The live-streamed “10th Anniversary Memorial Overlap Bunko All-Star Assemble Special” debuted the teaser promotional video for the television anime of Yū Okano‘s The Unwanted Undead Adventurer (Nozomanu Fushi no Bōkensha) light novel series on Sunday. The video announces the theme song artists and January 2024 premiere of the anime.
The video previews the opening theme song “Immortal” by the DJ/musical artist/music producer JUVENILE. Mao Abe is performing the ending theme song, whose title will be revealed later.
Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman. all three seasons, Slow Loop) is directing the anime at CONNECT. Yukie Sugawara (Overlord all four seasons) is overseeing the series scripts, and Takao Sano (The Honor Student at Magic High School, Restaurant to Another World) is designing the characters.
The anime stars:
J-Novel Club is publishing both the light novel series and the manga adaptation in English, and it describes the dark fantasy story:
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…?
Okano launched the series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in 2016, and OVERLAP is publishing the series in print with illustrations by Jaian in October 2017.
A manga adaptation by Haiji Nakasone launched on OVERLAP’s Comic Gardo website in November 2017.