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Akuma-kun Anime Reveals Spooky Streaming Period

Medama-oyaji (aka "Daddy Eyeball") pleads for an end to the fighting a scene from the 2018 GeGeGe no Kitaro TV anime.


After teasing the series for the last couple of years, on the birthday of Akuma-kun’s manga creator Shigeru Mizuki, it was revealed that the series will premiere on Netflix in Fall 2023. Alongside the release period, character visuals for the lead two were released.





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Both the Kitaro Tanjou – GeGeGe no Nazo theatrical anime film and the Akuma-kun anime series are parts of a larger, four-part project celebrating the 100th anniversary of manga author Shigeru Mizuki’s birth. Akuma-kun follows a strange young boy named Akuma-kun who reincarnates every 10,000 years and tries to create a world free from conflict, strife, and hunger by harnessing the power of demons.


Created in 1963, the Akuma-kun manga was serialized in magazines such as Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine (1966 – 1967) and Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump (1970 – 1971). The series was also adapted into a TV anime in 1989 with animation production by Toei Animation, who returns for the new anime project as a producer with animation produced at Encourage Films. The previous series director Junichi Sato also returns as the general director. Fumitoshi Oizaki is serving as the director while Hiroshi Onogi is penning the series composition. Akuma-kun is set to stream on Netflix in Fall 2023.


Source: Comic Natalie


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Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.