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GKIDS Drops ‘Dan Da Dan’ Teaser Trailer

The award-winning animation producer/distributor lands theatrical/home entertainment rights for Science SARU’s highly anticipated anime series based on Yukinobu Tatsu’s manga of the same name.

Award-winning animation producer and distributor GKIDS has acquired theatrical, videogram, and digital transactional rights (home entertainment) to the new anime series Dan Da Dan, serving as the company’s first engagement with a first-run series, following North American distribution. Details will follow in the coming months.

Science SARU (DEVILMAN crybaby, INU-OH, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, The Colors Within) produces, with studio veteran Fuga Yamashiro (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, The Heike Story) making his directorial debut. The score is by composer Kensuke Ushio (Chainsaw Man, DEVILMAN crybaby, The Colors Within).

Dan Da Dan is an adaptation of Yukinobu Tatsu’s manga of the same name, currently serialized in the popular “Shonen Jump Plus” by Shueisha under the global Shonen Jump imprint. Tatsu assisted Tatsuki Fujimoto on his popular series Chainsaw Man and Fire Punch, as well as Yuji Kaku on Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku.

Dan Da Dan marks GKIDS’ sixth title from Science SARU, following local releases of Lu Over the Wall, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Ride Your Wave, the Golden Globe-nominated Inu-Oh, and its most recent acquisition, The Colors Within.

“After years of championing feature animation and the occasional classic series, GKIDS is thrilled to join in the release of our first-ever new animated series,” said GKIDS’ president, David Jesteadt. “We could not think of better partners than MBS and the artist geniuses at Science SARU, who we have had the fortune of working with on many films before. Dan Da Dan has been an office-favorite manga since its beginning, and we look forward to helping fans discover this vital new series later this fall.” 

An ode to genre film, B-movies, and retro sci-fi works, Dan Da Dan follows the story of a high school girl named Momo, who is from a family of spirit mediums, and Okarun, a high school boy who is an occult freak. As the two compete to disprove the existence of the other’s passion, they get caught up in an encounter of both the spiritual and paranormal, imbuing both teenagers with powers beyond belief.

Watch the trailer:

Source: GKIDS

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.