original being a short 12 episode mini-series that was a semi-original story set between DMC1 and 4) to trail blaze another great adaption. If Castlevania is anything to go by, there’s a good chance it will be an adaption of DMC3, which (like Castlevania) is the first story in the canon and a prequel to DMC 1. Who knows, though. When asked, Shankar dodged the question for a Stylish rank.


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