Dandadan the Underrated Shonen Jump Manga Gets Anime Adaptation!
In a long-overdue turn of events, the Shonen Jump manga "Dandadan" is finally getting the anime treatment in 2024. This hidden gem has been criminally underrated, but that's about to change with the upcoming adaptation.
"Dandadan" stands out in the realm of dark shonen, aligning itself with the likes of popular titles such as Jujutsu Kaisen and Chainsaw Man. The manga boasts intense battle scenes and a darker storytelling style, making it a compelling addition to the genre.
The anime adaptation of "Dandadan" is in good hands with an impressive staff lineup. Veterans from notable productions like Devilman Crybaby and Jujutsu Kaisen are on board, ensuring a visually stunning and high-quality series. With the renowned studio Science Saru leading the charge, known for exceptional animation and unique visuals, "Dandadan" has the potential to emerge as a standout dark Shonen Jump anime in 2024, surpassing its underrated manga status.
The story revolves around Momo Ayase and Okarun, two teens enthralled by spirits and aliens. When their fascination turns into a surreal reality, with Okarun losing his... Well, you know, they embark on a journey battling spirits and aliens to reclaim what's lost. Amidst the chaos, a gradual love story unfolds.
The surreal premise, captivating artwork, and heartfelt writing make "Dandadan" one of the best, albeit overlooked, Shonen Jump manga in recent years. The official anime adaptation is set to amplify its reach and impact. The trailer reveals that Science Saru will produce the anime, slated for a 2024 release. Fuga Yamashiro directs, Hiroshi Seko writes, and Kensuke Ushio composes the music.
With such a stellar team, "Dandadan" is gearing up to be a frontrunner for the best anime of 2024. For fans of the "dark shonen trio" – Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku – "Dandadan" promises to be the perfect follow-up. Yukinobu Tatsu, the manga artist, even worked as an assistant on both Chainsaw Man and Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, solidifying its connection to the acclaimed trio.
As the anime adaptation unfolds, "Dandadan" is poised to make a lasting mark, ensuring its place in the legacy of dark shonen storytelling. So, are you guys ready for the release of such a banger anime?