Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Anime’s Release Date, Characters, Story Outline, Highlights, and Recommendations

05/11/2023 by

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku is a Japanese manga by Yuji Garai. It was serialized in “Shonen Jump+” (Shueisha) from January 22, 2018, to January 25, 2021, with weekly Monday updates. An anime version was also released in Japan in April 2023.

This article will provide the release date, characters, story outline, highlights, and recommendations for the “Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” anime.


Release date of “Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime

“Jigokuraku” is a Japanese manga work by Yuji Garai, and its anime has been airing on Japan’s TV Tokyo network since April 2023. It will also be released in the U.S. on Crunchyroll, Prime Video, and Netflix.

Highlights of “Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime

The story follows the journey of convicts who were sentenced to be exiled to an island, set out Mount Horai to seek The Elixir of Life. During their journey, the main character, Gabimaru, fights enemies using various ninjutsu and martial arts, and meets friends who share the same goal.

The highlights of the anime are the beautiful and detailed drawings, intense action scenes, and the interactions between its unique and colorful characters. The world-building of this work is so elaborated that the storyline is also a highlight. Although there are some grotesque depictions, the adaptation into anime has resulted in a more realistic work. It is one of the most highly anticipated anime works awaited by many fans.

Story outline of “Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” anime

The end of the Edo period. Gabimaru, the most potent stone-hiding ninja, was captured as a loose ninja and sentenced to death. However, one day he was told that he would be pardoned if he brought back The Elixir of Life from a secret island which is rumored to be the Land of Paradise. Dreaming of reuniting with his beloved wife, Gabaimaru, and his executioner, Sagiri Yamada Asaemon, set off for the secret island where The Elixir of Life was said to exist.

Characters of Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Anime

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Animation Character 1: Gabimaru


The main character. Gabimaru is the former head ninja of Ishigakure no Sato. The name Gabimaru is not his real name, usually used for Yago, literally meaning “house name”. His nickname means “Garan no Gabimaru.” He was a ruthless ninja who had a history of brutal killings, but that changed after he married, he began to embrace “compassion” and avoid “killing”. He is a small man with distinctive gray hair, and his right eye is often covered by his long fringe. He possesses prodigious athletic ability and sense of style, his village chief, Yamada Asaemon Sagiri, see him as the ideal “Gabimaru” the first head of the Ishigakure no sato. He dislikes when wives and women are treated roughly and is sometimes furious when they are mistreated.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Animation Character 2: Yamada Asaemon Sagiri


The biological daughter of the head of the Yamada Asaemon family and an executioner for the shogunate. She pointed out to the captive Gabimaru that he had not accepted death and was to accompany him as his observer in the search for The Elixir of Life. Her dignified appearance and earnest nature make her look like a female swordsman. When her hesitation of killing disappears and her ability is recognized, She displays a strength that is acknowledged by many other Sagiri Asaemons. She hates to kill people and wishes to avoid death as much as possible. Her first love is Shugen, the first Yamada Asaemon, whom she still respects and has feelings for. Her nickname is “Sagirin.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 3: Yui


She is the beloved wife of Gabimaru, the reason for his clinging to life after he became a mortal sinner. She has a scar on her face from burns inflicted by her father, the village head. She has a kind and cheerful personality, and is the one who brings forth emotions in the “gara-dou” Gadaimaru and helps him escape from the village. With her beautiful hair, she is the very reason for Gabimaru to live.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 4: Sija (Jidai GabiMaru)


He is a ninja who was nominated to be the next Gabimaru after current Gabimaru, who left the village after becoming a death-row inmate. He was originally a colleague of Gabimaru’s, and is abnormally attached to Gabimaru. He is so attached to him that he even expressed his love for him in a complicated manner, saying, “I wouldn’t mind being killed by you, but I want to kill you.” He is so skilled that he makes Gabimaru say, “I can’t see any way to defeat you,” and is one of the best fighters in the Iwagakure Shu village.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 5: Yuzuriha


She is a Kunoichi who is also known as “Yuzuriha of Keishu”. She is a ninja with dexterity, skilled enough to defeat all of her retainers in the Sagiwa Castle invasion riot. She is a ruthless ninja who uses her comrades as test subjects to assess the situation. However, she also has a compassionate side where she cares for her allies and does not inflict pain on sympathizes with. She is skilled at taking advantage of others, placing the highest priority on saving her own life and guiding the conversation to suit her own needs.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 6: Aza Choubei


A young man known as the “Bandit King” is said to have established a village of bandits deep in the mountains of Iyo. He is said to be one-eyed, but has strong charisma, and leads his bandits. He has one of the most adaptable but also has an unshakeable egos on the island and always seems to be conscious of survival. His watchman, Toma, is his younger brother and is said to be more important to the bandit king than anything else

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 7: Tamiya Gantetsusai


He is a master swordsman with the nickname “Blade Dragon.” Although the clan’s lord offered him an officer’s position, he was sentenced to death for cutting down the gate of the lord’s residence after his pride was wounded. He has a bold and magnanimous aims to accomplish great deeds that will leave his name in the future generations. From the outside, he appears to be a swordsman of strength alone, he excels in situational judgement and is surprisingly sharp. By interacting with Fuchi, he has opened his heart and built a trusting relationship.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Characters 8: Nurugai CV


She is a descendant of the Sanka, a people of the mountains who do not know where they are from, and although she looks like a boy, she is a girl. As a family that refused to return to the shogunate, their village was destroyed and they were falsely accused of being innocent. She is remorseful that the village was discovered and destroyed because of her presence, but she decides to survive with the support of her watchdog, Tenza. She has a straightforward and cheerful personality but also a stubborn side. After meeting Shion, she becomes even more stubborn.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 9: Rokurouta

Known as the “Great Giant of Bizen,” the big man has a bear-like physique as well as tremendous monstrous strength. However, his intelligence is said to be less than that of a three-year-old child, and his dynamic physical abilities can sometimes cause unruly problems. In particular, when he gets hungry, he loses his mind, cries, and goes on a rampage. He has a history of killing his watchdog, Eizen. However, many people seem to admire his overwhelming strength and boldness.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Anime” Character 10: Shion


He was born blind, but is a skilled swordsman with a special ability to “see” people’s energy. In order to support his mother, who was a traveling entertainer, he was injured in both eyes and learned the art of swordsmanship under the premise that a cut blinded him. He often makes puns about his blindness, but he actually feels regret for what he did.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 11: Yamada Asaemon

He is one of the elders among the death-row prisoners and is looked up to by many as a leader. He is also the mentor of Tenza, who became Nurugai’s mentor.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 12: Fuchi


He is an executioner who loves to dissect, with two swords slung across his back and dissection tools at his waist. He is a mad scientist who dissects corpses in an effort to learn about life, and he was delighted to dissect the strange creatures on the island when he saw them. He also has a good knowledge of pharmacology and is able to manufacture remedies for colds. He is often emotionless and expressionless as he tries to learn about people through their bodies, but this changes after he becomes deeply involved with the dead criminals. He has distinctive blond hair, with the top of his head in a bun and straight-cut bangs.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 13: Touma


He is such a prodigious swordsman that he was given permission to act as an agent after only one month of being initiated into the Yamada family. He has long hair and a beautiful female-like appearance, but his true identity is that of the younger brother of the bandit king, Aza Chōbei, who has become a watchdog. In order to save his brother, he infiltrated the Yamada family and became a watchman. He deeply loves his brother and is dependent on him, saying that his brother is everything to him.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 14: Senta

He is a small fat man with glasses and a mild-mannered young man. In fact, his personality is really good and he is well-liked by everyone. He is naturally an introvert who loves to draw. However, he joined the Yamada family through his family’s tradition and worked as an executioner for the death penalty. He has a scholarly background, has a keen interest in religious studies and botany, and has contributed greatly to the research on the island. Despite his love of drawing, his family’s circumstances led him to become Yamada Asaemon in the past. He admires Yuzuriha, who is free-spirited in her words and actions. He is often influenced by Yuzuriha although he is her watchdog.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokugaku” Animation Character 15: Tenza

One day, a young man who was mischievous in the streets meets Shion, whom he takes as his master and is initiated into the Yamada family. As an executioner, he is nonetheless cheerful and honest, and when he learns of the sad fate of an innocent man named Nurugai, he struggles to save him. He is an athletic young man who is fond of saying “~ss” and has a never-give-up attitude and a positive outlook.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 16: Eizen

He is an executioner of Uchikabe who lost his left eye due to a childhood illness and wears an eye patch. He is the first rank in Tamessi Itto Ryu and is a leader who is admired by other students.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 17: Kishō

He is a swordsman who excels at kirikiri and ukewari. When Keiun, who is in charge of surveillance, is killed, he decides that his mission is over and tries to leave the island with his head.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 18: Genji

He is a huge, dark-skinned swordsman. He is a strict type of swordsman, but he is weak against women and has a history of falling in love with a prostitute and writing her love letters. He is opposed to the fact that Sagiri, a woman, is a beheading executioner, and urges her to return from the island.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Animation Character 19: Jikka

He is a swordsman with long hair and a distinctive beard. He rarely draws a sword and uses a takemitsu (a sword made of bamboo). After Horubo, who was in charge of watching over him, was killed by Aza Chōbei, he defeated the monster and returned from the island, saying that he had done his duty. He is always aloof and sometimes goes to work after drinking, but his abilities are genuine! He is a smart person with a high level of judgment.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokugaku” Animation Character 20: Shugen

He is a beheading executioner with high charisma and fighting skills. He is so powerful that he recognizes Ki (Tao) even before he enters the island, and he is also Sagiri’s first love. Many members of the Yamada family are fascinated by him, and he is visually handsome as well. His parents were killed by criminals, and he has no mercy for them and is self-righteous and cruel. He feels that everyone in the Yamada family is more than family, and he respects them.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Animation Character 21: Isuzu

A large, dark-skinned female swordsman, she is the younger sister of Genji. She is a highly skilled two-sword sword user.
“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Character 22: Mei
She is a cute looking girl who lived in the woodman’s village on the island. At first, she could barely speak or communicate. She has a mysterious scar on her back.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Animation Character 23: Rien / Fugen Jotei

He is the leader of the Tensen. His goal is to create The Elixir of Life, and he is researching it. He is one of the first Tensen and has a deep connection with Mei.
“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Animation Character 24: Ju Fa/ Akshobhya
He is a Tensen who is alone with Tao Fa. Protecting Tao Fa is the most important thing for him, and he prefers to train in the art of Bōchū Jutsu with Tao Fa. He has a rough temperament.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraaku” Anime Character 25: Tao Fa/ Ratna Taisei

She is a pair partner of Ju Fa, and is a Tensen, which means two are one. She has a bright and innocent personality and is always smiling. She cares more about humans and woodworkers than Ju Fa.
“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Animation Character 26: Mu dan / Fukū Jūkun
He is a Tensen who stood in front of Sagiri, Yuzuri, and the others. He has the ability to control the people he captures, and he tormented Sagiri and Yuzuri.
“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Animation Character 27: Zhu Jin / Nyoi Genkun
He was the first Tensen who appeared before Noritza and Nurugai. He is in a last-ditch fight with Gabimaru and has taken on the appearance of an old man. He is the starting point of the story, appearing from the beginning to the end of the story.

“Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” Anime Recommendation

“It is a typical shonen manga story where each time you defeat an enemy, you get closer to the core of the mystery. The characters are all attractive and have individually good episodes, and I read the book in one sitting because it was interesting. Gabimaru is especially straight and somewhat natural despite having a dark past, which makes me squeamish. Also, Sagiri’s character is good. She is not childish, and except for her uptight side, she is an honest and kind woman. The whole story is wonderful in that it affirms weakness, and the message of “In an instant, those who have nothing to protect are stronger, but in order to survive, the person who has an important thing in their mind will win.” (KOU)

“He searches for The Elixir of Life on an eerie island for his beloved wife… The pictures are beautiful, but the drawing touch is also unique, creating an eerie atmosphere. There are some unidentifiable monsters in the story, but the story is interesting enough to get you hooked!”(Ace)

The ninjutsu of Gabimaru is very cool and his loyalty is very cute! However, it is not recommended for those who don’t like blood and insects, as the grotesque expressions are increasing with each passing episode!(Chikin)

“I love the drawings. It is detailed, beautiful, and has a comedic touch, and I can enjoy it only through the drawings! Sometimes it is hard to see my favorite character die, but I am also attracted to the setting of the last story and the stories that follow. It is a bit grotesque in many parts, but I think it is easy to read even for women!” (misa misa)

Q&A about Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Anime

Q1 Will Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku get an anime?

The animated version of Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku has been airing on Japan’s TV Tokyo network since April 2023. It will also be released in America on Crunchyroll, Prime Video, and Netflix.Read more

Q2 When will the Hell’s Paradise: igokuraku anime be released?

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku anime version is being animated on Japan’s TV Tokyo network starting in April 2023. In the U.S., it will also be released on Crunchyroll, Prime Video, and Netflix.Read more

Q3 Who is the most popular Hell’s Paradise: Jigokugaku character?

According to the second “Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku” character popularity poll conducted by Shonen Jump, first place went to Gabimaru, second to Shion, and third to Yuzuriha.Read more

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