June 14, 2024

The Story of Youth at the End of the World Begins in an All-New Episodic Version Which Arrives After Theatrical Release in Japan

©Inio Asano/Shogakukan/DeDeDeDe Committee

The highly anticipated dystopian sci-fi anime, Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction, is set to premiere on Crunchyroll as part of the spring anime lineup. Following its two-part theatrical release in Japan, the series will be available for streaming globally, including in India, starting on May 24 at 8:30 AM IST. The television adaptation will feature 18 episodes, each containing new footage not seen in theaters, with weekly releases.

Nominated for an Eisner Award in 2019 and recognized critically in 2018 at San Diego Comic-Con as one of the year’s Best New Manga, DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION is based on the original graphic novel created by Inio Asano (Goodnight Punpun) and published by Shogakukan from 2014 to 2022 with over three million copies in circulation.


As the world is threatened by the sudden appearance of a mysterious alien mothership, best friends Kadode Koyama and Oran “Ontan” Nakagawa carry on about their high school life. But as they grow up, they face existential questions, learning adulthood’s complexities and that the true threat may not be from above.

The anime is produced by studio Production +h. (The Orbital Children) and directed by Tomoyuki Kurokawa who is best known for his work on the PSYCHO-PASS series. The series composition and screenplay were written by Reiko Yoshida whose previous work includes the Violet Evergarden series, Liz and the Blue Bird, and A Silent Voice.

Additional production staff includes world setting by Takaaki Suzuki (Violet Evergarden series); character design and chief animation direction by Nobutake Ito (INU-OH); color design by Satoshi Takezawa (Digimon Adventure); art direction by Mika Nishimura (Typhoon Noruda); CG direction by Satoi Inami; cinematography by Takuma Morooka (Moriarty the Patriot); editing by Masayuki Kurosawa (Laid-Back Camp series); sound direction by Takeshi Takadera ([Oshi no Ko]); and music composed by Taro Umebayashi (Space Dandy).

The series stars lead voice performances by Lilas Ikuta (Hiro-chan in BELLE) as Kadode Koyama and ano (Memocho in [Oshi no Ko]) as Oran Nakagawa. Lilas Ikuta is also known as ikura, a singer-songwriter and vocalist of the popular music group YOASOBI whose songs include the global phenomenon “Idol” from the anime series [Oshi no Ko], “Brave” from the anime series Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, and “The Blessing” from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury. The multi-talented voice actor ano is also a musical artist whose notable single “Chu, Tayousei.” can be heard as one of the ending theme songs in the anime series Chainsaw Man.

The original movie theme song “ZeZeZeZettai Seiiki” performed by ano featuring Lilas Ikuta will also be a part of the new television version of DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION.

The supporting voice cast also includes the following:

Atsumi Tanezaki (Anya Forger in SPY x FAMILY) as Kiho Kurihara

Miyuri Shimabukuro (Carole in Carole & Tuesday) as Ai Demoto

Saeko Oki (Fumi Sanada in Case Closed (Detective Conan)) as Rin Hirama

Azumi Waki (Hinata Tachibana in Tokyo Revengers) as Futaba Takemoto

Ryoko Shiraishi (Hayate Ayasaki in Hayate the Combat Butler) as Makoto Tainuma

Miyu Irino (Ritsu Kageyama in Mob Psycho 100) as Keita Oba

Koki Uchiyama (Tomura Shigaraki in My Hero Academia) as Kenichi Kohiruimaki

Taito Ban (Jinwoo Sung in Solo Leveling) as Watarase

Junichi Suwabe (Shota Aizawa in My Hero Academia) as Hiroshi Nakagawa

Kenjiro Tsuda (Kento Nanami in JUJUTSU KAISEN) as Nobuo Koyama

Naoto Takenaka (Entei IN Pokémon 3: The Movie) as Chairman

● TARAKO (Momoko “Maruko” Sakura in Chibi Maruko-chan) as Debeko

Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki Sakata in Gintama) as Isobeyan

Source – Crunchyroll Press Release

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