“To fight a demon, one must become a demon”.
Seven Seas Entertainment recently announced its license acquisition for the original 1972 Devilman manga series by Go Nagai and the 40th-anniversary Devilman VS. Hades manga series by Go Nagai and Team Moon!
Devilman: The Classic Collection is the original manga by Go Nagai first published in 1972, a dark tale following Akira Fudo as he harnesses the power of the demon Amon and transforms into the powerful Devilman. Devilman VS. Hades is a stand-alone sequel, continuing from the end of the original manga and following Akira’s new quest in hell–with a surprise showdown between Devilman and the legendary mecha, Mazinger Z!
Both series will be translated by acclaimed manga classics expert Zack Davisson.
Devilman: The Classic Collection manga series will be officially released for the first time in North America in print as two large trim hardcover omnibus editions. The Devilman VS. Hades manga series will also be released for the first time in North America in print, in single volume softcover editions.
“It’s an incredible honor to bring Go Nagai’s original Devilman to North America in special deluxe hardcover editions,” says Seven Seas editor-in-chief Adam Arnold. “And of all the Devilman spin-offs and sequels over the years, Devilman VS. Hades is an especially great one with amazing art and tons of Go Nagai bang for your buck. These two series are the perfect combination of timeless classic and modern continuation.”
Devilman: The Classic Collection, Volume 1 is set for release on March 6, 2018, for $27.99, in time for the upcoming new Netflix original Devilman: Crybaby anime series.
Devilman VS. Hades, Volume 1 is set for release on February 13, 2018, for $12.99.