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Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members

posted on by Adriana Hazra
Makoto Furukawa, Shunichi Toki, Volcano Ōta join cast in anime premiering on April 1

The official website of the television anime adaptation of Yūji Kaku's Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku manga revealed three new cast members on Friday:

Makoto Furukawa as Yamada Asaemon Eizen
Shunichi Toki as Yamada Asaemon Kishō
Volcano Ōta as Yamada Asaemon Genji

The anime will premiere on April 1 at 11:00 p.m. and will air on TV Tokyo and its affiliates.

The show 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 also star:

Singer Ringo Sheena and musical project Millennium Parade are collaborating on the opening theme song "WORK."

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.

Source: Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku's website via Ota-Suke

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