The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Anime Debuts New Trailer, Opening Theme for January 2024 Premiere

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer released a new trailer for the anime ahead of the January 2024 premiere. The opening song will be Juvenile’s “Immortal,” while Mao Abe will perform the ending song with title information pending. The news was revealed at Japanese publisher Overlap’s 10-year anniversary stream which saw the main voice actors Ryota Suzuki and Mikako Komatsu attend the event. Studio Connect will be animating the series. Crunchyroll previously announced its acquisition of the anime. Watch the new trailer below:

The light novel first announced an anime adaptation in April 2022 and a teaser trailer in July 2023. As previously announced, the main cast includes:

  • Ryota Suzuki (Bisco, Sabikui Bisco) as Rentt Faina
  • Mikako Komatsu (Maki, Jujutsu Kaisen) as Lorraine Vivie
  • Sayumi Suzushiro (Nijika, Bocchi the Rock!) as Rina Rupaage
  • Ikumi Hasegawa (Desumi, Love After World Domination) as Sheila Ibarss

Yu Okano’s The Unwanted Undead Adventurer was initially posted on the popular self-publishing site Shosetsuka ni Narou in September 2016 before Overlap picked up the series in October 2017. The series currently has 12 volumes released while English-language licensor J-Novel Club has translated up to the 10th. The Unwanted Undead Adventurer has since spawned a manga adaptation with 11 volumes to date.

The staff for the The Unwanted Undead Adventurer animeincludes:

  • Light Novel Author: Yu Okano
  • Light Novel Illustrator: Jaian
  • Manga Artist: Haiji Nakasone
  • Director: Noriaki Akitaya
  • Series Composition: Yukie Sugawara
  • Anime Character Design: Takao Sano
  • Animation Studio: CONNECT

J-Novel Club describes the first volume of the story as:
Rentt Faina, a twenty-five-year-old adventurer, has been hacking away at monsters for a decade. However, without much talent for the job, Rentt finds himself stuck hunting Slimes and Goblins for meager amounts of coin every day. Little does he know, all this is about to change when he comes across a seemingly undiscovered path in the Labyrinth of the Moon’s Reflection. What awaits him at the end of the path, however, is neither treasure nor riches, but a legendary dragon that wastes no time swallowing him whole! Waking up a short time later, Rentt finds himself not quite dead, but not very alive either— He is nothing more than a pile of bones! Armed with nothing but his trusty sword, tool belt, and ghoulish new looks, Rentt sets off on his quest as a newly reborn Skeleton to achieve Existential Evolution, hoping to one day return to civilization with a more human form. Will Rentt succeed, or will the labyrinth consume him for the rest of his un-death…?

Source: Overlap Bunko X (formerly Twitter)
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