Filmart: Japanese Anime ‘Dan Da Dan’ to Stream on Both Netflix, Crunchyroll

Netflix and Sony’s anime specialty platform Crunchyroll will both stream the upcoming Japanese anime series Dan Da Dan, an adaptation of the manga of the same name created by Yukinobu Tatsu. Netflix will stream the series globally, while Crunchyroll will simulcast it everywhere except in Asia as the episodes air in Japan. Taiwan-based anime distributor Muse also revealed during Hong Kong Filmart Tuesday that it has picked up Asia rights to the anticipated title.

The anime adaptation will be directed by Fuga Yamashiro, whose credits include being assistant director on Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! and Tatami Time Machine Blues. The script is written by Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan Final SeasonJUJUTSU KAISEN). The series is produced by Science SARU, the animation studio behind Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!DEVILMAN crybabyStar Wars: Visions (episodes “T0-B1” and “Akakiri”), and the recent hit Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.

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Crunchyroll’s official story summary for Dan Da Dan reads: “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.”

The series’ character design is done by Naoyuki Onda (PSYCHO-PASS – The MovieMF Ghost); creature design by Yoshimichi Kameda (Mob Psycho 100), and music by kensuke ushio (Chainsaw ManDEVILMAN crybaby, Heavenly Delusion). The Japanese voice cast stars Shion Wakayama (Takina Inoue in Lycoris Recoil) as Momo; Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Okarun; Mayumi Tanaka (Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece) as Turbo Granny; and Kazuya Nakai (Roronoa Zoro in One Piece) as the Serpoians.

The Dan Da Dan manga series currently has over 370 million views on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump Plus platform and over 3.2 million print volumes in circulation.

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