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Release Your Inner Demon at DEVILMAN crybaby SABBATH SHIBUYA

Experience the World of Devilman crybaby in Shibuya

To commemorate the release of the Blu-ray release of DEVILMAN crybaby, Shibuya TOWER RECORDS is holding an exhibit on the hit anime from May 23 to June 17, 2018 at SpaceHACHIKAI. Titled DEVILMAN crybaby SABBATH SHIBUYA, the exhibition brings to life scenes from the anime as well as features keyframes from each episode, life-sized panels of the characters, and a sneak peek into the limited edition booklet bundled with the Blu-ray. The exhibit also will screen all the episodes of the anime and「DEVILMAN NIGHT kensuke ushio LIVE @WOMB」.

Visitors will receive DEVILMAN crybaby BOOTLEG, a special booklet edited by anime and gaming magazine CONTINUE that includes interviews with director Masaaki Yuasa, Avu-chan, and Kensuke Ushio as well as a sticker. Additionally, fans can purchase collaboration goods in the gift shop and support the anime.

Tickets to the exhibit are 800 yen at the door.

Thanks to our friends at TOWER RECORDS, Manga Planet had the chance to take photos for all our fan!

**Be warned, our photo report contains spoilers to the anime!**

Devilman Crybaby Shibuya Sabbath Exhibit


  • Devilman Crybaby Shibuya Sabbath at TOWER RECORDS Ryo and Akira

“DEVILMAN crybaby SABBATH SHIBUYA” takes its name from the rave Ryo takes Akira in the first episode.

  • Devilman Crybaby Shibuya Sabbath Tower Records entrance

The staff and cast, such as Koki Uchiyama (Akira Fudo), Ayumu Murase (Ryo Asuka), and director Masaaki Yuasa, signed commemorative boards for the exhibit.

  • Devilman Crybaby keyframes at Shibuya Sabbath

The center of the exhibit showcases keyframes from each of the anime’s ten episodes. Fans can see up close the art that became one of the most notable anime of the year.

  • Akira and Miki from Devilman Crybaby Shibuya Sabbath

On the back of these keyframes are memorable scenes from DEVILMAN crybaby.

  • Sabbath Exhibit at Devilman Crybaby

At the back of the exhibit, TOWER RECORDS brings the SABBATH to life! 「DEVILMAN NIGHT kensuke ushio LIVE @WOMB」and the anime plays on the screen in the SABBATH.

1970s Devilman by Go Nagai figure

DEVILMAN crybaby wouldn’t exist without the original Go Nagai Devilman shown above here in a life-sized figure. The original Devilman first ran in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 1972 and became an anime the same year. It has since been adapted into many manga series, novels, films, and OVAs. Masaaki Yuasa’s DEVILMAN crybaby released in 2018 as a Netflix original series is the latest reincarnation of the Devilman narratives.

Scripts from Devilman Crybaby at Devilman Crybaby Shibuya Sabbath

Fans also have the chance to see exclusive scripts and character designs from DEVILMAN crybaby.

  • Devilman Crybaby children Ryo, Akira, Miki, keyart

Life-sized panels of the characters line the exhibit and the stairwell. Each of these characters has the chance to…run here.

  • DEVILMAN crybaby Statue crafted by Shinya Akao (Headlong)

Fans will additionally have the opportunity to see the new DEVILMAN crybaby Statue crafted by Shinya Akao (Headlong). This figure is available in two versions, teaser color and real color, and slated for release in July 2018. More information can be found on the official website: https://www.aniplexplus.com/itemrHzYcQke   

「DEVILMAN crybaby COMPLETE BOX」blu-ray

「DEVILMAN crybaby COMPLETE BOX」, the Blu-ray release of the anime, will hit shelves on May 30, 2018. The Blu-ray comes with three Blu-ray disks, two special CDs of the extra soundtrack and remix CD, a 100-page book on the “Making of” the anime, another 100-page artwork volume as well as other limited edition goods. More information can be found on the anime’s official website: http://devilman-crybaby.com/product/

  • 「DEVILMAN crybaby COMPLETE BOX」artbook at Devilman Crybaby Shibuya Sabbath

Fans can have a sneak peek into the books that come with 「DEVILMAN crybaby COMPLETE BOX」.

CONTINUE, an anime and gaming magazine, dedicated its 51st volume to DEVILMAN crybaby

The gift shop is fully stocked with Devilman goods you can only find at this event. CONTINUE, an anime and gaming magazine, dedicated its 51st volume to DEVILMAN crybaby.

Devilman Crybaby original soundrack, Denki Grooveman, MAN HUMAN CD at Shibuya Sabbath

Fans can buy the anime’s original soundtrack, DENKI GROOVE MAN HUMAN CD and DVD, along other CDs.

TOWER RECORDS collaborated with DEVILMAN crybaby to produce these t-shirts and bag.

Devilman does not only appear in modern mediums of anime and manga. In the pop up shop, fans can see and buy traditional artwork based on the series.

Kojo Masayuki, famed bujinga artist, original artwork of Amon from DEVILMAN Crybaby

Kojo Masayuki, famed bujinga artist, produced original artwork of Amon from DEVILMAN Crybaby.

Ken Shiozaki, a Japanese-style painter, produced ukiyo-e prints of Devilman. The three piece set runs at 20,440 yen.

MIKI 'Mixed Media' Devilman prints.

MIKI created these ‘Mixed Media’ Devilman prints.

Devilman Crybaby prints at Shibuya

For those who want a more accessible option for Devilman prints, this machine can print scenes from the anime for 500 yen.   

Satan Ryo Asuka Devilman Crybaby

If you’re a Devilman fan, be sure to swing by this exhibit before June 17! For more information, check TOWER RECORDS’s official website: http://tower.jp/article/news/2018/05/04/n101 

If you are interested in other manga and anime events in Tokyo, be sure to read our articles on the Cheese!’s Ikebo x Shōjo Manga Genga-ten, Land of the Lustrous Exhibit at Yurakucho Marui, Kizu Natsuki at Manga10Yoneda Kou’s Op: The Colourless Days of Yoake Itaru Book Fair@Shosen and Himouto Umaru-chan Exhibit.

Kishibe Rohan “meets” TOWER RECORDS in Shibuya

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