As Disney+ continues to expand its international expansion, it has been making a number of acquisitions of Japanese anime series for not just the local markets, but for international distribution.
One of the next new Japanese anime series to be heading to our screens is the adaptation of Masakazu Ishiguro’s “Heavenly Delusion”, which tells the story of what happens within the safety of the walls, youths are raised in a nursery-style setting by robots. While life there may appear stale on the surface, the children are full of potential and curiosity. In many ways it is like a slice of heaven. The outside world is a hellscape. It is almost entirely void of anything mechanical and is now inhabited by bizarre, yet powerful supernatural beings. Maru, with the aid of Kiruko, is out there crisscrossing what was once Tokyo for heaven. But after searching for so long, maybe heaven is more of an untenable dream than a potential reality.
The TV anime “Tengoku Daimakyo” will be broadcast on TOKYO MX / Hokkaido TV / RKB Mainichi Broadcasting / TV Aichi / MBS / BS11 from April 2023, and it will stream worldwide on Disney+. No exact international release details have yet been announced by Disney.
Looking at other shows that Disney has acquired global streaming rights for, like “Tokyo Revengers” and “Bleach”, the shows have been released on Hulu in the United States, on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ everywhere else in the world.
Two new images of the series have been released that depict “Japan in ruins” and “the world of children living inside walls”.
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