Sci-fi horror anime Dandadan lands on Crunchyroll this October

We are not alone in this world as the anime adaptation of Yukinobu Tatsu’s hit manga Dandadan invades Crunchyroll in October 2024.

Dandadan is directed by Fuga Yamashiro, with script writing by Hiroshi Seko, character designs by Naoyuki Onda, creature designs by Yoshimichi Kameda, music composition by kensuke ushio, and animation production by Science SARU.

The Japanese voice cast is billed with Shion Wakayama as Momo, Natsuki Hanae as Okarun, Mayumi Tanaka as Turbo Granny, and Kazuya Nakai as the Serpoians.

Crunchyroll provided the official synopsis in their press release.

This is a story about Momo, a high school girl who comes from a family of spirit mediums, and her classmate Okarun, an occult fanatic. After Momo rescues Okarun from being bullied, they begin talking. However, an argument ensues between them since Momo believes in ghosts but denies aliens exist, and Okarun believes in aliens but denies ghosts exist.

To prove to each other what they believe in is real, Momo goes to an abandoned hospital where a UFO has been spotted and Okarun goes to a tunnel rumored to be haunted. To their surprise, they each encounter overwhelming paranormal activities that transcend comprehension. Amid these predicaments, Momo awakens her hidden power and Okarun gains the power of a curse to overcome these new dangers! Their fateful love begins as well!?

The story of the occult battle and adolescence starts!

Dandadan began serialization in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ on April 6th, 2021, where it has accumulated over 370 million views, followed by 3.2 million printed copies. In North America, Viz Media distributes the English-translated manga, while Crunchyroll handles the print version in France and Germany where has become a top seller.

Source: Crunchyroll press release

©Yukinobu Tatsu/SHUEISHA, DANDADAN Production Committee


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