Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku anime has revealed a new trailer, visual and main cast, as well as an April 2023 premiere date. MAPPA is in charge of the animation, with Kaori Makita as the director. Crunchyroll and Netflix will be streaming the anime.
Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku anime voice cast:
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Gabimaru
- Yumiri Hanamori as Sagiri Asaemon Yamada
- Kensho Ono as Toma
- Aoi Ichikawa as Fuchi Asaemon Yamada
- Rie Takahashi as Yuzuriha
- Ryohei Kimura as Chobe Aza
- Tetsu Inada as Gantetsusai Tamiya
Besides Kaori Makita, the staff for the Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku anime includes Koji Hisaki as the character designer, Yoshiaki Dewa as the music composer, and Akira Kindaichi in charge of the series composition.
The anime is based on the Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku manga by Yuji Kaku, which was serialized from 2018 to 2021 in the Shonen Jump Plus online magazine. Viz Media licensed the manga in English, while Crunchyroll will stream the anime worldwide (excluding Asia). They describe the story:
The Edo period is nearing its end. Gabimaru, a shinobi formerly known as the strongest in Iwagakure who is now a death row convict, is told that he will be acquitted and set free if he can bring back the Elixir of Life from an island that is rumored to be the Buddhist pure land Sukhavati. In hopes of reuniting with his beloved wife, Gabimaru heads to the island along with the executioner Yamada Asaemon Sagiri. Upon arriving there, they encounter other death row convicts in search of the Elixir of Life… as well as a host of unknown creatures, eerie manmade statues, and the hermits who rule the island. Can Gabimaru find the Elixir of Life on this mysterious island and make it back home alive?
Source: Official Twitter, Jump Festa 2023
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