Heavenly Delusion ( 天国大魔境) is a captivating manga series that was created by Masakazu Ishiguro. It tells the story of a young girl named Yuna who lives in a world where reality and dreams are intertwined. The manga has been running since January 2018 in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine and has gained a lot of popularity among manga enthusiasts.
In December 2018, Heavenly Delusion had an impressive circulation of over 130,000 copies, showcasing its popularity among manga fans. The manga has been collected into tankōbon volumes, with eight volumes released as of November 2022. The series is licensed for English language release by Denpa, with the first volume released on December 31, 2019. The anime television series is directed by Hirotaka Mori, written by Makoto Fukami, and produced by Production I.G. The music is composed by Kensuke Ushio. The series is licensed by Disney Platform Distribution for international distribution and will premiere on Tokyo MX, HTB, RKB, TVA, MBS, and BS11 in Japan in April 2023.
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Heavenly Delusion Wiki
|Genre||Adventure, Mystery, Science fiction|
|Written by||Masakazu Ishiguro|
|Original run||January 25, 2018 – present|
|Volumes||8 (List of volumes)|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hirotaka Mori|
|Written by||Makoto Fukami|
|Music by||Kensuke Ushio|
|Licensed by||Disney Platform Distribution (International)|
|Original network||Tokyo MX, HTB, RKB, TVA, MBS, BS11|
|Original run||April 1, 2023 – scheduled|
Note: The “Anime television series” section has been separated from the “Manga” section for clarity.
Heavenly Delusion Plot
Heavenly Delusion is set in a post-apocalyptic world where modern civilization was completely destroyed fifteen years prior to the start of the story. The main character, Tokio, lives in an isolated facility with other children, away from the outside world. One day, she receives a message inviting her to leave the facility and explore the world beyond its walls.
Despite being warned by the facility’s director that the outside world is a dangerous place, Tokio can’t resist the temptation to explore. Meanwhile, a boy named Maru, who bears a striking resemblance to Tokio, is traveling through the devastated world with Kiruko, searching for a place called Heaven.
While the children in the facility are safe, the outside world is filled with supernatural beings and is almost entirely devoid of technology. Maru and Kiruko’s search for Heaven is arduous and they begin to wonder if it even exists. As the story unfolds, the characters will discover the truth about their world and their place in it.
Heavenly Delusion Characters
Here are some of the main characters in Heavenly Delusion:
- Maru: A boy who looks strikingly similar to Tokio and is traveling with Kiruko in search of Heaven.
- Kiruko: A girl who is traveling with Maru and is determined to help him find Heaven.
- Tokio: A young girl who receives a mysterious message inviting her to leave the isolated facility she lives in. Voiced by Hibiku Yamamura.
- Kona: A boy who is part of the group living in the facility. Voiced by Toshiyuki Toyonaga.
- Mimihime: A girl who predicts that two people will come from the outside to save Tokio. Voiced by Misato Fukuen.
- Shiro: A boy who is part of the group living in the facility. Voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi.
- Kuku: A girl who is part of the group living in the facility. Voiced by Tomoyo Kurosawa.
- Anzu: A girl who is part of the group living in the facility. Voiced by Misato Matsuoka.
- Taka: A boy who is part of the group living in the facility. Voiced by Yūki Shin.
- Robin Inazaki: A man who is searching for the children. Voiced by Kazuya Nakai.
- Enchō: The director of the facility where the children live. Voiced by Masako Isobe.
- Sawatari: A man who helps Robin. Voiced by Tadashi Mutou.
- Aoshima: A woman who helps Robin. Voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki.
- Gen Satō: Voiced Maru. He is also known for his work on “Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld” and “The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement.”
- Sayaka Senbongi: Voiced Kiruko.” She is also known for her work on “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress” and “Kiznaiver.”
- Hibiku Yamamura: Voiced Tokio.” She is also known for her work on “The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement” and “86.”
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga: Voiced Kona.” He is also known for his work on “Attack on Titan” and “Bungo Stray Dogs.”
- Misato Fukuen: Voiced Mimihime.” She is also known for her work on “Strike Witches: Road to Berlin” and “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.”
Manga Volume List
The series was also recognized in various prestigious rankings and awards. It ranked first on Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2019 ranking of Top 20 manga series for male readers, highlighting its appeal to a male audience.
Furthermore, in December 2019, Brutus magazine listed Heavenly Delusion on their “Most Dangerous Manga” list, recognizing its stimulating and thought-provoking themes. The series has also been awarded as one of the Jury Recommended Works at the 24th and 25th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2021 and 2022, respectively, solidifying its critical acclaim.
|No.||Original release date||Original ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1||July 23, 2018||978-4-06-511976-1||December 31, 2019||978-1-63442-940-5|
|2||March 22, 2019||978-4-06-514744-3||August 10, 2021||978-1-63442-944-3|
|3||October 23, 2019||978-4-06-517266-7||March 22, 2022||978-1-63442-962-7|
|4||May 22, 2020||978-4-06-519470-6||July 26, 2022||978-1-63442-923-8|
|5||December 23, 2020||978-4-06-521725-2||January 31, 2023||978-1-63442-817-0|
|6||July 21, 2021||978-4-06-524049-6||—||—|
|7||March 23, 2022||978-4-06-527299-2||—||—|
|8||November 22, 2022||978-4-06-529589-2||—||—|
“Heavenly Delusion” manga has received mixed opinions.
Some readers have praised the series for its intriguing and complex storyline, as well as its unique and thought-provoking themes. The series’ characters have also been appreciated for their depth and complexity.
On the other hand, some readers have criticized the series for being confusing and convoluted at times, with too many plot threads and unclear explanations. The pacing has also been criticized as being slow and uneventful at times, which may not appeal to some readers.
Overall, while some readers have found “Heavenly Delusion” to be a fascinating and engaging series, others may find its complexity and pacing to be a hindrance to their enjoyment.