The official website for the two-part anime film adaptation of Inio Asano’s Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction manga has announced the first round of cast members for the anime.
The cast includes:
Top row, left to right:
– Atsumi Tanezaki as Kiho Kurihara
– Miyuri Shimabukuro as Ai Demoto
– Saeko Ooki as Rin Hirama
– Azumi Waki as Futaba Takemoto
– Ryoko Shiraishi as Makoto Tainuma
Bottom row, left to right:
– Miyu Irino as Keita Ōba
– Kouki Uchiyama as Kenichi Kohiruimaki
– Taito Ban as Naoki Watarase
– Junichi Suwabe as Hiroshi Nakagawa
– Kenjiro Tsuda as Nobuo Koyama
The films are set to premiere in spring 2024. This marks the first full-fledged anime adaptation of any work by Inio Asano. Tomoyuki Kurokawa is directing the films, with Reiko Yoshida overseeing the series scripts. Nobutake Ito is the character designer and chief animation director, Mika Nishimura is the art director, and Taro Umebayashi is composing the music.
The manga follows the everyday lives of the ordinary high school girl Kadode Koyama, her friend Ouran Nakagawa, and others in a world where a giant mothership has appeared over Tokyo.
Asano’s manga started in April 2014 and concluded in February 2022. The 12th and final volume of the manga was released in March 2022. The series received critical acclaim, winning the Best General Manga award at the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards in January 2021, and was honored in the manga category of the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2022.
Viz Media is releasing the manga in English. They have also published Asano’s previous series Solanin, What a Wonderful World!, Downfall, and Goodnight Punpun.