Villainess Desumi Magahara, the Reaper Princess, sitting next to her friend, hero, Fudo Aikawa, Red Gelato. Photo credit: koiseka-anime.com

The Japanese manga Love After World Domination is written by Hiroshi Noda and illustrated by Takahiro Wakamatsu. Hiroshi Noda is also known for Ningyohime no Gomen ne Gohan manga and Isekai Shikkaku manga. Since October 2019, it has been serialized in Kodansha’s shonen manga magazine: Monthly Shonen Magazine.

The anime adaptation by Project No. 9 studio premiered on April 8, 2022 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS Asahi, and TV Aichi.

On April 11, 2022, Crunchyroll announced that the series will have an English dubbing of Love After World Domination in the future. There will also be dubbed releases in Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and French. The series was moved to Crunchyroll after the Sony acquisition and was previously licensed by Funimation.

The story takes place in a realm where villains try to take over the world, while heroes try to stop them. An evil organization known as the Secret Society Gekko managed to conquer half the world. To put a stop to Gekko’s further nefarious ambitions, the hero group ‘Freezing Sentai Gelato 5’ was formed.

The members of Freezing Sentai Gelato 5 are Red Gelato Fudo Aikawa (voiced by Yusuke Kobayashi), Blue Gelato Hayato Ojino (voiced by Kazuya Okitsu), Yellow Geltao Misaki Jinguji (voiced by Nene Hieda), Green Gelato Daigo Todoroki (voiced by Junji Majima ), and Pink Gelato Haru Arisugawa (voiced by Rina Hidaka). Their leader is Professor Big Gelato (voiced by Chafurin).

Love After World Domination Freezing Sentai Gelatao 5 takes on Secret Society Gekko as Desumi and Fudo share a parfait.
A key visual for the Spring 2022 Love After World Domination anime. Pic credit: Studio Project No. 9

Just when the heroes are doing well, Gekko recruits a new member: Desumi Magahara, known as the “Reaper Princess” (voiced by Ikumi Hasegawa). News of Desumi’s fighting skills reaches the heroes, and when it comes time to face her, Fudo decides that he will be the one to fight her to protect his comrades. Unexpectedly, Fudo “at first sight” falls for Desumi and then his thoughts are haunted by her.

Professor Big Gelato notices that Fudo’s mind is in the clouds and asks him why. Fudo reveals that he has fallen in love and is about to tell Professor Pig that he has fallen in love with a villain when he is cut off and Professor Pig advises him to immediately confess his feelings to the woman he loves. When Fudo declares that he loves Desumi, she surprisingly agrees to go out with him once she realizes he really means it.

Love after world domination Desumi and Fudo stare at the stars.
A second major visual for the Love After World Domination anime. Pic credit: Studio Project No. 9

Desumi and Fudo have always been busy with their villains and heroes respectively and therefore have no experience with romance, which makes them totally clueless about dating. Desumi and Fudo start dating in secret, doing their best to keep their taboo relationship a secret from their organizations.

Crunchyroll’s Love After World Domination trailer.

The anime will be directed by Kazuya Iwata, with Satoru Sugizawa overseeing the scripts, Akemi Kobayashi doing the character design, Satoshi Motoyama is the sound director, and Satoshi Hono and Ryunosuke Kasai composing the music for the anime.

The opening theme Koi wa Explosion (Love Is an Explosion) is composed by Masayoshi Oishi and features renowned vocalist Yukari Tamura. Yukari Tamura has sung many anime openings and endings, including: C3’s opening Endless Story, Nourin’s opening Cordless Dere Phone and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira opening Happy! Happy! But! to name a few.

The closing theme song is Koi wa Sekai Teiri to Tomo ni (Love Within the World Theorem), composed by the band Dialog+.

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