A Devil May Cry anime adaptation is on the way from Adi Shankar, the man behind the extremely well-received Castlevania Netflix show.
Shankar confirmed the news himself in a recent interview with IGN, announcing that Devil May Cry will now join Castlevania in what is being referred to as the “bootleg multiverse.”
It’s currently unknown whether this new anime will join Castlevania on Netflix or if it will be distributed on another platform, or indeed if there’s a possible for the two franchises to cross over in some kind of Avengers style team up.
It certainly makes sense, given that both franchises revolve around killing monsters and looking great while doing it.
Shankar declined to share any plot details with IGN at this stage, but did confirm that he bought the rights to Devil May Cry himself so that the “jabronis in Hollywood don’t f*** this one up too.” What a man.
Shankar’s financial investment certainly implies that we might see Devil May Cry and Castlevania cross paths, something which would previously have been impossible since Capcom and Konami respectively own each IP.
The success of Castlevania, which recently enjoyed an excellent second series on Netflix, is what Shankar attributes to a DMC show even being possible.
He told IGN it was the fans who made it all possible, and that he wouldn’t even have a job if it wasn’t for them. What a modest fellow.
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— Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand) November 16, 2018
While we wait for the Devil May Cry series to arrive (and there’s obviously no firm date on that just yet), we can look forward to DMC 5 coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 8, 2019.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.