The Japanese manga Love After World Domination was written by Hiroshi Noda and illustrated by Takahiro Wakamatsu. Hiroshi Noda is also known for Ningyohime no Gomen ne Gohan manga and Isekai Shikkaku manga. Since October 2019 it has been serialized in Kodansha’s shonen manga magazine: Monthly Shonen Magazine.
The anime adaptation by Project No. 9 studio premiered on April 8, 2022, on AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS Asahi, and TV Aichi.
On April 11, 2022, Crunchyroll announced that the series will have a Love After World Domination English dub in the future. There will also be dubbed releases in Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and French. The series was moved to Crunchyroll after Sony’s acquisition and had been previously licensed by Funimation.
Superhero action to slice of life in five seconds
The story takes place in a realm where villains are trying to take over the world while heroes are trying to stop them. One evil organization known as the Secret Society Gekko managed to conquer half of the world. In order to stop Gekko’s further nefarious ambitions, the hero group ‘Freezing Sentai Gelato 5’ was formed.
The members of Freezing Sentai Gelato 5 are Red Gelato Fudo Aikawa (voiced by Yusuke Kobayashi), Blue Gelato Hayato Ojino (voiced by Kazuya Okitsu), Yellow Geltao Misaki Jinguji (voiced by Nene Hieda), Green Gelato Daigo Todoroki (voiced by Junji Majima), and Pink Gelato Haru Arisugawa (voiced by Rina Hidaka). Their leader is Professor Big Gelato (voiced by Chafurin).
Just when things are looking up for the heroes Gekko recruits a new member: Desumi Magahara known as the ‘Reaper Princess’ (voiced by Ikumi Hasegawa). Word of Desumi’s fighting prowess reaches the heroes, and when the time comes to face her, Fudo decides that he will be the one to fight her in order to protect his comrades. Unexpectedly, Fudo ends up falling for Desumi ‘at first sight’, and his thoughts are plagued by her afterward.
Professor Big Gelato notices that Fudo’s mind is up in the clouds and asks him the reason why. Fudo reveals that he’s fallen in love and is about to tell Professor Big that he’s fallen in love with a villainess when he gets cut off and Professor Big advises him to immediately confess his feelings to the woman he loves. When Fudo declares that he loves Desumi she surprisingly agrees to date him once she realizes he’s actually being serious.
Desumi and Fudo have always been occupied with their villain and hero work respectively and as a result have no experience in romance making them completely clueless about dating. Amusing shenanigans ensue as Desumi and Fudo begin to date in secret and do their best to keep their taboo relationship a secret from their organizations.
The anime is being directed by Kazuya Iwata with Satoru Sugizawa overseeing the scripts, Akemi Kobayashi is doing character design, Satoshi Motoyama is working as the sound director, and Satoshi Hono and Ryunosuke Kasai are composing the music for the anime.
Yukari Yamura prolific anime songstress sings opening
The opening theme song Koi wa Explosion (Love Is an Explosion) was composed by Masayoshi Oishi and features the renown singer Yukari Tamura. Yukari Tamura has sung many anime openings and endings including: C3’s opening Endless Story, Nourin’s opening Cordless Dere Phone, and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira opening Happy! Lucky! Dochy! to name a few.
The ending theme song is Koi wa Sekai Teiri to Tomo ni (Love Within the World Theorem) composed by the band Dialog+.