A leak in the next issue of the magazine Weekly shonen jump from the publisher Shueisha confirmed that the manga was written and illustrated by Yuuji Kaku, Jigokuraku ((Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku), will have an anime adaptation. The leak didn’t reveal any further details, but did confirm that the final chapter will be released on January 25th.

Kaku started publishing the manga on duty Shonen Jump Plus from the publisher Shueisha in January 2018. The publisher published the eleventh compilation volume on September 4th, followed by the twelfth on December 4th in Japan. The work recently reached a total circulation of 2.5 million copies.

Synopsis of Jigokuraku

Gabimaru the Hollow, a ninja from Iwagakure Village known for his cold demeanor, is now on death row. Tired of death and betrayal, he tries to die. However, no method of execution seems to work for him as Gabimaru, although he does not admit it, still has a reason to be alive. He wants to go home and see his wife, the reason for his happiness and why his job as a murderer began to get in his way. That’s why he refuses to die.

Asaemon, the enforcer, a famous murderer of criminals, notices this and makes a proposal to the ninja. He wants Gabimaru to take part in an expedition to an island in southern Japan in search of the elixir of life, and in return he will be forgiven for all his crimes. However, this island is not a normal place: it is believed to be a paradise.

Source: Ryokutya

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