Science Saru is known for its exemplary works with an unusual animation style, and they have delivered top-notch content over the years. Their most recent work is the Netflix anime series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, which is critically acclaimed and loved by fans. Now, the production staff has shared a spectacular announcement, confirming that it is adapting one of the craziest and most popular mangas, Dandadan. Keep reading to find out everything 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 to Tatsuki Fujimoto (creator of Chainsaw Man) and Yuji Kaku (creator of Hell’s Paradise). As you know, 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 ambitious projects mentioned above, Tatsu came up with his own manga, Dandadan. So when Dandadan was serialized in 2021, it instantly became a fan-favorite manga, known for its unconventional storytelling mixed with dazzling characters and eccentric art style with crazy fight sequences.
As the manga rose to prominence, it caught the attention of fans around the world, resulting in massive popularity in a short period of time. So it was the same case as many other manga fans here are demanding as it was speculated that Dandadan would get an anime adaptation from a popular studio.
That dream became a reality today when Science Saru took up the baton to deliver a bizarre visual extravaganza set to release in 2024. Here’s the promotional video for the announcement:
Dandadan Anime Storyline
Dandan is mentioned by the fans as a manga with a distinctive storyline. According to Viz, this is the official plot of the series:
Momo Ayase forms an unusual friendship with her school’s UFO fanatic, whom she nicknames “Okarun” because he has a name that cannot be spoken out loud. Although Momo believes in ghosts, she thinks aliens are nothing but nonsense. Her new boyfriend, meanwhile, thinks the exact opposite. To solve 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 strangely enough, aliens and ghosts?
Crew behind Dandadan Anime
An impressive group of collaborators have been selected to bring Tatsu’s manga to life in this anime adaptation. They are as follows:
- Creator: Yukinobu Tatsu
- Director: Fugue Yamashiro (known for his work in Tatami Time Machine Blues)
- Manager: Hiroshi Seko (known for his work in CSM, JJK, AOT: The Final Season and Mob Psycho 100)
- Composer: Kensuke Ushio (known from DEVILMAN crybaby and CSM)
- Character designs: Naoyuki Onda and Yoshimichi Kameda
Even before it starts, 2024 is shaping up to be a huge year for the anime community as many announcements are already starting to pile up. Not just Dandadan, but also the most awaited manhwa adaptation, ie Solo levelingalso coming in January 2024.
We are super excited to witness the visual spectacle of Science Saru and be blown away by it next year. For now, this announcement is a sign that I should 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 yet? What are your thoughts on the story? Let us know in the comments below.