Netflix introduced on Sunday that it’s going to solely stream Akuma Kun, the upcoming anime undertaking of Shigeru Mizuki‘s Akuma-kun manga, globally in 2023. Netflix additionally revealed a brand new visible.

The official web site for the anime additionally introduced that Yuuki Kaji will voice the protagonist, Akuma II / Ichirō Umoregi.

Netflix describes the story:

Akuma Kun is the story of a boy making an attempt create a society the place humanity realizes it is true potential and lives fortunately, with the assistance of some unlikely allies

Yūko Mita and Toshio Furukawa are coming back from the earlier anime to voice Akuma I / Shingo Umoregi and Mephisto II, respectively. Furukawa may even play Mephisto III.

The anime is a part of 4 “big projects” commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Shigeru Mizuki‘s start. Mizuki handed away in 2015 at 93 years previous.

Junichi Sato (Aria franchise, Sailor Moon) is the Akuma Kun anime undertaking’s chief director, whereas Fumitoshi Oizaki (A Centaur’s Life, Romeo × Juliet) is the collection director. Sato beforehand directed Akuma-kun TV anime and its two movies in 1989-1990. Hiroshi Ohnogi (2018 GeGeGe no Kitarō, Noein – to your different self) is overseeing the collection scripts.

The manga beforehand impressed a tv anime in 1989-1990. Two anime movies premiered in 1989 and 1990. The manga additionally impressed a number of live-action diversifications.

Mizuki drew the unique manga in 1963-1964, and he drew a number of different collection within the franchise within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties. The manga follows the titular “Akuma-kun,” a boy who makes use of the powers of demons to assist the world keep at peace.

Sources: Netflix Anime’s Twitter account, GeGeGe no Kitarō anime’s web site