On January 6, 2018 Devilman Crybaby grabbed the anime world by the collar and bit its head off. Now, a month later, the effusive duo of Subs and Shadon pour their hearts out for Masaki Yuasa’s adaptation of go Nagai’s iconic 70s manga.
But, because Warui Deshou is a bad podcast, they knew they couldn’t perform a task like this alone, so they summoned Danny and K, the delightful and insightful hosts of Anime Is Lit to create a pod crossover the likes of which neither god nor devil hath known!
Leaving nary a stone unturned, the group talks about everything they can think of, including: the running metaphor, what the ending means, the show’s depiction of Satan, LGBTQ+ representation, the nature of the show’s violence, character acting, who is best boy, the show as cautionary tale, dope music, Donald Trump’s cameo, and a whole lot more.
This is a long podcast that covers a lot of topics, so please use the timecodes below to jump around in case, say, you already know all about Go Nagai or haven’t seen Crybaby and don’t want to be spoiled.
00:00:00 – Opening Bits
00:02:42 – Introductions
00:06:12 – Ice Breaker Game – Which anime title would you be embarrassed to say out loud, “I am watching _______” to a non-nerd you respect?
00:19:30 – Devilman Crybaby Historical context – Go Nagai, Masaki Yuasa, Netflix
00:34:53 – SPOILER FREE plot summary and We Sell You On Crybaby
01:07:57 – [SPOILERS] Discussion Topic 1: Favorite Scenes
01:55:01 – [SPOILERS] Discussion Topic 2: Satan!
02:13:50 – [SPOILERS] Discussion Topic 3: Akira And Miki
02:29:30 – [SPOILERS] Discussion Topic 4: Some Dude Dissed Crybaby On The Internet
02:34:56 – [SPOILERS] Discussion Topic 5: To Run
02:47:34 – [SPOILERS] Discussion Topic 6: The Ending
03:14:32 – [SPOILERS] Discussion Topic 7: Post Credits aka TIME LOOP
03:27:26 – [SPOILERS] Discussion Topic 8: Final Thoughts & Why Crybaby Impacted Us so Much
03:36:36 – Correspondance
03:54:45 – Outro
kensuke ushio – Wishy Washy
SNL Skit w/ Will Ferrel & Garth Brooks
Stryper – To Hell With The Devil
Nobuo Uematsu – The Airship Blackjack
Giant Beastcast – Black And White
Johnny Cash – Mean As Hell
Elvis Presley – You’re The Devil In Disguise
Ken the 390, Young Dais & AFRA – Freestyle #2
kensuke ushio – Sabbath I
Ken the 390, Young Dais & AFRA – Freestyle #1
INXS – The Devil Inside
Storybots – Velociraptors Velocirappin’
Milo – Poet (Black Bean) ft. James Baldwin (a part of it)
kensuke ushio – Veritas
kensuke ushio – Crybaby
kensuke ushio – Judgement
kensuke ushio – Her Baton
Konya Dake – Takkyuu to Tavito
Milo – A Note To Mrs.
Bruce Miller – Tossed Salads And Scrambled Eggs
Infinite – Let’s Get It On
kensuke ushio – Miki
Michael Schenker – Peace (played backwards)
Milo – Poet (Black Bean) ft. James Baldwin (another part of it)
Bob Dylan – Everything Is Broken
kensuke ushio – Crybaby (different part of it)
Etta James – At Last
True Detective – Time Is A Flat Circle
Shoptimus Prime – Cuphead Theme
Max Romeo – Chase The Devil
Sofia Kriger – Come Fly With Me