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Hell’s Paradise Anime Teases Season 2 Visual, More Cast

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During the Jump Festa ’24 livestream over the weekend, some teasers were unveiled for Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku’s second season. For starters, the character Yamada Asaemon Shugen — whom you might remember from the last episode of season one — is being voiced by Ryōta Suzuki. Some of Suzuki’s other credits include Ryusui Nanami in Dr. STONE: New World, Yū Ishigami in Kaguya-sama: Love is War, and Yūichi Kurosawa in Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!

In addition to the cast news, this teaser visual was disclosed.

Unfortunately for fans, the Jump Festa ’24 livestream did not reveal when the new season will debut.

The first season, which is being streamed by Crunchyroll, started on April 1 earlier this year.

VIZ Media publishes the original manga by Yūji Kaku and gave this description for the first volume:

Gabimaru the Hollow is one of the most vicious assassins ever to come out of the ninja village of Iwagakure. He’s ruthlessly efficient, but a betrayal results in him being handed a death sentence. He has only one hope—in order to earn his freedom, he must travel to a long-hidden island and recover an elixir that will make the shogun immortal. Failure is not an option. On this island, heaven and hell are just a hair’s breadth away.

The manga debuted in 2018, being published by Shonen Jump+. It would eventually consist of 13 volumes, with the series concluding in 2021.

Early next year there will additionally be a stage play titled Hell’s Paradise -Tsui no Shō- (translated as Hell’s Paradise -Final Chapter-) in both Tokyo and Kyoto. This is the second time the franchise is receiving a play.

If you want to learn more about the true history that inspired Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, check out the Otaku USA article The True, Bloody History Behind the Hell’s Paradise Manga.

Source: ANN


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