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Anime Adaptation of Inio Asano's 'Dead Dead Demons Dedede Destruction' Invades Crunchyroll Worldwide May 23

The Story of Youth at the End of the World Begins in an All-New Episodic Version Which Arrives After Theatrical Release in Japan

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Culver City, California (May 20, 2024) – Invading the Crunchyroll spring anime lineup comes the dystopian sci-fi story of youth, DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION. After premiering as a two-part film – Part 1 released on March 22 and Part 2 will be released on May 24 only in Japan – DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION will be available to stream on Crunchyroll, in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, as an all-new 18-episode television series version starting on Thursday, May 23 at 8:00 PM PT, with episodes releasing weekly featuring brand new footage never before seen in theaters.

Nominated for an Eisner Award in 2019 and recognized critically in 2018 at San Diego Comic-Con as one of the year's Best New Manga, DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION is based on the original graphic novel created by Inio Asano (Goodnight Punpun) and published by Shogakukan from 2014 to 2022 with over three million copies in circulation.


As the world is threatened by the sudden appearance of a mysterious alien mothership, best friends Kadode Koyama and Oran “Ontan” Nakagawa carry on about their high school life. But as they grow up, they face existential questions, learning adulthood's complexities and that the true threat may not be from above.

The anime is produced by studio Production +h. (The Orbital Children) and directed by Tomoyuki Kurokawa who is best known for his work on the PSYCHO-PASS series. The series composition and screenplay were written by Reiko Yoshida whose previous work includes the Violet Evergarden series, Liz and the Blue Bird, and A Silent Voice.

Additional production staff includes world setting by Takaaki Suzuki (Violet Evergarden series); character design and chief animation direction by Nobutake Ito (INU-OH); color design by Satoshi Takezawa (Digimon Adventure); art direction by Mika Nishimura (Typhoon Noruda); CG direction by Satoi Inami; cinematography by Takuma Morooka (Moriarty the Patriot); editing by Masayuki Kurosawa (Laid-Back Camp series); sound direction by Takeshi Takadera ([Oshi no Ko]); and music composed by Taro Umebayashi (Space Dandy).

The series stars lead voice performances by Lilas Ikuta (Hiro-chan in BELLE) as Kadode Koyama and ano (Memocho in [Oshi no Ko]) as Oran Nakagawa. Lilas Ikuta is also known as ikura, a singer-songwriter and vocalist of the popular music group YOASOBI whose songs include the global phenomenon “Idol” from the anime series [Oshi no Ko], “Brave” from the anime series Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, and “The Blessing” from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury. The multi-talented voice actor ano is also a musical artist whose notable single “Chu, Tayousei.” can be heard as one of the ending theme songs in the anime series Chainsaw Man.

The original movie theme song “ZeZeZeZettai Seiiki” performed by ano featuring Lilas Ikuta will also be a part of the new television version of DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION.

The supporting voice cast also includes the following:
All 12 volumes of Inio Asano's Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction graphic novel are currently available for purchase in the Crunchyroll Store.

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