On May 20, 2023, the official Twitter account for Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku announced that episode 9 of the series has been delayed.
Episode 8 was released today, and the next episode was scheduled to be released on May 27.
Though the reason for the delay has not been specified, it has been confirmed that the episode will air on June 3.
— 『地獄楽』公式 (@jplus_jigokurak) May 20, 2023
The anime is based on Yuji Kaku’s manga Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku.
Kaku serialized the manga on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ website and app from January 2018 until January 2021.
Viz Media released the manga digitally on the Shonen Jump service, along with manga prints.
Shueisha released the manga on their Manga Plus platform.
Crunchyroll is streaming the anime with English subtitles and describes the anime as:
The Edo period is nearing its end. Gabimaru, a shinobi formerly known as the strongest in Iwagakure who is now a death row convict, is told that he will be acquitted and set free if he can bring back the Elixir of Life from an island that is rumoured to be the Buddhist pure land Sukhavati.
In hopes of reuniting with his beloved wife, Gabimaru heads to the island along with the executioner Yamada Asaemon Sagiri.
Upon arriving there, they encounter other death row convicts in search of the Elixir of Life…as well as a host of unknown creatures, eerie manmade statues, and the hermits who rule the island.
Can Gabimaru find the Elixir of Life on this mysterious island and make it back home alive?