Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine’s latest release, the 38th issue, unveiled exciting details for the upcoming television adaptation of Yoshifumi Tozuka’s popular manga “Undead Unluck.” Set to make its debut on October 6, the anime has generated significant buzz with its intriguing storyline and captivating characters.
Alongside the premier date announcement, the publication also introduced a fresh batch of cast members, complemented by the debut of the “Official Characters Trailer.” Additionally, a world premiere event is scheduled for October 1, adding to the anticipation surrounding the show.
The recently disclosed cast additions are: Aoi Yūki as Gina, Mariya Ise portraying Juiz, Rikiya Koyama lending his voice to Billy, Rie Kugimiya as Tatiana, Nobuhiko Okamoto in the role of Top, Koji Yusa voicing Nico, and Tomokazu Sugita as Apocalypse. This ensemble promises to infuse vitality into the series’ characters, bringing them to life with their distinct talents.
Excitement is building ahead of the anime’s world premiere, which is slated to take place at Shinjuku Piccadilly in Tokyo on October 1. The anime will subsequently make its highly-anticipated Hulu debut in October, reaching a broader audience.
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Fronting the anime’s cast are Moe Kahara as Fuuko Izumo, Yūichi Nakamura as Andy, Kenji Nomura portraying Void, and Natsuki Hanae as Shen. Their performances are anticipated to imbue the characters with depth and emotion, further enhancing the narrative’s impact.
TMS Entertainment has provided a succinct summary of the anime’s premise: The tale revolves around the serendipitous encounter of an unfortunate young girl and an undead man, resulting in a delightful mélange of chaos and camaraderie. The girl, Fuuko Izumo, burdened by her potentially lethal special ability called Unluck, embarks on a quest to terminate her life-altering powers. However, destiny has different plans as she crosses paths with Andy, a man yearning for death yet unable to succumb to it. This fateful meeting becomes the catalyst for their entwined journey, propelling them into a gripping tale of life, death, and purpose.
The creative forces behind the anime boast an impressive pedigree, with the main staff hailing from the critically acclaimed “Fire Force” anime. Under the directorial guidance of Yuki Yase, the animation is in the capable hands of david production (known for their work on “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”). Character designs come courtesy of Hideyuki Morioka, while Kenichiro Suehiro crafts the evocative musical score. UNLIMITED PRODUCE by TMS stands at the helm of production and planning, further adding to the anime’s promise of excellence.
The source material, penned by Yoshifumi Tozuka, originally made its debut in Weekly Shonen Jump as a one-shot in January 2019. The serialized version commenced in January 2020, captivating audiences with its unique premise. Western audiences have also been able to indulge in the manga’s charm, with Viz Media digitally publishing it since January 2020 and in print since May 2021. Shueisha’s MANGA Plus platform is also providing digital releases, ensuring its global accessibility.
A testament to its engaging narrative, the manga secured the #14 spot on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2021 list, dedicated to exceptional manga for male readers. Additionally, it clinched the sixth “Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taishō,” an accolade celebrating promising up-and-coming manga, in August 2020. Such accolades only amplify the enthusiasm surrounding the impending anime adaptation, making it a must-watch for fans and newcomers alike.