“Diamond Sōdatsu-hen” starts in episode 5 on Wednesday
The official website for the anime of Yugo Aosaki‘s Undead Girl Murder Farce novels revealed a promotional video, a new visual, and additional cast for the anime’s second part titled “Diamond Sōdatsu-hen” (Struggle for the Diamond) on Tuesday. The anime’s second part will start in its fifth episode on Wednesday.
The anime’s additional cast includes (image above, from left to right) (character name romanizations not final):
Previously announced cast who will appear in the anime’s second part include:
The anime debuted on Fuji TV‘s +Ultra block on July 5. Crunchyroll streams the series worldwide excluding Asia as it airs in Japan under the title Undead Murder Farce.
Mamoru Hatakeyama (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) is directing the anime at Lapin Track. Noboru Takagi (Golden Kamuy) is handling series composition. Noriko Itou (Kakegurui) is designing the characters based on original designs by Iwamoto05. Naho Kozono (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) is serving as sub-character designer and chief animation director. Yuma Yamaguchi (I’M KODAMA KAWASHIRI) is composing the music. Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Bungo Stray Dogs) is the sound director.
Additional staff includes:
Aosaki launched the novel series in 2015.
Kodansha USA Publishing licensed the manga adaptation, and it describes the story:
The end of the 19th century—a vampire’s wife is murdered, and the detective known as the “cage user” is called in to solve the crime. But there’s more to the detective and the curtained birdcage he carries…after all, when solving a case involving a monster, it might just take one to know one!
Haruka Tomoyama launched the manga adaptation based on Aosaki’s story in Kodansha‘s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine in June 2016. The manga has since moved to the Nemesis magazine in June 2017, and then again to the Comic Days website in September 2018.
Source: Undead Murder Farce anime’s website, Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web