The manga Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction is getting a two-parter anime movie that is scheduled to come out next year. Ahead of this many cast members have been announced, though they’re waiting to unveil the actors who play the two main characters.
According to the people behind the movies, Atsumi Tanezaki plays Kiho Kurihara, Miyuri Shimabukuro plays Ai Demoto, Saeko Ooki plays Rin Hirama, Azumi Waki plays Futaba Takemoto, Ryoko Shiraishi plays Makoto Tainuma, Miyu Irino plays Keita Ōba, Kouki Uchiyama plays Kenichi Kohiruimaki, Taito Ban plays Naoki Watarase, Junichi Suwabe plays Hiroshi Nakagawa, and Kenjiro Tsuda plays Nobuo Koyama.
The movies are being produced by Production +h, with Tomoyuki Kurokawa of Psychic Detective Yakumo helming both movies as the director. The scripts were written by Reiko Yoshida, who is known for working on A Silent Voice and Violet Evergarden. Credit for character design, as well as chief animation direction goes to Nobutake Ito, whose credits include The Tatami Galaxy. The music is being composed by Taro Umebayashi of Space Dandy and Yuri!!! on Ice.
VIZ Media publishes the original Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction manga by Inio Asano in North America and gave this description for the first volume:
The Japan Self-Defense Forces are still looking for a way to combat the alien threat, but so far conventional weapons have had no effect. Maybe it’s time to try something unconventional.
Meanwhile, Kadode Koyama and her best friend avidly track the aliens’ movements on social media and less enthusiastically study for college entrance exams. When the end of the world looms overhead, you learn to take things one step at a time.
The manga series consists of twelve volumes, all of which have been published in America. The series began in 2014, and Asano concluded it in 2022.
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