Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction by Goodnight Punpun author Inio Asano revealed in March 2022 that it had been officially picked up for an anime adaptation. The studio handling the adaptation is Production +h, whose credits include an ONA series titled The Orbital Children. Asano marked the occasion with a new drawing, as well as an announcement video showing snippets of production meetings.
We learned earlier this past summer that the project will be a two-part film that will open in the spring of 2024. The film has Tomoyuki Kurokawa directing them from the screenplay by Reiko Yoshida. Noutake Ito is handling the character designs and serving as the chief animation director.
Now, the official site has updated to reveal a MArch 22nd, 2024 and April 19th, 2024 premiere for each film, and the lead actors have been cast as well. Interesting, it’s a pair of singers with Lilas Ikuta from YOASOBI as Kadode Koyama while singer ano will play Ouran Nakagawa.
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The Japanese cast includes:
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Kiho Kurihara
- Miyuri Shimabukuro as Ai Demoto
- Saeko Ooki as Rin Hirama
- Azumi Waki as Futaba Takemoto
- Ryoko Shiraishi as Makoto Tainuma
- Miyu Irino as Keita Ōba
- Kouki Uchiyama as Kenichi Kohiruimaki
- Taito Ban as Naoki Watarase
- Junichi Suwabe as Hiroshi Nakagawa
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Nobuo Koyama
Asano’s Sci-Fi slice of life manga began serialization in 2014, and recently ended in 2022. Dededede Destruction getting an anime will mark the first time one of Asano’s manga will receive a television adaptation.
Plot concept: When you look up at the sky, what do you see? A blue sky? Freedom? A hopeful future? The people of Tokyo see none of these. Instead, an ominous alien mothership looms overhead, engulfing the city skyscape.
Three years ago, they came. The arrival of the “Invaders” sparked the greatest war humanity had ever faced—one that threatened to end the world. The Japanese government scrambled to fight the Invaders. Weapons were mass-produced, sparking controversy and pacifist movements.
That day, everything changed. And yet, nothing has changed. Koyama Kadode and Nakagawa Ouran live their final days like they always have: going to school, playing with friends, and doing what any carefree high school girl would do.
As they grow up they come to learn what it truly means to be an adult, in a world where adults seem to be demons who only deceive and destroy. They come to learn the real threat to humanity is not the Invaders, but humanity itself.
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