The adventure of a death row convict along with his executioner in Paradise Island will hit the screen in April 2023.
Hell’s Paradise is a pack of action set in the Edo period. All kinds of criminals; bandits, assassins, and ronin, are given a chance of full pardon after successfully embarking on a journey to Paradise Island to retrieve the Elixir of life. Who will survive on the mysterious island?
Here’s the information about the series so far!
- January 13, 2023: Complete rewrite for improved readability.
- November 17, 2022: Initial publishing.
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Hell’s Paradise Release Date
Hell’s Paradise Release Date
Countdown to April 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM (UTC)
Hell’s Paradise was first announced back in Jumpe Festa 2022 on December 19, 2021. They released the list of a visual teaser, first PV, staff, and studio.
After a year of waiting, they finally announced the release date of Hell’s Paradise in Jump Festa 2023 on December 18, 2022. The series will be released in April 2023.
Two months later, they revealed the exact release date which happens to be April 1, 2023.
Eleven VAs have been announced alongside the release date. They are eleven main characters who also appear in the PV. They are;
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Gabimaru
- Yumiri Hanamori as Sagiri Yamada Asaemon
- Ryohei Kimura as Chobei Aza
- Kensho ono as Toma Yamada Asaemon
- Rie Takahashi as Yuzuriha
- Tetsu Inada as Gantetsusai Tamiya
- Aoi Ichikawa as Fuchi Yamada Asaemon
- Koichi Makoto as Nurugai
- Yamashita Daiki as Senta Yamada Asaemon
- Kobayashi Chikahiro as Shion Yamada Asaemon
- Kobayashi Yuusuke as Tenza Yamada Asaemon
Hell’s Paradise Trailer
The final trailer was released on February 26, 2023. It shows seven main characters along with a few supporting characters.
From that trailer, we know the personalities of each main character, especially Gabimaru and Sagiri. It also contains the setting of the series. The treasure hunting among death row convicts escorted by their respective executioners.
It also previewed the opening song provided by Millenium Parade and Sheena Ringo “Ｗ●ＲＫ”. The trailer also states that the anime can be streamed on Prime Video, Crunchyroll, and Netflix.
Hell’s Paradise Story
Hell’s Paradise follows the story of Gabimaru, a death row convict for murder and assassination.
He is the best ninja from Iwagakure called the Hollow. The nickname comes from his brutal way to kill his target.
As the strongest ninja, the village chief wedded him to his daughter. Apart from his daily blood life, his wife is surprisingly normal. Through her, he knows what it means to live a normal life.
Alas, his thought becomes the cause of his demise. He realizes that he can’t keep being hollow anymore. So he faces the village chief for retirement from the assassination business.
His plea gains approval with one last mission. Unbeknownst to him, the whole mission is staged. In the end, he gets caught by authorities.
After spending his whole life being apathetic, he convinces himself that he is fine with dying. Yet he can’t die.
The sword breaks when he is beheaded. Fire subsidies, yet his body remains intact. Even oxen lose their stamina when it tries to rip his body apart.
In the end, Yamada Asaemon, the clan specializing in execution, sends Sagiri as his executioner.
Finally, he realizes that his heart can’t be deceived. For the sake of his wife, he will stay alive. When he tries to fight back, Sagiri shows a scroll containing a Shogun’s decree.
The decree grants a full pardon to certain convicts if they want to finish a dangerous mission. Embark on a journey to paradise and brings back the Elixir of Life.
The epic adventure of criminals marked by death and their executioner on the mystery island starts. Can they tackle the challenges and survive through to the end?
Hell’s Paradise News
Hell’s paradise, or Jigokuraku in Japanese, is a manga created by Yuji Kaku. The manga started its serialization online on Shonen Jump+ from January 2018 to January 2021. There is a total of 127 chapters which are compiled into 13 manga volumes by Shueisha.
The English version is licensed by Viz Media. They release the English version online on May 2018.
It takes two years for them to finally release the first volume in print. They released the last volume on March 15, 2022.
Though it falls short of the popular manga out there, Hell’s Paradise is considered a success. It sold a total of 3.6 million copies worldwide. It was also hailed as the popular series in Shonen Jump+ in August 2018.
The rising star studio, MAPPA, takes the rein for this series. Looking at their track record, their visual animation will be superb.
But, there is one concern. All of their TV is scheduled for early to mid-year. Big names like Attack on Titan: The Final and Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 will accompany Hell’s Paradise simultaneously.
Fans are worried that this anime will turn worse compared to the manga version. Don’t get it wrong, many sing praises but some say that the PV is good enough yet they could do better. Let’s hope that this series doesn’t get reduced quality compared to others.
Despite coming from a successful manga, being a top anime contender for the next spring is difficult. There are many big names coming back for the second seasons such as Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer, and Dr. Stone.
Can this anime survive the market? Let’s wait for it!