A leak of the next edition of the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump publisher Shueisha confirmed that the manga written and illustrated by Yuji Kaku, Jigokuraku ( Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku), will have an anime adaptation. The leak did not reveal more details about it, but it did confirm that the final chapter will be published on January 25.
Kaku began publishing the manga on Shueisha publisher’s Shonen Jump Plus service in January 2018. The publisher published the eleventh compiled volume on September 4, followed by the twelfth on December 4 in Japan. The work recently reached a total of 2.5 million copies in circulation.
“Gabimaru the Hollow”, a ninja from Iwagakure Village known for his cold demeanor, is now on death row. Tired of death and betrayal, he seeks to die. However, no method of execution seems to work on him because Gabimaru, although he does not admit it, still has a reason to live. He wants to go home and see his wife, the reason for his happiness, and why his job as a murderer began to hinder him. Therefore, he refuses to die.
Asaemon the enforcer, a famous murderer of criminals, notices this and gives the ninja a proposal. He wants Gabimaru to join an expedition to an island in southern Japan in search of the elixir of life, and in return, he will forgive him for all his crimes. However, this island is not a normal place: it is believed to be paradise.