The highly-anticipated Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku anime recently debuted and fans quickly fell in love with its visual style, especially in the opening title sequence.
Studio Mappa’s manga adaptation written by Yuji Kaku premiered the first volume on April 1, 2023. Fans of the series took to Twitter to express their love for the black anime’s first episode. evening, praising the animation team and calling special attention to the opening title. sequence, featuring the song “Work” by Millennium Parade and Sheena Ringo.
Mappa have faced controversy over the past few years due to their hectic work schedules and the grueling working hours of their animators. Multiple tweets addressed the issue, including one that pointed out the abuse by saying, “Mappa may not have met their family, but at least Hell’s Paradise looks spectacular.” More attention was paid to the visuals section, with many tweets labeling the premiere movie with words like “fire”, “spectacular”, “a bang” and more.
One Twitter user did not praise the animation style but instead expressed their love for the relationship between the characters Gabimaru and Yui. The dynamic between this couple plays a key role in the episode, with this fan calling them “precious”. Their relationship is an essential motivator for the main character and will grow as the series progresses.
The episode’s director, Kaori Makita, has worked on many Mappa titles in the past, such as Terror in Resonance, Yuri!!! On Ice, Kakegurui Twin, and Attack on Titan: The Final Season, provide an experiential look at the show’s premiere. In addition, the voice cast includes notable actors such as Chikahiro Kobayashi (Golden Kamuy, Beastars, Aoashi) and Yumiri Hanamori (Kaguya-Sama: Love is War, Call of the Night, Mieruko-Chan)
Hell’s Heaven – often co-located with Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen as the “Shadow Trilogy of Shonen” – tells the story of a shinobi named Gabimaru. This powerful warrior was sentenced to death after being betrayed by his comrades but could not die and survived many executions. Before long, a skilled executioner named Yamada Asaemon Sagiri offered him the chance to earn his freedom by accompanying her in search of the elixir of life on a legendary but dangerous island called Shinsenkyo. .
The first volume is available to watch on Crunchyroll, with the next volume coming on April 8. The manga will also receive a one-shot chapter on the same day, created by the original author.