In 2024, Science Saru and director Fuga Yamashiro, the talent behind Tatami Time Machine Blues, are turning the Dandadan manga into an anime adaptation. This new exciting anime show will have a bit of everything—paranormal mystery, thrilling battles, and romantic comedy.
Hiroshi Seko is crafting the story, Kensuke Ushio is creating the music, and Naoyuki Onda is designing the characters. With such a talented team, the Dandadan anime is sure to be fantastic, and it’s all set to premiere in 2024.
Dandadan anime and manga series is all about Momo Ayase, who befriends a classmate nicknamed “Okarun,” who ‘s obsessed with UFOs. Momo, a believer in spirits, doesn’t take aliens seriously. They decide to settle their beliefs by visiting a UFO hotspot and a haunted tunnel. The story that follows is a charming tale of young love, sprinkled with strange encounters with both spirited beings and, surprisingly, amorous aliens.
Yukinobu Tatsu’s manga, Dandadan, started in Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ on April 6, 2021, and has since been compiled into 11 volumes by August 4, 2023. The manga has gained popularity, with over 3.2 million copies in circulation and 360 million views on Shōnen Jump+. It’s available in English and Spanish on Shueisha’s Manga Plus and Viz Media’s Shonen Jump website. The success led to its nomination and ranking in various manga awards. Now, the exciting news is that Dandadan is getting an anime adaptation in 2024, produced by Science Saru and directed by Fūga Yamashiro. With a talented team behind the anime and an epic storyline of the manga, fans will really enjoy the upcoming Dandadan animated series.