Yu Okano and Jaian’s The Unwanted Undead Adventurer light novel series is getting ready to come to life in the form of an anime adaptation. The announcement made its way to the public over the weekend during the Overlap Bunko 9th Anniversary online event, and even had a stylish promo to go along with it.
Originally debuting on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website, The Unwanted Undead Adventurer has sold over 1.4 million copies since hitting Overlap Bunko in 2017.
J-Novel Club releases the series in English and sums up the story like so:
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…?
Next up for the series is the 10th volume, which hits shelves in Japan on April 25. Check out the cover: