Heavenly Delusion Anime Reveals Main Cast, April Debut, Exclusive Streaming on Disney+ Worldwide
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The official website for the television anime adaptation of Masakazu Ishiguro's Heavenly Delusion (Tengoku-Daimakyo) manga revealed the anime's main cast and April debut on Friday. The anime will stream exclusively on Disney+ worldwide, and will air in Japan on Tokyo MX, Hokkaido TV, RKB Mainichi Broadcasting, TV Aichi, MBS, and BS11.
The website also revealed two more visuals for the anime.
The anime stars: (left to right top row, then middle row, then bottom row in image below)
- Gen Sato as Maru
- Sayaka Senbongi as Kiruko
- Hibiku Yamamura as Tokio
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Kona
- Misato Fukuen as Mimihime
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Shiro
- Tomoyo Kurosawa as Kuku
- Misato Matsuoka as Anzu
- Yūki Shin as Taka
The anime will have a stage presentation at the AnimeJapan 2023 event on March 25.
Hirotaka Mori (episode director for Joker Game, unit director for Psycho-Pass film) is directing the anime at Production I.G. Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass, School-Live!) is overseeing the series scripts, and Utsushita of Minakata Laboratory is the character designer. kensuke ushio (Space Dandy, A Silent Voice, Chainsaw Man) is composing the music.
Denpa is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
Within the safety of the walls, youths are raised in a nursery-style setting by robots. While life there may appear stale on the surface, the children are full of potential and curiosity. In many ways it is like a slice of heaven. The outside world is a hell-scape. It is almost entirely void of anything mechanical and is now inhabited by bizarre, yet powerful super-natural beings.
Maru, with the aid of Kiruko, is out there crisscrossing what was once Tokyo for heaven. But after searching for so long, maybe heaven is more of an untenable dream than a potential reality.
Ishiguro (And Yet the Town Moves) launched the ongoing manga in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine in January 2018. The manga had an animated promotional video to commemorate the first volume's release in July 2018. The manga topped the list of manga for male readers in the 2019 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook.
Sources: Heavenly Delusion anime's website and Twitter account, Comic Natalie
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