‘Devilman Crybaby’ Features The Best Running Since ‘Naruto’

Devilman Crybaby has been a big hit with fans ever since it premiered on Netflix, and that’s largely due to its smooth animation style and aggressive content. But one aspect of the series has broken off the from the rest of the show and gained its own legs online.

The way the Devilmen run in the new series has been so popular with fans, many of them think it’s the best animated running since Naruto.

One of the longest running fan jokes in Naruto was how the ninja run seems different than how people run in real life and characters dashed across trees while their arms floated in the air behind their back. But Devilman Crybaby ups the ante here.

When Akira Fudo is possessed by a demon and becomes the titular Devilman, his body transforms into a completely new form. His previous wimpy body pales in comparison to his now taller, more muscular, and far more athletic form. He wasn’t very good in track and field before, but with his new power comes a new form of running where he claws through the air with his hands.

Every Devilman introduced in the series is seen running in this same way as a show of how their demonic powers have enhanced their previous skills. Fans have latched on to the way these runners have been animated and hope it replaces the old hat Naruto running gag.

For those unfamiliar with Devilman, first created by Go Nagai, the series follows Akira Fudo, a young over achieving student without a violent bone in his body. When Yokai, who had been banned by God into an alternate dimension, began crossing over into the human realm, Akira fuses with the Devil Amon, and becomes Devilman. After fusing with Amon, Akira realizes that controlling the power isn’t as easy as he hoped. Not only must Akira fight the demons, but he’s got to fight to keep control of his own body.


‘Naruto’ Animator Shares One NSFW NaruHina Animation!


When it comes to Naruto, fans are ride-or-die with their ships. Masashi Kishimoto may not have intended for the series to become a romantic one, but the world has created some intense OTPs for its heroes. Of course, Naruto and Hinata’s romance remains one of its biggest, and those who support the pair just got a surprise.


After all, one of Naruto’s fan-favorite animators just posted one NSFW clip of the couple enjoying their time in bed together. No, seriously.

Over on Twitter, Cheng Xi Huang posted a now-deleted animation he did of Naruto and Hinata. The clip, which can be found below, shows Hinata waking up in bed without any clothes. The ninja has her chest barely covered with a blanket, and Hinata looks plenty sleepy. However, she gets distracted when Naruto comes up from the bed to hold her.



The blond-haired ninja is seen shirtless as he pushes away Hinata’s blanket, baring her chest. However, fans are not given a chance to look at Hinata in the nude as Naruto covers her chest with his hands. Naruto smiles before he drags Hinata back to bed, and the NSFW reel has got fans blushing.


Unfortunately, the animator has since deleted the reel from his official channels. Huang was inundated with hate from sects of fans who were unhappy with the reel. Some were angry Huang made an overtly sexual animation about Naruto despite Kishimoto’s disinterest in romance. Others were angry NaruHina got the sexy animation rather than Sasuke and Sakura.

After deleting the post, Huang posted a short message on Twitter explaining why he got rid of it. The animator said he did the animation just for practice and didn’t mean for it to offend anyone. He chose to delete the reel since some fans did take offense to the reel, but NaruHina supporters managed to snap the clip before it went dark.

For those of you unfamiliar with Naruto, you should know the series was created in 1997 by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga began its serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump starting in 1999 after a successful one-shot was published, and it continued up until 2014.

Naruto tells the story of its titular hero as Naruto Uzumaki strives to become the greatest ninja of his village. Born as the host of a powerful demon, Naruto lives much of his a pariah but dreams of becoming his home’s leader. After graduating from the Ninja Academy, the boy begins his quest to become a respected and powerful Hokage, but things get complicated when international coups and radical terrorists make themselves known.