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Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku (地獄楽, Jigokuraku) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuji Kaku.


Even an invincible ninja may not be able to survive Hell’s Paradise!
Gabimaru the Hollow is one of the most vicious ninja assassins ever to come out of the village of Iwagakure. He’s ruthlessly efficient, but a betrayal results in him being handed a death sentence. There is only one hope: travel to a long-hidden island and recover an elixir that will make the shogun immortal and he will regain his freedom. Failure is not an option—on this island, Heaven and Hell are a hair’s breadth away.



Gabimaru the Hollow, a ninja of Iwagakure Village known for being cold and emotionless, was set up by his fellow ninja and is now on death row. Tired of killing and betrayal, he wants to die. However, no method of execution works on him because as much as the seemingly apathetic Gabimaru refuses to admit it, he does have a reason to live. He wants to return to his wife, who was the reason why he softened up and failed to be an effective assassin. Thus, he refuses to die.

Asaemon the Decapitator, a famous executioner, sees this and has a proposal for the ninja. She wants Gabimaru to join an expedition to an island south of Japan in search of the elixir of life in exchange for a full pardon by the Shogunate. However, this island is not a normal island: it is believed to be Paradise.

However the island is full of mysteries, and the exploring team—consisting of those marked for death—might not be fully prepared to handle them.



Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku (Japanese地獄楽HepburnJigokuraku) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuji Kaku. It was serialized weekly for free on Shueisha‘s Shōnen Jump+ application and website from January 2018 to January 2021, with its chapters collected in 13 tankōbon volumes. Set in the Edo period of Japan, it follows the ninja Gabimaru and the executioner Yamada Asaemon Sagiri as they search for the elixir of immortality. Viz Media has licensed the series for English release in North America. An anime television series adaptation produced by MAPPA premiered in April 2023.




Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 128
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 22, 2018 to Jan 25, 2021
Genres: ActionFantasy
Theme: Historical
Demographic: Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump+
Authors: Kaku, Yuuji (Story & Art)


Yuji Kaku
debuted as a mangaka in 2009 with the one-shot “Omoide Zeikan” (Memory Customs), which won an honorable mention in the 14th Jump SQ Comic Grand Prix. He went on to write several other one-shots before beginning his first series, Fantasma, which ran in Jump SQ from 2013 to 2014. His second series, Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, ran from 2018 to 2021 on Jump+ and received an anime adaptation. Ayashimon is his third title and started its serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in November 2021.




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