Hell’s Paradise anime revealed the opening and ending sequences following today’s premiere. Studio MAPPA is animating the series, which is listed with 13 episodes. The opening theme song is “Ｗ●ＲＫ” by millennium parade and Ringo Sheena:
Kaori Makita is the director, Koji Hisaki is the character designer, and Yoshiaki Dewa is the music composer. Akira Kindaichi is doing the series composition. Uru’s “Kamihitoe” is the ending theme song:
Mamiko Noto joined the anime as Gabimaru’s wife. The rest of 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
The anime is based on the Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku manga by Yuji Kaku, which has been serialized from 2018 to 2021 in the Shonen Jump Plus online magazine. Shihei Lin, known for his work on Chainsaw Man and Spy x Family manga, was the editor. Viz Media licensed the manga in English.
Crunchyroll will be streaming the anime worldwide (with the exception of Asia). The streaming platform describes the plot 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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