Kodoani.com – The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of the manga Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Yūji Kaku’s announced last week that the anime will be postponing the ninth episode from May 27 to June 3. Crunchyroll confirmed on Friday that the anime has been delayed, but the page lists that it has been delayed. postponed to Friday, June 9. Since the episodes aired on Saturdays, it’s possible that Crunchyroll meant Saturday, June 3. The English dub version of the episode was then delayed from June 10 to June 17.
The anime premiered on April 1 and aired on TV Tokyo and its affiliates. The show is streaming in Japan on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Hikari TV. The anime is being streamed on Crunchyroll in the US, Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The series is streaming on Netflix in Asia-Pacific countries excluding Australia, New Zealand, and China. Crunchyroll is also streaming an English dub.
Kaori Makita directed the anime at MAPPA. Twin Engine is credited for planning. Akira Kindaichi is responsible for creating the series. Koji Hisaki is designing the anime characters and Yoshiaki Dewa is composing the music. Singer Ringo Sheena and musical project Millennium Parade are collaborating on the opening song “WORK”.
The manga focuses on Gabimaru, once hailed as the strongest ninja, but now retired, violating the village’s laws. After his arrest, he claimed he had nothing left to live for. However, due to his superhuman level of training, he has unknowingly survived numerous executions, from beheading attempts to burning alive. Executioner Sagiri Asaemon tells him that he has a lifelong attachment to life, and gives him a mission to be acquitted: to find the elixir of immortality.