Studio Bones to Transform Kodansha’s Gachiakuta Manga Into Anime Series for Release in 2025

Anime producer Studio Bones has announced their new project as the Gachiakuta anime series, based on the unique and captivating Kodansha manga. With a target release set for 2025, the studio has unveiled a teaser visual and promotional video that hint at how they plan to bring the bold art styles of manga artist Kei Urana and graffiti artist Hideyoshi Andou to life.

Both Studio Bones and Kodansha will be at Anime Expo in July to talk more about the upcoming series.

Gachiakuta - Anime Teaser
©Kei Urana, Hideyoshi Andou and KODANSHA/ “GACHIAKUTA” Production Committee
Watch the promotional video | Anime Teaser Visual © Kei Urana, Hideyoshi Andou and KODANSHA/ “GACHIAKUTA” Production Committee
Gachiakuta - Manga © Kei Urana, Hideyoshi Andou/KODANSHA
© Kei Urana, Hideyoshi Andou/KODANSHA

The creative forces behind Gachiakuta describe it as a battle against conformity, authority and discrimination.

Rudo lives in the slums of a floating town, where the poor scrape by under the shadow of the rich who live a sumptuous life, simply casting their garbage off the side, into the abyss. Then one day, he’s falsely accused of murder, and his wrongful conviction leads to an unimaginable punishment – exile off the edge, with the rest of the trash.

Down on the surface, the cast-off waste of humanity has bred vicious monsters, and if Rudo wants to have any hope of discovering the truth and seeking vengeance against those who cast him into Hell, he will have to master a new power and join a group known as the Cleaners who battle the hulking trash beasts of the Pit!

Created by manga artist Kei Urana and graffiti artist Hideyoshi AndouGachiakuta has been serialised in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine since February 2022. It won the Global Special Prize in the Comics category of the Next Manga Awards 2022.

You can read a sample in English here and a sample in Japanese here.

Members of Studio Bones, along with producers from Avex and the editor of the manga, will reveal behind-the-scenes details of the upcoming anime at the Gachiakuta panel event at Anime Expo 2024. All attendees will also receive an exclusive gift.

Gachiakuta - Celebratory Art (2024) © Kei Urana, Hideyoshi Andou/KODANSHA
Celebratory Gachiakuta art © Kei Urana, Hideyoshi Andou/KODANSHA

Creators Kei Urana and Hideyoshi Andou celebrated the anime release with messages to viewers and a special artwork.

“When I was little, I used to sit in front of the TV eagerly waiting for my favourite anime shows to come on,” says manga artist Kei Urana. “And as that little kid, I used to dream about one day having my own manga turned into an anime by Bones, a studio I love. I’m looking forward to watching the Gachiakuta anime on the screen together with you all!

“I’m looking forward to seeing Gachiakuta in motion,” says Hideyoshi Andou. “Enjoy every bit of it!”

• Anime Expo Panel details: Studio Bones New Anime Project with Kodansha | July 4th, 2024, from 3.15pm – 4.05pm | Los Angeles Convention Center room 408AB | Web:

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Anime Teaser Visual © Kei Urana, Hideyoshi Andou and KODANSHA/ “GACHIAKUTA” Production Committee | Manga book Cover and special artwork Ⓒ Kei Urana, Hideyoshi Andou/KODANSHA

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