Paradise is real — except it is hiding dangers far beyond the mortal.

Hell’s Paradise (Jigokuraku) is a manga from Yuji Kaku about a merciless ninja finding his humanity. The discovery of Shinsenkyo — once thought to be a myth — and its many dangers mean dangerous criminals are sent to its lands to fight for a second chance.

With the anime adaptation headed by anime studio MAPPA — responsible for mega hits like Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Chainsaw Man — expect blood-pumping action and stellar animation in Hell’s Paradise.

What is Hell’s Paradise?

Gabimaru, a legendary ninja known as the Hollow due to his lack of emotions, attempted to leave his ninja life behind. Betrayed by his own village chief, he was sentenced to death.

Supposedly resigned to death, he finds that he cannot die to mundane execution methods, thanks to his superhuman abilities — and the realization that the love he holds for his wife continues to sustain his supposedly empty heart.

With the help of executioner Yamada Asaemon Sagiri, the pair is tasked to go to Shinsenkyo in order to bring back the Elixir of Life to the Shogunate for an official pardon of his countless crimes.

Release date of Hell’s Paradise anime

Hell's Paradise Jigokuraku Gabimaru and Yamada Asaemon Sagiri
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Hell’s Paradise airs on April 1.

The anime is streaming on Netflix and Crunchyroll, according to its official Twitter page.

Characters of Hell’s Paradise, seiyuus and voice actors (VAs)

GabimaruAn elite ninja trained to kill from birth. Apathetic and detached, he finds out that he has something to live for.Chiaki Kobayashi
Yamada Asaemon SagiriOne of the legendary executioners from the Yamada clan. A stoic woman tasked to watch over Gabimaru.Yumiri Hanamori
YuzurihaA charming kunoichi on the death row. One of the first parties on a quest for the Elixir in Shinsenkyo.Rie Takahashi
Choubei AzaA violent, ruthless individual known as the Bandit King.Ryouhei Kimura
Yamada Asaemon ShionAn executioner who rose in rank in the Yamada clan despite his blindness. Unwavering but kind.Chikahiro Kobayashi

Status of manga

Hell’s Paradise has finished its run, culminating in 13 volumes and 128 chapters.

You can read the first three chapters for free on Shueisha’s MangaPlus, though you’ll need to pay to unlock the rest of the chapters.

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