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MAPPA Anime Jigokuraku Release Date With Trailer

During the event Jump Party 2023 A new promotional video was revealed for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Yuuji Kaku, Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku. The video confirms that the premiere is scheduled for April 2023 in Japan, while the platform crunchyroll will take care of its distribution in the West.

Members of the voice cast were also revealed, including:

  • Chiaki Kobayashi like Gabimaru.
  • Tetsu Inada like Gantetsusai Tamiya.
  • Rie Takahashi like Yuzuriha.
  • Aoi Ichikawa as Fuchi Yamada Asaemon.
Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku
  • Yumiri Hanamori as Sagiri Yamada Asaemon.
Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku
  • Ryouhei Kimura like Chobe Aza.
Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku

Kaku started publishing the manga on the service. Shōnen Jump Plus from the publisher Shueisha in January 2018 and finished it in January 2021. The publisher published the twelfth compiled book volume in December 2020, followed by the thirteenth and final volume in April 2021 in Japan. Therefore, Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku is one of those cases in which a finished work is adapted to anime.

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Production team

  • Kaori Makita (Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season, Yuri!!! on Ice, Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: The Clouds Gather) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios MAPPA.
  • Akira Kindaichi (Sunmusu: Girl’s Battle Bootlog the Comic) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Akitsugu Hisagi (Sakamichi no Apollon, One Punch Man, Mirai Nikki) is in charge of character design.
  • Yoshiaki Dewa (Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season, Shokugeki no Souma, Highschool of the Dead) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.
Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku

Synopsis of Jigokuraku

“Gabimaru the Hollow”, a ninja from Iwagakure Village known for his cold demeanor, is now on death row. Tired of death and betrayal, he seeks to die. However, neither method of execution seems to work on him due to Gabimaru, although he doesn’t admit it, he still has a reason to live. He wants to go back home and see his wife, the reason for his happiness and why his work as a murderer began to hinder him. He therefore refuses to die. Asaemon the enforcer, a famous assassin of criminals, notices this and gives the ninja a proposal. She wants Gabimaru to join an expedition to an island in southern Japan in search of the elixir of life, and in return she will forgive him for all his crimes. However, this island is not a normal place: it is believed to be paradise.

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