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The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Anime Sets Premiere Date in New Trailer

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It’s time to update your Winter 2024 anime plans, because a date is in place for The Unwanted Undead Adventurer anime. The adaptation of Yu Okano’s light novel series is set to kick off in Japan on January 5, 2024 via streaming, with a broadcast debut to follow on January 8. 

A new trailer arrived along with a key visual: 

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer is being made at CONNECT, with Noriaki Akitaya of Bakuman helming the project as director. Yukie Sugawara, who has worked on Overlord, is tasked with overseeing the scripts.

The series started out as a light novel and also has a manga, both of which are being released by J-Novel Club. J-Novel Club gave this description for the plot:

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…?

Via Anime News Network