Preview images for Hell’s Paradise episode 1 have been revealed! The episode titled “Criminal and Executioner” will officially release on Crunchyroll on April 1 and on Netflix the next day.
Studio MAPPA is set to deliver another stunning anime this year in Hell’s Paradise! Series Director Kaori Makita will be in charge of the storyboard for episode 1. The synopsis of the series premiere is described as follows: The “Otameshigoyo” executioner, Yamada Asaemon Sagiri, meets a criminal at the execution site. “Garan no Gabimaru” is a cold-blooded ninja with a superhuman body, who has ended the life of many people. “I want you to kill me,” said Gabimaru to Sagiri.
Hell’s Paradise is an anime adaptation of the original manga series written and illustrated by Yuji Kaku. The series was serialized weekly between January 2018 – January 2021 on the Shonen Jump+ application, releasing a total of 13 volumes. The Hell’s Paradise manga currently has over 4 million copies in circulation. Kaori Makita will be directing the anime series while Akira Kindaichi is handling the series composition. Kouji Hisaki is in charge of the character designs while Yoshiaki Dewa is composing the music.
The official synopsis for Hell’s Paradise:
In the waning years of the Edo Period. Once hailed as the strongest shinobi, the much-feared Gabimaru goes astray and is soon captured. He is told that if he brings back the legendary elixir of life from an island rumored to be paradise, he will be granted the highest pardon from the shogunate. In order for Gabimaru to reunite with his beloved wife, he travels to the island with the executioner Yamada Asaemon Sagiri. However, when Gabimaru and Sagiri land on the island, his fellow death row convicts stand in their way. And there were the mysterious beings inhabiting this so-called paradise, unnatural eerie statues and supernatural creatures ruling the island… Will Gabimaru find the elixir of life and escape the hellish island with his life?
Sources: Press Release
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