The two main characters of Dededede and Isobeyan insist that they have achieved their goals. Photo credit: Inio Asano

Inio Asano’s long-running cult hit manga, Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction, was announced this week just before Anime Japan 2022 went into full effect.

This announcement comes as a complete shock, as none of Inio Asano’s previous works have seen an edit before, including the beloved good night punwidely regarded as one of the best manga of all time.

You can watch the announcement trailer for the new anime series at the link below:

What is Dededede about?

Dededede, a manga that has been running since early 2014 and finished serialization earlier this year in February, follows the friendship and everyday life of two girls, Kadode Koyama and Ouran Nakagawa, in their rather mundane lives after the Earth invasion through aliens three years. prior. The focus of the series is not on the sci-fi aspects of it, but more on how the characters grow into life and adjust to their new reality, despite the major upheaval in what would be considered normal life.

This isn’t to say, however, that nothing noteworthy happens – along the lines of every Inio Asano manga, things take an odd turn as time goes on – but the focus of the series is solely on their friendship, making it a truly backward take on the traditional alien invasion story.

This focus, as well as the title, make Dededede an unlikely choice for an adaptation, but it’s exciting to hear that an anime is coming soon.

Who is working on the anime adaptation?

The studio for the adaptation has been announced as Production +h., a newer studio with relatively little work under their belt thus far. Their first anime, Extra-Terrestrial Boys and Girls, a 6-episode OVA, aired in January and ended in March this year.

In addition to a stunning recommendation from Inio Asano, telling how excited he is to see the adaptation for the series, talks about his love for the series and proclaims that “Dededede” is not over yet, no information about the director, staff, release date, length of the anime, nor the voice actors have been revealed yet.

Given that Production +h is a newer studio and their current works include a planned movie and a previous OVA, it’s entirely possible that this adaptation of Dededede isn’t actually running in court and instead acts as an OVA or as a side story within the universe. Either way, it’s exciting to see Asano’s work finally turned into an anime!


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