Following the revelations and somewhat creepy moments of yesterday, Tengoku Daimakyo revealed a preview for upcoming episode 4, which is titled “Kuku.” The episode is slated to air on April 22: Disney+ and Hulu are streaming it internationally. The official website describes the plot as:
Kuku is taking Tokio to see the baby. Unknown adults, unfamiliar rooms, and faceless babies… is this the outside of the outside? Tokio is confused when an intruder alarm sounds.
Meanwhile, Kiruko and Maru are fighting the fish-monster. Unable to escape from the boat they are on, what kind of strategy will Kiruko come up with?
- Script: Makoto Fukami
- Storyboard: Takashi Otsuka
- Battle Scenes: Asuka Suzuki
- Director: Takashi Otsuka
- Animation Directors: Asuka Suzuki, Minoru Ueta
- Assistant Animation Directors: Ai Watanabe, Sae Fukushima, Kana Okutani
Heavenly Delusion (Tengoku Daimakyou) is based on a manga series written and illustrated by Masakazu Ishiguro. Kodansha has been serializing it in its seinen manga magazine Monthly Afternoon. Denpa licensed it in English and describes the story as:
Within the safety of the walls, youths are raised in a nursery-style setting by robots. While life there may appear stale on the surface, the children are full of potential and curiosity. In many ways it is like a slice of heaven. The outside world is a hell-scape. It is almost entirely void of anything mechanical and is now inhabited by bizarre, yet powerful super-natural beings.
Maru, with the aid of Kiruko, is out there crisscrossing what was once Tokyo for heaven. But after searching for so long, maybe heaven is more of an untenable dream than a potential reality.