From Science SARU and director Fuga Yamashiro, and based on the Shonen Jump manga by Yukinobu Tatsu, comes Dan Da Dan: First Encounter.

DAN DA DAN follows Momo, a high school girl from a family of spirit mediums, and her classmate Okarun, an occult freak. The two of them start talking after Momo rescues Okarun from getting bullied. However, an argument ensues between them – Momo believes in ghosts but denies aliens, and Okarun believes in aliens but denies ghosts. To make the mutual deniers believe in each other, Momo goes to an abandoned hospital known for its UFO sightings, and Okarun goes to a tunnel that is said to be haunted. In each place, they encounter overwhelming paranormal activity that transcends comprehension. Amid these predicaments, Momo awakens her hidden power and Okarun gains the power of a curse to challenge the paranormal forces! And, naturally, this also kicks off a fated love between them, because why the heck not?

The story of the occult battle and adolescence starts!

Based on the popular manga by Yukinobu Tatsu, DAN DA DAN is an electrifying, action-packed love letter to sci-fi and horror with the heart of a ruthlessly funny teen rom-com. The directorial debut from Fuga Yamashiro is the latest series from cutting-edge animation studio Science SARU (The Colors Within, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off) with pulse-pounding original music from Kensuke Ushio (Chainsaw Man).

The series’ character design is done by Naoyuki Onda (PSYCHO-PASS – The MovieMF Ghost); creature design by Yoshimichi Kameda (Mob Psycho 100), and music by kensuke ushio (Chainsaw ManDEVILMAN crybabyHeavenly Delusion). The Japanese voice cast stars Shion Wakayama (Takina Inoue in Lycoris Recoil) as Momo; Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Okarun; Mayumi Tanaka (Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece) as Turbo Granny; and Kazuya Nakai (Roronoa Zoro in One Piece) as the Serpoians.

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With music by Music by kensuke ushio, Dan Da Dan: First Encounter hits the theaters starting September 13 with the first three episodes, with bonus features and special content. The streaming fun will be on both Netflix and Sony’s Crunchyroll this fall.

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