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Adi Shankar Provides an Update on the Devil May Cry Anime Series

It’s been almost three years since producer Adi Shankar announced that he was developing an anime adaptation of Capcom’s best-selling Devil May Cry video games. Since then, there have been very few (if any) updates on how the series is coming along. But while speaking with TechRaptor (via ComicBook.com), Shankar confirmed that the show is still in the works. In fact, the start of production is right around the corner.

“All the season one scripts are done,” said Shankar. “I collaborated with a very talented writer named Alex Larsen on the scripts. The scripts are rad and I wanted to execute them in a manner that would make my fellow DMC fans proud. Again, this was developed by a DMC fan for DMC fans, that was the ethos of this project. Production should start at the beginning of next year.”

Larsen previously wrote several episodes of Netflix’s Yasuke earlier this year, so he definitely knows his way around an anime franchise. Meanwhile, Shankar has already enjoyed great success in the anime realm on his own. He was an executive producer on Netflix’s Castlevania series, which many fans have hailed as one of the best video game adaptations of all time. After securing the Devil May Cry rights in 2018, Shankar also teased that the new series would take place in the same universe as Castlevania. However, it’s not clear if this is still the plan.

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