Shonen Jump revealed on Monday that the Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku manga, by Yūji Kaku is getting an anime adaptation.
This announcement is especially relevant because the manga ended on the same day.
If you’re like me, and you haven’t heard of this series, here’s a brief explanation:
Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, is about a ninja named Gabimaru. Gabimaru was once praised for being the strongest ninja, but he quit being a ninja because, why not? Since quitting is against the laws of the village that Gabimaru lives in, Gabimaru gets captured and sentenced to death.
The ex-ninja accepts his fate and claims that he has nothing to live for, but he survives every execution attempt. After witnessing that, the executioner Sagiri Asaemon tells Gabimaru that he has a lingering attachment to life, and gives him a mission to find the elixir of immortality. If Gabimaru finds the elixir, he’ll be acquitted and free to live life as he pleases.
And then boom, adventure!
Kaku expressed excitement about the upcoming adaptation of his manga.
“An anime adaptation! … it makes me so happy but, it hasn’t really sunk in yet and it feels like a dream,” Kaku said. “To all the anime staff, I leave the characters of Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku in your capable hands. Lord Reality, if this is a dream, please do not wake me up.”
The Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku manga came out in January 2018. Kaku released it exclusively on the Shonen Jump app and website.
Viz Media is releasing the main Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku manga digitally through its Shonen Jump service and Shueisha is also releasing the manga through its MANGA Plus service, so if you want to read it digitally, there are more than enough ways to do so.
Are you guys excited to see this manga get an anime adaptation? Have you heard of this series before? Are you going to check out the manga before the anime comes out? Let me know in the comments!
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 8
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