Expelled From Paradise Sequel Announced: Rakuen Tsuihō: Liberated from Paradise Unveiled

Toei Animation has sent waves through the anime community by revealing a thrilling sequel to the 2014 animated film Expelled from Paradise. The new feature-length anime film, titled Rakuen Tsuihō: Liberated from Paradise (Rakuen Tsuihō: Kokoro no Resonance), was announced during Toei Animation’s “Virtual Anime Fes” livestream event.

The excitement amplifies as the original Expelled from Paradise dream team reunites for this project. Director Seiji Mizushima, scriptwriter Gen Urobuchi of Nitroplus, character designer Masatsugu Saitō, and composer NARASAKI will bring their collective brilliance to this highly anticipated sequel.

Accompanying the announcement, the team unveiled a captivating key visual that hints at the captivating journey that awaits fans.

Expelled from Paradise made its debut in 13 Japanese theaters back in November 2014, drawing an audience of 110,000 and garnering immense acclaim. The subsequent Blu-ray Disc and DVD release in Japan saw remarkable success, with over 70,000 copies sold.

Expelled From Paradise

The film further solidified its standing by clinching the Best Animation of the Year Award at the 24th Japan Movie Critics Awards in May 2015.

Moreover, for international audiences, Aniplex of America treated fans to Expelled from Paradise in 15 theaters across the United States in December 2014. The film’s availability expanded with a Blu-ray Disc release in North, Central, and South America in June 2015.

As fans celebrate the news of Rakuen Tsuihō: Liberated from Paradise, the anime community is buzzing with anticipation, eagerly awaiting the continuation of this beloved story. Toei Animation’s decision to revisit this cinematic universe promises a thrilling sequel that will undoubtedly capture the hearts of anime enthusiasts worldwide.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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