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Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku Reveals Anime's Teaser & Visual, Stage Play's Fall 2022 Debut

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Twittering Birds Never Fly director Kaori Makita, MAPPA produce anime based on Yūji Kaku manga

The Jump Festa '22 event on Sunday revealed a new teaser trailer and visual for the television anime adaptation of Yūji Kaku's Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku manga. The video reveals the anime's staff, including the show's animation studio MAPPA.

Kaori Makita (Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather) is directing the anime at MAPPA. Twin Engine is credited for planning. Akira Kindaichi (to the abandoned Sacred Beasts, Garo -Vanishing Line- episode scriptwriter) is in charge of series composition. Koji Hisaki (Kids on the Slope, Banana Fish sub-character design) is desiging the characters for animation. Yoshiaki Dewa (The aquatope on white sand, IRODUKU: The World in Colors) is composing the music.

In addition, the event revealed that the franchise's planned stage play will debut in fall 2022.

The manga centers on Gabimaru, once exalted as the strongest ninja, but who has now quit his trade, violating the laws of his village. After being captured, he claims he has nothing left to live for. However, due to his superhuman levels of training, he has inadvertently survived multiple executions, from attempts at beheading to burning at the stake. The executioner Sagiri Asaemon tells him that he has lingering attachment to life, and issues 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. The manga's 13th and final volume shipped on April 30.

Viz Media released the manga digitally through its Shonen Jump service, and Shueisha also released the manga through its MANGA Plus service. Viz Media also releases the manga in print.

Ōhashi launched a spinoff manga titled Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku (spinoff has same title but has hiragana instead of kanji) on Shonen Jump+ in January 2020, and ended it in June 2020. Shueisha published the manga's one compiled book volume in September 2020.

Kaku launched the Ayashimon manga in Weekly Shonen Jump on November 15. Viz Media and MANGA Plus are both publishing the manga in English.

Sources: Jump Festa '22 livestream, press release

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