The highly acclaimed anime series Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, produced by Studio MAPPA, has been officially renewed for a second season.
According to a report from Comic Book, the action-packed anime, which initially premiered during the spring season, is set to return for Season 2. The renewal announcement was accompanied by a trailer that featured exciting clips from previous episodes, confirming the continuation of the series. While an official release date is not yet available at the time of writing, further updates will be provided as soon as they are received.
Hell's Paradise Is a 2023 Fan-Favorite Anime
Hell's Paradise has been one of the most popular anime projects of 2023 thus far. The show recently concluded its debut season with Episode 13, "Dreams and Reality," ending on a cliffhanger revealing a new character. Fans of the series have praised the project for its slick action sequences, creative use of gore, unique visuals and unexpected moments. It is also firmly connected to Jujutsu Kaisen and Chainsaw Man as a member of the "Dark Shonen Trio," a new collection of influential modern animanga properties.
Season 2 will continue the anime's current adaptation of the "Lord Tensen" arc. This arc is the second longest in the manga, spanning 43 chapters, with the following "Horai" arc overtaking it with 51. The anime's latest episode reached the halfway point of Chapter 45, leaving plenty of material left to adapt in the coming season.
What Hell's Paradise Is About
Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, an anime adaptation based on Yuji Kaku's manga, tells the story of Gabimaru the Hollow, a formidable shinobi who miraculously survives multiple execution attempts. However, his resilience is tested when he encounters Yamada Asaemon Sagiri, an expert executioner who nearly beheads him. Together, they are sent to a treacherous island in search of the fabled "Elixir of Life," accompanied by a group of condemned prisoners. But what was supposed to be a battle for the elixir turns into a harrowing struggle against monstrous creatures and seemingly invincible gods.
The manga version of Hell's Paradise concluded its run in January 2021, spanning 13 volumes and 127 chapters. Following the series' conclusion, Kaku embarked on a new serialized project titled Ayashimon for Weekly Shōnen Jump. Unfortunately, the manga was canceled after only 25 chapters in May 2022.
Studio MAPPA's anime adaptation of Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku is available for streaming on Crunchyroll. Additionally, fans can access Hell's Paradise's original manga through MangaMonster.