Thoughts on Devilman Crybaby

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  1. PapaGreg

    PapaGreg Drinking my sorrows

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    Surprised nobody else decicded to make this threat but here we are. As most of you know Netflix streamed a new anime series called Devilman Crybaby, an anime adapation based on the Go Nagai manga "Devilman" known to be the most influential Shonen manga(and yes this was a shonen). So thoughts on the series.
     
  2. TheVileOne

    TheVileOne Peace Loving Shinobi
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    I watched the first episode and was like "nope." The art style just wasn't for me. I much preferred the art direction and designs for Devilman vs. Cyborg 009. Then again, I've never been a huge Devilman fan anyway.

    The first episode was just a bit too bizarre and incoherent for my tastes, even for a Japanese anime.
     
  3. Anyone00

    Anyone00 The Moltar-Snork

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    I was not expecting a Devilman adaptation to be significantly more pornographic then Kekko Kamen.
    Also really, really rushed in terms of story telling.
     
  4. Gatordragon

    Gatordragon Time to break some hearts!

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    Welp, I'm adding this along with Big Mouth on Netflix shows I shouldn't watch in public. I've heard of Devilman before, but this is my first jump into the world.

    The art style is alright, but the animation can get real lousy. Though things pick up when crazy stuff goes down. Made me think of stuff like Splatterhouse and Prototype.

    That rapping posse was pretty deece. At least they weren't going "skrt skrt". I hate crap like that in today's rap.

    Overall, I'm interested in it. I'm gonna continue watching this when I can.
     
  5. TheVileOne

    TheVileOne Peace Loving Shinobi
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    Isn't this like the umpteenth reboot of Devilman?
     
  6. PapaGreg

    PapaGreg Drinking my sorrows

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    @Gatordragon, its made by the same animation director who did Adventure Time Food Fight


    @TheVileOne I think like third or fourth
     
  7. AnotherRandomGuy

    AnotherRandomGuy The cat's in the cradle

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    *chuckles evilly in the distance*
    Lightweights

    Okay, I kid. But seriously, this show was right up my alley and pushed all my buttons in the right ways. Make no mistake Crybaby isn't for the faint of heart and if you aren't used to either gore or sexuality and the first episode turned you off then you're going to be uncomfortable for the rest of the show, but if you muscle past all that and keep stomach and nerve then you might be surprised of how thoughtful and powerful a series it can be.

    I loved the artstyle because it gave the sense of a dream, both the wonderful whimsical kind and the downright nightmarish. Characters move both realistically and cartoonishly and both work for whatever scene it was trying to convey. The characters do their jobs wonderfully too, portraying the humanity or lack there of of each. Though some plotlines don't go as far as they probably should for certain side characters.

    And what I can say more, is the scenes you might open your eyes for you're gong to close them again. Not out of fear mind you, but deep sadness.

    Crybaby is more than just a show of gore and sex, but also shows the all too human horrors of bigotry and hatred. The importance of humanity and empathy, to care about others and what happens when you lose that.

    In these dark days we need a series like Devilman Crybaby more than we did before,to look inside to see what demons really look like.

    For those who already have a thumb in horror media and the those brave enough to try. I can't recommend it enough.
     
  8. Rad's Kittens

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    As someone who has never read the original manga, I quite like this adaptation, though of course it's not without its flaws, mainly the Adult Swim-ish art style which can be wonky at the times. However, the animation compensates for it a lot. It's very fluid, especially during the gore scenes, which are very pleasing to look at (please don't call the cops). The characters are well-written too. I adore how well they fleshed out the main characters within the span of 10 episodes, and it makes a lot of the death scenes even more gut-wrenching. That said, I do think it has an uneven pacing, especially towards the end where it feels rushed and a lot of crap just happens all of the sudden. The pornographic scenes are bit gratuitous but I don't necessarily take issue with it.

    Overall, I really recommend this anime for those needing a quick horror fix. Be warned that this anime is definitely not for the faint of heart.
     
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  9. Golden Geek

    Golden Geek Gera Gera Po

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    This is exactly the type of anime I want to see Netflix get involved in: something they can release all at once worldwide, with content that's too out there for regular Japanese TV.
     
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  10. TheVileOne

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    I agree, but I'm fine if we get more Seven Deadly Sins' next season on there as well.
     

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