Scott Pilgrim Takes Off's studio appears to be on a roll with its adaptations at the moment, as it looks to tackle the popular paranormal rom-com Dandadan.
Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens? What if you think one of them is real but your friend is convinced the other is, and you become determined to prove that you're right, but maybe you both are? That's kind of Dandadan in a nutshell, a popular manga currently serialised in Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ digital manga magazine, published in English by Viz Media. Now, Science Saru, the studio behind the seriously good (and radically different) Scott Pilgrim Takes Off and the much darker Devilman Crybaby, is taking on the hit manga as its next anime project.
A short trailer for the upcoming series, set to be released in 2024, was shown off earlier this week, and while it's brief, it's certainly looking extremely stylish. Though given how strong the rest of Science Saru's output is, that isn't exactly surprising. Fuga Yamashiro is directing the series, who previously worked on the studio's Tatami Time Machine Blues, and Hiroshi Seko (Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen) is on script duties. One of my personal favourite composers in the anime industry, Kensuke Ushio (Chainsaw Man, Devilman Crybaby), is also attached to the project.