Devilman is More Important Now than Ever Before (Mary Lee Loves Devilman: Part 3)
The original Devilman manga by Go Nagai had a lot to say about the state of Japan as well as the larger world in the 1970s. Its unflinching portrayal of the darkest parts of human nature helped solidify its status as a classic manga that still holds up (for the most part) to this day. The 2018 anime adaptation Devilman: Crybaby updates the setting to the present time and modernizes the social commentary along with it.
What’s so surprising about Crybaby is that it manages to be even more relevant and important to its contemporary audience than the original manga was over four decades ago. Let’s take a closer look at how the changes to Nagai’s legendary story struck a chord with the people of today.
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