Each week, the Hell’s Paradise TV anime packs a punch of emotion in every episode, not leaving a dry eye or smile off of everyones face. After the airing of this week’s episode in Japan, the official Twitter account released yet another special visual, this time highlighting Gabimaru and Yamada Asaemon Sagiri.
— 『地獄楽』公式 (@jplus_jigokurak) June 3, 2023
Hell’s Paradise is directed by Kaori Makita (Kakegurui Twin) at studio MAPPA, with series composition by Akira Kindachi (Dororo scriptwriter), character designs by Koji Hisaki (BANANA FISH prop designer) and music by Yoshiaki Dewa (Call of the Night). Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs, describing it as such:
The Edo period is nearing its end. Gabimaru, a shinobi formerly known as the strongest in Iwagakure who is now a death row convict, is told that he will be acquitted and set free if he can bring back the Elixir of Life from an island that is rumored to be the Buddhist pure land Sukhavati. In hopes of reuniting with his beloved wife, Gabimaru heads to the island along with the executioner Yamada Asaemon Sagiri.
Upon arriving there, they encounter other death row convicts in search of the Elixir of Life… as well as a host of unknown creatures, eerie manmade statues, and the hermits who rule the island. Can Gabimaru find the Elixir of Life on this mysterious island and make it back home alive?
Source: Hell’s Paradise on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.