New Video Reveals Musical Themes for Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction Films
The theme for the first film is titled “Zett-Zett-Zett-Zettai Seiiki“, performed by ano featuring Lilas Ikuta. The second movie’s theme is “Seishun Ôka“, this time performed by Lilas Ikuta featuring ano.
Ikuta, sometimes known as “ikura”, lends her voice to the film’s main character, Kadode Koyama, while ano also takes a leading role as the voice of Ouran “Ontan” Nakagawa.
Alongside them, the other notable casting include:
- 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 Ôba
- Kouki Uchiyama as Kenichi Kohiruimaki
- Taito Ban as Naoki Watarase
- Junichi Suwabe as Hiroshi Nakagawa
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Nobuo Koyama
The first installment is set to be released on March 22 and the second on April 19. The announcement of the series was made by GAGA Communications
back in March 2022, and the production is handled by Production +h., marking it as the first complete animation of an Asano’s work.
Tomoyuki Kurokawa (Psychic Detective Yakumo, Break of Dawn, Dragonar Academy) is directing the movies, with Reiko Yoshida (A Silent Voice, Violet Evergarden, Tamako Market) supervising and scripting. Nobutake Ito (The Tatami Galaxy, Kaiba, Kemonozume) is the character designer and chief animation director. Mika Nishimura (assistant art director on Dorohedoro) is the art director, and Taro Umebayashi (Space Dandy, Yuri!!! on Ice) is composing the music.
The manga, which originally debuted in Weekly Big Comic Spirits published by Shogakukan in April 2014, came to an end on February 28, 2022. The 12th and final volume was released in Japan on March 30, 2022.
In France, the manga is available through Kana:
For three years, the Tokyo sky has been covered by a gigantic alien spaceship. Yet, despite regular small crafts emerging from the mothership’s belly, the aliens have not attacked. Humans are quite efficient at defeating these smaller vessels…
Meanwhile, friends Kadode and Ôran, like most humans, have stopped paying attention to the spaceship and carry on with life as per usual. These three years of uneventful co-existence has caused Humanity to let its guard down. They do not realize that the “invader” has already infiltrated their populace. And it might soon disrupt their peaceful existence!
The manga was initially turned into a promotional 3D animated video in September 2020. It won the Best General Manga award at the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards in January 2021 and was honored at the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards last year.