Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku Anime's New Promo Video Reveals 7 Main Cast Members, April 2023 Debut (Updated)
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Jump Festa '23 event on Sunday revealed a promotional video, seven main cast members, a main visual, and April 2023 debut for the television anime adaptation of Yūji Kaku's Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku manga. The anime will air on TV Tokyo and its affiliated networks, and will stream in Japan on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Hikari TV.
The anime will stream on Crunchyroll in America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The series will stream on Netflix in Asian-Pacific countries except for Australia, New Zealand, and China.
The anime will star: (left to right in image above)
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Gabimaru
- Yumiri Hanamori as Yamada Asaemon Sagiri
- Ryohei Kimura as Aza Chōbei
- Kensho Ono as Yamada Asaemon Tōma
- Rie Takahashi as Yuzuriha
- Tetsu Inada as Tamiya Gantetsusai
- Aoi Ichikawa as Yamada Asaemon Fuchi
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 designing the characters for animation, and Yoshiaki Dewa (The aquatope on white sand, IRODUKU: The World in Colors) is composing the music.
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 2021. The manga's 13th and final volume shipped 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 released the manga through its MANGA Plus service. Viz Media also releases the manga in print.
The first novel in the franchise shipped 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 stream on Crunchyroll in America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The series will stream on Netflix in Asian-Pacific countries except for Australia, New Zealand, and China.
Sources: Jump Festa '23 Studio NEO livestream, Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku anime's Twitter account (link 2)
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