The Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku anime is set to premiere this April 1. A new trailer featuring the opening theme song “WORK” by Millenium Parade and Ringo Shiina is now out:
Studio Mappa is animating the series, under the direction of Kaori Makita. Akira Kindaichi is working on the series composition, Koji Hisaki is the character designer, and Yoshiaki Dewa is composing the music. Twin Engine is assisting in the series’ planning. The cast includes:
- 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
A pre-screening for the anime will also be held on March 19 at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills. The first two episodes will be shown during the event.
Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku anime is based on a manga series by Yuji Kaku, serialized from 2018 to 2021 in the Shonen Jump Plus online magazine. Viz Media has licensed the manga in English, describing it as:
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: Press Release, Official Website
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