Anime Adaptation of Dandadan to Hit the Digital Screens in 2024!

In Short
  • The widely-lauded Dandadan manga by Yukinobu Tatsu is set to get an anime adaptation by Science Saru Studios.
  • The release date for the anime is unknown, but it is confirmed to be released in 2024.
  • Dandadan follows two high school students in their quest to discover if ghosts and aliens are real or not.

Science Saru is renowned for its exemplary works involving an out-of-the-ordinary animation style, and they have delivered top-notch content over the years. Their most recent work is Netflix’s Scott Pilgrim Takes Off anime series, which is being lauded and loved by fans. Now, the production staff has shared a spectacular announcement, confirming that it is adapting one of the wackiest and most popular mangas, Dandadan. Keep reading to learn all about Dandadan’s anime announcement and the details of this new project.

Dandadan Anime Adaptation by Science Saru

Dandadan is a Shonen manga by Yukinobu Tatsu, who was an assistant of Tatsuki Fujimoto (creator of Chainsaw Man) and Yuji Kaku (creator of Hell’s Paradise). As you are aware, both CSM and Hell’s Paradise anime adaptations became blockbuster hits of the year when they came out. That’s a super interesting fact, isn’t it?

As a creator who has worked on the aforementioned ambitious projects, Tatsu came up with his own manga, Dandadan. Consequently, when Dandadan was serialized back in 2021, it instantly became a fan-favorite manga known for its unconventional storytelling blended with dazzling characters and eccentric art style with crazy fight sequences.

As the manga rose to prominence, it drew the attention of fans all over the world, resulting in huge popularity over a short span of time. Thus, it was the same case as many other manga fans demand here, as Dandadan was speculated to get an anime adaptation from a popular studio.

That dream became true today as Science Saru picked the baton to deliver an outlandish visual extravaganza set to be released in 2024. Here is the promotional video for the announcement:

Dandadan Anime Plotline

Dandan has been mentioned by the fans as a manga with a distinctive storyline. According to Viz, this is the official plot of the series:

Momo Ayase strikes up an unusual friendship with her school’s UFO fanatic, whom she nicknames “Okarun” because he has a name that is not to be said aloud. While Momo believes in spirits, she thinks aliens are nothing but nonsense. Her new friend, meanwhile, thinks the exact opposite. To settle matters, the two set out to prove each other wrong – Momo to a UFO hotspot and Okarun to a haunted tunnel! What unfolds next is a beautiful story of young love…and oddly aliens and spirits?

Crew Behind Dandadan Anime

An impressive set of staff members has been selected to bring to life Tatsu’s manga in this anime adaptation. They are as follows:

  • Creator: Yukinobu Tatsu
  • Director: Fuga Yamashiro (known for his work in Tatami Time Machine Blues)
  • Supervisor: Hiroshi Seko (known for his work in CSM, JJK, AOT: The Final Season, and Mob Psycho 100 )
  • Composer: Kensuke Ushio (known for DEVILMAN crybaby and CSM)
  • Character Designs: Naoyuki Onda and Yoshimichi Kameda

Even before it commences, 2024 is shaping up to be a great year for the anime community, as many announcements have already started to stack up. Not only Dandadan but the most awaited manhwa adaptation, i.e. Solo Leveling, is also coming in January 2024.

We are super excited to witness the visual spectacle from Science Saru and get blown away by it next year. For now, this announcement is a sign that I need to stop being lazy, revisit my ‘to read’ list, and start reading this manga to prepare myself for the anime.

That said, have you read Dandadan already? What are your thoughts on the story? Do let us know in the comments below.

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