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How Devil May Cry to be adapted in HBO?

absolitude

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Vergil could dress more sophisticated than Dante or Nero.

An example would be Elijah from the Originals.



Or the Necromancer from Legacies



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Sure. He could have a more simpler look than either Dante or Vergil. Although I like his prototype look from DMC4. Ironically I prefer his concept art to his final look/characterization.

With Nero you can give him the punk rock look DmC was going for.









Althought we can save the last one for an OC ;).
That Elijah guy looks so good for Vergil base, the right mannerism and palette, would even make a perfect poster for his character in the show.

And i gotta say, CW's Nero would also have short hair, because the med length hair isn't a thing anymore nowadays. They would probably have a character that represents the current trend.

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Here's how they could look on the CW.

Where'd you get this image btw? Who made them?
 

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I found it on DeviantArt

Ah yessss, I was on spot with how Nero should've gone with something simpler, the artist him/herself realizes the Nero one is still pushing it with the grounded and realistic concept. Really awesome art and fitting still.
 

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You are better off hoping for a DMC show on HBO MAX. They are more likely to have a bigger budget to spend on DMC.
 

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You are better off hoping for a DMC show on HBO MAX. They are more likely to have a bigger budget to spend on DMC.
Same. Plus, there would be a bit more blood in there. I honestly would rather have an animated adaption of Devil May Cry. If rumors are true, the people behind the Castlevania Netflix series will be the ones to work on it. Even the CW did adapt the games, they would still be better than the Devil May Cry anime.
 

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I found it on DeviantArt
I remember this! I saw this back in 2015. Did Capcom steal from this guy? Dante realistic/grounded design is almost more or less what it looks like in 5. They should be paying him something.
 

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Same. Plus, there would be a bit more blood in there. I honestly would rather have an animated adaption of Devil May Cry. If rumors are true, the people behind the Castlevania Netflix series will be the ones to work on it. Even the CW did adapt the games, they would still be better than the Devil May Cry anime.
I'd also say some CW shows are better at love stories than 4. Just to be fair to the anime.

I think Berto was right in an earlier post. Even an HBO MAX adaptation is likely to be a loose one. Hell I'm expecting the upcoming animated series to be its own thing. Castlevania does reflect the games but it is it's own distinct take on the games.

So @Ronin should be careful what they wish for.
 
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I'd also say some CW shows are better at love stories than 4. Just to be fair to the anime.
You're not wrong and it does not bother me. Yet DMC4 had a better love story than Inuyasha, Twilight, Love Hina (most harem in general. Tenchi is still top dog), Vampire Knight, and whatever the hell 50 Shades of Grey was. The romance never actually bothered me, and the fact that Kyrie is still with Nero I find heartwarming. I always found them cute.
Hell I'm expecting the upcoming animated series to be its own thing. Castlevania does reflect the games but it is it's own distinct take on the games.
When adapting Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, they did not have much to draw from, and yet they made it work. With the adaption of DMC, not everything has to be 1-to-1 for me, so long as they carry the spirit of the games, lore, and characters.
 

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Being better than the DMC Anime isn't that high a bar to clear. Not sure how Capcom managed to ruin an adaptation animated by Madhouse, but between the off-model moments, the "they did this better in Hellsing" bits, the complete botching of any and all characterization, the fact that you could watch a third of the total number of episodes and still not miss anything important, and the part where the dub sounds like they recorded their lines in a trash can, they sure managed to make that thing suck.

Madhouse made much better use of their skills in the Marvel Anime series including the animated Iron Man movie.

"Being fair" to the anime is a tremendous waste of time. Much like watching the anime itself is.
 

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I guess it's better for HBO to adapt DMC in live action somehow.

The CW will probably screw up.
 

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Being better than the DMC Anime isn't that high a bar to clear. Not sure how Capcom managed to ruin an adaptation animated by Madhouse, but between the off-model moments, the "they did this better in Hellsing" bits, the complete botching of any and all characterization, the fact that you could watch a third of the total number of episodes and still not miss anything important, and the part where the dub sounds like they recorded their lines in a trash can, they sure managed to make that thing suck.

Madhouse made much better use of their skills in the Marvel Anime series including the animated Iron Man movie.

"Being fair" to the anime is a tremendous waste of time. Much like watching the anime itself is.
I do think in spite of it's many, many flaws, Madhouse anime is the best we could hope for in regards to a DMC adaptation. Especially when you consider this was before Netflix's Castlevania came along. It could and should have been much better but it also could have been much worse.
 
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