GKids Acquires Anime Series ‘Dan Da Dan’ for Theatrical and Home Entertainment

Animation company GKids has acquired theatrical, video and digital transactional rights to anime series “Dan Da Dan.”

With production from the acclaimed animation studio Science SARU (“Devilman Crybaby”, “Inu-Oh,” “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off,” “The Colors Within”), the series is the directorial debut of studio veteran Fuga Yamashiro. Composer kensuke ushio (“Chainsaw Man,” “Devilman Crybaby,” “The Colors Within”) additionally joins the production for the score. The series is a television adaptation of author Yukinobu Tatsu’s manga of the same name. Tatsu previously worked as an assistant to Tatsuki Fujimoto on his global hit series “Chainsaw Man” and “Fire Punch,” and Yuji Kaku on “Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku.”

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“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. The two of them start talking after Momo rescues Okarun from getting bullied. However, an argument ensues between them – Momo believes in ghosts but denies aliens, and Okarun believes in aliens but denies ghosts. 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.

The anime 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,” “Inu-Oh” and GKIDS’ most recent acquisition, “The Colors Within.” GKIDS also received an Oscar this year, for Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s “The Boy and the Heron.” The film won Best Animated Feature.

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