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The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Shares Subbed, Action-Packed Trailer

The anime adaptation of The Unwanted Undead Adventurer (a.k.a. Nozomanu Fushi no Bōkensha in Japanese) has dropped a trailer with the news that the series will debut in January 2024. The anime’s opening song, which is titled “IMMORTAL” and performed by JUVENILE, can be heard in the trailer.

The anime’s ending song will be performed by Mao Abe, but we don’t know yet what it sounds like or even what the title is.

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 franchise started out as a light novel series 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…?

Source: ANN

Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.