The eighth issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump 2020 magazine announced that Yūji Kaku’s Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku manga is getting a TV anime adaptation. The adaptation was announced right after the manga ended on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ app and website on Monday.
Yūji Kaku commented about the announcement:
“An anime adaptation! … it makes me so happy but, it hasn’t really sunk in yet, and it feels like a dream. To all the anime staff, I leave the characters of Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku in your capable hands. Lord Reality, if this is a dream, please do not wake me up.”
The manga first launched on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ website and app in January 2018. VIZ Media is releasing the manga digitally in English through its Shonen Jump service, and Shueisha is also releasing the manga through its MANGA Plus service.
Anime News Network describes Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku’s story as:
The manga centers on Gabimaru, once exalted as the strongest ninja, but who has now quit his trade, violating the laws of his village. After being captured, he claims he has nothing left to live for. However, due to his superhuman levels of training, he has inadvertently survived multiple executions, from attempts at beheading to burning at the stake. The executioner Sagiri Asaemon tells him that he has lingering attachment to life, and issues him a mission to win his acquittal: to find the elixir of immortality.