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The Dandadan Anime Is Finally Confirmed! Here's All You Need to Know


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Yukinobu Tatsu’s Dandadan is a mystery manga series that quickly became a fan favorite in the manga community. Given its popularity, the Dandadan manga is finally getting an anime adaptation. Here's everything we know so far about the Dandadan anime release!

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Dandadan: A Hit Action Comedy Manga

Dandadan is an ongoing manga series that follows Momo Ayase, a high school student who believes in paranormal occurrences. Strangely, she doesn’t believe that aliens exist.

After being rejected, Momo is seen sulking as she runs into a boy named Ken Takakura who is getting bullied.

The boy is taken aback by her act of kindness and starts talking with her about supernatural things that they are both into.

However, Momo doesn’t believe in Ken’s claims and states that she only believes in ghosts. The two get into an argument over which is real – the occult or ghosts.

What Is the Plot of Dandadan Momo and Ken
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Credit: Yukinobu Tatsu / Shueisha / Viz Media

In an attempt to prove their respective claims, the duo decides to part ways and separately investigate by visiting locations connected with supernatural instances and occult practices.

Momo visits a location where there are occurrences of occult practice, while Ken visits a location known for supernatural sightings.

When they reach their destinations, they find out that both ghosts and the occult are real.

Ken and Momo kick off their journey to try and fix the supernatural and sci-fi beings around them and return to their normal life.

Dandadan Anime Release Window: When Is It Coming Out?

The Dandadan anime is set to debut in October 2024, as confirmed at the Jump Festa 2024 event.

Earlier, MBS released a promo video announcing the anime adaptation of the popular manga series.

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Who Are the Cast, Staff, and Studio Behind the Dandadan Anime?

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Along with the October 2024 release window, the main Japanese voice actors of Dandadan were also revealed.

Here is the main Japanese voice cast of Dandadan:

  • Kazuya Nakai (Toshiro Hijikata in Gintama) as Alien Serpo
  • Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin in Dragon Ball Z) as Turbo Granny
  • Natsuki Hanae (Falco Grice in Attack on Titan: The Final Season) as Okarun
  • Shion Wakayama (Shizuka Nanahoshi in Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as Momo Ayase

It was also announced that the well-known studio Science SARU (of The Heike Story and Devilman: Crybaby fame) is handling the animation of Dandadan.

Meanwhile, here are the staff members of the Dandadan anime:

  • Director: Fuga Yamashiro (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!)
  • Script & Series Composition: Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan)
  • Music: Kensuke Ushio (Heavenly Delusion)
  • Alien & Yokai Design: Yoshimichi Kameda (One Punch Man)
  • Character Design: Naoyuki Onda (Psycho-Pass)

Where to Read the Dandadan Manga Online

Where to Read the Dandadan Manga Online Ken Momo
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Credit: Yukinobu Tatsu / Shueisha / Viz Media

Since the anime adaptation is yet to receive an exact release date, fans can read the Dandadan manga on Manga Plus in the meantime.

Dandadan started serializing in Shueisha’s online service in April 2021.

Yukinobu Tatsu, the creator of Dandadan, has worked as an assistant for some of the recent big manga titles, namely Chainsaw Man and Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku.

Dandadan Volume 8 is slated to release on January 4, 2023.

Dandadan Official Preview Trailer

A new character-voiced preview trailer for Dandadan was also released at the Jump Festa 2024 event.

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