Devil May Cry is an anime series based on the video game series created and owned by Capcom. It debuted on the WOWOW TV network in Japan on June 14 of 2007, and will run 12 episodes.
The show is produced by the anime studio Madhouse and is directed by Shin Itagaki. Bingo Morihashi, one of the writers for the second, third and fourth games, is also on the writing staff.
A teaser-trailer, released on the show's official site, featured pre-production artwork of Dante, the primary protagonist and playable character of the video games, and confirmed him as the show's main protagonist.
A second trailer released at the 2007 Tokyo International Anime Festival showed actual animation from the show and included a character and cast list, featuring both new characters and other characters from the games.
In the beginning of June, the entire first episode was released to Asian countries except Japan. The first episode aired in Japan on June 14.
On June 30, 2007, at Anime Expo 07, it was announced that ADV has licensed the show.
- Dante by Toshiyuki Morikawa
- Trish by Atsuko Tanaka
- Lady by Fumiko Orikasa
- Patty by Fukuen Misato
- Morisson by Akio Ohtsuka