Heavenly Delusion is officially getting an anime adaptation in 2023!
The anime, based on the manga of the same name by Masakazu Ishiguro, will be produced by Production I.G. Over the years, they’ve worked on a number of other shows, including Eden of the East, Ao Ashi, and Haikyuu!
Along with the announcement of the series, a new key visual was also released that depicts the two main characters, Maru and Kirko.
What will the Heavenly Delusion anime be about?
If you’re unfamiliar with the Heavenly Delusion manga, you may be wondering what the show is going to be about.
Heavenly Delusion takes place in the future, where children are no longer raised by families but are instead brought up by robots in a nursery-style facility that is cut off from the outside world. To the children, who don’t know any better, this world is like Heaven. Outside the safety of their sanctuary is a miserable hellscape, devoid of modern technologies and filled with supernatural monsters.
Yet after receiving a strange note during a test asking if he would like to go outside, a curious boy named Tokio begins to wonder about what’s outside the walls and if his friend, Mimihime’s predictions about people coming from outside to save them are true.
For someone who has never read the series, it’s a classic post-apocalyptic type mystery adventure. The first chapter gives off very Attack on Titan meets The Promised Neverland vibes, with a small dash of Darling in the Franxx. What really makes the first few chapters interesting is the way the story deviates between what’s inside the walls and outside of them simultaneously without giving too much of the mystery away. It’s enough to intrigue you and keep you reading the next chapter to see what’s happening!
If you’re still curious about the series, maybe the trailer will help you decide! Released back in 2018 to promote the manga, this video offers a little visual insight into what to expect from the series.
What else do we know about the 2023 Heavenly Delusion anime?
If you’re a long-time fan of Heavenly Delusion, you’re probably lapping up whatever information you can find about the series right now. Sadly, there isn’t a whole lot of information currently available.
Even the Twitter and web pages for the series both seem to be very new, with minimal new information to provide. Surely there will be plenty of updates in the coming weeks.
However, for now, manga author Masakazu Ishiguro, seems to be quite excited about the anime, saying, “Actually, I thought that anime was the best way to depict the desolate beauty and despair of the ruined everyday scenery. […] I can’t wait to see what kind of journey Kirko and Maru will have when they are brought to life from the anime.”