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Dan Da Dan Anime Gets Crunchyroll Streaming Release Window




Crunchyroll has announced an October 2024 release window for the highly anticipated upcoming anime Dan Da Dan, adapted from Shonen Jump’s hit manga and produced by studio Science Saru.

Per a press release, the streaming release window announcement states, “Prepare to believe the unbelievable when the off-the-wall, coming-of-age science fiction and horror anime series Dan Da Dan invades the Crunchyroll schedule this October 2024.” The announcement was accompanied by an official video teaser, seen below, that provides a closer look at the cast and characters.


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The upcoming anime is based on the manga Dandadan, created by Yukinobu Tatsu, which has been serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ since 2021. The story follows high schoolers Momo Ayase and Ken Takakura (called “Okarun” by Momo) who bond over their shared interest in the supernatural, although Momo believes in ghosts but not aliens, while Okarun believes in aliens but not ghosts. In a bet to prove the other wrong, Momo goes to a haunted tunnel and Okarun visits a hospital in which a UFO was spotted. In a twist, Momo gets abducted by aliens and develops psychokinetic powers, and Okarun gets possessed by a powerful yokai called Turbo-Granny. With their newfound abilities, the two try to navigate the dangers of love, high school and the supernatural.

The manga quickly gained massive popularity and received praise for its unique premise and highly detailed art style, selling over 3.2 million print copies and amassing over 360 million views on the Shonen Jump+ app. The upcoming anime adaptation, produced by Science Saru — the animation studio behind the emotionally moving Ride Your Wave, Star Wars: Visions and Devilman Crybaby — features a star-studded cast and production team.


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The Cast and Staff Behind Dan Da Dan’s Anime Series Adaptation

The male lead Okarun will be played by renowned voice actor Natsuki Hanae, the voice of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s Tanjiro Kamado, while the female lead Momo will be portrayed by Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation and Lycoris Recoil‘s Shion Wakayama. The cast also includes Mayumi Tanaka and Kazuya Nakai, the voices behind One Piece’s Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro, who will be portraying Turbo-Granny and Alien Serpo, respectively.

The production team includes director Fuga Yamashiro (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Ride Your Wave, Devilman Crybaby), scriptwriter Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan, Mob Psycho 100, Chainsaw Man), with music by Kensuke Ushio (The Dangers in My Heart, Heavenly Delusion, Chainsaw Man). The team also features character designs by Naoyuki Onda (Ergo Proxy, Psycho-Pass) and creature designs by Yoshimichi Kameda (Inu-Oh, Mob Psycho 100, One Punch Man).

Dan Da Dan will premiere in October 2024 on Crunchyroll, with new episodes weekly. A specific release date has yet to be announced.

Ken and Momo Run from Various Supernatural and Extraterrestrial Creatures in Dandadan


A ghost-believing girl and an alien-believing boy are thrown into a wild adventure following a supernatural encounter that confirms the existence of both ghosts and aliens.

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Science SARU

Main Cast
Shion Wakayama and Natsuki Hanae

Source: Press release

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