Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: December 19, 2021 at 12:06 PHT (GMT+8)
Official Twitter accounts for Yuji Kaku's manga series Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku have announced that an anime adaptation is in progress courtesy of Studio MAPPA.
Below is the teaser video.
And below are some sketches from Studio MAPPA.
Meanwhile, the teaser visual is laid out across the official Instagram.
Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku (Japanese: 地獄楽) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuji Kaku. Set in the Edo period of Japan, it follows the ninja Gabimaru and the executioner Yamada Asaemon Sagiri as they search for the elixir of immortality. It was serialized weekly for free on the Shōnen Jump+ application and website from Jan. 22, 2018, to Jan. 25, 2021. The chapters were collected and published into 13 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. Viz Media has licensed the series for English release in North America.
Source material: Yuji Kaku's "Hell's Paradise" (published by Shueisha Jump Comics)
Director: Kaori Makita
Series composition: Akira Kindaichi
Character design: Akitsugu Hisagi
Music: Yoshiaki Dewa
Planning: Twin Engine
Source material contribution: Shōnen Jump+ Editorial Department
Synopsis from MAL:
Gabimaru the Hollow, a ninja of Iwagakure Village known for being cold and emotionless, was set up by his fellow ninja and is now on death row. Tired of killing and betrayal, he wants to die. However, no method of execution works on him because as much as the seemingly apathetic Gabimaru refuses to admit it, he does have a reason to live. He wants to return to his wife, who was the reason why he softened up and failed to be an effective assassin. Thus, he refuses to die.
Asaemon the Decapitator, a famous executioner, sees this and has a proposal for the ninja. She wants Gabimaru to join an expedition to an island south of Japan in search of the elixir of life in exchange for a full pardon by the Shogunate. However, this island isn't a normal island: it's believed to be Paradise.
However the island is full of mysteries, and the exploring team—consisting of those marked for death—might not be fully prepared to handle them.