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Dan Da Dan Anime Series Summoned by Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll has announced that the off-the-wall, coming-of-age science fiction and horror anime series Dan Da Dan will invade the service’s schedule in October 2024. The series will simulcast from Japan on Crunchyroll worldwide, excluding Asia, with new episodes weekly.

The anime adaptation of Dan Da Dan 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 Season, JUJUTSU KAISEN).

From Science SARU, the animation studio behind Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, DEVILMAN crybaby, Star Wars: Visions (episodes “T0-B1” and “Akakiri”), and the recent hit Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, comes the anime adaptation of the popular manga written and illustrated by Yukinobu Tatsu.

©Yukinobu Tatsu/SHUEISHA, DANDADAN Production Committee

The manga series currently has over 370 million views on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump Plus and over 3.2 million print volumes in circulation. Crunchyroll has been publishing the print version of the manga in France and Germany as a top seller since 2022 and 2023, respectively.

The additional production staff includes character design by Naoyuki Onda (PSYCHO-PASS – The Movie, MF Ghost), creature design by Yoshimichi Kameda (Mob Psycho 100), and music by kensuke ushio (Chainsaw Man, DEVILMAN crybaby, Heavenly Delusion).

The Japanese voice cast includes 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.

Dan Da Dan 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, they argue because 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!

Dan Da Dan Anime Series Summoned by Crunchyroll
©Yukinobu Tatsu/SHUEISHA, DANDADAN Production Committee