Promises of terrible greatness were how I summed up the first trailer for Heavenly Delusion.
The good news is that the anime looks to be following through, and the latest trailer shows contrasting images of a heavenly society and a hellish one. One is inside and one outside, but it’s up to you to decide which is divine and which one is not.
The series is based on Masakazu Ishiguro and will be directed by Sword Art Online’s Ordinal Scale assistant director Hirotaka Mori at Production I.G.
It’s a supernatural, and Denpa, who publishes the manga in English, describes it;
Within the safety of the walls, youths are raised in a nursery-style setting by robots. While life there may appear stale on the surface, the children are full of potential and curiosity. In many ways it is like a slice of heaven. The outside world is a hell-scape. It is almost entirely void of anything mechanical and is now inhabited by bizarre, yet powerful super-natural beings.
Maru, with the aid of Kiruko, is out there crisscrossing what was once Tokyo for heaven. But after searching for so long, maybe heaven is more of an untenable dream than a potential reality.
I like the promo poster, which could almost be a slice of life until you notice the ruins of the world around the happy couple and the gun holster at her hip.
The sci-fi is due out in Japan on April Fool’s Day, and before that, it gets a mention at AnimeJapan in March. It’s also reported that Disney+ will get a worldwide release.
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