The new animation “Akuma-Kun” will be produced as a Netflix series, and it has been decided that it will be exclusively distributed worldwide in 2023 on Netflix. In addition, cast information will be announced, and Yuki Kaji will be in charge of the main character, Akuma-Kun II / Ichiro Buried. In addition, the new animation of “Akuma-Kun” will be the first in 33 years since the TV anime version that was broadcast until March 1990.
“Akuma-Kun” is a story about a genius boy, Akuma-Kun, who aims to create a utopia without conflict or hunger with the help of the devil and the Twelve Apostles in 10,000 years. The first work was published by Shigeru Mizuki in 1963 when he was a manga artist and then serialized in “Weekly Shonen Magazine” and “Weekly Shonen Jump”. Then, in addition to the TV animation broadcast on TV Asahi from April 1989 to March 1990, it was also made into a live drama (1966), a movie (1989/90), and a game (90). ing.
The new animation was planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mr. Mizuki’s birth and has been animated again more than 30 years after the TV anime version broadcast until March 1990. Set in the world 30 years after the 1989 TV anime version, Ichiro Buriedki, a genius boy raised by the devil, will challenge the mysterious incident caused by the devil with his partner Mephistopheles III.
Kaji has decided to appear, “Mr. Shigeru Mizuki. Congratulations on your 100th birthday. I will be in charge of the voice of the second generation Akuma-Kun in Reiwa” Akuma-Kun “.” Akuma-Kun “( (1989 version), which I had seen as a child, is very memorable as a work whose world view and theme song are impressive, so this time, I let you play the second generation Akuma-Kun in such a historic series. I am very happy to be able to do it, and I am very happy about it. “
“I’m just starting to study the work again for recording. This work has a third screening, which is rare for a voice actor audition, and it was difficult to ask for various expressions each time. “I definitely want to grab this role. I want to be involved in this work,” and I have always faced it with all my heart, “confessed the audition.
“I remember standing in front of the microphone with a lot of tension every time at the audition that strongly felt the spirit and commitment of the staff including the director. That is why I would like to say hello to everyone as the second generation Akuma-Kun. I’m really, really happy with the facts that I have received. At the same time, I am very pleased to be with Yuko Mita and Toshio Furukawa, who are my seniors. I am honored and many. I want to do my best to play while learning about it. “
“And in” GeGeGe no Kitaro, “Miyuki Sawashiro is currently playing the role of Kitaro, but she and I are the same age, and I’ve always been one of the actors I’ve been very close to. I feel a lot of ties to being able to play an important role together with her in the historical work of Professor Shigeru Mizuki. I’m looking forward to playing more and more. ” “We value the feeling of respect for the original version of” Akuma-Kun, “and sincerely, we would like to work on the creation of the work, so please look forward to the delivery. Thank you for your cooperation. “
In addition, Aya Matsuda, an animation producer in the Netflix content division, said about the worldwide exclusive distribution, “I am very honored to be able to deliver the popular work of Professor Shigeru Mizuki to the world. Now, 30 years after the broadcast of the previous series. , New charms and stories have been added, making it a work that both original fans and those who have not touched the work can enjoy. I can’t wait for the day when it will be exciting with everyone! Please look forward to “Akuma-Kun”.