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‘Truly Magnificient’: Makoto Shinkai Praises Dead Dead Demon’s De De De De Destruction Anime Film




Makoto Shinkai recently took to Twitter on March 14, 2024, to share his thoughts on the upcoming anime film adaptation of Inio Asano’s Dead Dead Demon’s De De De De Destruction following its preview screening.

Describing the film as “truly magnificent,” Shinkai expressed that while watching the movie, he was transported back to the same feelings of excitement, passion, determination, and talent that he experienced when the manga first debuted in Big Comic Spirits magazine back in 2014.

Moreover, Shinkai noted that the movie served as a reminder of the anxiety that has been deeply ingrained in everyone’s daily life ever since the earthquake, a sentiment that remains relevant even ten years later.

Shinkai concluded by emphasizing the importance of the movie’s creation, stating, “It’s clear that this movie needed to be made“.

The first part of Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction film will release on March 22, 2024, and the second part on April 19, 2024.

Cast includes:

  • YOASOBI’s Lilas Ikuta as Kadode Koyama
  • ano as Ouran Nakagawa
  • 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
  • Miyu Irino as Keita Oba
  • Kouki Uchiyama as Kenichi Kohiruimaki
  • Taito Ban as Naoki Watarase
  • Junichi Suwabe as Hiroshi Nakagawa
  • Kenjiro Tsuda as Nobuo Koyama

Tomoyuki Kurokawa will be directing the films, with Reiko Yoshida in charge of scripts. Nobutake Ito will serve as character designer and chief animation director, and Mika Nishimura as the art director. Taro Umebayashi will compose music.

As previously revealed, Production +h. will be producing the anime films. This will be the first ever anime adaptation of Inio Asano’s works.

Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Inio Asano. It was serialized in Shogakukan’s seinen manga magazine Big Comic Spirits from April 2014 to February 2022, with its chapters collected in 12 tankōbon volumes. In North America, Viz Media licensed the manga for English release.

By March 2022, Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction had over 3 million copies in circulation. In 2021, the manga won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in the general category, as well as the Excellence Award of the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2022.

Source: Twitter

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