The Jump Festa ’23 event on Sunday revealed a promotional video, seven main cast members, a principal photo and the April 2023 debut for the TV anime adaptation of Yuji Kaku‘s Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku manga. Anime will air TV Tokyo and its affiliate networks, and will continue to stream in Japan Amazon Prime Video, Netflixand Hikari TV.
The anime will continue to stream Crunchyroll in America, Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The series will continue Netflix in countries in Asia and the Pacific except for Australia, New Zealand and China.
Anime will star: (left to right in the picture above)
Kaori Makita (Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather) directs the anime towards FOLDER. Twin engine credited for planning. Akira Kindaichi (to the abandoned sacred animals, Garo -Vanishing Line- episode screenwriter) is responsible for the series’ composition. Koji Hisaki (Children on the ground, Banana fish sub-character design) is designing the characters for animation, and Yoshiaki Dewa (Aquatop on white sand, IRODUKU: The world in colour) composes the music.
The manga centers on Gabimaru, once exalted as the strongest ninja, but has now quit his trade, breaking the laws of his village. After being captured, he claims that he has nothing left to live for. However, due to his superhuman level of training, he has inadvertently survived several executions, from attempted beheadings to burning at the stake. The executioner Sagiri Asaemon tells him that he has a lingering attachment to life, and gives him a mission to win his acquittal: to find the Elixir of Immortality.
Kaku launched the manga on Shueisha‘s Shonen Jump+ website and app in January 2018, and ended the series in January 2021. The manga’s 13th and final volume aired in April 2021. The series has more than 4 million copies in circulation.
Viz Media released the manga digitally through its Shonen Jump service, and Shueisha also published the manga through its MANGA Plus service. Viz Media also publishes the manga in print.
The first novel in the franchise aired in September 2019. The franchise’s first stage play adaptation will premiere in February 2023 after a delay.
Update: The official website for the anime has revealed that the anime will continue to stream Crunchyroll in America, Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The series will continue Netflix in countries in Asia and the Pacific except for Australia, New Zealand and China.